What a great weekend we had in Minneapolis!! Oh My, it was so fun.
The girls started on Friday morning by dancing at their school with a group of guys. It was hilarious. They incorporated the guys into their funk routine. We were surprised....some of the guys did really well! Maybe they'll try out for next year's team. hahahaha
The parents started their morning by painting on the bus windows and our own vehicles. Here is the Foxy Girl all decorated and ready for the road trip.
After their assembly they loaded into the Big Purple Bus to the elementary schools to run through the halls and gave out flowers and poms to the younger kids.
Then they headed to one of the local coffee shops where one of the dancers works to fill up on caffeine and we were off to Minneapolis.
We got there, checked into our rooms then headed out to shop at the Mall of America for a bit. Another mom and I went to Chevy's for dinner and then went shopping. The girls were supposed to go to a pizza party that night but decided to skip it to play at the mall.
The next morning they had to get up early, get ready and head over to compete with their Pom routine. They did a fabulous job and took 4th place!
During the routine, one of the girls (the little chick next to Anisa) twisted her ankle really badly. It hurt, but she managed to limp back to the hotel when we were all done watching the other teams. She iced it and wrapped it and all was ok.....or so we thought. She decided to perform Sunday on her leg even tho it was still puffy and sore. She hurt it more (it's sprained with a bone chip) , but she wasn't going to let her team down. Another girl popped her shoulder out of place, and still performed on Sunday. They took 2nd place on Sunday! What a thrill! 2 trophies in NATIONALS!!
That night, the girls had a formal banquet to go to. They got to get all dressed up and sparkly. Don't they look beeeyyyyoooottteeefffuuullll??
Here is Anisa with her team Little Sister, Sarah. My girl is gorgeous, don't you think?
Now, I'm not exactly sure, but I heard the coach saying now they are qualified for nationals next year because they placed this year. Anisa has to try-out again so as long as she makes it I guess we'll be going again next year. Sara has also said she'd like to try out. We'll see! :) Exciting stuff in our house. Here is the link to the story in our local paper...Door County Daily News
Oh, and the quilt brought in about $400.00 for our team! I was so happy. The winner was the Middle School Principal. :)