Sunday, November 13, 2011

USA Level 3 State Meet 2011

IMG_2242eTaylor & Maisie after the meet.

IMG_2255eTeammates Aspen, Miller & Maisie.

IMG_2257eAlyssa & Maisie

IMG_2246eMaisie’s friend April came to watch her compete.

Maisie was one heck of a trooper at State Meet today and did oh-so well and thankfully had a good time too.  Maisie has been sick with a cold for a couple of days and is completely congested and coughing but she really wanted to go to her meet so I gave her all the meds I could and she made it through.  After her meet she wanted to stay at the gym and watch the USA Level 6 Team Competition which was noisy good fun but it probably was more than my little girl could handle because by the time we got home all her meds had of course worn off so she was coughing up a storm and running a fever again.  She’s now re-medicated and sleeping and I’m hoping for a good night.  I have a feeling though that tomorrow is going to be a stay home from school and recuperate kind of day. 

I have to say that it was crazy watching the Level 3 meet today as there were a lot of gymnasts, 122 in total, split between two sessions.  What really got me though was the age range as the oldest girls were almost 6.25 years older than Maisie, more than double her age…crazy!  The girls were equally divided up into smaller age groups so there were age divisions Child A, B & C and Jr. A, B & C so that for individual medals a 6 year old was not competing against a 12 year old but for team awards there were no age categories it was just the entire team.  That being said, Maisie competed in the youngest age group, Child A and even there was in the bottom quarter of the group for age.  The entire North Metro Level 3 squad is quite young with 11 gymnasts competing in Child A and the other 5 competing in Child B & C.  Though the girls didn’t walk away with any first place wins, individually All-Around (for Child A) they had a 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th & 11th place finish and as a team they did very well taking a 7th place out of 15 teams, fabulous for such a young squad!  A great season for the North Metro Level 3 girls and starting Tuesday they start training USA Level 4…woohoo!!

Maisie did very well and medaled in all events.  She also had her best ever beam routine.  I'm so proud of my A-Maisie-ing little gymnast.

Obligatory hands in the air pictures and score card.IMG_2232eVault: 6th Place ~ 9.2

IMG_2234eBars:  5th Place ~ 8.9

IMG_2235eBeam:  7th Place ~ 8.9

IMG_2237e Floor:  3rd Place ~ 9.25

IMG_2239e All-Around:  5th Place ~ 36.25

I think that tomorrow we’re going to be eating a lot of soup as both Maisie and I have sore throats from being sick and from all the cheering we did today for the North Metro girls.  Off to pull some of my favorite Fire Roasted Tomato and Chicken Tortilla Soup from the freezer so that I can enjoy, and hopefully taste it tomorrow.  It’s really good whether you’re sick or not so click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.

Fire Roasted Chicken Tortilla Soup

Other recent recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: 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, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens and Aloo Tikki.



  1. Way to go Maisie! She looked great. She did really well and I bet she's ready to move on up :). I hope you guys feel better soon.

  2. Way to go Maisie!!!!! Looking forward to picking up Hannah from daycare tonight and then going home to watch your video together! We cheer you on from Canada.

    Hope you're both on the mend today and enjoying a quiet day of recuperating together.

  3. Way to go! That is so cool!!!!

    I looked at the picture of Maisie and can't believe how much you two look alike! It is amazing!

  4. What a lil' trooper! I'm glad Maisie was well enough to compete and do well. I hope you two have had some good nights' of rest and are already feeling better.


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