Clara Practices Gymnastics 3 – Clara on the Beam

Hello there!

I hope you enjoy another enstallment of Clara practicing gymnastics! If you would like to see the last two times that Clara practiced gymnastics, you can check out her floor practice here, and her bar practice here!

Without further ado, take it away, Clara! 😉

DSCN2316Clara on the beam


Hey everyone! I’m excited to get to show you my beam skills today!


Remember, before doing gymnastics, be well-stretched and have a good mat or soft floor area.


Also make sure to tie your hair back! I also left off my glasses, since I don’t have contacts, and my vision isn’t too bad.


Let’s begin! Now when Gracie is at her gymnastics, she would probably do releve (Re-le-vay) walks across the beam, which means walking on your toes, but since I’m a doll with unmovable ankles, and I don’t want to bore you with simply walking across the beam, I’ll do step kicks across the beam instead!


So I kick and step,


kick and step.



Pivot turn!

Now let’s try something more interesting. How about a handstand?


Lunge, lever, (Note, use your good leg consistently in skills like handstands and cartwheels, as I had forgotten to do 😉 )


And kick up! (Also, I highly recommend NOT closing your eyes during your gymnastics skills 😛 )




Normally Gracie would land a handstand in a lunge, but since lunges are harder for us dolls, I just stuck the landing.

I’m going to try a split jump!


Up, split, and…!




Oof! Oops, I was supposed to stick that… Well, at least you know now why to have a mat!


I’ll just do my good leg splits on the beam!


Next I want to show you my side handstand dismount!


Lever, kickup,



and dismount! For this skill I needed to keep my hands on the beam all the way till I reach the ground!


And stick it!


Now you may remember from other times that I’ve shown you my gymnastics, that I always have one skill that I want to show you, but that I need help with! Last time Caroline spotted me, and this time…


Julie came to help!


I’m going to do a cartwheel on the beam!




and cartwheel!



Yippee! Thanks Julie!


That’s it for today! I hope that you enjoyed! And a special thanks to Julie for spotting me today!



Behind the Scenes!

(It’s Gracie again!)


Our family cat walked into the setup a few times, and I snapped some pictures of him!



Here is the setup that I made for this post, consisting of a blanket, several old books, and some reflecting tools!

Also, a big thanks to my brother who helped hold up Clara for a lot of pictures!


This might be the last “Clara Practices Gymnastics! 😮 At least, that was my original plan, but maybe she could come back again on the vault…

Did you enjoy seeing Clara practice her beam skills? Would you like to see Clara on the vault? Do you/have you ever done gymnastics?



Glasses for Clara – A Photostory


I’ve had this post written out and waiting for quite a while now, and am glad to finally be able to show it to you!

I hope you enjoy!

Clara was staying up late doing her math homework, which wasn’t particularly unusual, as math was Clara’s absolute worst subject, but tonight she was staying up later than normal.


“Are you almost done? It’s getting late, and I’m going to bed!” Grace said.

“Alright, I just have a few more math problems. I’ll go to bed in a bit,” Clara responded, frustrated. Grace nodded sympathetically and headed to her and Clara’s bedroom.


Julie saw Clara still working, and offered to help her “You seem to be having more trouble than usual, maybe I can give you some pointers.”

“Sure,” Clara said, relieved. “I just can’t seem to remember the problems the teacher explained to us in class. It sure would help if he got a fresh marker for the white board! I’m really tempted to get him one as a gift!”


Julie laughed, “Yeah, I heard teacher appreciation week is coming up! You could get him one then! But seriously, if you’re having trouble seeing the problems, you might just want to tell him.”

Clara shrugged, “I guess I should. I’ve been straining my eyes squinting at his writing.”


A thought popped into Julie’s head, and she asked, “When did you start having trouble?”


“Oh, ever since we changed seats. That was when he started using that cheap marker. Can we start working now, it’s getting late!”

“Wait a minute Clara. I’m not sure it’s the marker that’s causing you trouble.”


“What do you mean?” Clara cocked her head.

“Did the teacher move you to a seat further from the board? Because I think it might be your vision that’s giving you the trouble.”

Clara thought for a moment. “Well, I think you might have something there! He did move me back in the classroom.”


“Well, I guess it’s time to set you up with an eye appointment!” Julie smiled, patting Clara’s back and getting up to leave.

Clara nodded thoughtfully, wondering how she would look in glasses. Then she remembered her homework!


“Wait! Julie!! What about my homework!?”

“Oh, right! Coming!

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The next day Julie took Clara to the eye doctor after school. They waited quietly until a pretty lady wearing a long green skirt called Clara in for her checkup.


Clara nervously followed the lady into a room where she did various exercises to check Clara’s vision.


“Well miss Clara, it turns out that you are nearsighted, which means you can see things well if they are close to you, but you have trouble seeing things farther away. Looks like you’ll be needing some glasses! Lucky for you, we have many cute pairs to try on so you can find your perfect look!”


She led Clara out to where Julie was, and explained to Julie that Clara would need glasses, and then she showed them their collection of glasses.


There were many shapes, sizes, and colors, and Clara was excited to try them, but also a little nervous. What if she just didn’t look good in glasses?

“Go ahead,” Julie encouraged. “Try some on!” So Clara did.


She tried bold colored glasses,


simple cute glasses,


as well as large funky ones,

Until she finally settled on a cute brown pair with blue lining the inside.


“These!” Clara exclaimed. “I like these ones!”

Julie nodded in approval, and they told the lady their decision

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Her math class was a little easier then, as the faded marker turned into a vivid one. Clara was glad to see the world in crisp colors around her.


In spite of her original worries as to if she would like them, Clara loved her glasses.



That’s right! Clara has glasses now! I had this pair from a while back, and thought it would be fun to give them to her! She might not wear them all the time, but I think they’ll become a pretty regular part of her outfits.

So, what do you think of Clara’s glasses? Do you think she looks good in them? Or do you like her better without?

Buh-Bye! 😉