gymdog camp


Caroline attended gymnastics camp last week at the University of Georgia.


She had a blast, and met and worked with a lot of great people.


Team Caroline!
Caroline Bradford (a Gym Dog gymnast) was her coach this week.
Little Caroline thought big Caroline was pretty amazing.

Who knows, maybe our Caroline will be a future Gym Dog some day!

reading buddies


Every evening I send the kids to their beds to read for 30 minutes before bedtime.
Tonight I walked into Noah’s room to find these two reading their Bibles together.
It makes this homeschool mama so happy to watch their love for reading and learning.

the butterfly whisperer

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We bought some caterpillars recently to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.
On their release date the butterflies didn’t to want to leave Caroline; I guess she’s
some sort of butterfly whisperer or something.  She says it’s because she’s so sweet.
(I’m not sure her little brother would buy that.)

photo friday


I took this picture of Noah and Caroline last week.
I love how it captures who they are; full of life, energy and always on the go!

happy birthday caroline!


Happy 7th birthday Caroline!

state gymnastics championship

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Caroline competed this weekend in the USAG State Gymnastics Championship.  She did an outstanding job and
placed 1st on vault, bars, beam, 4th on floor, won State Champion for her age bracket and placed 9th in the whole state
in all age groups!  We’re so proud of her and her never ending drive and determination.


wordless wednesday


march gymnastics meet

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Caroline had her last gymnastics competition of the season before she competes at the State level.
She scored really well on beam and bars and placed 1st, 2nd place on floor, and it
wasn’t her day on vault and placed 8th.  She placed 2nd in the all around.

 So excited that we’re in the home stretch of competition season.
It’s exhausting, even for the spectators!

little but fierce

IMG_3332Caroline was recently selected for the TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program Search) at her gym.  TOPs is a USAG competitive program for gymnasts who are ages 7-10 years old who show talent.  She’ll have intense training this summer to build up her strength and flexibility and then compete against other girls her age state-wide and nationally.

This is a wonderful opportunity for her to grow as a gymnast.  She’s little, but she’s fierce!

february gymnastics meet #2

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We travelled last weekend for Caroline’s 2nd gymnastic meet of the month.  She did an amazing job
and finished 1st on vault, floor, bars, beam and 1st in all-around.  Her coaches say that she has a lot of
potential and keep pushing her to improve.  She’s thriving and loving every minute of it.

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