Friday, September 07, 2007

Friday Tradition

For the last few Fridays, I've been taking X to Gymnastics World for open gym. Thanks to Addison (hip hop teacher), X's life's pursuit is to be able to do a backflip. I tried to sign him up for gymnastics class but missed the cutoff so open gym it is for the next few weeks until a new session opens up. I think this has been a good way for X to get used to the place and the different 'toys' that are found there. Here he is on the trampoline:

and hanging from the parallel bars.

He usually starts with a death grip on the balance beam...

then gets a little more brave.

Once he realized that there are mats to cushion his fall,
he has been fearless jumping off of things.
I love the mid air shots!
In the picture above, you can see the rings over this pit in the background. X is too tiny for the rings but loves to dive into the foam pit. His smile says it all. Check out his face in the 'in flight' pics below!

Even though X rarely takes a nap, he usually sleeps on the way home from gymnastics. What a great way to burn up all that extra energy!

1 comment:

Krista said...

We had fun today, thanks for sharing with us.