Saturday, July 24, 2010

Baby Dancing

This is hysterical!

Friday, July 23, 2010

This Day in History July 23

On July 23, 1996, at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team wins its first-ever team gold.

The 1996 U.S. women’s team, nicknamed the "Mag 7" or "magnificent seven," was made up of seven immensely talented teenaged girls: Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug. The team entered the Summer Olympics with the expectations of an entire country heaped on their young shoulders. They were considered America’s best shot ever at an Olympic team gold, something no American women’s gymnastics team had ever won. The American women’s best finish to that point had been a silver at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, which were boycotted by the favored Soviet Union, winner of eight consecutive team golds between 1952 and 1980.

To win the gold in 1996, the U.S. women faced a battle with perennial contender Russia and Romania, the two-time defending world champions. Still, U.S. fans believed the odds were good: The team had deep reserves of talent and each of its members was capable of winning events. When the team competition began, veteran U.S. star Shannon Miller did not disappoint, delivering an impressive performance to place second overall to the Romanian world champion Lilia Podkopayeva. Meanwhile, returning Olympians Dawes and Strug placed sixth and seventh, respectively, while Moceanu came in 11th.

The final event of the team competition for the U.S. was the vault. Fourteen-year-old Dominique Moceanu, the first American to compete, had a chance to clinch the gold for her team with a solid performance, but was unable to stick the landing on her first attempt. As the pro-American crowd gathered in Atlanta held their breath, Moceanu took off for her second vault, and, again, slipped and fell on the landing. This left it up to Strug, America’s second and final vaulter, to seal the win. On her first attempt, Strug also fell on the landing, and heard an alarming pop in her ankle. The team and coach Bela Karolyi were unaware that the team had won whether Strug vaulted again or not, so Strug bravely readied herself to vault on her badly sprained ankle. After executing a perfect one-and-a-half twisting Yurchenko, Strug landed solidly on two feet. She then spun and hopped on one foot towards the judges’ table before collapsing in pain. When her 9.712 was announced, she celebrated in the arms of her coach, who would later have to carry the 4-foot-9-inch "Spark Plug" Strug to the medal stand.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stop Motion

Everybody! You have to look at the following video. It is simply amazing!

Go to and then type in stop motion whiteboard video.
The first one that comes up is the one.


You know what I think is cool? Pointillism. Arists sit there for a lonnnnggggg time trying to make every dot just how it should be. And when those dots are all put together, it makes a wonderful picture. Amazing. Here are a couple of examples-

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This Day in History- July 21

July 21

Got back from Denton,TX. Had tons of fun. We went to Fuzzy's Tacos, by far the BEST taco resturaunt in the history of taco resturaunts, shopped til we dropped, and played tons of super duper fun card games. I am reading the 4th Twilight Saga book, Breaking Dawn. I have read nearly 400 pages just today and hope to finish the book tonight. It is a wonderful book. Out of the 4 books, it is the one where Bella becomes a vampire. (FINALLY!) Summer is great. I now officially have a Facebook page named 'Our Fab Family Blog.' If you have not already, please become a fan of it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14

Space Camp was just great! I had tons of fun and met lots of nice people! Here is how to comment on my posts, for those who don't know. Press the 'comment' button and write your comment and then say- This post was written by ____________ and then say your name. Then say that you are anonmynous. Thanks! I am thinking about making a page on Facebook and I will suggest you to join it! Tell me about your summer. Mine has been great! I am so excited to start Middle School! Everything sounds so much fun. I am going to be doing Band and playing the flute. Hopefully I will be doing Art and Spanish too. About a week before we start school, we get to visit and find your classes and your lockers and decorate your lockers. I am also excited for that. What are you waiting for in the new coming shool year? Comment and discuss.