Friday, January 11, 2008

The Jumping Stars!

The week before school got out for the Christmas break, Kloe's jump rope club showed off their fancy foot work. That's Kloe, the 2nd from the left. Kloe meets once a week after school with a jump rope club and hones up her jumping skills. I didn't have the pictures or time earlier to post this, so here it is now.It was so fun to watch these kids show their stuff. It's not your basic recess jump rope. They have fancy footwork and twirl the rope all while they are jumping. Kloe and her friends did something called the "rainbow". It's 1 set kids jumping into one long rope while turning one medium rope and then another kid jumps into both of the ropes so everyone is jumping all at once. Then they all jump out in the opposite order. Two of the smallest kids in the club are the most amazing with the jump rope. It was fun to watch all their tricks. Kloe's coach, Melinda is unbelievable. She does flips and cartwheels while jumping, just to mention a few of her tricks. Her coach went to the junior Olympics with a jump rope team and now coaches the team that does the McDonald's commercials. Not a bad life. Who would have ever thought you could make good money as a jump rope coach? Beside the joy of watching Kloe show her skills and have fun, I love the fact that I don't have to spend my Saturdays in the hot sun watching my child's team play a game while my kid spend most of the game on the sidelines (not that that ever happen to my kids).

1 comment:

Fern said...

Way to go KLOE! Have you learned to double dutch it yet? Keep up the good work! Mack loved the pictures.