My baby – yes she’s 6 – but she’s still my baby, had her Level 2 State Gymnastics meet today. I have to admit now that I’ve been through it with my big girls I’m not quite as stressed out at the meet. The great thing about Level 2 is everyone gets a trophy and everyone gets a medal. Which is something I don’t agree with always – but for littles, getting up in front of everyone for their first time and performing gymnastics – yes, everyone going away with a prize is appropriate. Don’t worry – by the time the kids move onto Level 3 the “everyone gets a prize” thing is over. (And yes – my big girls don’t always earn a medal/trophy but it really makes them work harder and I’m ok with that). Pip started her meet on beam and got an 8.9! Which is amazing!!!! Her routine was beautiful! Next up was floor and she rocked that as well! It’s so crazy how tight she stays and what pointy toes she has. Then it was vault. For whatever reason this is her nemisis. She has the weirdest run ever – seriously – it’s “odd”. Anyway – she did the best she’s done and ended up with a score of 8.75. Woot! Finally it was uneven bars. Now this is typically her best event … if she can get her mill circle it’s near perfect. Well – this time she got her mill circle too well and went around twice! Cringe! So … she got a 7.85. Oh well! She did her best and had fun! No big deal. Now wait – in level 2 they give a bronze medal to the bottom half, then a silver to the next quarter and gold medals to the top quarter. They’re announcing the bronze … no Pip. I’m sure she’ll be announced with the silver. Nope! She took 5th with a gold medal! I’m amazed!!!! I’m so proud of that kiddo! I guess her scores were solid enough to get her that gold! It was a great year of gymnastics for all my girls! I can’t thank the coaches enough for the patience they have with my girls and how much they’ve taught them. Gymnastics is not an easy sport and it has done so much for all of my kiddos.