Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Riley's On Her Way To The Olympics

I think we've found Riley's future place in the Olympics. I vaguely remember hearing that they added this sport or is it an event, I'm not really sure, but either way I guess I had filed it away somewhere and just yesterday was able to see it for the first time and remember that it even existed. I'm so excited to announce that when we bought this for Riley earlier this summer, that we actually started her Olympic training (yes at 2 1/2 because I think if we started any later she'd be behind the competition).

She's already quite skilled at "jumping super high" which after watching last night, we learned they can do for a full minute beginning their first of ten fancy flips and twirls. She's also the best "bottom bouncer" and can even do a "knee-bottom" all in one swift movement. She's a pro at "jumping on one foot" and is the master "Duck-duck-goose player" but only if you've invited some of your imaginary friends to play, because there really aren't enough of us to play very well by ourselves. She still needs a little help with her "flips", but we did just start training so I think she has a few more years to master the event.


She sure does work up a good sweat while training, but that works out ok because if it has rained the trampoline saves little puddles of water for you on the edge so you can cool off (and no she doesn't drink the yucky water, but she does enjoy sitting in it - go figure).

She's also a great teammate because if one of her fellow trainers gets a booboo - she'll be the first to kiss it and make it all better.


3 comments:

Leslie said...

Yep she is soooo Olympic bound!!!!!

Amanda said...

Aww such joy on her face! Never too young to get her started in training for the Olympics. ;) Too cute!

Kelli said...

I'll be cheering for her! Cute pics...