Their coaches told them that if they did really good, they would get a medal.
And honestly, the medal ceremony was the best part of the whole thing.
This first picture is Lily, on the podium with her first medal.
She was only expecting one.
Lily ended up placing in each event (bars, beam, floor and vault),
and so the progression of photos from the ceremony is a riot.
Spectators began to chuckle at her reaction each time.
I don't know where she gets it (not from me!)
but she's not shy in front of a crowd.
She began to throw her face into the sky when it was time for the salute.
I was dying.
And so was David, my parents and my sister Anna.
We were cry/laughing, wiping tears from our eyes,
She won 1st place all around in her division.
There was more jumping and head flinging.
She's looking a little tired (it was a 4 hour event!),
She is a ball of energy and confidence.
With a healthy dose of independence (help me).
Perhaps the next lesson...humility.