Friday, October 19, 2012

Homecoming Fun

It is football homecoming week for Mini.  Here in our little corner of the south this is a big deal.  The week is spent building floats and preparing skits for the homecoming pep rally.  The kids put in lots of time and work and their creative sides really show up in the skits, costumes, signs and floats.  It is tons of fun.
Today is homecoming for us.  This morning we attended the pep rally and as usual the gym was packed to the rafters with students, parents and alumni.
The theme this year was cities.  The cities chosen were New Orleans, Nashville, New York and Las Vegas.  Mini's class had Nashville and a really cute skit with all the expected characters.  We saw Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and on and on.  Mini was.......big stretch here.....Minnie Pearl!
She is so darned cute!!!   Minnie kicked off the festivities with Little Jimmy Dickens.

We had plenty of line dancing hillbillies.

Mini's class had a live band......they were really good and performed some country classics.

For those of your not from around here (i.e. Nashville) we have a building that is the center of almost all directions.....Bellsouth tower aka The Batman Building.

Well, the junior class was not to be outdone and featured part of the Nashville skyline with their version of the Batman Building....complete with Batman!

Nashville is also home to The Tennessee Titans.  They apparently were excited about the big game tonight and sent some of their lovely cheerleaders.   Okay, maybe it was just cross dressing boys!  I would say they were purdy.....but they were just something :)

After the pep rally we checked out the floats.

This is the junior float, Nashville themed.  Actually the slogan was Hollywood with a touch of Twang.  The inside is made to look like the Titan stadium complete with a TV (jumbo tron) showing our team highlights.


Since BDJ moved off to Vegas (and since I hate to hear Las Vegas) it just pops up everywhere.  So even though I am sick of Vegas,  I have to say this float was awesome....from their dead on Welcome to Vegas type sign to moving slot reels, spinning roulette wheel and moving dice.

I am always amazed at the creativity and talent the kids show.  It was a fun day and a great show of faith in our team bringing home a victory at the game.  Just wish Mini was still cheering or BDJ was still a big dumb jock on the field here..sniff...sniff.

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