The Cheerios had their first competition of the season on Saturday and did very, very well. They placed second in their division!
After all that fretting, they were ready - and they did what they needed to do.
Of course, before taking the floor there was quite a bit of primping and curling to be done.
Some of the Cheerios have a ton of hair! They need to work together as a team just to get it all curled up.
Everyone needed an application of green eyeshadow. That sounds horrible, doesn't it? Let's add some yellow, also.
Before you knew it they were ready and warmed up, thanks to some helpful mothers who helped with eyeliner and attaching bows... the new bows the girls made on Friday after they left the gym. A few of them sat around Saucy's dining room table and tied up a whole new set of simple top bows. Then they hit the mats on Friday night for another run through.
They decided not to wear their new korker bows because the new uniforms haven't arrived yet. Hopefully they'll be here on time for the city championships on Tuesday night, otherwise they'll have to wait until the weekend to unveil their complete new look.
Eventually, they took the floor! These aren't Saucy's pictures, they're parent shots... but they're good.
The show n' go's went up on time and stayed up. They pop a girl up high, drop her down to waist level and then pop her up again to torch, liberty and arabesque poses and drop her down again.
Everything else was pretty good... they had more room than they're used to at practice so the tumbling was a little crowded.
Generally, Mustang Sally and Saucy were pleased and proud with the whole thing, considering it was their first time in front of an audience and it was a huge crowd with live internet streaming. So really, the entire world could have been watching. We didn't tell them that.
Now, we need to make a few changes. We've scoped out the competition and we know where our weaknesses are. We're going to change this pose at the end of the routine and a few little things... and as the song says, that's that... what do you want from me?