Gymnastics camp ROCKED! It was so awesome. The kids had the best time and they came home completely wiped out every day. Twice this week Jake took up to an hour nap and still went to bed – sleeping 12 hours! Alice was the same way, minus the naps. They brought home a handful of painted pottery projects (Alice accidentally broke one but she and I are going to do a special Mom/Alice day and make another one) and his groups teacher is going to send me a few pictures she got.
They started gymnastics last October and went until May – up until then and including this week their skill levels has improved so much. I managed to get a few quick videos before we left today and once I get them to the computer I’ll share. Jake is a master at jumping from the low bar to the high and flipping. Alice can do a cartwheel off of the balance beam but we missed that with the video.
Now the hard part is figuring out what to keep doing for the school year. We were going to enroll both of them in gymnastics at the Y, each attending classes twice a week. The cost including our Y membership was the same as the cost of one class per week at the gym we have been attending. However we are now thinking maybe just gymnastics for Alice and soccer for Jake – but then I know Alice wants to play soccer too! I don’t want to be running my kids from place to place though so we need to check the schedules and talk more about what would work.
The best news of all is that the Coach said if they gave out Camper of the Week awards Jake would have received it! I’m so proud of him. He was the youngest or the second youngest person attending. The Coach said he didn’t whine, fight anyone, he was always excited, always happy and ready to go. He said he just did so well. That makes me feel really good – we have tried hard to make sure the kids deal well in classroom situations because we’ve seen other kids really misbehaving.
All in all a great week! We don’t have weekend plans yet but I think we are going to finally make a couple of towel aprons and the kids birthday party invites.