We know a future Olympic gymnast. Do I capitalize "Olympic" there? I think so, and I'm going to because this is so important.
We have a friend here in Evansville who is only seven years old and she is an amazing gymnast.
She did a back walkover the other day just out of nowhere - like it was nothing - and Leta and I just stared at each other.
She not only is a great gymnast -- I have to add this information to illustrate her character dimensions. Her parents are both college professors and her sister is in the I-have-every-talent-because-I-am-two phase, so Kathryn in some ways is bound to be amazing and well-rounded...but some of it may be her own unique gifts. So Kathryn is not only a great gymnast, but she also helps a babysitter take care of about 7 other children each Sunday morning. She shares her markers and crayons and writes her name in cursive perfectly. I do believe that she corrects her parents on occasion. She is silly and sweet and Henry asks me if he'll get to see her every weekend at church.
Kathryn had her first big gymnastics meet a few weekends ago. She won EIGHT medals, and her hair did not even come down. In fact, I think it stayed like that for a week.
You can see by these shots (thank you, John, for these. I hear there were about 214 more taken?) what a fine gymnast she is.
Her younger sister had a very interesting take on the meet:
Kathryn is a very good reader and happens to read this blog...so HELLO KATHRYN!
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!