Emery is #1

Yesterday, Emery had her 4th gymnastics meet. Emery is part of the recreational team at Atlanta North Star Gymnastics. This season she is in level 2. Emery had 4 events to compete in. To all of our surprise, Emery did amazing and got 1st place in the overall. We are so proud of her. Emery told us after her very first meet that she wants to get 1st place. Now she has.

After the meet Emery was so happy with herself and she said next time she wants to do even better.

Here is how she did.

Vault – 3rd

Bars – 1st

Beam – 8th

Floor – 6th

Overall – 1st

Bean gets a white coat

We are sitting here at the BU Dental white coat ceremony. The key note is going on right now. The weather is beautiful and we are all dressed nice. Eugene is halfway to the DMD. Even Eugene’s girl friend is here to join in the ceremony.

Boston Trip Day 1

Emery and I went to Boston to attend Eugene’s White Coat Ceremony. We arrived yesterday and had a full day today to sight see. We’ve never been to Plymouth Plantation before and this time we went. It was a great site. We spent almost 4 hours there.

We had a big breakfast before.

At Plymouth Plantation

This is what the same street in Plymouth looks like now:

Then we went to Plymouth Rock. Plymouth was founded in 1620 and was one of the earliest most well documented towns. Thanks the writings by William Bradford. We actually met the man acting as William Bradford at Plymouth Plantation. Coincidentally, when I was a kid I lived in a town called Bradford which was named after him.

Emery has cavities

Emery had 5 cavities in her recent dental visit. This means, using that big novocaine needle. She was a really brave girl though and she had a big needle in her mouth two times this past week without so much as shedding a tear. What a brave girl. She was just upset because her fave would feel really funny and she felt like her cheek got drops after. She was also really concerned she could eat her lunch.

This just makes me smile at at how brave yet how innocent Emery is.

Our little climber

Emery and her best friend Sofia went climbing today at Escalade in Kennesaw. These kids had such a blast. They claimed for 2 hours straight, never even a bit of rest or pause. When they did stop climbing they ran around and played on the slide.

Emery was quite tenacious with her climbs. She did all ones for the kids, doing each one multiple times. Where were two that was especially challenging and she kept at it a few times until she fell like it hurt her hands too much. She was quite strong and was able to pull herself up with her arms and seems so comfortable with with the height. In each climb , especially the more difficult ones, she had to use her mind and figure out where her options were and best way to go about it. Our friends the Ramirez family introduced this sport to us and it’s something we have never done or been exposed to before.

Although Ashley and I don’t do it, I was seriously tempted!