Monday, August 22, 2011

She can’t get enough

Saturday after Maisie’s competition and then TOPs practice Maisie was tired, more so mentally than physically but enough so that she got a good nights sleep, YEAH!  Saturday was such a long day of concentrating and being very focused it was good that Sunday was just a quiet day at home for us.  We spent the morning and into the early afternoon in our p.j’s, playing together and watching…are you ready for this…gymnastics. 

IMG_9980eMaisie is NOT a television watcher and easily goes days and days without turning on the t.v., watching a show, movie or video but I knew that she’d love watching the “big” girls compete at the 2011 Visa Championships so I recorded it for her.  Maisie really enjoyed watching the gymnastics and couldn’t get enough but she was funny.  Maisie would watch for a while, hit the pause button, run off and try a few skills, sit back down, rewind, watch some more, pause, run off, do some more gymnastics, return, repeat, rewind.  Never one to sit still for very long, Maisie enjoyed her time and I was tired just watching her. 

Maisie already has a dream and says that she wants to do what the big girls do, compete on television and go to the Olympics.  I have to say that she loves the sport, being at the gym and doing the work.  With Maisie, the tougher it gets the more she pushes and enjoys the challenge.  She is one driven little 5 year old and as long as she loves it, is doing it in a safe way, is a good girl and keeps her grades up in school…she’ll be doing gymnastics for as long as she chooses.

Now on to food!  I have some new recipes for Cook Lisa Cook but I have to get my posts written and pictures together.  So to tempt you for now, here’s a little food p0rn of one of my favorite desserts.  Click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.

Tri Colored cookies

Also, here’s a list of some of my recently posted recipes on Cook Lisa Cook.  Check out a recipe or two and make something delicious: 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 FrostyMango 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 and Nutella Crêpes.



  1. Anonymous10:22 PM

    I think 2022 is Maisie's year :) Looks like you'll have to go somewhere international as I just heard today that the US is not bidding for those summer games. -- Ilene

  2. It's wonderful that your little girl has found something she loves so much and that you support her so well! She's doing what she enjoys and that's so important. Have fun Maisie!

  3. Lisa - I gad to comment here because rainbow cookies are heaven to me! I only make them around holiday time, but I should make them more often! That photo spun my head almost 180! lol Congrats again to beautiful Maisie and all of her incredible athletic achievments! Nothing more deserved then a nice day of 'chill' with Mama and Rainbow cookies!


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