Tonight the Cheerios compete in the City Cheerleading Championships. On Saturday night they came over and had a little tutorial about how to do their hair and makeup. They each packed little kits containing a hair bow, a zip tie to attach it, a school face tattoo, a piece of paper towel, a disposable eyeshadow applicator and the striped socks Saucy found in Calgary. We even dyed one of the girls' hair in the kitchen... it was a madhouse, but these things have to be done.
There was much laughter when videotapes of cheerleading events past in the eighties and nineties were viewed. Most of this laughter was at Saucy's expense. You know, hair was big those days. We liked it that way, girlies.
Today, Saucy packed a giant suitcase with those kits and all of the other necessities:
first aid kit
iPod with the music on it
eye makeup remover
extra uniform pieces
Tide to Go pen
extra hair elastics
sidecutters (for zip ties)
makeup to distribute:
green glitter liner,
... did she forget anything?
The cookies! She made the lucky shamrock cookies with a dusting of green sugar and edible gold glitter for the Cheerios to give the senior cheerleaders for a treat. With both teams from our school competing, it could be a very exciting night. The recipe can be found here.
And that's it. We're off. All they have to accomplish tonight is to complete their routine cleanly in under two minutes and thirty seconds to qualify for the provincial championships on March 27th. May the luck of the Irish be with the Cheerios! Happy St. Patrick's Day.