Tuesday, April 28, 2015

the big things going on

Alright, big thing No. 1: Pixel is recovering from his run in with the glass panel. He is back to squawking for peanuts and attention. Just this week he began flying again! Way to go, Pixel! 
Big thing No. 2: Getting ready for Regionals. Packing to fly to Long Beach at the end of the week. The level 7's are the only group left to compete this season. They have been working out separably from the other girls. We will be so glad when season is over!!!  
A note on packing: We are sharing one packed bag & each taking a carry-on. The rules for traveling is she must carry on her leo, warm-ups, and grips so no matter what happens to the checked luggage she has the items she needs to compete with her.  
No 3: Right before state I picked up a day shift at the gym. Beach has been "coaching" with one of the managers of the recreational program and she is totally loving it! The manager seems pretty pleased with her too. He sent a text to Big Coach D and the owner telling them he wanted to her hire her. She will have wait until she turns 16 but it's nice to know she has a job she loves (right now anyway) waiting for her. It's also pretty dang cute to watch Beach and coach Dan wrangle preschoolers together. 
No.4: Would be a hair cut. Minus 6 inches. We went to the store for contact solution and ended up with a summer hair cut. 
But if you asked Beach what the biggest thing that happened this week was she would probably say: she got an iphone!!! She bought it off her brother. Hello Instagram! Here comes Beach [gymrat_1013]. We'll see how it goes....

Thursday, April 16, 2015

rounding home, the end to season is in sight!

This was Beach heading in for the last intersquad meet before Regionals.  Her version of carb loading: chicken vegetable lo mein.  

I have to say this season has been the most fun of any season, any level. Beach is having the time of her life. But she is ready for what the girls are calling "summer skills". Ready to work up. In the gym the 6's, who don't have regional meets, are already hard at it.

Although the 7's and 8's still have one meet left, they have been able to work on some up-graded skills. Beach is thrilled to return to twisting in her tumbling and the level 8 vaulting skills. She is ready for a new challenge! 

Our 8's compete in Arizona this weekend. 
The 7's May 1-3 in Long Beach, California. 


the sad horse

Beach came home from art class with this painting the other day.  
She asked me if I wanted to hear the story behind it....
"This horse is sad because he won't look behind him So he can't see all the beauty back there. He is sad because he only looks forward. He doesn't know that sometimes we have to look back at what is behind us to appreciate where we are and how far we have come."