Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What Has Hope Been Up To This Spring?

Hope is a busy thing, that likes to be involved with any activity that she can.  This Spring proved particularly hectic and fast paced for her.  She spent absolutely countless hours participating in Odyssey of the Mind.  I had a video of them performing their skit, but it (along with ever other picture/video on our computer got erased recently).  Trust me, that they were awesome, and clever and very funny.  She also spent untold hours rehearsing for our church's Easter Praise musical.  She was picked by our Worship Pastor (who had directed her in a musical last summer) to play a main character.  She played the granddaughter, who along with the grandfather, narrated the play.  It was a huge undertaking for an 11 year old.  She was amazing, and handled herself with maturity and grace.  I know, I know, I'm her mom.  But seriously, it was way cool to watch her do her thing.  This is a picture that the Worship Pastor had framed for her after her last performance.  I love it.Hope also plays lacrosse.  Which she managed to fit in, somehow.  She is a fast, athletic girl, and it is fun to go watch her play.
She is competitive, and takes it very seriously......
It's been a joy to parent such a smart, talented, goofy girl.  I can't wait to see what she'll get into next.  But I guarantee she'll be great! 

Friday, May 8, 2009

Emma's State Meet

(Emma waiting to vault)
Emma's gymnastics season is over! Unfortunately she didn't have the best meet ever, but did walk away as the Virginia state champ on vault... 2 years running! Way to go Lu Lu!! Here is the video of her level 7 vault at state this year. The coaches tell us that the second vault is the one that won it, but who can tell the difference? They both look perfect to me... but I am her Mom.

Now she is working hard training for level 8. There is no such thing as an off season for a gymnast!!