Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!!

Since I don't have any photos ready just yet from this year's 
celebrating and costumes,
I thought I would share one of my all-time favorite 
Halloween costumes for Miss M.

She was the Tooth Fairy!  
 2011 was the year that she lost a lot of teeth, 
so was constantly on the lookout for the Tooth Fairy!
And the girl loved tutus! 
I think she's worn a tutu for her costume every year since then!
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Feeling Kind Of Pink

The cheerleaders' pink festivities 
continued with the
girls all cheering at
the Walk for the Cure last Sunday!
I walked along with 5,000 other walkers!
We do believe and pray a cure will be found 
during our lifetime.
Thanks to the Pius girls for supporting and cheering on the walkers!

In other cheer news, the freshman squad
finished out their football cheering season a week ago!
Goooo Bolts!
Aren't they so adorable!!
The pink pom poms will be replaced with their regular
green and gold poms in November.
I'm kind of sad to say goodbye to 
the bright pink poms!

Fall sports are just about finished and
November/December will be devoted to 
6 AM (yes, 6 AM) practices to 
learn and master the basketball and wrestling cheers
along with stunting!
Fun times ahead if I can keep my eyes open!  :)

In other Pink news, Miss Mad has discovered
a new favorite store -- PINK!
I think Target is still probably her fave, but
Pink is gaining in popularity!
Her fave clothing options from Pink
are their yoga pants/leggings and sweatshirts.
She's writing down a few items for her
birthday and Christmas lists -- most
notably -- gift cards! :)

We're looking forward to some spooky Halloween fun
this weekend!
How about you?
Dressing up?
Of course we will be and will
give the Halloween report next week!
Happy almost weekend!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Girl Can Jump!

Maddy has what I call --Mad Jumping Skills!
I'm sure she inherited her athletic abilities from me! 
HA --- kidding!
No one would ever describe me as athletic!
My favorite jumping sport when I was young, 
was jumping jacks and the pogo stick -- those count, right???

She and I went out the other day to attempt to get 
some photos for our Christmas card.
Although she likes to have family photos for Christmas and
prefers someone besides me to take the photos,
not gonna happen this year since
you know who (moi) is
STILL sporting a black eye. :(

Although the weather did not feel like
it was time for Christmas photos
since it was 84 and humid, 
we pretended!
I'm not sure any of the jumping photos
will make it to the final Christmas card,
but I love seeing them.
And . . . doing jumps like those in
skinny, skinny jeans and boots is not easy, 
so she did a  shorter jump as I kept cutting off
her pretty little head!
Ooops -- photo errors happen!
Now, let's everybody --
Jump for Joy!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Freshie Bonding Session - Pumpkin Style

Last weekend, the freshies (freshman cheerleaders)
were all invited to a pizza and pumpkin fest at one of
the cheer captain's homes!

They had pizza, made caramel apples and
painted pumpkins!
It was a really nice break for the girls from the
busy-busy-busyness of cheering commitments,
homework, studying for quizzes and attempting to fit in something 
fun once in a while -- like shopping! :)

The struggle is real~~being a high schooler these
days is not at all like it was back in the dark ages
 when I was in high school!
Yes, dinosaurs did roam the earth back when I was a 
coed at my local Catholic high school
Go Cardinals!

These girls are so sweet and work so hard at cheer 
and at school!
Thanks to the Mom and co-captains for providing such a fun
activity and break!

Happy TGIF!
We are hoping to fit in some shopping this weekend!
What about you???

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Pink Report!

Since October is breast cancer awareness month,
my favorite cheerleaders are wearing pink bows
and using Pink Pom Poms!  

They are also participating in the Walk to End
 Breast Cancer later this month. 

Last Friday, the theme for the football game
was pinkout!
I had totally forgotten how much fun 
high school football games can be!
These young freshman cheerleaders work so hard
and are so sweet!

On a more serious note,
like so many other families, breast cancer
has affected my family as well.
So much research is being done and I pray that 
we will see a cure in the not too distant future.
Please join me in supporting your local area
activities in the Walk for a Cure.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Way More Fun Than a Black Eye

First, thank you all so much for your sweet
comments and prayers on my last post re my black eye.
It's improving, though still very colorful.
You could even call it seasonal with purple, green 
and  yellow tones!
Hoping it will be totally gone in a couple more weeks!
Anywhooo -- on to more fun topics!

Waiting for the performance to begin -- when did she get so grown up?
Earlier in the year, I heard that Idina Menzel (of Rent, Wicked and 
Frozen fame) would be in town giving a performance at our 
city's performing arts center.
I checked with Maddy and she was a definite YES 
when I asked if we should get tickets!

The concert was last Friday night
and . . . 
Idina (yes, we are on a first name basis!) was fabulous!!
She was so very good even though she had a cold and
had to clear her throat a couple times.  

Oh my word -- what an incredible voice!
She really bonded with and engaged the audience and was simply terrific!
Our seats were in the 3rd row -- totally awesome!!
Maddy was a little worried about what Idina might
think of my black eye, but I don't think she even noticed it.
It was really a great concert and wonderful Mom/Daughter
We love you Idina!