Saturday, October 15, 2011

Celebrating with TOPs

This morning Maisie celebrated her birthday again at the gym but this time with the girls on her TOPs team.  The no-picture cupcakes from yesterday made an appearance again today and just like yesterday there’s no real cupcake picture but just like yesterday, the girls loved them.  They also really liked the pink zebra wrappers that we used for the cupcakes because pink and zebra patterns are hot at the gym…plus they matched Maisie’s leotard today. 

IMG_1076Maisie and her TOPs teammates after practice, ready to enjoy their cupcakes.

IMG_1065eI arrived at the gym a little before the end of practice so I got to see Maisie working on her press handstands.  Her record thus far is five in a row without falling or allowing her bottom to touch the ground.

IMG_1066eCoach Hardy and her teammates watching.

IMG_1067eThat’s half of one, now to come back down, not allowing her bottom to touch the ground or have her thighs rest on her arms so to complete one press handstand…then to do it all over again and again.

IMG_1075eCoach Hardy watching Maisie hold her handstand.  The girls practice holding their handstands for as long as possible without moving their hands or falling, which would stop their time.  I look at this picture and can’t believe the muscles on my girl.

Maisie’s off to celebrate her birthday this afternoon with her girlfriends who aren’t on either of her gymnastics teams or in school with her, she’s one social little girl.

I promise another new recipe very soon but enjoy this delicious one from the past and perfect for this time of year, Pumpkin Blondies.  You know the drill, click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.IMG_7572

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 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, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies and Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw.



  1. Wow, those handstands are INCREDIBLE!

    Happy happy birthday sweet Maisie and huge hugs from California!

  2. Oh my, she does have a lot of muscle! So fun that she is having so many celebrations. :)

  3. Wow! Your little cutie is amazing and strong! Would love to see video of how she does a press handstand.

    Happy Birthday Maisie!!

  4. I just love how Maisie is straight as a board doing her handstand. My word!


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