Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weekly Winners: September 14-20


Rah rah ree!
Kick 'em in the knee!
Rah rah rass!
Kick 'em in the other knee!!!!!

All that is just a mild introduction to the sports scene at the Planet of Janet.

Yes, it's football season, which means the cheerleaders are out in force. The Roo-girl had her first opportunity to perform on the varsity field, in front of God and everybody.

No, she is not a varsity cheerleader as a freshman. But she is junior varsity, as well as a member of the varsity competition squad. And as part of the team, they performed their successful routine from the summer cheer camp.

As as the official obnoxious mom, I made sure I was there to capture it on film. And no, I could NOT find my zoom lens, so you have to make do with grainy.

Next week, I'm going to her JV game to watch her actually do the spirit thing. There will be more photos then, especially since I can get closer.

Anyway, here she is in all her glory:

Oh wait, that's just the back of her head, with that perfect pony tail that I may have to kill her for. (Ah, the jealousy from the curly-headed mama!)

What goes up ...


... Must come down!


Reflective moment after a successful evening



Not to be outdone, our favorite J-bear took to the karate mats again and *insert trumpet fanfare here* earned herself an honest-to-goodness BLACK BELT!!!

A blur of action:



Kick her when she's down:



Yes, she broke boards -- four-deep!



Those boards never had a chance:



Freshly belted:



New black belt walking ...


The first time she accepted the bows of the lower ranks and the other black belts:


And that's our sports report for today. Tune in again tomorrow for the up-to-the-minute weather report and other zzzzz-worthy stories.

But first go --->here<--- for more weekly winners.

26 comments:

SecretAgentMama said...

My God. So much pride is exuding from these shots! <3

Jeanette said...

What exciting photos! Well done to the new black belt :)

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

wow your kids are really working hard! great photos.. especially the black belt action shots!

texasholly said...

Holy crap your kids have it going on. Congrats on the black belt. such a cool thing. My boys are VERY impressed.

Lisa said...

OH MY! I know the joys of when they get their black belt. My oldest earned his a few years back. It's such accomplishment for them.

Great shots!

Rebecca said...

Oh my! Congrats on the black belt!

And I'm jealous of the pony tail, too... I have straight hair, but it's so FINE!

Gattina said...

Wow ! that I call ACTION, lol !

Scylla said...

What gorgeous and athletic children! I loved the emotion you captured in these images!
Congrats to both of them!

Sarcastic Mom said...

Incredible!

Does it ever make your heart stop when other teenage girls are throwing Roo around? lol Congrats to her on the performance!

And huge Congrats to J-Bear - Black Belt! That is a serious achievement! Love her holding the boards. :-)

Tara R. said...

Wonderful pix. Congrats to all on their awesome accomplishments. Well done!

Sam said...

Great pictures this week- I was a cheerleader in high school and used to get thrown up in the air, too. I was dropped once- didn't like it so much after that. ;)
Congrats on the black belt, you must be really proud!!!

Patsy said...

Great pictures of your girls. Enjoy every moment of this hectic life --- all too soon it will be over. I don't do weekly winners, just dropping by. :)

ya ya's mom said...

oh wow! what talented kids you have!

Crazed Mom said...

Wow awesome photos. No picture of Hugh?

Karen said...

What a great weekend! Wonderful shots.

connie said...

Congrats to Roo Girl~she looks so happy!

Congrats to J-Bear on her black belt! That's a great shot w/her kicking the boards! Don't wanna mess w/her~~just sayin' ;)

Kelley said...

You need mom pants now.

nikki said...

Great pictures. You are such a proud mama.

Tink said...

Does she get to keep the boards? ;)

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Wow. Both of the girls had big exciting accomplishments, didn't they? AND THEN MAMASITA AND HER CHORAL EXCELLENCE to boot!

robinellablog said...

WOW! So young and already a black belt. That's great!

Jaina said...

Wow, I'm impressed.

Laski Gal said...

Now that is very, very cool . . . you've gotta be grinning from ear to ear.

Burgh Baby said...

Your kids are pretty freakin' amazing.

Rachael said...

I agree with burgh - and love the pics!

Janet said...

That is SO COOL! Congrats to Roo-Girl on her debut, and to J-Bear for the Black Belt. That is an awesome achievement.

(heh - my word verfication is
irwedamn - sheesh)

 
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