Thursday, January 12, 2012

Almost Two Weeks into 2012


We're over a week into 2012 and I have yet to post a single blog entry.  Sad?  Kind of.  All types of things are in the works.  For instance, we're knee deep into Twink's gymnastics competition season which will run through the end of February and began in December. 

Here are a few photos of her from her last competition.  In the first, she gets AIR on the balance beam.  She landed that jump but unfortunately fell off the beam twice during her scored competition.   In the second, she is proudly presenting in third place for her vault performance.  She did so well!!  

Although there were no State qualifying scores this weekend or in any of her previous meets, she still has two left in which to score in order to qualify for the State competition at the end of February.  Last week she was short by .9 and the week before by .6.  So close! If she doesn't get the scores, no worries; there is always next year! 

I am thankful for her learning the sport of gymnastics - safely and becoming more and more confident in her skills with each practice and competition.  I am thankful for her coaches who take the time to teach the girls proper techniques so they learn at their own pace and progress well without pushing them past the breaking point.  They teach so the girls love it, not so they'll be burnt out in 3 years of competition.  Although, she could use a little push on her bars skills! 

11 comments:

Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com said...

Looks like you have a very talented daughter. Thanks a bunch for stopping by from VB.

Karen Dawkins said...

My son is a high school senior who loves piano! It's such a joy to walk with a child who has an artistic gift. I look forward to hearing about the rest of your daughter's season.

Your blog is simply beautiful!

mish said...

Looks like you have a great gymnast!
Following you now! Found you through the SAG Facebook Group!
Michelle

AnneM said...

Wow congratulations on your gymnast! You must be really proud :)

Yona said...

Oh wow - that is such a cool picture - she is really up there!

I'm stopping by from Favorite Things Thursday

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bridgetstraub.com said...

That first picture is so awesome! Glad to hear she is being encouraged to learn at her own pace.

Life by Cynthia said...

I love how the photo captures her in the air! Great shot. I am excited for our son to be involved in activities. It's great that they teach the kids to love it & don't get burnt out.

Carla Karam said...

Go Twink!! My little girl Calley, is 5, she just had her first gymnastics lesson just yesterday... she loved it!! She was so cute... pointing toes and tumbling like crazy... Hope one day she gets as good as Twink!! Blessings... Carla

Katherines Corner said...

well done!!!Thank you for participating in the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

Lolo said...

Just be patient! Practice makes perfect and be sure to keep up informed of her development ; )

See you around, your friend from Voiceboks

Lolo

Masshole Mommy said...

Are the Olympics up next ;)