Wednesday, March 22, 2006

When it was time...he brought it!

It is sooo good to be home!!! Very long drive with 6 kids, scary roads (the roads were clear, but the mountains and sharp drop offs scared the hell out of me!!) but it was a great time!

I will put up pictures/video later. The results were listed wrong on the site due to an error in one of the judges addition but these are the results!

Floor: 4th (8.7)
Pommel: 3rd (8.2)
Rings: 8th (8.4)
High Bar: 2nd (8.9)
All Around: 7th

He did great! His high bar routine was the best he has ever done! He knew what he needed to do and got it done! I was so proud of him. And he was so happy to have beat his "rival" in 2 events! LOL

The hotel was ehh...and there really were kids flipping in the hallways! My son included *wink*

We had some semi good food. Pita Pit where I had falafel (YUMMY!!) Wingers (food sucked!!) and a few other small places here and there. I did get an AWESOME dessert at Wingers: the Wingers Asphalt Pie

It was HUGE and so good. Oreo crust, ice cream, caramel and whip cream! I could go to wingers just for dessert again!

But alas, there is just nothing like being home!

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Doesn't sound like a word that should cause so much terror. State. Add "gymnastics competition" to it, and you will see why my stomach is filled with knots.

My son qualified for state gymnastics. We leave tomorrow morning to begin our adventure up to Moscow, Idaho for this last meet of the season. I believe they said more than 90 boys will be there. Conner is feeling better, I know I posted earlier that he has been sick for about 7 weeks now, but the vitamin c and echinacea helped to heal him where the antibiotics did not. Now, he just feels like he lost 7 weeks of practice and has lost a lot of his power, but eh..what can you do.

So 90 boys and who knows how many hundreds of girls will be running around in leo's and singlets and team colors and invading the University of Idaho where the competition is to take place. That poor town will never know what hit them.
These are kids that can be walking down the hallway and just start flipping out. And by flipping out, I mean REALLY flipping! Do handstands, backhandsprings, name it, they do it. it is in the blood. Half the time, my 2 gymnasts don't even realize they are doing it till I beg them to stop tumbling in the living room!

So my tummy is in knots. Anxious for my son to do well. I will be that mom in the stands talking every single boy on our team through the routines. My husband after watching the last video I did of a meet turned to me and said "you know Jessica, we can turn the audio off!!" Guess he didn't like my commentary! LOL

I am so proud of him. I am terrified for him. I so want him to do good and to be pleased with how he performs. That is all that truly matters-that he is happy with how he does. So I sit with my tummy in knots and I cannot eat or sleep without thinking of this weekend.
I am only glad that this year, at his level, they cannot do regionals. I can only imagine what a wreck I would be then!

Friday, March 03, 2006

What is wrong with the justice system??

Ok-it has been a long time since I have ranted, so I guess I am due...because this story just pisses me OFF

Suffolk Police have filed charges against a pregnant woman who was found shot in the stomach Thursday morning. Tammy Skinner is accused of shooting herself in the stomach, killing her unborn child.

The 22-year-old was due to give birth to a baby girl that day. The baby did not survive.

Skinner was taken to police headquarters around noon Tuesday, where she was charged. A $15,000 bond has been set.

Skinner is charged with causing an abortion, use of a fire arm in the commission of a felony, and filing a false report.

Illegally inducing an abortion is a class four felony, and is punishable by 2-10 years in prison and a fine of not more than $100,000.

A judge sealed search warrants in the case Monday.

She kills her baby...and she is charged with causing an abortion. This was a full term baby. She was due to birth that day. That woman shot herself in the stomach to purposely kill her baby and they charge her with an abortion.
murder? manslaughter?? yes...that would be good.
But an abortion???
**shakes head**

She orginally filed a report stating that someone had shot her. They later searched the house and concluded she did it herself.

If she didn't want the baby, why not just birth it and take it to a safe haven? why kill it.

I just don't get people sometimes.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Yours, Mine, and Ours

ok-so having a *larger* family, I tend to flock towards movies, books, tv shows that have big families. It is just ME, you know?

So Cheaper By the Dozen irritated me. While being a funny movie at times, I felt it really displayed a large family in a negative manner. So out of control all the time. Like having a large family meant instant chaos and insanity. JERKS! They couldn't put some normal stuff in there?

So I admit I was a little ehn about watching Yours, Mine and Ours last night. It started off cute, but then just got boring. I don't know, I thought they portrayed the large family ok, but give us more of the day to day stuff. The cooking of meals, the doing laundry....don't concentrate so much on the kids trying to break up the parents. Give us more substance and more humor.

So while worth watching, it was not worth buying.

I am curious to see Cheaper By the Dozen 2 now.

I don't think I will ever be satisfied...should I just write my own damned large family movie???? LOL LOL