October 5, 2008

Cougar Courage

BYU's football home opener was the same weekend that Larry's mom was in town, so we of course all went to see the game. We unpacked Ava's BYU cheerleader outfit she wore to last year's home opener and it surprisingly still fit her (albeit much more tightly). With so much on the line for the cougars this season, Ava was visibly nervous.

Nala reprised her role as a "cougar" for our pictures. We thought Nala's presence would reassure Ava, but it was no help.

However, then Ava gave Nala a hug and her courage was bolstered.

So much so that she flexed her muscles for the next picture.

Our collective apprehension of course proved to be misplaced as BYU went on to win the game with authority. Two weekends later, Ryan and Kelly flew out from North Carolina to see BYU's second home game against UCLA. The Cougars won that game handily, 59-0. Here's a picture of Jamison, Ryan, Kelly, and Larry at the game. As of today, BYU is 5-0 and ranked #8 in the country.

For those wanting to take a brief stroll down memory lane, here's a picture taken during last year's home opener of Ava with Grandpa Furr. You can read the blog post here.

We're guessing the outfit won't fit her again next year, so we've begun collecting donations for the Buy Ava a New Cheerleader Outfit Fund (BANCOF). Operators are standing by.


Anonymous said...

She's the cutest BYU cheerleader ever. We had a great time with her over the weekend. She loved hanging out with "Gook" and Seth.--Granny O

Elissa said...

She is a darling cheerleader. Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow. Ava is so cute!

Rachel Rowell said...

That is one cute cheerleader! That is so fun to compare those two pics! Give me a call again soon so we can get our kiddos together to play. And of course so we can just talk and maybe shop!