Hey, Let’s Take a Photo of You Two!

But I don’t want to take a picture with Emma!! Jovie, let me sit next to you! No! I don’t want you next to me!! Emma, don’t laugh at me! I don’t want you to take a picture with me! Mommy, take the picture now! (Mommy was too busy laughing out loud to take any serious photo) Emma, go away! Now, mommy!! Mommy, hurry take a picture of me!! (And look, I am not going to take my eyes off of Emma while you’re at it) Jovie, let me hide behind you while you take your picture! Ok, Emma. (Emma

Last Day of Summer

I never thought I’d say this but, I am going to miss the girls when they start school tomorrow! Emma will be in year 4, or 3rd grade, and Jovie in pre-school. We had so much fun going places, swimming and gymnastics (well M at gym and Jovie and I either at soft play or a coffee shop) that each day whizzed by without a pause. During the summer a few goals were achieved. M’s goals were gym related and she got all of them accomplished. My goal was to go through some old stuff and even though I did

Not Sure Which Is Worse

Being the mom of a good gymnast and hoping that her daughter sticks all her moves so that she can get one of the medals or the mom of the girl who just learned her moves and wishing that her daughter can just complete the competition without tears. I was that later mom today and I think I quit breathing each time M did her routine. Even though we knew that Emma had a minuscule chance of winning a medal (note: she’s not a lazy gymnast, she’s new to “real” gymnastics and still playing catch up still with girls her

The Girls and Nice Restaurants

Maybe we’re lucky, but we’ve been able to take the kids to nice restaurants (places that most people would only go on anniversaries) since they could sit on a high chair. Even with Jovie’s pickiness, I never ask whether they have a kid’s meal or not. While I do ask what the kids want to eat for lunch/dinner (if I am cooking that is), when it comes to eating out, mom and dad gets to pick and they eat whatever is on the menu. I remember when Emma was about Jovie’s age and I booked a dinner at a French

Three Down

And three and a half more weeks of summer holiday to go. Wow, where did the time go? In a few weeks BOTH girls will be in school!! We still have tons of fun things to do and places to go with gymnastics practice in between. M’s first real gymnastics meet will be in a few weeks (terms and conditions apply — details later) and she’s looking forward to going. Before I go, let me share this little tip: Unless it’s a race, take your time and enjoy it. If you go to fast, you might end up like this:

She’s Our Star

Here she is, with her first gold medal! She was so proud of herself and of course we were (still are) too. The competition happened over a week ago, the first of July to be exact. It was just an in club competition but from the looks of all the girls, they were all bound and determine to do their best. Everybody did a fabulous job but M did outperform her team mates in the floor and strength portion. Her body moved beautifully. Almost perfect arches, fabulous pointed toes, and very little wobbles. And no, I’m not just saying it