Your daughter is very good!! How did your daughter feel about not competing at first? and saying good bye to all of her cheer friends?
Thank you! She didn't really seem to miss the cheer or the competitions--she was so involved with gymnastics, I guess it occupied her time and mind. Last year in cheer we travelled a lot (did about 12 cheer comps) so I think she was just so tired from that.
As for the cheer friends, she still keeps in touch with a lot of them. Last year her cheer team kind of went off into 3 different directions--some left and went to a different cheer gym, some stayed, some took time off to switch sports (like my dd) and some kids just took the year off b/c they needed a break completely. So dd has been to a couple cheer comps to cheer on her old cheer friends and some of the cheer friends have come to some of dd's gym meets to cheer her on in return.
Gymnastics is definitely more subdued than cheer and it is slower and more methodical (compared to the glitz and glamour and excitement of cheer) but we were ready for a change anyway.
The way I think of it is this: dd is getting a great gymnastics foundation now and if she wants to go back to cheer when she is older, she will a stronger tumbler and cheerleader because of the gymnastics. I think age 7 for your daughter is a great age to start gymnastics--she will have a blast and learn so much!!!
Good luck with the decision and welcome to the Chalk Bucket!!!!