Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gymnastics and a few updates

Okay, sorry I have not posted in a while. We have a lot going on here. Christian is in gymnastics and had his first competition this past weekend. I am hoping to get some video loaded of him soon so you can see some of his performances. He has only been doing gymnastics around 4-5 months and went from never taking to being asked to compete on the team. He does struggle with it as it wears hm out. He takes 3 days a week for 3 hours. His class is Mon, Tues, and Thurs from 4-7. He is beat!! We drove to Dallas for the meet. It was 4 hours long but it was worth it. It was great to watch him and how much improvement he has made. He won a metal for overall. Some of these teams were FANTASTIC and you could tell that they ate, slept, and breathed gymnastics. Keep checking the video links at the top right for added footage of his performances. It takes a while to load them.









Clara is growing way too fast. She is getting braver about walking but still prefers crawling. She is starting to eat off of a plate without throwing it all over the floor. We discovered she likes broccoli and teriyaki chicken. Tonight she ate cucumber (likes on and off), grapes, cheese, and cheesy chicken macaroni casserole. I am so proud of the little toddler she is becoming. There are just some days that I want to push the pause button. My kiddoes are just growing up way too fast. I fixed her hair this evening and I am throwing in a shot of the finished product. She sat in her seat that attaches to the table. We don't use a high chair anymore. It is an Eddie Bauer seat and is really handy. It works great and I can reach the lower back of her hair and work my way up. She will eat snacks, watch Blue's Clues, and play with some toys. She is just the most patient little thing for the most part....believe me she has her moments of being impatient though....LOL (like her mamma!!). In this shot she is half laughing and half ticked off because daddy was not giving her anymore casserole.
This is a shot of Clara taking a few steps after her daddy and brothers made it home from gymnastics tonight. She was happy to be out of the "hair chair". You can get another view of her hair here too. I still struggle with the parts. She does absolutely fantastic sitting still.

We have been busy looking at houses here lately. We are wanting to get a bigger house and a home that has some acerage. We want our children to have room to roam, explore, play, and make some great memories. We thought we had found the one but we just though it through and did not feel right about it. We are looking for a second time this weekend at another home we like. We LOVE the outside of the house and property but the inside of the house is not exactly what we would want. We will see how it goes. Please pray that God will guide us in the right direction in this decision. It is fun looking but when it starts to come down to the bottom line the pressure starts in. So, Saturday we have a very busy day. We will meet at the house at 11 and then we are off to Meemaw and Pawpaw's to celebrate my newest Sister-In-Law's, Candy, birthday!! =) HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY CANDY!!!

More to come.....

3 comments:

sophiaoreilly said...

Clara's hair looks AWESOME! Great job!! I soooo wish we lived closer together so that we could learn the hair stuff (and other things) together!

Mikki said...

Thank you! It would be nice to let Sophia and Clara meet one day! Move on down to Texas! =) Well, they will know each other through video and pictues....maybe one day we can meet in person!! We can still share tips and tricks through email, blogs, etc...

Stephanie said...

First off I am SO impressed with Christian and his gymnastics!!! Plus, they all have amazing arm muscles! I need to do that. LOL! Clara's hair is so cute, you're doing a great job.