Saturday, July 16, 2011

All Things Gymnastics

Zoe's been very busy with gymnastics this summer. Her team is currently in the gym 10 hours a week - 3 hours on Monday evenings, 4 hours on Wednesday evenings, & 3 hours on Friday afternoons. At first, I was a little concerned that this summer schedule would be too overwhelming for Zoe & she would react negatively. Boy, was I wrong. She has embraced this schedule. Loves her time in the gym. Loves her teammates. Loves her coach. Loves everything. about. gymnastics.

So much so that a while back Zoe asked her dad if she could get a balance beam to put in our basement. Paul explained to her that it was very unlikely that we would be able to find a balance beam & especially one in our price range - CHEAP! Well, a few days later a friend of ours (Chuck) called saying that a new family had just moved to town & were having a yard sale. Chuck told Paul that he had put Paul's name on an item & had told the owners that we'd be over later to pay for it & pick it up. Wouldn't ya know. It was a balance beam for $15. Crazy, huh?! Chuck didn't even know that Zoe had been asking for one. He just knew that Zoe took gymnastics & couldn't think of anyone else that would need one.

So, Paul paid for & picked up the balance beam & we carried it down to the basement. Zoe has "practiced" on it a couple of times. That is, until this summer. Just recently she has been obsessed with practicing her skills & becoming much better. She is determined to be the best balance beam gymnast that she can be. Enjoy these pictures that I took of her practicing her skills yesterday ...

1 comment:

Lianna Knight said...

I've been MIA from the blogging world and finally tried to catch up this weekend. Glad to see that little Zoe is still just as cute as EVER! Love that little face :)