October 25, 2012


When Mia was born - breach and curled up - her legs were like little rubber bands. If unwrapped, her feet would instantly shoot up by her head. It woud have been fun to watch if it hadn't freaked us out so badly. Over time - and not a lot of time - her legs corrected themselves and seven years later there's no evidence of Mia's rubber band legs.

Which is good because she's turned into quite a jock and bendy legs would have pissed her off.

Yeah, Mia's a jock. And a natural one at that.

It started with swimming. Despite her peanut size, Mia was immediately natural and fast in the water. She accumulated ribbons and trophies quickly. She got into baseball when I started throwing her pitches in the back yard and she hit 90% of them, some in grand slam fashion. With her mom's help, Mia tackled ice skating in about 20 minutes then took a year's worth of lessons. Mia regularly breaks 100 when bowling. She earned a couple belts in karate and followed those up with soccer. Next up? Basketball.

One of the things I respect most about Mia is her willingness to try combined with her ability to try well. I am a little pissed, though, when she hands my ass to me in bowling.

Posted by Chris at October 25, 2012 7:45 AM

She'd totally hand me my ass in bowling!

Posted by: Heather at October 25, 2012 9:56 AM

oh, and they never let you forget it either. 7 years? wow! I dont remember her rubberband legs but I remember she was a roly poly baby and your wife would write about it on her blog sometimes. Just that yes, I know she is big. She had the cutest little chubby thighs. I love chubby babies, so cute.

Posted by: linda at October 26, 2012 12:53 PM