Monday, September 12, 2011

Cobb Kick Off

I meant to post this yesterday but I was having major computer problems and then a wicked headache knocked my o.u.t.  I took some pain meds at 5:30PM and went to lay down to let them work and that was it for the night, I was out.  This morning I thankfully awoke with the headache mostly gone and after a wonderful hour long deep tissue massage of my neck & shoulders I’m feeling much better.  So after 163 of daily posting, my streak has ended.  C’est la vie.

Saturday morning Maisie competed at her second meet of the season.  This was their first away meet and it was held at Cobb Challengers.  Maisie was very excited and awoke extra early, 6 am to be exact so she was up and rearing to go.

IMG_0480eTeammates Summer, Maisie, Taylor, Avery & Alyssa

IMG_0486eThe North Metro USA Level 3 team.  (l to r) Mara, Tia, Caroline, Savannah,  Summer, Mia, Maisie, Miller, Kimberli, Brianna, Taylor, Alyssa, Avery, McKenna, Aspen and Alexis.

To qualify for State Meet a gymnast must earn two All-Around scores of 32 or higher.  At the first meet of the season, Summer Fun Meet, Maisie earned a 35.3 and though at this meet Maisie had a few difficulties on beam, she made her score with a 34.625 so that pressure is relieved and she’s qualified for State!

This past week at practice, on both Thursday & Friday, Maisie took two really bad falls on the beam and that showed in her performance at the meet.  She was trying so hard not to take another bad spill that she lost her confidence and twice she fell off the beam.  I’m so proud of my girl though as she got right back on the beam both times and completed her routine.

Maisie said that she was disappointed with her beam performance but that she tried her best and wants to work on it so that next time she does better.  Maisie medaled in only three events, vault, bars & floor and received one of her lowest scores ever (7.6) on her beam routine but even with that, she still came in third all-around and was only 0.425 off of first place.  As always I’m so proud of my girl and beyond thrilled that she had fun at the meet and loved being there, competing and being with her teammates. 

Okay so here we go with more pictures of Maisie with her arms in the air.

IMG_0493eVault: First place:  9.4

IMG_0497eBars: Second Place: 8.95

IMG_0502eFloor:  Second place:  8.675

IMG_0510eAll Around:  Third Place:  34.625

Big Congrats to Maisie and all the the North Metro Girls, as always you Rocked the House!!

It’s and exciting day over on Cook Lisa Cook as it’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day, always a fun day!  This month I made Welsh Cakes and they are absolutely delicious.  So click on the picture and check them out. Welsh Cakes

While checking out the recipe please also take a look at some of my other recent recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook including: 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, 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.



  1. Way to go Maisie!!! She did amazing! Even though she took the spills off the beam, she kept going like a total champ! Congrats Miss M!

  2. Way to go Maisie!! Beam was a hard one this weekend. Maddie fell off as well. Maisie did great and is looking good.

  3. Maisie is so awesome!

  4. Sorry about your headache. Hope you are 100% soon.

    Congrats Maise! What a great day. You look cute too besides being super gymnastic-tastic!


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