Sunday, October 18, 2009

Not Too Shabby

Lindsey's cheer squad took second place in today's cheerleading competition. It was really, really close between her team and the squad that won...I'm glad I wasn't judging it because they were both so good!

I think Lindsey's routine was a little tighter (more in sync), but the Highland squad had four really good tumblers (as opposed to one on Lindsey's team) so that part was quite impressive. At any rate, it was my first cheer competition and, all in all, pretty fun to watch. I especially enjoyed seeing the boys from the teams hand out roses to the girls after competition (including Joey and Sam). They practically ran eachother over to get to the girl each preferred to give a rose to.

Last night we hosted the pre-competition hair party for the girls and, my goodness, was that a scene! 12 giggling, screaming girls getting curlers in place with Joey and Sam looking like they couldn't quite believe their own good fortune to have a house full of cheerleaders. Joey actually asked if he could invite his team over in order to increase his social capital (not in so many words, but you get the idea...).

It was definitely nice to see Lindsey, who often feels overshadowed by the football players, have her day in the sun...and, boy, did she shine.


Anonymous said...

So Jay, is your shotgun ready and loaded?

Jen Savard said...

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!!! I am so proud of her and her accomplishment! Yeah Lynz! Jeff's girlfriend is on a competition squad and I see how many hours of very hard work she puts in. To place in a competition is really huge!

Anonymous said...

I just have to know...what is a pre-competition hair party?

Lindsay is a beautiful girl!! Congrats to her and her team!

Renee Bertenthal

Suzanne Di Silvestri said...

All the girls have their hair set in rollers the night before and fixed identically so that all that has to happen is the rollers come out and it gets sprayed the morning of the competition. Lindsey slept like a giesha that night!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! And fun too, I bet.