Sunday, June 17, 2007

Return from Flip Fest

Well, she's back!! JoAnna, Patrick and I drove up to Knoxville, TN on Thursday. We stayed with Amy and Monty Sharp, who were AWESOME hosts. We spent Thursday evening with them, and headed over to Crossville on Friday. Thank you so much for opening your house to us Amy and Monty. We arrived at the camp on Friday in time to see the "Parent Show", which consisted of the campers showing the parents the new skills they learned. Some of Hannah's new skills included a cartwheel and back walkover on the balance beam. How difficult it was to tear her away from camp when it was over!!!!! She will definately be going back!

She got to go jet skiing on the lake and did the ropes course with a 40 ft rope swing that swings out over the lake. She was having so much fun that we had to practially drag her from camp. She wanted to stay another week. She had a lot of fun with the other girls from her gym, and the new friends she met from other states.

Hannah got to meet and train with Olympians and top college athletes and coaches.

Hannah with Olympic Gold Medalist, Jaycie Phelps

Hannah with Olympian and World Champion, Sean Townsend

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Flip Fest

Well, Hannah left for Flipfest gymnastics camp. The van came and picked her up at 4:15am this morning for the long haul to Tennessee. She will be gone a week, spending almost 8 hours a day training and the rest of the time doing normal camp stuff. They are on a lake and have lots of activities. She will get to meet and work out with several Olympic gold Medalist, a couple of which JoAnna and I got to see at the '96 Olympics in Atlanta.

We know she will have fun and boy is it hard the first time a child goes off to camp all by herself and that far away. Her bunk mate is next to her in the van so they should have fun!

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mowing the Grass

Patrick got to learn how to cut the grass today. He did a really good job. We live on a street with several military families so he is hoping to put the skill to good work.

I was not far from him while he cut and he already knew some basics like foot and leg protection and so I was able to help with hearing and eye protection.

We actually have a good size yard so we didn't get the back cut. It doesn't help that it is 87 degrees at 7:30 am and then in the 100s until 5:30 - 6:00 pm. It did go a lot faster with him mowing and me edging though.

Good Job Patrick!!!