I look at that precious smile. She was nervous for her first ever gymnastics meet, but she was also very excited. Seriously, I think she should get a few extra points, just for that dimpled smile.
I am such a proud Mama.
She was so coordinated, fashionable, and pulled together, it blew me away. She looked so grown up, and yet, she is still my little.
She told me that she was really scared. She was nervous. She told me something was upsetting her stomach. I told her it was just a little butterfly wishing her lots of luck.
Look at that sweet smile. She stopped being nervous and scared, and somewhere along the way, she just started to have a lot of fun. That's what I wanted most, for my girl just to have fun.
A little coach encouragement.
I love that Claire got up early and did her hair, and she took most of these photos. We both sat in the stands, Mom, with tears streaming down my face. Claire and I were her biggest fans.
In the end, she won 10th all around of 15 girls in her class. It was her first meet. She was solid, with no falls. She was amazing. And she told me twice in the car that she won for "all around". I asked her if she knew she would win a medal? She told me that she was sure that she might, but that she was really hoping that she would. We are so proud of our Emily tonight! Love you little gym girl.