Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gymnastics

We just finished a session of gymnastics classes for both boys this last week. It was nice for Eli to transition for physical therapy once/week to another activity that is active and uses muscles he doesn't normally use at home. He was in the 3-year-old class and Charlie was in the Mom/Tot class, which meant I get to follow Charlie around the gym while he played. I think I'll wait to sign the boys up for gymnastics again until next winter when Charlie is 3 and Eli is 4 so I can enjoy watching their classes through the glass window :) It would have been more fun if we had signed up with someone else who had a child in the mom/tot class... the other moms in there were nice but not super friendly. Most of them knew at least one other person there already. 

When I was a nanny back in the day, I used to take Drew and Caroline here for gymnastics classes years ago and they had the same teachers back then (Drew is turning nine at the end of this year - I was with them from the time he was a newborn until I had Eli)

Most of the teachers did a double take when I walked in with my own kids on the first week because they recognized me from before, which was kind of fun. They are great teachers, kind of no-nonsense but not too harsh - just enough to get them to stay on task and work hard (especially for Eli). Charlie's class is more free-form and the kids can wander around and play on whatever equipment is out there. 

Charlie tends to be a quiet observer in places like this though, so there were lots of moments where he would just stand there, staring at the other kids climbing or running around. He also loved seeing Eli and would run over to Eli's class and try to join in with him. 
Also, note to self - we were signed up for the 9:15-10 a.m. class... we were late EVERY single week. It was pathetic. There was always some reason (usually Eli taking forever to go to the bathroom or put his shoes on or we would all sleep late and then rush to get there), but I just need to be realistic and not sign us up for a class that is 10 minutes away at 9:15 a.m. 

We're just not that fast that early in the morning. (I know, it's really not that early... but it is at this stage when my kids don't have to get to school super early)

4 comments:

Jenna said...

I love that gym too. Davis had a blast there. The boys look adorable and so happy. You are a great mom. It's okay to be fashionably late to gym. :)

Jenna said...

BTW...your collages are great. What program do you use?

Caleb and Elizabeth said...

Sarah, We recently got a trampoline for our kids. They jump around until they are tired then go to bed so much mroe easily. Gymnastics is very good for motor skils, development of muscles and it helps them have fun. I should know my mom enrolled me in gymnastics with Heather. I think I was one of the few who did.

Beckie said...

I MISS gymnastics! I really should sign Ava up for this!!!