Maisie had her first travel meet this weekend. Freedom Fest Gymnastics Invitational up in Sevierville, Tennessee at Wilderness at the Smokies. I will say that I didn’t have high hopes for her for the competition as she spent most of the day running around the indoor water park or playing in the outdoor hot tub AND then her competition time was in the evening at-and-after her usual bed time. Well I guess I should have had more faith in my girl as she had her best meet ever! It was also her biggest meet as far as her level with forty-seven USA Level 3 gymnasts from six different gyms competing.
I am super proud of my girl because at her last two meets the beam has been her nemesis and she’s taken a few falls. This meet she was still super cautious and a bit tentative, but she completed her routine without a spill so hopefully that will give her more confidence at future meets.
The video is, as always, a bit shaky but I love watching my girl. Her vault at the very beginning of the video is from quite a distance and quick so it’s easy to miss so if you’re interested, watch carefully.
Obligatory hands in the air pictures and scores:
My favorite part of the meet was in the shuttle bus back to our room after the meet when Maisie told me how proud she was of herself and how much fun she had competing. I’m always proud of my girl and just beyond thrilled that she’s proud of herself and her accomplishments and loves what she does.
Tomorrow morning my new Secret Recipe Club recipe will be posting over on Cook Lisa Cook but because it’s a secret I can’t let you know what sweet winning recipe we enjoyed this month until then so please take a look tomorrow morning because the recipe was fabu and you will want to make it too! While we were away Maisie asked if we could make some Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon this week so you know what we’ll be making and enjoying. Click on the picture to be taken to the
crack, I mean bacon recipe.
Other recent recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon Frosty, Mango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits & Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps.