Sunday, September 8, 2013

We are - - Walton Raiders!

Handley woke me up this morning asking if she could go to her cheerleading game.  It was 7:45 AM.   It was not time to go yet, but she was so excited that she couldn't wait to go cheer.  All morning long I heard her practicing cheers and yelling "We are - - Walton Raiders!!!"

The games are all over town, but their home games are played in the high school stadium.  It was so fun to see the high school she will be attending and think about the fact that if she decides to stick with cheerleading she could end up cheering at that very same stadium as a high schooler.

They do it up right...they have the big scoreboard going, the girls cheer on the track, the announcer calls plays and the works.  The little football players were so cute, too...just like little bobble heads with their giant helmets on.

It was really hot today and their game was really long, but Handley did awesome and had so much fun.  She cheered her little heart out and gave it 100% the whole game.   They got to do a few cheers on the field at half-time and she had been practicing really hard all week to get her motions sharp and just right.  I was so proud of her!

Their coaches keep reminding the girls they had to be really loud during the games so the fans and the football players could hear them cheering and Handley takes that very seriously.  :-)

Sadly, I was the only one that got to go to her game because Harper is playing soccer this season and today was her first practice at the same time as Handley's game.  I hated to miss it, but Robby took her to the practice (along with Hudson so he could run around and play) and it sounds like she had a lot of fun. Thankfully there are only a few weekends that their games will over lap so most of the time we will all get to go to both games.


Jennifer said...

Oh my this is to cuuuuuuuute! :) I love that Grace is on her team too! How fun!

Julie, the mama said...

ok, those folks do it up RIGHT, and I also think it is sooo cute to think about that could be where she cheers as a high schooler!

I know you were super proud, and I'm sure Harper was rocking it over at soccer practice.

I hear you on the divide and conquer. How are we going to do this when all 3 are in activities at the same time? :-)

Stefanie said...

Handley looks adorable in her cheerleading outfit! You can tell she's taking it so seriously and loves it. :) Hope we can make it to a game this season to watch her.