The past two days have been very busy for my team! Yesterday, some girls went to Lehigh University to watch the FIRST Mid Atlantic District Championship. They got to have lots of fun, see all of their friends from other teams, and watch some really cool matches! It was a very exciting day! Congratulations to all of the teams who did such a wonderful job at the competition!
Today, the girls came in to begin the process of getting ready for Saint Louis. While we don’t know quite yet when I will need to leave in the crate, the girls know that they do not have much time to get everything ready. They started off the day by making buttons and bows together. Most of the buttons and bows that they made in the beginning of the season were used up at districts, so they needed to make a bunch in time for Saint Louis. They worked on an assembly line. Some girls cut strips of tape, others folded the bows, some cut out button designs, others made the buttons with the machine. In the blink of an eye, they had already made a ton of buttons and bows! They will keep working hard until they leave for Saint Louis, but this was a great start! At the same time, some girls went over to our friends from E=McD to get our crate back since they borrowed it last year. When the crate was unloaded, the girls looked at the pieces and decided that some panels needed to be replaced because they were becoming old and weak. A shopping list was made and new materials were purchased. The team carefully replicated the sides of the crate and assembled it. Next, a major question had to be answered. How will everything get to Saint Louis? Usually, the team drives the materials in a van, but the drive is too long for this trip. The team considered building a second crate or sharing a vehicle with another team. However, in the end, they decided that they could fit everything in my crate if they were efficient with space. They carefully planned out what needed to come and where it would be placed. Then, they began to assemble the crate and laid out everything. One girl even got on top of the crate to fasten it down. It looks like everything will fit!
Tomorrow, the girls will get everything together so that the crate can ship out as soon as it can! I can’t wait to travel to Saint Louis! I wonder what I will do when I am in that crate for a week…..
P.S. Starting tomorrow, the Firebirds want you to join us in our first ever Fly With Us Week! It's the week before the World Championship, so help us to spread the sparks! All season, we have been tweeting using our daily hashtags, and now it's your turn! Just tweet @firebirds433 with the daily hastag! Be creative! We can't wait to see what you share!
4/18 #mentormonday - show some love and appreciation for your team's mentors!
4/19 #treattuesday - what keeps your team fueled?
4/20 #wisdomwednesday - share some inspirational words with us!
4/21 #throwback thursday - travel back into your team's history and tweet a little blast from the past!
4/22 #firebirdfriday - we want to hear some of your favorite memories with the Firebirds!
4/23 #shopsaturday - take a picture wherever your team is and share it!
4/24 #selfiesunday - send in your craziest team selfie!