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Posted: 8/10/2011 1:40:02 PM
I'm just sitting here at Micaela's high school practice. I have some time to kill so I figured I'd see what's going on with you all.

It's been a good week here so far. Micaela said Monday night was her best practice ever for her all star team. After a traumatic experience Micaela finally threw and landed her punch front on her own. She also did a 540 arabesque and got her split on the opposite leg. I know this is Greek to most, but Micaela is excited.

She also leaves for camp for the high school on Sunday up in the Poconos, so she's excited for that too.

Corey still has nothing going on but flag football starts soon...thank goodness. The kid is getting bored. I can't wait to do some bragging on my boy.

What's going on in your neck of the woods?


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Posted: 8/10/2011 1:52:04 PM
Soccer practice began Monday for Si. Fi's first practice is tonight.

But I'm a little worried. I recieved the schedule for our first tournament and our challenge level-didn't win a game last year team is playing two classic level teams that are ranked #22 and #41 in the state and another challenge level team from our league that STOMPED us the last two seasons. Makes me not even want to go to the tournament.


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Posted: 8/10/2011 1:54:44 PM
Congrats to Michaela!

All I am doing right now is writing checks to get started!! Becca moved up to a higher level synchro team, so that means new practice clothes, new skate bag, and higher team fees. lol I also get to buy hair, make up, and a new performance dress. I so love this time of year!

She passed her field moves test a couple of weeks ago and that was very exciting! She passed all 6 sections and I was so proud of her. Each section of the test is scored individually, so you can pass the test without passing an element, provided you score high enough on something else to cover it.

Cheer started up last week. She cheers for a football team and really enjoys it. She also wants to do Girls on the Run. Not sure if there will be time for that or not.

Ds is not doing any sports anymore, but he is excited to try out for the Junior High musical. He was in a theatre in the park production this summer, so that kept him busy. He has just shown an interest in theatre in the past year or so, but it really looks like this could be his thing!


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Posted: 8/10/2011 1:55:50 PM
Aww, that sucks. Maybe the team will surprise you this year.


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Posted: 8/10/2011 1:57:14 PM
Our 14 yo DS started football practice on Monday! He's a freshman, so it's his first year of high school...and if you're from Texas, you know what 5-A football is like...we're so excited!!! Our (almost) 12 yo DS will start on 8/22 (the 1st day of school) for his first day of Jr. High football! We're really excited for both boys.




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Posted: 8/10/2011 1:58:24 PM
Thanks Kelley.

How exciting for Becca and for your son too. Hope he finds his niche.


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Posted: 8/10/2011 2:00:57 PM
Good luck to your boys HapPea. I miss tackle football, but my son is just too small.


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Posted: 8/10/2011 2:03:03 PM
NOTHING...My DD fractured her toe 2 days before the state track meet she has been training all summer for. She has missed 2 basketball tournaments in the last 2 weeks. I did not realize how much she did, but now that she has been incapacited, I think I am the one going through withdrawals...On the other hand, I have gotten a lot accomplished around the house on the weekends.

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Posted: 8/10/2011 2:06:42 PM

if you're from Texas, you know what 5-A football is like...we're so excited!!!


ABSOLUTELY!!! I CAN.NOT.WAIT!!! I don't have a son, but I still LOVE football! My 12-year-old nephew plays pee wee football and they have started practicing already too.

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Posted: 8/10/2011 2:10:36 PM
I told my husband that I was going to rock/paper/scissors or thumb wrestle him to see who gets to stay home and go to Fiona's game.

I looked up 540 arabesque on youtube....Way to go Micaela!!!


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Posted: 8/10/2011 2:19:45 PM
We just got back from Disney. Oldest Dd played in a 14U softball world series at the ESPN Disney complex. It was so much fun. The pitching circles looked like Mickey Mouse ears.(She's a pitcher so it was fun taking pictures.) There were about 70 teams and we got pretty far. Now my 13 yo ds made the 7th grade football team and has his first game next week.

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Posted: 8/10/2011 2:48:10 PM
These threads never fail to make me smile.

It looks like my soon-to-be junior will have a good Cross Country season this year. He ran in a community race last weekend. He and his friend finished 34 and 36 overall (out of about 1,000), and both got their personal records. But the most impressive thing is that they weren't even racing, but doing a "tempo run" and planned on negative splits (where your 2nd and 3rd miles are faster than the first). They wore their training shoes instead of racing shoes and basketball shorts--they didn't look like serious runners at all. They ran it easy to save themselves for time trials at the high school this week.

They've been working *really* hard as a team (sixty+ miles/week), and their times are coming down.

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Posted: 8/10/2011 3:51:13 PM
Dd (11) is at cheer camp this week. It's a low-key camp/fundraiser put on by the high school cheerleaders. She's excited to be working with the older girls. She's start cheer practice on 8/15 and their first game is on 9/9.

Ds has had a break for the past two weeks. Lacrosse summer league ended and high school football practice doesn't start until 8/17.

I am excited for the start of football season. I love going to the games. I think high school will be even more fun than the junior high...it's a much more involved vibe...we have a mom's breakfast with the coaches, team BBQ, fundraiser auction coming up in the next two weeks.


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Posted: 8/10/2011 4:13:51 PM
We leave tomorrow for Winchester, VA. My ds's 10yo baseball is heading to the Cal Ripken World Series. I am super excited and stressed out at the same time.


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Posted: 8/10/2011 4:20:13 PM
We had our second tournament of the year on Saturday. There were 12 teams in our division, so even though we came in second for our group, we didn't make it on to the finals. Too many goals against us in our first game - but we did win our other two games!

That said, we are currently 5th in our division (good chance we'll move up to 4th if we win a few more games).

And on checking the standings, DS is tied for 2nd in total goals scored out of the division! One boy has 13 goals, and DS and three other boys are tied with 7 goals.

DS' coach thinks DS is the best striker in the league - yay!


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Posted: 8/10/2011 4:42:58 PM
YAY for Micaela (and all the other sports kiddos).

My girls started up with club soccer practices a couple weeks ago. It's been over 100 every day since and with heat index it's probably about 110. They are coping. Lots of water all day every day.

We are with a new club this year so some things are different and we are adapting. So far both of them like it a lot

This Saturday we have a "Club Day" where they play against other teams in the club, usually either up or down a year from them. Sarah plays at 8 a.m. and Emily at 3 p.m. Thankfully the park they are playing at is only 10-15 mins away.

Next weekend they are both playing in a tournament, 2 games Sat, 2 Sun. Of course, two different parks (although same tournament - it's due to their age levels)

Emily also decided at the end of the school year to run Cross Country this year. She has been training all summer. June they ran Mon-Thurs and all of July and into August it's been Mon-Fri. Various distances. Monday was 10 miles, yesterday and today 6 miles each.

I gotta say - SHE LOVES IT! Has had a small problem with her foot (instep and up the outside, trainer thinks she tweaked something in there) and she missed a day or two with that. They had a time trial last week and had that one been the determining one for the first meet, she'd have been running with Varsity, so she was excited. We shall see.

Sarah is also doing cheer for the youth football league and those practices started last week as well.

BUSY BUSY BUSY here again!





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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:03:44 PM
We're in the process of thinking about Fall Ball. DS7 is convinced that he's going to get a broke arm because he saw some random kid at Target the other day with a broke arm and he happened to be wearing a baseball cap.



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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:18:09 PM
DD looked awesome in her tournament play at vb camp this morning. The girl has some serious skills already in 7th grade, so I hope I don't have goals for her that are too lofty for her to attain. Wow. Should be fun to see what she'll be able to do.

DS is just starting two-a-day football practice and is loving it so far. The weather has been nice for them, so that has helped a bunch.

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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:25:33 PM
The only thing we have going on right now is junior high football!

I love being able to focus on just one kid, and the schedule is so easy!

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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:37:11 PM
Love all of these updates and hearing everyone's experiences. My youngest just finished up at State Tournaments. They came in 4th place. He is now practicing to try out for a new AAU Team. He had to contend with temps over a 100 and that catcher's gear. whew



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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:41:45 PM
Hey, all! Hey sam!

Caeley just got back from UVA for cheer camp for her high school she enters into this fall. Had a great time but hated the food, lol.

She finds out tonight if she makes the comp. cheer squad at the HS. So, that would be Varsity and Comp at HS and Comp cheer at Vipers. (She's in the same level as Sam's M, to those of who know the girlies' journeys.)

Adam switches from his first season of flag fb to tackle. He's at combine this week. I'm a wee nervous, but he loves it so wtheck.




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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:48:53 PM
My DD, age 16, is busy with Varsity VB tryouts this week. She said she had an excellent day today. She plays both VB and BB. My only problem with two different sports is all summer long she has different camps and open gyms that sometimes conflict time wise. Does anyone else encounter this.

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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:57:04 PM
Way to go Micaela!!!!

This is the 3rd year my 12 year old son has been in Bulldog Football and he had to go up a weight class. So now, Hunter is one of the youngest, shortest, smallest players now, and he just got picked for the sunday team. (it's the competitive 1st pick team) He was suprised but we are all very proud of him. He plays center and ... although it's not one of the most glorified positions, he's good at it.

But this week has been tough. He's getting pummeled and was almost in tears the other day. He's slowly doing better every day and getting used to the pain. LOL. It's just tough trying to hang with the "BIG DAWGS" .

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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:59:54 PM
I don't have kiddos but I love reading these threads. It brings me back to a happy time in my childhood, lol. I did competitive figure skating and was on a synchro team. It's so interesting to hear how things have changed, but mostly stayed the same.

Best of Luck and Congrats to all your kids!



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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:59:57 PM
Monday started the school year schedule in the gym. 5 to 8 pm. It's been interesting juggling the dinner schedule. I'm sure things will get even more fun once school starts and DF has to spend his evenings at the theater for events.

DS will not move up, competing level 5 when the season starts in December. He's good with that, as it still allows him to do 4 days of training, so there's still time for scouts. He's suffered a little from spending time with his dad and not getting into the gym, but since he's not moving up, the losses have been in the level 6 skills he was learning, not in the level 5 skills he had before. He's getting jazzed up about the new season, new schedule and new coaches. Also, the bully we've been dealing with for 3 years, apparently got schooled seriously while DS was with his dad. There hasn't been a single problem since DS returned to the gym. The head coach has been great about checking in with DF and I to make sure no harrassment has slipped by the coaches. This season seems to be shaping up to be a nice, relaxed season with pointed toes and, hopefully, the kip that eluded him last season.

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Posted: 8/11/2011 11:54:22 AM

NOTHING...My DD fractured her toe 2 days before the state track meet she has been training all summer for. She has missed 2 basketball tournaments in the last 2 weeks. I did not realize how much she did, but now that she has been incapacited, I think I am the one going through withdrawals...On the other hand, I have gotten a lot accomplished around the house on the weekends.



Oh, that sucks. I hope she wasn't too upset and is recuperating well.


I told my husband that I was going to rock/paper/scissors or thumb wrestle him to see who gets to stay home and go to Fiona's game.

I looked up 540 arabesque on youtube....Way to go Micaela!!!



Thanks!! It isn't even the hardest skill in the world, but Micaela has always been afraid of doing anything more than a single twist, so this is a big accomplishment for her. Her coach is a rather large flamboyant man, and he was jumping up and down screaming for her.

So who won??


We just got back from Disney. Oldest Dd played in a 14U softball world series at the ESPN Disney complex. It was so much fun. The pitching circles looked like Mickey Mouse ears.(She's a pitcher so it was fun taking pictures.) There were about 70 teams and we got pretty far. Now my 13 yo ds made the 7th grade football team and has his first game next week.



That's so awesome. My dd's dream is to make it to Worlds in Disney, next season. Good luck to your son too.


These threads never fail to make me smile.

It looks like my soon-to-be junior will have a good Cross Country season this year. He ran in a community race last weekend. He and his friend finished 34 and 36 overall (out of about 1,000), and both got their personal records. But the most impressive thing is that they weren't even racing, but doing a "tempo run" and planned on negative splits (where your 2nd and 3rd miles are faster than the first). They wore their training shoes instead of racing shoes and basketball shorts--they didn't look like serious runners at all. They ran it easy to save themselves for time trials at the high school this week.

They've been working *really* hard as a team (sixty+ miles/week), and their times are coming down.


Me too. That's awesome for them both. Hope they have a great season.


Dd (11) is at cheer camp this week. It's a low-key camp/fundraiser put on by the high school cheerleaders. She's excited to be working with the older girls. She's start cheer practice on 8/15 and their first game is on 9/9.

Ds has had a break for the past two weeks. Lacrosse summer league ended and high school football practice doesn't start until 8/17.

I am excited for the start of football season. I love going to the games. I think high school will be even more fun than the junior high...it's a much more involved vibe...we have a mom's breakfast with the coaches, team BBQ, fundraiser auction coming up in the next two weeks.



Hope your daughter enjoys it. One of the other high school in our town is doing the same thing. Hope your son enjoys his break. It looks like I'll be going to a lot of high school games myself this year.


We leave tomorrow for Winchester, VA. My ds's 10yo baseball is heading to the Cal Ripken World Series. I am super excited and stressed out at the same time.



Hope you see this before you leave. Good luck!!!!!! That is so exciting.



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Posted: 8/11/2011 12:01:48 PM

YAY for Micaela (and all the other sports kiddos).

My girls started up with club soccer practices a couple weeks ago. It's been over 100 every day since and with heat index it's probably about 110. They are coping. Lots of water all day every day.

We are with a new club this year so some things are different and we are adapting. So far both of them like it a lot

This Saturday we have a "Club Day" where they play against other teams in the club, usually either up or down a year from them. Sarah plays at 8 a.m. and Emily at 3 p.m. Thankfully the park they are playing at is only 10-15 mins away.

Next weekend they are both playing in a tournament, 2 games Sat, 2 Sun. Of course, two different parks (although same tournament - it's due to their age levels)

Emily also decided at the end of the school year to run Cross Country this year. She has been training all summer. June they ran Mon-Thurs and all of July and into August it's been Mon-Fri. Various distances. Monday was 10 miles, yesterday and today 6 miles each.

I gotta say - SHE LOVES IT! Has had a small problem with her foot (instep and up the outside, trainer thinks she tweaked something in there) and she missed a day or two with that. They had a time trial last week and had that one been the determining one for the first meet, she'd have been running with Varsity, so she was excited. We shall see.

Sarah is also doing cheer for the youth football league and those practices started last week as well.

BUSY BUSY BUSY here again!




Ha ha. I had to start a new reply for all this.

Hope the new club works out for you and the girls. Good luck to both the girls. We seem to have a lot of x-country peas on this thread lately. Maybe I can get some tips myself.


We're in the process of thinking about Fall Ball. DS7 is convinced that he's going to get a broke arm because he saw some random kid at Target the other day with a broke arm and he happened to be wearing a baseball cap.



Aww, poor bub. Hope he gets over it. My son has been playing for 7 years and I've never seen anyone break an arm.


DD looked awesome in her tournament play at vb camp this morning. The girl has some serious skills already in 7th grade, so I hope I don't have goals for her that are too lofty for her to attain. Wow. Should be fun to see what she'll be able to do.

DS is just starting two-a-day football practice and is loving it so far. The weather has been nice for them, so that has helped a bunch.



Good luck to both your kids. Two a day practice? Didn't the NFL just negotiate that out of their contracts?


The only thing we have going on right now is junior high football!

I love being able to focus on just one kid, and the schedule is so easy!



Enjoy it. My summer is like that with Micaela.


Love all of these updates and hearing everyone's experiences. My youngest just finished up at State Tournaments. They came in 4th place. He is now practicing to try out for a new AAU Team. He had to contend with temps over a 100 and that catcher's gear. whew



That's awesome. Hope the weather cools off soon for him, though.



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Posted: 8/11/2011 12:11:50 PM
I finally uploaded some pictures from our tournament on Saturday!

Here is DS, participating in the coin toss at the start of the game. He's SO stoked to be the "team captain" according to coach!



Here are two more (I've discovered the sports setting on my camera, so I'm thrilled they aren't blurry!)





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Posted: 8/11/2011 12:23:07 PM
BACK STORY: My youngest daughter will be a senior this year. She's been involved in dance, choir, soccer, vb, bb, gymnastics, cheerleading or any combo of the above since she was three. Her best friends were always the sporty girls. She was good at all of them but was only the "best" in cheerleading while her best friends were the stars. Unfortunately cheerleading was her least favorite so she didn't try out for the j.v. (sophomore) team. She didn't think she was good enough to continue vb or bb and when cheerleading went, so did gymnastics. She made the varsity soccer team as a sophomore but quit before any of the district games. That was surprising because she was getting to play and even start some games.

Last year was her first year to be on the varsity drill team. She was a first year junior and actually made CAPTAIN for this year. She is thrilled that she is finally the "best" at something that she loves. Being captain is a huge job and responsibility. They have been practicing 4 hours a day for most of the summer. I got to supervise the practice yesterday because I am a teacher in the district as well as "captain mom" and it was so fun to see her take charge and run practice. I know this is a brag-fest but I don't get to brag out loud. Her first (football) game is in two weeks. I can't wait!

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Posted: 8/11/2011 12:25:25 PM
We just wrapped up All Stars softball with our Team vs. Parents game on Sunday. Fall softball starts in September. My son started football 3 nights a week + Saturdays and my middle daughter is on the same schedule with cheer. The only nights we don't have something going on are Friday & Sunday and that may change.
My son's team had a scrimmage last night and they stomped on the other team. I'm hoping this is a prelude to the upcoming season and we don't get our butts handed to us at every game this year, lol.



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Posted: 8/11/2011 12:30:09 PM
my oldest dd Heather made 8th grade Middle school cheerleader for this year! They went to camp at the beginning of the summer & she made NCA All-AMerican! WOOHOO!!!

She's also doing competitive cheer & she got moved up to the older team! She misses her close friends but she loves hanging out with the older girls! She's been working on her front punch this summer too & has several minor injuries from trying it! LOL She's also working on her full & she gets to fly in one part of the routine! She's super excited!

My son started little league football this year so we'll see how that goes. He's actually doing ok so far!

And my youngest daughter is doing fall soccer! She enjoys soccer & is pretty good even though she's tiny for her age! We are trying to teach her to use that to her advantage!

I have NO clue how we are going to fit all of this in especially since school starts next week! LOL I'm already feeling the panic! LOL

Congrats & good luck to all the kiddos & moms!!!


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Posted: 8/11/2011 12:32:27 PM

Hey, all! Hey sam!

Caeley just got back from UVA for cheer camp for her high school she enters into this fall. Had a great time but hated the food, lol.

She finds out tonight if she makes the comp. cheer squad at the HS. So, that would be Varsity and Comp at HS and Comp cheer at Vipers. (She's in the same level as Sam's M, to those of who know the girlies' journeys.)

Adam switches from his first season of flag fb to tackle. He's at combine this week. I'm a wee nervous, but he loves it so wtheck.



Lol, that's pretty much the response I'm expecting when I get home. They sell smoothies there and I have a feeling Micaela will be living off of them.

Good luck to Caeley. I'm excited for her. Good luck to Adam too. My son prefers flags, but that's just because for once his size is actually an advantage.


My DD, age 16, is busy with Varsity VB tryouts this week. She said she had an excellent day today. She plays both VB and BB. My only problem with two different sports is all summer long she has different camps and open gyms that sometimes conflict time wise. Does anyone else encounter this.



Yay!! Glad to hear it. We have a limit of one sport per season here, but sometimes the tail end of one season overlaps the new one. My rule is whatever season you are finishing is more important. I don't think that works when the start at the same time though.


Way to go Micaela!!!!

This is the 3rd year my 12 year old son has been in Bulldog Football and he had to go up a weight class. So now, Hunter is one of the youngest, shortest, smallest players now, and he just got picked for the sunday team. (it's the competitive 1st pick team) He was suprised but we are all very proud of him. He plays center and ... although it's not one of the most glorified positions, he's good at it.

But this week has been tough. He's getting pummeled and was almost in tears the other day. He's slowly doing better every day and getting used to the pain. LOL. It's just tough trying to hang with the "BIG DAWGS" .



Thank you.

Your son sounds just like mine. He's 12 and 63 pounds. Like I was saying to Kelly, mine prefers flags because he can use his speed more. Good luck with the season and the character building.


I don't have kiddos but I love reading these threads. It brings me back to a happy time in my childhood, lol. I did competitive figure skating and was on a synchro team. It's so interesting to hear who things have changed, but mostly stayed the same.

Best of Luck and Congrats to all your kids!



Thanks Froggy.


Monday started the school year schedule in the gym. 5 to 8 pm. It's been interesting juggling the dinner schedule. I'm sure things will get even more fun once school starts and DF has to spend his evenings at the theater for events.

DS will not move up, competing level 5 when the season starts in December. He's good with that, as it still allows him to do 4 days of training, so there's still time for scouts. He's suffered a little from spending time with his dad and not getting into the gym, but since he's not moving up, the losses have been in the level 6 skills he was learning, not in the level 5 skills he had before. He's getting jazzed up about the new season, new schedule and new coaches. Also, the bully we've been dealing with for 3 years, apparently got schooled seriously while DS was with his dad. There hasn't been a single problem since DS returned to the gym. The head coach has been great about checking in with DF and I to make sure no harrassment has slipped by the coaches. This season seems to be shaping up to be a nice, relaxed season with pointed toes and, hopefully, the kip that eluded him last season.



Good luck with the season. Hope you're right about the bully. No one needs to put up with that crap.


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Just when I thought I was all caught up, 5 more people posted.

I'll check back in a bit. I forgot I wanted to mention a few things about yesterday/last night's practices that I think only cheer moms will appreciate.

Micaela's coach has her setting for her full. Yay! It's a big accomplishment when this coach lets you move on. He's a gymnast and wants everything perfect. Also, Micaela hit her full up sequence all night last night. But the biggest news for her is, they changed choreographers for the two highest teams in the gym. They are getting F5's choreographer. This guy is a god in Micaela's eyes. She cannot wait!


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That sounds really exciting for Micaela Sam!


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Thanks Kellie. It really is. When I started these posts, Micaela was desperately trying to get her back handspring. Now she's working on the highest tumbling skills there are. I'm a proud mama.

I love your pictures, btw. The look like my mom's.


BACK STORY: My youngest daughter will be a senior this year. She's been involved in dance, choir, soccer, vb, bb, gymnastics, cheerleading or any combo of the above since she was three. Her best friends were always the sporty girls. She was good at all of them but was only the "best" in cheerleading while her best friends were the stars. Unfortunately cheerleading was her least favorite so she didn't try out for the j.v. (sophomore) team. She didn't think she was good enough to continue vb or bb and when cheerleading went, so did gymnastics. She made the varsity soccer team as a sophomore but quit before any of the district games. That was surprising because she was getting to play and even start some games.

Last year was her first year to be on the varsity drill team. She was a first year junior and actually made CAPTAIN for this year. She is thrilled that she is finally the "best" at something that she loves. Being captain is a huge job and responsibility. They have been practicing 4 hours a day for most of the summer. I got to supervise the practice yesterday because I am a teacher in the district as well as "captain mom" and it was so fun to see her take charge and run practice. I know this is a brag-fest but I don't get to brag out loud. Her first (football) game is in two weeks. I can't wait!


Brag all you want. That's why I start these threads. Congrats to your dd. Glad she found something she loves.


We just wrapped up All Stars softball with our Team vs. Parents game on Sunday. Fall softball starts in September. My son started football 3 nights a week + Saturdays and my middle daughter is on the same schedule with cheer. The only nights we don't have something going on are Friday & Sunday and that may change.
My son's team had a scrimmage last night and they stomped on the other team. I'm hoping this is a prelude to the upcoming season and we don't get our butts handed to us at every game this year, lol.



Did the kids kick your butts? Good luck with that schedule. I'm exhausted for you. Congrats on the scrimmage and good luck with the rest of the season.


my oldest dd Heather made 8th grade Middle school cheerleader for this year! They went to camp at the beginning of the summer & she made NCA All-AMerican! WOOHOO!!!

She's also doing competitive cheer & she got moved up to the older team! She misses her close friends but she loves hanging out with the older girls! She's been working on her front punch this summer too & has several minor injuries from trying it! LOL She's also working on her full & she gets to fly in one part of the routine! She's super excited!

My son started little league football this year so we'll see how that goes. He's actually doing ok so far!

And my youngest daughter is doing fall soccer! She enjoys soccer & is pretty good even though she's tiny for her age! We are trying to teach her to use that to her advantage!

I have NO clue how we are going to fit all of this in especially since school starts next week! LOL I'm already feeling the panic! LOL

Congrats & good luck to all the kiddos & moms!!!



Congrats to your dd. The camp my dd is going to is also an NCA camp. Did she like it? Good look to all three of your kids and good luck with your schedule as well.


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rock/paper/scissors....

So who won??


We didn't do it yet. But I will probably be the one going. DH was tore up when he saw the schedule...it would eat up his nerves to have to watch those games. I'm the manager for both DDs soccer teams and a regular game has less responsiblity than tournament checkin/games...so that's probably where I'll be.

I'm trying to come up with some fun for the girls on Saturday night.


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Posted: 8/11/2011 1:38:47 PM
That gymnastic move might not be one of the hardest but it look pretty impressive to me on You Tube.


He ran in a community race last weekend. He and his friend finished 34 and 36 overall (out of about 1,000), and both got their personal records. But the most impressive thing is that they weren't even racing, but doing a "tempo run" and planned on negative splits (where your 2nd and 3rd miles are faster than the first). They wore their training shoes instead of racing shoes and basketball shorts--they didn't look like serious runners at all. They ran it easy to save themselves for time trials at the high school this week.

They've been working *really* hard as a team (sixty+ miles/week), and their times are coming down.


Congratulations to the boys - our time trials for high school will be coming up in a few weeks.

Our big news - it is official - DS has made the roster for the University of Portland XC team. He is pretty stoked and knows he will have to work hard to distinguish himself among the other 9 freshman and work his way up the ladder but it means he can continue competitively running.

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All three of my dd's are in soccer this year. Last week I was at the soccer fields every day, but Friday. Now we are down to Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Their games will be on Saturdays starting on the 20th. That should be interesing. My older dd (7th) is looking forward to volleyball this year. In our district it's not an option until 7th grade. She's not interested in basketball or softball. Middle dd hasn't shown an interest in softball either. My youngest dd is 4yo and she loves soccer. It's so cute to watch her team practice.


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Micaela's coach has her setting for her full. Yay! It's a big accomplishment when this coach lets you move on. He's a gymnast and wants everything perfect. Also, Micaela hit her full up sequence all night last night.


The setting is the hardest part! Once she gets it she's set.

And I'm SO NOT TELLING Caeley you're getting F5s choreographer. OMG.

Caeley made comp. cheer squad last night at her high school. So, that's three teams this year. Yikes.



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Hope the new club works out for you and the girls. Good luck to both the girls. We seem to have a lot of x-country peas on this thread lately. Maybe I can get some tips myself.



Thanks! So far the club is good. They like it

As for XC, my tip is they are CRAZY. At least I think so. We're 2 weeks of 100+ temps but off they go running in it. Even at 7 and 8 a.m. when they run it's hotter than hell out there. Next week they start 2 a days.

I gotta say Em loves her XC coach and that helps. She's awesome. Team nominated her last year for a "Coach of the Year" thing for Brooks (they make shoes, running clothes, etc). There were 48 coaches (one from each continental US state) who ended up in the running for it. And her coach WON IT! Pretty cool. Lots of perks for their team this year!





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We just wrapped up All Stars softball with our Team vs. Parents game on Sunday. Fall softball starts in September. My son started football 3 nights a week + Saturdays and my middle daughter is on the same schedule with cheer. The only nights we don't have something going on are Friday & Sunday and that may change.
My son's team had a scrimmage last night and they stomped on the other team. I'm hoping this is a prelude to the upcoming season and we don't get our butts handed to us at every game this year, lol.


Did the kids kick your butts? Good luck with that schedule. I'm exhausted for you. Congrats on the scrimmage and good luck with the rest of the season.


Guess I should have mentioned, it was a very close game. The kids won 9-8, and I think they were taking it easy on us, lol. And yes, I'm exhausted already and this schedule doesn't stop until November. DH asked me if I wanted to do a date night on Friday. I said only if it involved me getting a nap. Of course, last year I was doing all this 8 month pregnant at this point so, I guess I can't really complain too much.

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Waiting, not so patiently, to hear which soccer team DD will be on this fall. We received an assignment last week indicating that the league administrator "placed kids on teams based on parent requests." Except that she didn't honor our request. So I sent her a message asking what was up. She promptly quoted the league web site, which says no parent requests for carpooling or coaches will be honored. All of which is well and good, EXCEPT:

1. In her very own e-mail, she says she placed based on requests.

2. She told everyone in a public announcement at the conclusion of the spring tournament to register before the fall deadline so she could honor our coach requests.

3. She told me that if I had volunteered to assist the coach we requested, then she could have honored my request.

4. She told me that she checked her "little requests book" and didn't see any mention of our request (yes, I have written documentation). Seems to me that if you don't take requests, you have no need for a little requests book.

I've contemplated sending her a message delineating the inconsistencies in policy, but so far I've refrained. Hoping for the best, but even if she doesn't switch DD to our requested team, we'll make the most of it. I'm just eager for the kids to start practicing/playing. LOVE being a soccer mom.


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We didn't do it yet. But I will probably be the one going. DH was tore up when he saw the schedule...it would eat up his nerves to have to watch those games. I'm the manager for both DDs soccer teams and a regular game has less responsiblity than tournament checkin/games...so that's probably where I'll be.

I'm trying to come up with some fun for the girls on Saturday night.



You're a good mama.


That gymnastic move might not be one of the hardest but it look pretty impressive to me on You Tube.


Thanks. It is difficult to begin with, but mentally Micaela was making herself crazy over it.


All three of my dd's are in soccer this year. Last week I was at the soccer fields every day, but Friday. Now we are down to Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Their games will be on Saturdays starting on the 20th. That should be interesing. My older dd (7th) is looking forward to volleyball this year. In our district it's not an option until 7th grade. She's not interested in basketball or softball. Middle dd hasn't shown an interest in softball either. My youngest dd is 4yo and she loves soccer. It's so cute to watch her team practice.



Good luck with all that. I'm not all that familiar with soccer, but I'd love to watch the little ones.


The setting is the hardest part! Once she gets it she's set.

And I'm SO NOT TELLING Caeley you're getting F5s choreographer. OMG.

Caeley made comp. cheer squad last night at her high school. So, that's three teams this year. Yikes.




Yeah, I figure it's going to take her awhile to get it, but she has a year. And I knew you'd appreciate how big of a deal the choreography thing was. He also does Spirit of TX and CA Bullets. The owner of our gym called the coaches while she was in labor to let everyone know because she couldn't wait, lol.

Congrats to Caeley. Micaela did 3 teams last year. It was fun, lol. This year we're down to two.


Guess I should have mentioned, it was a very close game. The kids won 9-8, and I think they were taking it easy on us, lol. And yes, I'm exhausted already and this schedule doesn't stop until November. DH asked me if I wanted to do a date night on Friday. I said only if it involved me getting a nap. Of course, last year I was doing all this 8 month pregnant at this point so, I guess I can't really complain too much.


We sports moms are tough, aren't we?


Waiting, not so patiently, to hear which soccer team DD will be on this fall. We received an assignment last week indicating that the league administrator "placed kids on teams based on parent requests." Except that she didn't honor our request. So I sent her a message asking what was up. She promptly quoted the league web site, which says no parent requests for carpooling or coaches will be honored. All of which is well and good, EXCEPT:

1. In her very own e-mail, she says she placed based on requests.

2. She told everyone in a public announcement at the conclusion of the spring tournament to register before the fall deadline so she could honor our coach requests.

3. She told me that if I had volunteered to assist the coach we requested, then she could have honored my request.

4. She told me that she checked her "little requests book" and didn't see any mention of our request (yes, I have written documentation). Seems to me that if you don't take requests, you have no need for a little requests book.

I've contemplated sending her a message delineating the inconsistencies in policy, but so far I've refrained. Hoping for the best, but even if she doesn't switch DD to our requested team, we'll make the most of it. I'm just eager for the kids to start practicing/playing. LOVE being a soccer mom.



Good luck. Hope it all works out for you and your dd.


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my DD made her HS soccer team and is playing varsity this year. She is a sophmore this year! They have had two preseason games and she has scored in both of them. it's been fun so far!

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Work was getting in the way. We hired someone to help me out so the load is off me a bit. Miss you!

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my DD made her HS soccer team and is playing varsity this year. She is a sophmore this year! They have had two preseason games and she has scored in both of them. it's been fun so far!



Congrats!! Good luck with the rest of the season.


Work was getting in the way. We hired someone to help me out so the load is off me a bit. Miss you!



Good! Miss you too.


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One last bump to see if anyone else has anything to brag about.


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Posted: 8/12/2011 10:12:32 AM
Not a big brag. DD is in the middle of auditions for her dance company right now. This is the first year that she was invited to dance\audition with the teen girls. She was super excited about "dancing" with the high school girls. (She's 10) There are a total of 6 dances that she can place in. The only group that she does not want is Hip Hop which I am ok with. Not a favorite of mine either. I cannot wait to hear what she made. What she showed me.. the dances were really hard. I am very proud of her working so hard this summer to improve.
Right now I am making\saving money to start writing the checks for Costumes and Solo choreography in a month. Just put my deposit down for the auditions and Co. fees.

We have a parade and 2 days of exhibition shows next week. ( 1 show Sat and Sun) . The girls always love to preform at the local festivals.
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