Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sky High: Wonderful Wednesday

Now this was a fun place! 
What is better than a giant room made entirely of trampolines?
The answer... not many things!
This is one happy girl!

New meaning behind "Bouncing off the walls!"
Maylin sat on this 'motor cycle' for about 15 minutes even after I told I was not going to pay for this..."we are here to jump, not play video games."
Pierson asked what she was doing and I told him she was just sitting there because she really wanted to ride that motorcycle but I told her I wasn't paying for it. 
Her sweet brother used his only dollar to see his sister's dream come true. How could I say not to that?
He thoroughly enjoyed watching her have fun!
Ok Ok... I gave him a dollar now so he could play a game too... Yes I know... I AM A SUCKER.  But seriously what would you have done?
Jump Jump Jump!
Flip!  Ooo that one looked like it hurt!
Climb the walls!
Bounce off the walls!
Flip for the fun of it.
Oh yeah, they were having fun!
This is an awesome, fun place! There was even a trampoline room to play dodge ball and another with a foam pit... I may or may not done a couple flips from trampoline to pit? ;)
Even the grown ups can feel like a kid again.
After all that fun...
Ice cream was in order!
Dig in guys!

May all of your days be filled with trampolines and ice cream!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mayllin and the Pre-team

Maylin is a funny little thing. She is PAINFULLY afraid of being in front of people.  She is nervous about new situations and terrified that people will look at her or worse laugh at her. Yet almost inexplicably she can and will talk to ANY perfect stranger as if she has known them her whole life. She will ask anyone their name and their life story. I honestly think talking to people is her way of controlling her environment and the 'unknown'. 

All this to say... On her first day of her new gymnastics class she was nervous. It was an environment she was not in control of. I didn't know if there would be any girls she knew from her previous class... I didn't even know who was going to be coaching this class. 
As it turned out there were no familiar faces and there was only one other 7 year old in her class. The rest of the girls were all older.  On the way there she told me her belly was nervous and she asked me "What if I can't do what the big girls can do and they laugh at me?" 
Of course I assured her that this class is only for girls on her level!
As she walked in the gym and quickly scanned the room for familiar faces one would have never known that she was nervous. 
She had her game face on. She walked right in put her shoes and water bottle in her cubby and lined up without flinching. She started asking other girls their names. 

I was glad that the class started with her original coach. There were a few other coaches in the room whom she had never met. She kept an eye on them and as one of them passed by while she was stretching she asked him his name. He enthusiastically told her and asked her name. That seemed to satisfy her and make her more comfortable. 

 As it turns out that same coach worked with her class on the bars and vault. I was glad Maylin already had made that interaction with him before he took over her class. I could see that made it OK for her. She even looked excited and asked him if he remembered her name. Her eyes lit up when he did. From that point on she had a friend and she became her spunky self... afraid of nothing.
During the rest of class she had a blast and enjoyed trying new things!

I think she is heading in the right direction! Gymnastics is going well too. ;)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Splish Splash Pad!

Another way to cool down this summer. 
Hanging with friends at the splash pad. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just feeding a wild Turtle

Turns out they only like organic tomatoes growing fresh in the garden. Store bought... naaahhh?