Saturday, October 22, 2011

A-Maisie-ing(ly) Maisie Rocked Roswell!

If you read my last post where I talked about Maisie’s back injury this past week you know that I debated as to whether or not to have her compete with her team this weekend.  Then to further exacerbate the situation Maisie awoke around midnight saying that her throat hurt to swallow and she was running a low fever.  I gave her some Tylenol and thankfully she quickly and easily went back to sleep.  This morning she awoke on her own at 5am, without a fever and she wanted to attend the meet.  I was most concerned about her back but she said that it was feeling okay.  Just to make sure that her back was nice and loose I gave her a long hot bath followed by her dose of Motrin and then she wore the heat wrap while she ate and I did her hair.  By 7:15 Maisie was bathed, finished with breakfast, her hair was done, she was dressed in her competition leotard and warm-ups and we were heading out into the cold dark morning to the gym.

IMG_1367eMy gorgeous A-Maisie-ing Maisie!

The meet this morning was Roswell Gymnastics’ Trick or Treat Invitational and I’ll tell you, it was nice not to have far to travel to get to the gym.  Maisie was happy to be with her teammates and her throat and back seemed okay. 

Maisie’s session was all USA Level 3 and there were a total of 40 gymnasts representing five gyms.  Maisie’s age group was comprised of three gyms but you couldn’t tell that from the awards as the Jr. A North Metro girls took every.single.medal!  Yay North Metro!!

IMG_1408eMaisie had fun at the meet and was quite thrilled with the trick-or-treat candies that she received at the awards ceremony.

I always stress but to say I held my breathe during todays meet would be an understatement as warm-ups for Maisie did NOT go well.  I could see that she just was off her game and vault especially seemed to be giving her the most difficulty, which is unusual.  Though once the meet started she pulled it out and did very well, surprisingly well considering this past week.  As always I’m super proud of my beautiful little gymnast. 

IMG_1368eMaisie and teammate Mara before the meet.

Another shaky hand video of my girl but I adore watching her! 

I realized that Maisie ended this meet with the exact same All-Around score as Freedom Fest, a 36.725 which earned her another first place All-Around finish.   Also like Freedom Fest, at this meet she had one first place, two second place and one fourth place finishes.  Bars remained her strongest event but for the first time ever she had to take a second go at the vault.  In the end though, my girl rocked!

Now for the obligatory hands in the air pictures and scores:

IMG_1378eBars:  First Place ~ 8.95

IMG_1381eBeam:  Second Place ~ 9.3

IMG_1386eFloor:  Second Place ~ 9.175

IMG_1371eVault:  Fourth Place ~ 9.3

IMG_1392eAll-Around:  First Place ~ 36.725   

Congratulation Maisie and all the North Metro Girls, you Rocked Roswell!!  Now on to State Meet.

So, a very good day that we’re having and I even posted a new recipe over on Cook Lisa Cook.  This one is a lot healthier than my last few but just as delicious, in a different sort of way.  Click on the picture to learn how to make some totally awesome Roasted Cauliflower.


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, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.



  1. Wahoo Maisie!! Way to go! You're one tough cookie!! Hannah and I love to watch your gymnastics videos together and when it's over it's often met with'Again Mommy!' so we watch it again.

    It's funny Lisa that as you posted the scores at the end of the video I was thinking the placements were somewhat similar. Guess we're taking in more than we know.

    When is Maisie's state meet? Praying for a healthy little girl ready to compete.

  2. This girl is the coolest thing around!


  3. Wow, I can only imagine you were feeling nervous for her at this meet. So happy she did so well!

  4. Whoohoo! The talents of you little girl are just limitless. I am amazed Maisie did so well under the circumstances. What a trooper! You're a real trooper too, Lisa, because I know how nervous you were about letting her compete this time.


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