You guys. Miss Gail had her first gymnastics jamboree on Sunday and it was ADORABLE!
Because of the limited number of seating, and not being able to bring HD & JP into the gym with us, we opted to leave them at home and pay them each ONE dollar for good behavior. It worked. We left them with dad's phone and they didn't call us at all (or answer when we called and text). The spent their hour alone playing Legos and watching football. Proud day!
We were "those" parents that arrived to the gym almost first just to ensure we had good seats. We selected ones in the opposite corner so we could have an unblocked view of the entire floor. Miss Gail was SO EXCITED! However...
When her class got up to show off their skills, she remained seated and the show went on. It wasn't until everyone went that I realized she wasn't going to go, so I jumped out of my seat, ran over to the coach and made a big to-do announcing from across the gym after getting her coach's attention that "she hasn't gone yet! She missed her turn!"
So lucky mom and dad were able to watch her show off her skills without the other kids getting right in my camera view. And the entire gym was focused on her and her alone. If that didn't get her nerves going more...
She was so so cute on the balance beam, making sure to make eye contact and smile at us. Heart melted!
Miss Gail was also one of the few that could hop up onto the bar without assistance. Yay her!
When she heard there was going to be a medal at the end, she was sold on gymnastics. Fast forward to Sunday morning, when they called her name to go up to receive her participation medal, she sprinted to the front and climbed up to the 1st place platform.
She was so excited!
Seriously, can she get any cuter?