caroline is at the age where we feel she needs to choose between dance & tumbling/competitive cheering. with both taking up a few days each week there really isn’t the option of doing both. caroline had only danced for a year when she was three years old and asked to start back up fall 2011. it was evident early on that she is a gifted and talented dancer. she had tumbled only one day per week off & on over the couple years prior. it was obvious there too that she has talent.
over christmas break she told me she wanted to take a little hiatus from dance & go back to the gym. several days a week. i’ll be honest, i do worry about the potential for injury with tumbling. savannah had several broken bones cheer related and madison has had multiple injuries not the least of which included a broken nose and concussion. she was only in the gym for a few hours when her coach told her she had picked back up to where she was before she left.
so we’ll see where to from here…
we officially have a third child with a license. and yes her daddy gets all the credit for being the
saint teacher who has endless patience when it comes to teaching the girls to drive. fear not. we haven’t turned her loose ( much to her dismay) to drive solo yet. we will hopefully add a fifth car to the fleet soon. goodness gracious. she likes the nissan murano–if any of you have a word of wisdom please pass it along. savannah drives a KIA sorento and that car has been a gem. madi’s little beetle has had a few issues as it always seems they do.
a couple weeks ago emi accidentally spilled hot coffee on her arm while working at chickfila. she ended up suffering a second degree burn that required dressing changes a couple times a day. it appears to be healing nicely.
madison seems to finally have turned the corner as far as her concussion issues. after tearing her mcl and requiring surgery in august, she had only returned to cheerleading one day. on that day she fell during a stunt and suffered a broken rib and concussion. that was on october 28th. she was diagnosed with post concussion syndrome by a neurologist a few weeks later. at that time her headaches were persistant and waking her up at night. she missed a load of school . honestly that lasted into december.
it was decided that the best plan of action for her was to wait until returning to school this january to take all her make up exams. well it was the first week in january before she actually was a zero on the headache scale. two and a half months after the concussion of nonstop headaches. she rolled back in to school following christmas break with eleven exams/end of course tests & final exams to be completed within a week. she has finally caught up. while she does continue to have a headache any time she tests or reads they are improving. she’ll also have an eye exam as i’m certain her prescription needs to be updated.
two weeks ago she returned to cheering for the final few weeks of basketball season AND friday she competed in the region DECA ( marketing club) competition. she totally rocked it and won first place with a perfect score. the sponsors and teachers told her that one of the judges has been judging for over 15 years and has never given a perfect score. that judge is who scored madi with a perfect score!
savannah has had several fun events lately too. trevors fraternity had a semi formal in new orleans so they made the road trip and had a blast.
this image was taken ( not by me) at Grace Athens, a new church plant savannah is involved with.