Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

November was flying by!  I couldn't believe it was time for Thanksgiving already!  But, I'm always ready for a small break from school and drill, that's for sure!  I only took some pics of Kendrick just before we went down to my parents house in Levan.
 A couple shots by the festive wreath on the door.

But, I like this one the best.  He really is mommy's lil' pumpkin!  And he loves Curious George!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Drill Events

November means a lot of things for the drill team.  Sadie Hawkins, more practices, BYU football and basketball and we start performing our competition routines.
 Decorating for Sadie Hawkins
 The theme was Opposites Attract - we decorated in black and white
 Yes, we practice the Saturday morning after Sadie Hawkins - we also clean up the decorations.  So we had a party with the balloons after practice on that Saturday practice on November 8.
 We had breakfast after the Saturday practice on November 15.
 Some of the girls worked at BYU Basketball on November 18th. 
We performed hip hop in our new costumes on November 20 - first basketball performance!
We are crazy about our new jackets!
 That same week, some girls got to work at the last home BYU football game! :)
 On Tuesday, November 25, we performed our military routine in the Fall Sport Assembly - a few alumni came to check it out!
It was looking pretty good, especially with the new changes we had added.

 This is the MM on the back of our new hip hop jackets!
 We love them and our new leggings with stripes down the leg and pockets on the back!
 Team cheer before the performance.
We also debuted our kick routine, "Empire".  

Now it was time for Thanksgiving break, just a little break before we really get to it for our first competition in December!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

All State Drill

On November 5, I took three Elleves to compete in the 4A All State Drill Team auditions.  Haylee Nelson, Brandi Gessel, and Jourdyn Reid.  All State can be a little be intimidating because each team sends their three best dancers.  I was so proud of these girls for representing our team in such a great way.
Haylee, Brandi, and Jourdyn

When it came time to announce the team, only Brandi and Jourdyn made the final cut.  They will get to showcase a small 8 count solo at State Drill in February.  Congrats to these two Elleves!  

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Celebrating October Birthdays

On November 1, I went with my drill team to the MMHS football play off game at Woods Cross High School.  Then, I came home and went to dinner with my mom and sisters.  We were celebrating Emilee and Paula's birthdays that were in October.

We went to eat at Art City Trolley in Springville.  It was really good.  The last time I think I ate there, was with Lauren and her friend Amy.  Good times!
Paula, me, Amy, Emilee, Mom, and Annie

We always have a good time when we get together.  Lots of talk and lots of laughs.  We all look forward to these birthday get-togethers.  In fact, trying to find a day when we can all go is hard, but we all want to be there, so we make it happen somehow.  

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

This year was Kendrick's first year to dress up at Preschool!  I think I was just as excited as he was! Scott brought his costume in a bag when he dropped Kendrick off so I could get him ready just before I took him up to his class.

Kendrick wanted to be a fireman this year, so my sister Amy said she had an old costume, but she didn't know if it would work or if we would even want to use it.  I looked it over and decided it would work, we just added the had and the accessories.  Kendrick loved it!  Even the boot covers worked out and Kendrick loved them too.

 This little fireman is ready to go!
 He was pretty excited to get to preschool.  How fun! 

Kendrick had a fun day at preschool.  They take them trick or treating all around the school.  Mrs. Crandall, the preschool teacher, brought me some candy to hand out.  They came and trick or treated in the dance studio.  It was so fun!  Kendrick thought it was pretty cool that they came and trick or treated to my room.

Later that day, we carved a pumpkin.  It was just me and Kendrick.  We decided to get it done since Scott would get home just in time to go trick or treating.
 We went for the basic design - 
 Two triangle eyes, a triangle nose, and jagged mouth.
 Kendrick had fun helping.
Then we put his costume on and got ready to go trick or treating.  Scott got home and we headed out. Kendrick was getting the idea a little better this year.  He loved to go up to the house himself.  In fact he demanded that he get to do it himself.
 He still uses this cute bag that my sister Amy gave him a few years ago.
 He looked really cute in the costume.
 Kendrick the fireman!
I can't believe how fast he is growing!  So fun!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Drill Team Halloween Party

On October 30, we had the annual Elleve Halloween Party.  We decided to go bowling at Fat Cats again.  It's always a fun time.  First we ate at the Pizza Pie Cafe, to support ourselves again! :)
 Fat Cats is always ready to show us a good time and welcomes us with a sign!
 I went as a biker chick, something I've dressed up as before, but it was a popular costume.  Jessica and I were bikers together!
 These blow-up costumes were popular too!
 Always a good time when dressing up is involved!

 Eventually they turned out the lights and it was glow in the dark bowling!

 The whole team having a great time!
 Brandi and I having a good time in the arcade.
 The tats almost look real, right?
 At least I made good use of the Sturgis shirt again!
Sorry for the pics, but I have fun dressing up and I wanted to remember.  Scott wouldn't dress up with me this time and Kendrick would be dressing up tomorrow.  What can I say, I love Halloween and dressing up.  Lucky for me, I have an excuse to dress up, thanks to the drill team!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fun in the Fall

Kendrick goes to daycare at Barbara Beardall's home.  She has had two daughters on the drill team. Makenzie was on the team the first two years.  Now Jessica is on the team.  This year she is a junior. Sometimes they help their mother watch the kids.  Makenzie took Kendrick and a few of the other kids on a walk.  She shared the pics that she took.  I love the fall leaves.  Kendrick has a great time at daycare and I'm so glad that he is somewhere safe and feels loved.
 Jade, Kendrick, and Makenzie holding Ryan.
 Jade, Ryan, and Kendrick
So cute, Kendrick loves playing with both Jade and Ryan.

On Saturday, October 25, I went to a relief society "Super Saturday" and I came home to Kendrick playing in the leaves that Scott had raked up.  
 So fun!
 He had a ball playing in the leaves

 So much fun, that I had to join in! :)

Good times in the leaves!  I love Fall!