Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Little Gym

Gracie started taking a gymnastics class in February...and it's been a great experience. We've had a few days with some tears and she isn't big on participating in the big group activity at the beginning of class. In her second and third class she got knocked down while the kids were running in their circle and she's never gotten over it. But she has come a long way...she used to sit out with me until after the group time was over and would then join in for the stations. Now, she goes in and sits and watches as all the kids run around. Todd and I wish she wasn't so easily overwhelmed and intimidated by certain situations...but honestly, I'm really proud of her for taking it all in and for not being one of the super wild and crazy kids. We are so impressed with how she listens, waits her turn, and is willing to try new things! She does a pretty mean forward roll (we used to call them summersalts when I was growing up). I think this has been a wonderful experience and hopefully she'll transition easily into preschool and continue to have a love for physical activity and sports.

This was the last day of her spring semester...and we were invited inside the gym to watch the kids show off all the skills they had learned. It was adorable.

They form trains to move from each station.

Here she is not at all digging the group activity.

D loved being inside the gym.
We usually watch from the glass door in the lobby.

D and Ellee

Her best indian chant.

Medal time!

Her teacher Miss Corrine.


BeBe and PaPa said...

Congratulations Miss Gracie!! We are so proud of you for earning a medal in your Gymnastics class!
We love and miss you very, very much!
Lots of love,
BeBe and PaPa XXOO

Anonymous said...

Very cute. I'm so proud of Gracie! ~Aunt Katie