Monday, January 25, 2010

Great Wolf Lodge!

The bags were only unpacked for two days. Normally we would spread our fun out a bit more but because of gymnastics meets, we got to spend a fun weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge. What a great place for a meet!

My Level 4's competed on Friday night. While I was coaching (the meets were held in the lodge's conference center), the rest of the family was living it up at the waterpark.

The kids loved the dump zone, where the massive water bucket was emptied every few minutes. They raved about the water slides and wave pool, too. But, Caleb was especially fond of the basketball hoop area.

My team did so well and actually won their meet! I was so proud of my gymnasts' efforts and it didn't hurt that all their parents were more than willing to give Michelle and I all the credit. :)

We slept in, the hotel room was super comfy, and then had a great buffet breakfast where Alyssa was able to fill up before her competition.

She did well, earning her personal best all-around. She did have two falls--one on beam and one extremely uncharacteric fall on bars. But even with those mistakes, she took fifth place all-around out of 27 girls in her age division. She did a beautiful floor routine which earned her a 9.25 and second place and she also placed second on vault.

Here she is sporting her two silver medals. Darling little thing, isn't she? (I can say that, I'm her mom!)

Here's the video of her vault (because Grandma missed the meet and wanted to see it.) She makes it look pretty easy considering the object over which she vaults is literally as tall as she is.

Way to go, Lys! It's always fun to watch her compete, but even more fun when the competition is held at such a great location.

I think our extreme fun is now done for awhile.


Chad said...

Wow! What a neat place! Way to go Lys!!! Way to go Coach! We need to travel with you guys, you really do it right!

Mom said...

Alright Lys and Level 4 Team and coaches!!!!!!! Your vault was beautiful, Lys.
Fun, fun two weeks for all of you guys.

Erin said...

Looks like so much fun! Congrats to all!

Jen said...

Well first off that looks like a really fun place. I've heard about it, but have yet to really check it out! Second congrats to you and your coaching. And finally, way to go Alyssa! You are truly a star!

KmCaCFamilyof5 said...

Such a fun meet!! I sure hope we do that one every year. We are great coaches, aren't we. ;-)

Great Vault Alyssa... nice arm swing, and pre flight!

Camille said...

Great Job Tara and Alyssa! Disneyland, Great Wolf Lodge, what fun thing do you have planned for this weekend????