Monday, June 4, 2012

Izaac's 1st Lost Tooth

It has been a very long time since I have updated my blog, and now that it is summer vacation my goal is to get it caught up and keep it updated....lets see how that goal goes:-)

Izaac FINALLY lost his first tooth April 4th 2012. Seems like this process is going to take him awhile, seeing that it is June and we still have only lost the one.  There are two more loose ones, but they seem to be happy where they are.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ricky Deci Invitational

This Friday was the annual Ricky Deci Invitational in Katy, Texas. Last year this was our very first experience with gymnastics meets and it was not good. Izaac tried his hardest and he still came away with no awards. That is very hard on a 7 year old, and there were many tears involved. One of his teammates, who knew the feeling, gave Izaac one of his medals, and then there was a new round of tears from me and the other gymnasts mother. But, we used it as a learning experience and have grown from it.

So needless to say I was nervous about this evening... Wow! Do things change in a year!
Ricky Deci of Stafford, Texas, age 13, and a member of the USA Gymnastics men’s junior national team (12-13 age group), collapsed and died October 11, 2001 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a pommel horse routine at the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team Training Camp.

This was the 11th year they have held this meet in the memory of Ricky and they always give a "Ricky Deci" award to the gymnast who had the highest score in any of the events. And this year, Izaac earned it in the level 4, 8+ year olds.

These are three very happy boys!

Izaac during his ring routine. He scored a 15.3 and earned 1st place.

Five and a half circles on the mushroom for the bonus.

He scored a 15.5 on this routine which earned him a 1st place and the Ricky Deci award. It was a beautiful routine and when he was done the judge called him over and shook his hand and told him he did a great job.

He scored a 14.9 on high bars and earned a 1st place. Here he is doing a pull up for a bonus. He looked really good on this event.

Coach was in with the level 4 6-7 year olds, getting their awards during the beginning of warm-up so Izaac just jumped in and lead the stretches. I think he enjoys the position as the veteran of the group.

So you can probably tell how proud I am of Izaac. Tobie put it into perfect words last night...he told me (and I am sure this is not a perfect quote, and he started with "Don't be offended but...") "The night I proposed to you was a great night. The night we got married was a great night. But this was my best night ever!" I tend to agree with him. I also have had some great nights, the ones he used in his example and the birth of my children. But to see your child succeed to such a degree, and to see how proud of himself he was, now qualifies as a "Best Night!"

We have not stopped smiling yet!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Winter Classic

First meet of the season saw Izaac off to a great start. He is looking much stronger this year and I see a good meet season for him. Izaac on the first place stand. One happy boy!

I love action shots. His form looks beautiful, nice pointed toes.

Izaac and his teammates. They had a great meet!


This year we decided that it would be better for our sanity if we had only one child in an after school Ivy was pulled from gymnastics until she starts kindergarten. Luckily at her school the Dancemobile makes weekly visits. Now this way Ivy can have an activity, and we don't have to run around after school dragging kids to different activities.

As you can see she enjoys herself.