Saturday, August 1, 2009

Evil Gym Mom gets to brag...

I know I know, long time no post. My excuse?
Well, I have several:
1. busy reading my favourite blogs (includes icanhascheezburger)
2. actually doing some stitching
3. busy doing Evil Gym Mom stuff

Anyhoo, here's the update.
First weekend in July was Spiralz RG Comp in Te Awamutu, for Tamsin. Her coach shocked her by saying she could compete the Freehand routine she'd only finished learning the previous week.
We told her it was ok to forget bits of a routine the first time it's competed - so Tamsin took a deep breath and competed it.
Then came the snafus. Don't worry, none of them were Tamsin's doing!
She's the first competitor to go and they play her hoop music - only it's her freehand she's meant to be doing. Nevermind, the judges say she can do it again, after the last competitor.
Then she gets announced out of order to do her hoop routine. Tamsin comes racing out from the warm up area, presents and waits in her start pose....only for them to play the music for the girl they should have announced. So, off she comes and waits patiently for her real turn to come round and competes hoop.
Then waits again until after the last competitor so she can do her freehand routine.
It did rattle her somewhat, but Tamsin kept her cool and improved her scores from Counties, finishing lower mid-field, as is usual for Tinkerbelle.

Then it was the school holidays - filled with rhythmic gym classes, artistic gym classes and ballet classes, at all times of the day at 3 different venues. We were sick of the inside of the car, I can tell you.

But it was worth it cos the reward at the end was the most awesomely cool 3 days spent with Floss and her family in Christchurch over the last weekend of the holidays, attending gymsport comps.
Then it was back to school, and the normal round of rhythmic, artistic and ballet classes. We continue to be sick of the inside of the car.
However, I am getting some stitching done while waiting for the girls at class - a finished pic is maybe a week away? Hope so, cos I want to send it to its recipient sooner rather than later, LOL
I also managed to make 3 - yes THREE - rhythmic leotards, and that includes blinging them.

The one not shown was just a tester and won't be worn to compete. I'm so glad I gave it a go, it's lots of fun.

These were taken at the Midland Rhythmics Champs, held at the same venue in Te Awamutu, early this morning (Sat Aug 1).

The venue, Te Awamutu Events Centre, is quite new and very nice. The comp, like last time, was well run and very pleasant to attend - yay for Spiralz club. Also, the music snafus didn't happen to Tamsin this time!
AND Jess competed RG for the first time. Six weeks after starting rhythmic she did a very nice L3 freehand routine and scored 15.525. She's really pleased with that, as the RG rules are a tad different to WAG. I thought it was lovely. Rope routine still under construction (maybe at AKL Champs at the end of Aug) and ball routine yet to be started.
Tamsin went out, did clean routines, no oops, no memory losses and finishing on time with the music. Plus, she increased her scores. Nothing flash: freehand 14.225 and hoop 13.242, but she was pleased with them as her previous high score was a 13.400.

Then we waited through the L2 session and lunch for prizegiving and spent money at the canteen, as you do, LOL.

And to our stunned amazement we get:

First overall, 1st freehand, 2nd hoop.

Way to go Tinkerbelle!!!


Little Miss Flossy said...

Hey that is so awesome, we're all bragging down here like she's our little sister! S ended up 3rd on vault and 12th overall after her epic fail on the bars. She's surprisingly upbeat about it all...

Kathryn in NZ said...

Go S!
Bad Evil Gym Mom decided not to video Tink today but to just enjoy watching her routines, so no record of them. You'll see why when the vid of Jess' L3 freehand appears on YouTube - my tracking is hopeless, plus I wasn't far enough away to get a wide enough angle on the action.
Thank heaven I hauled the camera out of the bag to get the podium photo!

Andie said...

Awesome!!!! Congratulations :D

Rene la Frog said...

They have grown so much and are beautiful girls. You sure have a reason to brag.

CameoRoze said...

Congrats to the kids ... and a huge pat on the back for the incredible sewing done by mom!

Lhassa said...

Félicitation à la gagnante et bravo à toutes les participantes.