Sunday, April 22, 2012


This last week, we got to travel to Oklahoma for the men's gymnastics Region 3 championships.  The drive was shorter than expected, which is always a good thing, and we really enjoyed our time with the rest of the team there.  The competition itself seemed to go on forever.  Bryan's session was supposed to go from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and we didn't get out of there until 6:45 p.m.!  Sitting on bleachers for 6 hours is not my idea of fun, but we made it through.  Bryan did quite well, though he botched up his high bar routine, which cost him his spot on the regional development team.  He was a little sad that he won't get to go to the camp this summer, but he seems to have moved on.  He did place 1st on floor and tied for 2nd on pommel horse, which he is really happy about.  Came in 9th all-around in his age group, and had the biggest smile on his face when he went up for his all-around medal.  His goal for this year had been to place in the top 10 at Regionals, and he did it!  Go Bryan!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Thought I'd post a few pictures.  Lame mother that I am, nobody gets new clothes for Easter, and we don't do family pictures.  So just a few shots of the kids with their Easter spoils.  If you think Kaylee looks unhappy, it's because she was.  Apparently the hand puppet wasn't girly enough.  She's hard to please, that one!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Texas State Championships

This past weekend, we drove up to Dallas for Bryan's State competition.  Nothing says "road trip" like 5 hours in the car and kids yelling "Moooom" constantly because they want stuff all the time.  Fun!  :p  While the gymnastics meet did not quite go as planned, everyone ended up learning a lot.  The entire team qualified for Regionals in Oklahoma in a couple of weeks, too, which is exciting!  Another road trip!  haha  Overall, Bryan did quite well at State.  He did try to use honey on his hands on pbars, which resulted in him nearly falling off.  Yeah, don't try something you've never done before for the first time at a meet!  Just because you see someone else doing something doesn't mean you should, especially not without talking to your coach first...  Learned that the hard way!  Fortunately, nobody got hurt in the process.  Well, except Bryan's ego.  He's been pretty upset about his own carelessness.  I guess that's enough punishment, right?  We're all about natural consequences around here, and this one was textbook.  Anyway, he did manage to place 13th all-around, which is still an awesome accomplishment.  Now to train for Regionals!