Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekly Winners: September 6-12


My photos this week have no theme. They go from the intensely emotional to the extremely ridiculous to the very proud with very few chances to catch my breath in between. So I'm sharing them with you exactly as I experienced them.

A visit to the traveling exhibit of the Vietnam Memorial Wall:




Now that I have tugged at your heartstrings and you have wept along with me, I present the ridiculous part of my week.

I guess they don't TP houses any more:

Yes, someone actually post-it-noted someone else's car ... Crazy!

From the ridiculous to the proud. Football has arrived, and cheer is back in full swing.

Practice, practice, practice:


And then practice, practice, practice:


Getting ready for her very first game as a varsity cheerleader:


Cheer hands:

Be still, my pounding heart:

That little speck of a thing on the right that is NOT ON THE GROUND is my Roo-girl.

Go --->here<--- for more weekly winners at the lovely Lotus' house! Meanwhile, I'm going to take my blood pressure medication and go lie down!

18 comments:

Smoochiefrog said...

Wow she got some serious air on that toss didn't she?

LOVE the post-it note car! Funny!

Tara R. said...

Wow! That really is a very high in the air. "Cheer hands" made me smile.

My oldest helped post-it a friend's car in high school. It had to take over an hour and they completely covered the car.

The first set was wonderful. The shot with the rifle and boots was particularly moving.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great shot of the wall. Very emotional indeed.

Wow Roo can fly.

Jenni said...

Our Scout troops worked at two of those traveling wall exhibits. The Young Marine group often performed the fallen soldier ceremony (placing the helmet, rifle, boots, and dog tags), and Caleb and Jordan were usually among the four kids chosen to do that. All very moving experiences. I gotta say those boots don't look right, though. I don't think I've ever seen combat boots with the darker band at the top.

The post it car is hilarious! That had to take some time or some extra hands.

Wow! Roo is really up there! Truthfully, I think I'd be nervous if my kid were on the ground, too, though. I used to pray during bars routines--and not just Naomi's. I'm really not missing gymnastics so much:o)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wow! She really got some air there didn't she! Love the post it note car

Cassandra Rae {Simply Fearless} said...

OMG...love the post its! I will not tell my 16 yo about that one :~)

What a great capture of "be still my heart". Looks like you had an adventurous week

Kaytabug said...

Love, love,LOVE the first 3!! Beautiful!!
Love the cheer hands,and the flying Roo. She looks so happy and excited!!

HalfAsstic.com said...

I'm thinking instead of "Roo-Girl", maybe her new moniker should be "Air-Roo"! Heh!
The Post-it-Noting is really cute, but you've got to admit, a good deal more expensive and time consuming than TPing someone's house.

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Awwwwwww cheer hands. That takes me back...back to when I could still bend over and see my toes and not stop to catch my breath on the way down.

The Memorial walls...very moving.

And can I just say...Blogger has been a PITA lately and I haven't been able to load your blog, or any other Blogger blogs for more than three days now!

Karen said...

As always, you've got some of the best pics ever. Love the car. And seriously, I had no idea that cheer hands existed. I'm so out of the loop on that one.

justmylife said...

Seeing Roo that high in the air made my heart stop. I don't know how you take it.

Eternal Sunshine said...

I LOVE that last photo! The way it's in focus in just the right place, well, I can't describe it, but it's AWESOME.

Actually, they were all great

Roger said...

I Love your photography.

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Congrats, Roo!!

Whoo-hoo!

nikki said...

Seeing Roo that high in the air makes me feel kind of nauseous.

You rock Roo!

Burgh Baby said...

I STILL get dizzy every time I see a photo of Roo flying. STILL.

Jaina said...

Those first pictures were so inspiring and beautiful.

I can't believe Roo girl flies so high! Kind of scary. Those post its all over the car are hysterical!

L said...

I've been the the memorial and had no idea it was so reflective. I wonder if that's a trick of the camera, or merely because it was a cloudy day when I was there? Doesn't matter. Sunshine or shadow, it's a touching memorial.


Amazing shot of your baby in flight. Wow.

- Ilona

 
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