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My Little Gymnast

My Little Gymnast

My Little Gymnast

Joy is learning how to walk properly on the balance beam, and dismount. They also have exercises on the trampoline to help with poise, posture, and balance. She loves it!

Taken with a Nikon Coolpix L18 and edited using Picasa 3

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Well, Labor Day has come and gone. And the last week of summer has been exciting to say the least. Well, some parts of it were exciting. I got a good tip on a gymnastics studio in Huntington Beach and Joy did a free lesson. As you can see, she LOVED it. I bought her a leotard (which she lived in for 2 days) and signed her up for classes. Not sure when they start as she will be the 3rd girl in a brand new class.

In a previous post I showed you how well she has come along in her skateboarding. At the beginning of summer she could barely scoot along. Then she was introduced to a cruiser. Now she can zig-zag, do hills (sort of, hops off if she goes too fast), and can confidently tackle the skatepark. That was a field trip with daycamp. I have the feeling that as soon as she can swim without floaties or a life-jacket she’s going to ask for a surfboard. It’s the next logical step. I’m a bit relieved that she wants a cruiser more than a regular skateboard. You can’t do tricks on a cruiser. 🙂

WWdN: In Exile: classic photos redone in lego: Fans of Lego, photography, design, history, or things that are just plain awesome* will love this photoset on Flickr, where Flickr user Balakov has recreated famous photographs, from the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima to Maradona’s infamous Hand of God, using Lego minifigures and close-up photography.

Links to the original photos are included, so you can fully enjoy how incredibly awesome this is.

I’d like to point out that Balakov has released all of these images under a Creative Commons license, and is offering prints for sale.

Come on, seriously: how much does this rule?

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refiner’s fire, originally uploaded by Nannerlady.

You could see the black smoke from miles away yesterday. This is actually off the 405 near the Carson/Long Beach border. There were 4 fires, but 2 were really burning something off.

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refiner’s fire, originally uploaded by Nannerlady.

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