Monday, November 17, 2008

Our gymnastics season has begun!

What kind of mommy blogger would I be if I didn't take a moment or two....or brag on my kids and their talents.

Sunday marked the official start to our looooooong gymnastics season. This was a very small meet in Ohio. More of a practice meet than an official meet. It was that small. But my boys kicked it off with a fantastic finish.

Dreamy came in 1st place in the All Around for level 6 and Hefty came in 2nd place for the level 7s.

I've decided to post each of their best routines. There's 6 routines in all so I just can't see trying to post all 12 routines. And, of course, celebrate the fact that I think I've figured out this video posting. So I'm participating in Leslie's Video Me Monday.

Isn't her button cute! It's so darn cheery!

Video Me Mondays

This is Hefty on Floor. He received a score of 15.4.

And this is Dreamy on mushroom/pommel. He received a score of 15.2.


Leslie said...

HOLY CRAP!!!! Did I not mention that I used to be a gymnast? And then I got too big, but that's besides the point, I am totally into it and I adore gymnasts! I don't know how you didn't just jump out of your skin and scream, "That's my baby! That's my boy! Mommy loves you!!!" Oh. Right. That would be humiliating. But I felt so much pride as if I were right there with you. Awww! WTG boys!! Thanks for playing along!

Vicki said...

What a talent! Does he give you chill bumps just watching him?
He is absolutely adorable and good!
I bet you are getting your luggage ready for the Olympics!!

Thanks for sharing that with us!
I found you from my sister!!

Very nice video!

Mama Smurf said...

Thanks guys! I had no idea Leslie! I'm so grateful that my boys chose a sport that I actually enjoy watching. I could watch them all day. LOVE it.

And I usually am the obnoxious mom that's hoot'n and holler'n in the background of the camcorder. But my friend and fellow gym mom took care of that for me this time. =)

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Ok, damnit, I don't even KNOW you (well, not technically) and I'm TOTALLY tearing up watching your boys!!! How can you stand it?? I am such a sap for kids doing ANYTHING.

Crap. Now I gotta get ready for work and I'm all teary.

Truly, they are awesome and have put in some LONG hours to be able to do that. Would it sound silly for me to say I am SO proud of them??

p.s. I would totally be THAT mom in the crowd that Leslie referred to.

Ashley said...

OH MY! Wow! I mean.. WOW! Okay, sorry. I was a little overwhelmed there. I was expecting to see - you know - kid's stuff... not like totally knock my socks off gymnastics. He is so talented. I know you are very proud. Keep us updated so we can say 'Hey! We know his mom!' in a few years when we see him at the Olympics!

Anonymous said...

Obviously, these boys are talented like their mother. It goes without saying (although I just did). You are rightfully proud.

Shannon said...

Stopping by from Leslie's blog...

These are great! My daughters want to try gymnastics... they are 7 and 5. They've both done ballet and tap before... I just hope its not too late to get them started in gymnastics.

It's one of my favorite sports to watch!

Happy2bme said...

Very talented boys you have. Their strength is incredible.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Little Dudes have got some skillz! That is awesome. Thanks for posting those. It made me smile :)

jodieboedie said...

Oh that's awesome!!! They obviously worked very hard. I soooo wish my dude wanted to continue with gymnastics. I live vicariously through your videos ;-)

Spoiled Mommy said...

Wow-you must be one proud Moma!
The kids did an awesome job.
Found your video through Leslies Video Me Monday.
I also love the smurf theme on your site, ahhh the memories!

Dana said...

that is sooo awesome!!!! keep pursuing that talent!!!

Dana said...

so i watched those videos again and they really are spectacular... they both did such an awesome job!! I still can't believe those flips and handstands!!! such strenght!! you must be one proud Mama!! I just had to comment again!!

Kellan said...

I just LOVED, LOVED, LOVED watching those videos! How talented!!! You should be very proud!!

Take care - Kellan

April said...

oh, that's SO awesome!! Congrats to you and those talented boys of yours.

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

They are so truly talented! Way to go boys!!!