Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Gymnastics!

Today Isabella had her first gymnastics class and she loved it. Sorry, I didn't take any pictures. For one, I knew that my hands would be full with Amelia, plus I didn't want to be this crazy mom taking her child to class for the first time and then constantly taking pictures. :) Since she is turning 3 this week, I knew that more things were available for her age. So we decided on gymnastics -- it seems like the best thing for her, she needs to burn some energy off, loves being around other kids, plus after watching them today this really will teach her some discipline needed especially for when she goes to school (Yes, I know its still 2 1/2 years away) -- she has to line up, follow instructions, not cut in line, etc. Plus its great for exercise and coordination and she looked like she was having a blast. I had thought about ballet but this seems to fit Isabella better -- even if I would love to see her in a little tu-tu. :) After she was all done she had to call Daddy and tell him all about it. I think she will probably take a good nap today. They really kept the kids busy doing things today and I love the way they had things set up. Plus, anyone that wants to work with a bunch of 3 year olds and can keep their sanity and the kids attention is good to me!! The only problem,.... she's already asking if she can do it again.

7 comments:

1girl2boys said...

I'm glad she liked it. I'm trying to think of what activities would be good for the boys once they turn 3.

Michelle said...

Oh how fun! Sounds like she really enjoyed it! Do they go once a week for this class? Kayla really likes gymnastics too.

Shawnda said...

That's fun! I think Keziah would LOVE gymnastics - we've been talking about that lately!!! You'll have to post pics when you can!!!

DeAnna said...

Yes, she will go once a week. And I don't know if they are all like this, but this place really kept them busy for the whole 50 minutes. There were 3 "teachers" to help them. I was afraid it was going to be, pay us to let your child run around and swing on bars, but it was well organized, and still fun. When I talked to one of the teachers afterwards I was mentioning about Isabella not following all of the instructions or if it wasn't her turn trying to run away and she said "They all normally do that at first and you might think we are hard on them right away...." I just laughed because I was thinking they were way to easy on her and I kept wanting to tell her to listen. :) Tonight she had to show Daddy how she could do a "flip".

Becky said...

Sounds like fun!!! I'm going out right now to buy my own leotard! :o) Actually, you've set a spark in me to check out my area of "Fargo, N.D." to see if they offer gymnastics around here....for my three year old of course, lest you think it was for me. lol...I'm just imagining myself all lined up with a bunch of three year olds, wearing my leotard, hands at my side, staring straight ahead.

5KidMom said...

So much fun! I loved gymnastics when I was a kid!!

I saw your intro on the hair/skin care group. Did anyone respond?

DeAnna said...

No, not yet, but I haven't checked since this morning. :)