It is Homecoming week in Grantsville!!!
My wonderful and quiet son Kelton was talked into being part of the male dance team, called the Harriettes (hope I got close to spelling that right. The dance team is called the Larriettes) for the powder puff game last night. They have been practicing since Friday and having tons of fun. I am so glad that he has met so many good friends since moving here and am thankful for his friend Ben who talked him into dancing.
They not only had boys for the dance team, they also had boys as the cheerleaders. I know none of this is new, I'm just talking my way through the night. I didn't even go to homecoming when I was in high school let alone any of the football games. The "cheerleaders" were even doing lifts and I thought it was hilarious that during one of the lifts it was a girl spotting them. One of the cheerleaders came late and just dropped his pants right in front of us to change into the cheer outfit. Just as an FYI, white Under Armour is see through. I feel it is my civic duty to get this warning out there so we are now all prepared to warn our children to not drop their pants if that is what they are wearing. Also, if you see this happening you now know to look away or you'll see a butt like we did (and we are very happy that we were on that side and only saw his butt).
I loved seeing these brave boys get dressed and ready for their dance. They are really wearing the tops to one of the girls outfits. Kelton told me that he would be wearing this black top with gold sparkles on it and that it hit him just above the waist. As you can see the top was black and the gold sparkles are the sequins along the top and it did hit above the waist but it was a little higher than a simple crop length, you can really tell on the boys that wore white underneath.
Kelton was "blessed" to have family there to support him in his dancing debut. My sister Becca came, Grandma Susie was there along with Kenny, Taylor, Seth and me. I love the pictures that Becca took of her with Taylor and then of the two of us. I don't have nearly enough sister pictures.
This was an evening full of some of the best people watching. We laughed so much and had so much fun watching all the high school kids. It reminded me of my time in high school and (unfortunately) how much I haven't changed since high school. I sat back and watched the boys showing off for the girls and the girls walking back and forth flipping their hair trying to catch the eye of the boys. Sitting back and watching was what I did in high school only it was with Michele. It was so much fun to have a chance to spend that time with my sister this time. We both had so many fun little moments.
You could tell all of the boys were anxious about dancing. None of them could stand still while waiting for their turn to get out and perform. I loved watching them do their last minute practice moves and see them try to move their hips. Not all country boys are good at swinging their hips :)
I didn't get the end of their dance. I thought they were done and stopped filming and then they did their final move. They all lined up and yelled, "Harriettes (grunt)" and did a final pelvic thrust. It was great and done only as boys can do it.
They then gathered and stood aside while the "cheerleaders" did their dance. They were hilarious but not as good as the Harriettes. I may be biased a little though.
The whole night was so much fun and the girls did wonderful at playing football. I guess I should at least point that out since it was their game. I'll admit that I could barely have caught the ball let alone run for a touchdown. There were some amazing girls that caught the ball and did run the length of the field for a touchdown. There were others that would just dive to grab the flag and flat out face plant it onto the field. They were amazing!
Kelton will be performing again on Friday for the pep rally before the big homecoming game.
Good luck Kelton....I hope you do as good on Friday as you did last night!!