I'm running out of "K" words, here!
Today's "Gymnast of the Day" is the evah so eKxeptional, striKing, quirKy, Kute:
(I think I got her braids a little too tight! Don't worry, we fixed this before she was seen in public)
I'm really positive that if Kristen wasn't on our team, it'd be kinda boring. She adds so much life to the team. It's just crazy. She has been such a great addition to beam and floor for our team. (She only does the two.. she almost kills herself getting over the vault and her bar skills are downright funny) This girl has the CUTEST dance and presence on floor! More importantly, I love Kristen for her honesty, ditziness and her personality.
What I like about Kristen:
She is such a go-getter. She works so hard on her routines. She is easy to coach. She is always open to suggestions and is always eager to try something new. I just love this little gals personality, too. She's so easy to be around and loves to laugh!! She really is a sweet-heart!
Kristen's greatest accomplishment:
Last night she had a personal best on floor.. a 8.3!! Great job, chica. So stinking proud of her! I know I joked that you are dating the judges son, but I was kidding!!! You did an amazing job and we are so proud of you. She's also getting SO confident and good on beam. You are such an asset to our team! (I know you will ask me later so I'll tell you now.. asset means that it's an advantage or benefit to have you on our team)
Two of Kristen's funniest stories..
(we don't have all day.. trust me, there's MANY!)
The BEST story of Kristen happened last year when she was a freshman. We were talking about hysterectomy at practice (we talk about much more than gymnastics) and Kristen got in the conversations a tad late. She then jumps right in and makes the comment,
"Yeah, my dad had one of those."
We've all learned that when Kristen makes a ditzy comment, try to hold back the laughter as much as possible and so we can keep her going. We really wanted to know about her dad's surgery where they ripped out his woman parts. But this time it was impossible. Poor thing, we laughed at her for days about that one!
Kristen just got her license. Yes, she is my gymnasts that TURNS LEFT ON RED constantly! She can't seem to remember that it's right on red. So one of the girls wrote a big "R" on her right hand so she could remember. I think it's working.
One more.. Last year she had to wear Nika (our head coaches) bra for a meet. She had forgotten the correct one for our leos so Nika's was her last option. She comes out of the bathroom and tell me, "Yeah, it's one of those weird brands. I think it's called Good and Plenty". Um Kristen, that's a candy. And if you saw Nika's bra size, you'd know that it wouldn't be called "Good and Plenty"!
I can't remember if she was peeing her pants a little bit or if she was practicing her kegals and made a funny comment. Either way, this is the norm... everyone laughing at Kristen.
What makes Kristen, Kristen:
Kristen's ditziness makes her Kristen. She is SERIOUSLY ditzy. It's not a show, what-so-ever. You know how some people can fake ditziness? Those people are Kristen's idols! just kidding.. This girl can make us laugh!! i hope she NEVER changes. =)
How I am proud of her:
I am proud of her for where her hard work has gotten her. I cannot wait to see your floor and beam routines next year at this time. If you keep working as hard as you do, the sky is the limit!
Love ya, Kristen!
I made up a poem for you, oh blog friend of mine...
Please comment for my girls,
Just give it a whirl!
They love to hear from you,
I've heard you guys are enjoying it too. =)
So comment away
To make Kristen's day!!
Okay, I won't quit my day job. I feel like that weird girl on the Bachelor that made up stupid poems for Travis! He gave her the boot.. guess no one will boot me off my own blog! Whew. I'm safe.