Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gymnastics

This past fall, E was invited to be on the MAGA Team at her Gymnastics Club.  She was so very excited to have made team.  Jon and I were so proud of her but a little unsure what being on the "Team" meant.
We have been through a handful of meets these past two months and well I guess you can say we are starting to "get" how all this gymnastics stuff works.  We are both so incredibly proud of E and how hard she works.  She truly loves Gymnastics and that is her passion.  As a child I was never very flexible and really did not have the right build to be a gymnast but both E and A are different than I am and they both have a love for the sport.  We enjoy watching them and hearing how excited they are when they have mastered a new skill.  They both are in great physical shape from it and they are strong girls.
Here is a clip of E's Floor routine...
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We are excited to see how E finishes out her season.  The good news is that A was recently invited to be on the MAGA Team for next year.  She will have some big decisions to make between Ski Racing and Gymnastics as there is not enough time or money to do both!

Ski Racing

This winter, A decided that she wanted to try Ski Racing.  Some of her friends from school were going to try it as well so Jon and I agreed that it would be a great thing for her to do.  It reminds me of when I was a kid just a tad bit older than A is now and I would spend my Saturdays going to Ski Jammers.  This was not for racing but basically ski lessons all day long at different moutons/hills around the area.  It helped me to become a better skier and I do not regret that at all.


I took a "few" years off of skiing while having the kids and raising triplet babies but by luck of the draw, my brother won a silent auction to rent a house in Steamboat, CO and we decided it was time to get the kids into skiing.
Look at that smile!

We all now enjoy skiing and some of us snowboarding.  We live close to a ski hill and our kids seem to meet up with their friends at least once or twice a week to ski.  They also just joined their school's ski club.

We are proud of how hard A has been working on her ski racing.  She seems to really enjoy it and she was so proud that her first race ever, she had both sets of grandparents, Mom, Dad and K their to cheer her on.  She ended up with 7th place and was so proud.

Every Saturday we bring her to the hill for 5 hours of practice.  She has never complained and she really enjoys it.  As a family we all enjoy it and we continue to return to Steamboat year after year for a little ski vacation.  This year for Christmas, I received a new pair of skis and boots and they are AWESOME!  I am so excited to have some new gear.

Saturday A and I are off for another race.  I can't wait to cheer her on and also put my new gear on and enjoy some skiing myself.  Such a great sport and activity.  We are blessed to have the opportunity to ski so close to where we live.  So as my kids would say....."Shred On"!