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!