Wednesday, July 25, 2012

aerials, toe backs, jumps, tucks & more

  
it's so funny to me,
out of all the tumbling, gymnastics, dancing & cheering all the girls have done
to watch them as they've grown up and see what they end up loving the most.

caroline, being the youngest of four,
might have drawn the short stick because i may have been a little busy with the older girls 
carpools and schedules to get her all booked up & squared away with classes at a young age.
but she's made up for lost time.
she's been tumbling only once per week
& yet keeps up with girls several years older.
she danced for about a year when she was three 
& then picked up back up again last fall.

the child is always doing one or the other.
all over the house.
as we walk down the street.
in the back yard.
everywhere.
so it came as no surprise to me that each day on the beach
she scoped out some hard sand to tumble in.
while i might not have any formal photo sesssions of her all dressed up
i have my share of these!
( older sisters, who may kill me for posting these, even joined in)









this one she does a toe touch & then a back handspring
("toe back")






her toe touch isn't as bad as this shot makes it look.









as you can see, our weather became a little more bleak 
as the week went on...
 





33 comments:

Debby said...

She needs to be in the Olympics. I am always amazed at what she can do.

Kate said...

Good golly Miss Molly. You have some athletic gals on your hands! I love the one of Caroline touching her toes with that dark stormy sky in the background...stunning!!

Simone said...

These photos are amazing Paige!! XX

susan said...

Gorgeous shots! I'm still trying to envision how the toe back works...sounds impossibly hard! :) Precious memories!

Sogni Siciliani said...

Wow...Great photos...great athletic ability!!!!

Sogni Siciliani said...

Wow...Great photos...great athletic ability!!!!

Jboo said...

Holy cow -- those are some amazing moves!! Way to go Caroline and big sisters!!

Esme said...

Good for Caroline, it has been fun to watch her grow. I think especially for girls it is important to have something in their life that gives them self-confidence.

Jill said...

Beautiful shots!
Amazing girls!
xo~Jill

Morning T said...

Holy cow I can't get over your pics Paige!! She is absolutely amazing, wow.
xo~
T

Tiffany said...

Wow, great pictures - makes my legs hurt just looking at them!!

So glad you all had a nice time.

I just read Sibi's post from today and I am beyond thrilled about the Spring 2013 event - OMG! Dare I dream about going and meeting you and her? I am praying, hoping and saving right now - really really want to be there!

xoTiffany

melissa said...

AMAZING .. shots and girlies!!!

Simply Me Art said...

Absolutely Amazes me! Sigh...To be young and able to do that again...gorgeous shots too. Looks like you all had such a fun time.

Heather said...

Wow, I'm so impressed - both by the photography and by the athletic moves!

Sharla said...

Very cool shots.

Hillcrest Acres said...

Amazing!!!!!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Caroline is getting curvy!!! So adorable... and I love all the action shots. I'm so glad you had such a good vacation but boo about losing days to rain. It was fun to follow you on Instagram!!

Kerri said...

Caroline looks so grown up! And such amazing talent to be able to do that at the beach! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos from vacation!

giosmama26@yahoo.com said...

These pictures are AMAZING! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

simply amazing shots! how blessed are your kids, really? and you and dan and brinkley too? vacations at seaside, cute clothes and bling, obvious dance/tumbling lessons....wowsa! you are really an amazing mom and have amazing kids and are obviously very, very fortunate!!

erika fajardo said...

Amazing shots!

Tove said...

Wow, this is just fantastic! My 5 year old has been looking at the pictures over and over again! Wonderful girls!

ToveHD, Norway

Anonymous said...

What a great post: strong girls. And so much fun.
Lieve groeten
Godeliva ( formaly from Ariadone ) The Netherlands

LLH Designs said...

I love that this comes naturally out of a desire of her heart vs. formal training. Makes my heart sing! The one of her in front of the storm...so cool! Love the strength go your girls. xoxo!

Between You and Me said...

amazing shots, Paige!

I love all of Caroline's suits!

Where do you get them?
And, you know I always ask all of the parenting questions....Lydia is 5, so I've got some time, but I'm wondering how you navigated through the bikini discussion?

Jodi said...

Caroline does just fabulous in her dance and tumbling; you can tell it's her passion.

Tumbling and gymnastics has always scared me but I love to see and watch it. It's amazing how these girls can flip!

Take care!!!
Jodi

julie said...

Wow! She is awesome! My little girl is just in awe of her pictures! She is wanting to learn them all! Actually, while I am typing this she is trying the jumps! Thanks for sharing!!! xo

3 Peanuts said...

She is so good!!!!! I LOVE these shots!!!

Kate LOVES gymnastics and I will show her these when she wakes up tomorrow morning. We miss you guys. I know that sounds silly but Kate keeps asking abut y'all and I wish we had visited more too. Just posted about it.



Kim

queen bee tracy said...

Beautiful girls. Beautiful pictures. I especially love the ones with dark clouds...the contrast is gorg!

queen bee tracy said...

Beautiful girls. Beautiful pictures. I especially love the ones with dark clouds...the contrast is gorg!

Lindsey said...

Olympics 2016?!?! Go Caroline!!

Tori said...

Hello! Where does your eldest girl get all of her super cute clothes?! I'm drooling over that top!

-tori
torigjohnson.blogspot.com

Traci said...

Those are great shots. She looks so athletic and strong! Beautiful girls.