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
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.
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!
‘Twas the night before Christmas and Emery was asleep. The Hasbun’s came by earlier for a merry meal to eat.
All was quiet through the house, all calm and relaxing. Only soft jazz Christmas music and our fireplace crackling.
Ashley and I sat down to enjoy a nice candle lit evening waiting for Santa to appear. We laughed, chatted and were grateful for being there. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Ok… so that was probably the worst spoof of the Christmas poem ever…
We had a great Christmas Eve. Emery work is up around 8am and we all went out the tree to unwrap presents. Most were for Emery but that was expected. She got her yoga ball and fort Builder from Santa and a ton of gifts from Audrey. She also got gifts from our friends, Ye Ye, Nai Nai and Eugene. Emery definitely scored big time.
Last night with the Husbans
There was an unexpected snow storm, “Benji” that hit Atlanta. Thankfully I️ decided to work from home on Friday morning as did Ashley. Emery’s school had early dismissal and she got to play in really 6 inches of snow!
We made a snowman and Emery was wanted to make it a Patriots snowman with the number 12. TB12 as he is known now accordingly to Ashley who is a diehard pats fan.
Later on Saturday morning Eugene was over and we had a giant snowball fight in the yard. Everyone go soaked. It was all of us against Eugene but he protected himself Pretty well even though he wore shorts!