This week, my dolls decided to get “outside” and play. Let’s see what they’re up to.
Felicity and Emily decided to start a game of basketball.
Kit was throwing a baseball around by herself dreaming of the Cincinnati Reds when Miss AG Bear showed up with a mitt and they both started practicing their pitches.
Kirsten showed off her tennis serves.
Maggie got her bike out and rode around. She noticed a lot of girls jogging and walking in the opposite direction she was going.
Suki and Mary Grace called to her, “Hey! You’re going the wrong way!”
“What do you mean?” Maggie asked.
“The Championship soccer tournament is going to start.”
“Yeah,” said Miranda, “You don’t want to miss this. There are even going to be cheeleaders!”
“At a soccer game?” Maggie asked.
“This is the big one! Come on and see!”
Maggie turned her bike around and started riding in the direction everyone else was going. She wasn’t a huge fan of soccer. She had been planning to ride to the the gym to watch a gymnastic meet, but maybe she could stay and watch some of the soccer game first.
She waved hi to Lindsey who was also heading to the soccer game on her scooter.
Kaya was taking her time getting to the game because she was showing off her tricks on the skateboard.
Finally, Maggie arrived at the soccer game. She didn’t see the players at first, because the cheerleaders were taking up so much room and noise!
Sisters, Megan and Sara Ryder screamed out a cheer.
When Kathy joined them, they looked like crazy fireworks with their bright red hair and uniforms.
What was funny though, was that none of the players were wearing red or white. Maggie couldn’t tell what team the cheerleaders were cheering for.
Cecile’s team colors were purple and yellow, and Alison’s were green and blue.
Maggie leaned over to Lindsey who had just showed up next to her, “Okay, I’ve never seen cheerleaders at a soccer game before, and they’re wearing red and white. What are they doing here and who are they cheering?”
Lindsey giggled, “Is this your first soccer game? They are the sweetest cheerleaders you’ll ever come across! They take turns cheering for both teams! That’s why they make sure they’re not wearing any team colors.”
“Oh,” Maggie said. She watched the soccer game for a while. The cheerleaders were more like commentators since they screamed a cheer when anyone scored. But Maggie also didn’t want to miss the whole gymnastic meet. So she got back on her bike and headed to the Bright Stars gym.
She almost crashed into Keisha.
“Oh, Keisha! You’re braids are so beautiful! Did you do that yourself?”
“Yep! And I’m glad I bumped into you – can you put this pink clip in the center of the braids?”
“Perfect! Now it’s like I’m wearing a crown!” she said.
Maggie took a seat in the bleachers and watched Chloe at the balance beam.
Chloe was so poised and the balance beam seemed like a magnet for her feet – she never even got off balance. Her dismount was spectacular and she got a big cheer from the crowd and her teammates.
At the same time Chloe was on the beam, Josefina was on the floor, performing.
Elizabeth, her coach gave her a big hug when she finished.
As Maggie left the gym and got on her bike to go home, she noticed Lily teaching Jacky how to rollerblade.
Jacky had put on every safety pad she could find; knee-pads, wrist guards and of course her helmet.
She was pretty wobbly, but she only fell down twice under Lily’s careful guidance.
What is your favorite thing to do outside?