Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hanging It Up

Just the leo, that is. Not the sport--oh heavens, no--not the sport. After all, she did declare the gym her "favorite place on earth." But this last weekend was Alyssa's level 6 state meet and it marked the last time she'd don this leotard.

She slipped into it first thing in the morning and remarked, "Well, this is the last time I'll wear this." I was sad. Just a little. But with the compeletion of the state meet, Alyssa now advances to level 7 which is the first level of optional gymnastics and the optional gymnasts wear a different leo. She's excited.

Alyssa performed well in her last outing as a compulsory gymnast. Her routines were solid, she looked polished and her performance earned her a fifth place all-around finish. She finished 7th on vault, 6th on floor, 5th on bars and 3rd on beam.

She went to practice the very next day and one of her level 7 tumbling passes started to really click. It was looking so good she wanted to take a video for Dad to see. Here it is:



Way to go Lys! We're so proud of you and all your dedication and hard work!

7 comments:

Mom said...

She's my super star, that's for sure.

Sara said...

Such an amazing little gymnast! Congrats to Alyssa for doing so awesome in her meet!

Erin said...

Congrats! I'm super, super excited for optionals to start.

Anna wanted to watch the video over, and over and over. She even asked me to "make it big" so she could get a really good look!

Jen said...

She is such a super-star! No rest for the very good! I'm sure she'll find as much success in level 7!

Ben and Carrie said...

I love the gymnastic videos you post. She is awesome and is now moving up to compete with the big dogs. Go Alyssa!!

Michelle said...

That front handspring is perfect! Yay Alyssa, (and Chen!!!) :) You're really going to see her take off now with his fabulous coaching 4 days a week!

Emily said...

Congrats Alyssa!!