December 6, 2008
This Saturday we split up to do what a family of our size has to get done in a weekend. C stayed home with the older 3. They just wanted to sleep. Go figure. The funny thing is that none of them slept in. They were all moving about at 8:30 a.m. before we left. The excitement of the possibilities of a non structured day was more powerful than the call of the pillow.
C stayed home to continue his book writing. He is measuring all things in words. Over 4,000 words and much editing were accomplished today. To meet the goals set by the publisher he is suppose to average 3100 words per day. :-)
The rest of us drove up to Cartersville for D's first gymnastic meet of the season. Due to his lack of training this summer he completed at Level 5 for this meet, but plans to move on to Level 6 in the coming meets. The scoring was all changed around which I guess happens during the Olympic years. Now 16 is the highest (instead of 10).
His results looked like:
Level 5 - - 10 year old category
Floor: 14.5 (3rd)
High Bar: 14.9 (1st)
Pommel Horse: 15 (1st)
Vault: 14.5 (3rd)
Parallel Bars: 13.6 (7th)
All Around Score 85.7 (2nd Place)
The next meet is in February where he'll attempt Level 6 in a the very competitive Flip Fest in Knoxville TN - http://www.flipfest.com/invitational/ . D is excited about learning the new routines and competing at a new level!
On the way home from the meet, we stopped at BJ's and loaded up on some of the basics. With the help of a few of the kids we quickly put together this huge pot of chili. It was split 3 ways and put into freezer bags for easy crockpot meals on these chilly winter days. One tip we learned from Dinner A Fare is to put the bags into containers and fold back the plastic. It keeps them upright and easy to fill.