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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cheery-Leaders On The Gridiron

Yes folks. It's that time of year again....football and cheerleading practice has begun! Oh but what I wouldn't give for a sweet Fall-like breeze on these hot & humid August evenings in the park. But I digress....practice has begun in earnest and this year the Wee Elks will have a new cheerleader yelling like a crazed Jonas Brother fan. Yep, that's our Grace doin' her thing!
The girl has sass....
Yes, sweet young girls with delicate sensibilities....who spent part of
Sunday afternoon on the football field!
Uh huh. The football coaches wanted to show the girls what practice is like for their players.
Let's begin with push ups....
That's our Grace, 4th for center, middle row, with her face almost on the ground. Oh Nellie but this kid did it! She can do push ups and do them right! The coach was impressed....we were impressed, heck, Grace was impressed!
Okay ladies....this is how you do it....
So Grace did it....boy did she ever!
And so they ran....they ran so far away....
And they passed....and caught....and passed some more....
...and then they kicked.
Oh, and they did all of this in 92 degree heat. Uh huh. And not one of these fashion conscious, polish wearin' girls complained. They dripped. They hyperventilated. They collapsed in their parent's cars at the end. But they did NOT complain. I was so proud of them all that I actually cried. Yep, old softy Sue cried. And the coaches told them that THEY were proud and would make sure the boys knew just how hard *their* cheerleaders had worked, how brave they were, how none complained.
Women rock.
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

20 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Wow! I am impressed, Sue! I hope those guys appreciate how hard those ladies are working to cheer for them! Enjoy the rest of your week...Debbie

Rosemary said...

Hi there Susie,
They do rock!! Whoever says cheerleading isn't a sport is crazy!!
Grace looks great!! Enjoy every minute!!
Rosemary

Cass @ That Old House said...

I AM impressed. In our former town,the cheerleaders worked so hard, and got no recognition -- all the dinners,etc., at the end were for the boys on the teams. I hated that. Cheerleaders work HARD and sweat just as much as the guys!!!
Good for your daughter and her friends... congrats!
Cass

Kathleen Grace said...

Three cheers for Grace! Yay, yay, yay! I'm sure she will have fun cheering her team on this fall:>)

Meggie said...

Absolutely fabulous! Please tell Grace that I said "she rocks!"

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Lots of fun days ahead!!

I can remember when band practice started a few weeks before school, which started the day after Labor Day. By that time we were already into fairly fall like days, in SW Missouri. By the time of the second or third football game, I was wearing my flannel pj's under my band uniform, to stay warm! Those days are long gone, at least in MO.

Brenda Eason said...

I do miss those times. I hope I can get around when Kaytlynn starts hehe.
Girl she is to built for her age you better put her under lock and key. She doesn't look like a little girl.Those legs are muscled up. Wow I have been following you awhile because she has gone from babies to boys.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I would have been proud of Grace and all of her team too! I was a cheerleader all through high shcool and our coach (female, gym teacher) made sure we all knew the rules of the game. She had us play a touch football game, so we knew what first and 10 meant, etc....

I am thinking that the cheerleading coach for Grace should have the football players learn a cheer/handspring/flip/jump so they really know how hard Grace and her team are working for them!
Hugs,
Penny

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW...you're going to have to refer to her from now on as "Iron woman Grace"! Great job...she is going to have so much fun. And we know now she's tough enough to handle it!

Dana and Daisy said...

now let's see the boys doing the girl's routine! ha ha!

Bonnie said...

Those girls kick some butt. I'm proud of them for showing up the boys and not complaining. Great photos of Grace and the others. I know I wouldn't be able to do it in 92 degrees...heck I probably wouldn't be able to sit in that heat.

salmagundi said...

Grace so looks like a great little athlete. You are in for fun times the next few years - lots of times sitting in the bleachers. It goes by so fast; enjoy it. Sally

Sandi McBride said...

I can't believe how fast Gracie is growing up and what a beautiful cheer leader she is! Also can't believe football season is upon us and baseball season still in full swing!
hugs
Sandi

Gretchen said...

I lurved your tiny ode to A Flock of Seagulls. ;)

What a strong, beautiful girl. Yay for coach. And yay for sappy moms. The world needs soft hearts.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

They look GREAT!!!! hugs...m.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

GO GRACE!!! I'm proud of her and her fellow cheerleaders, too. Way to play tough. I like it. :)

Kari

Sara G said...

Great pics Sue. After that workout Grace might want to PLAY football too!!! She can play half a game and cheer the other half!!

FHL said...

How fun!!! Talk about girl power!!! Those girls better be careful though, the coach may just decide he needs a few players if the boys have trouble towing the line ;o)

Jennifer said...

Hi Susie, I love your blog name...when I was a little girl I had a rabbit named Muffin, she was white with pink eyes and she was beautiful....Girls Rock and Grace is gorgeous !!!! Can't wait till Friday night football games....enjoy every minute of it! Hugs....Jenn

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