Sunday, December 14, 2008

Diva's Home Meet

Diva has been a very busy gymnast this fall. Here is video of her home meet yesterday - her very best meet yet. She competes as a USGA Level 4.

She scored a 9.0 on Bars, a 9.1 on Vault, am 8.6 on Floor, and an 8.9 on Beam - she was very happy with her performance.

We tried to take Frog to the meet. He loves to watch the girls practice. Spectators were seated up in the mezzanine of the gym. The view from the top of the gym sent him into a complete sensory meltdown. He and I finally had to leave before the meet even started. When he calmed down, all he could tell me was the it was scary. I'm not sure if it was a perceptual processing issue or if seeing all the girls running around the floor for warm up, all dressed exactly alike with their hair up, made him think Diva had suddenly become 20 people or was moving so fast he could see her in multiple places at once. We headed for home and did a little rapid prompting session before he retired to his room for some quite time.

Today we woke up to several inches of snow. We are planning on making and baking Christmas presents today (hot chocolate mix, homemade marshmallows, and honey spiced nuts.)


kirsty815 said...

Congratulations Diva! You did an awesome job and should be very proud of yourself. It must take an awful lot of courage to get out there infront of all those people. Maybe we'll see you in the Olympics one day!

Shame that Little Frog wasn't able to watch but it looked like there was a lot going on!

Jealous of the snow, you'll have to post some pics to share with those of us who don't get it and make a snowman with Diva and Frog. We'll be doing some of our baking over the next couple of days too.


Izzy 'N Emmy said...

She did a great job! Congrats to her!

Glad to see you stopped in for a moment to update us. Hope your holiday is wonderful!

Amy said...

Way to go, Diva! You look amazing out there!

We have about 6 inches of snow here, so Emma's out of school today. Something tells me we'll be outside a lot - Emma can't get enough of the snow!

It's great to see you - I'll try to give you a call this week.

Krystal said...

Thanks for talking with me last night!! It helped out alot!!

I hoped the baking projects went well and again, thank you!

CC said...

WOW!!!! She is a rock star!!! YOu go girl!

And did you hear more snow is coming????

rainbowmummy said...

Tell Diva to give me back my moves, yeah I FREAKIN' WISH!! Way to go Diva.

Sorry to hear Frog found it scary, but it's nice that you are in tune with him and that he wasn't forced to sit it out in fear.

Nice to see a post, still missing you. Keep well, and I hope next year isn't as busy as the nd of this one xxx

Casdok said...

Well done Diva - great scores!
Shame about Frog - but at least he tried.
Merry christmas!

rainbowmummy said...

Hope Christmas was great and I am wihing you all the best for 2009! Really! I know it's going to be am exciting year for all of you, good luck. Know that my thoughts are with you guys!!!!!!

lonestar said...

Great job, Diva!

Hope you and your family enjoyed the holidays. My son brought home a very large Flat Stanley from school today complete with journal he is supposed to keep for the next week. I thought of you and your Flat Stanley & Sylvia when I saw it :). Anyway, just dropping by to say hello, hope all is well!

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