Gymnastics Observation Day for Emi

June 6 was Emi’s observation day for gymnastics. This is a mommy and me class, so it basically meant the teachers helped out more than usual so we could take pictures.

Emi loves gymnastics. It is by far her favorite activity. 

A smiling blur.


Bear crawling across the bars.


Smiling while getting ready to go upside down.


I asked her to just stay still for a moment. Love this picture.


Handstand practice.

And of course…..there had to be a medal ceremony.  

Gymnastics is Emi’s thing for the moment. She loves to swing, jump, flip, and run. Also, she has no concern for her own safety. Perfect for her. I think we will be taking the summer off, but we will start back up in the fall.


Emi’s last day of gymnastics 2016

 Today was Emi’s final day of gymnastics. This class has been the absolute best for her and has really helped her come out of her shell. I know that she will really miss this place over the summer.

Pretending to be a monkey. Really blurry but you get the idea.


Running (and sometimes jumping) is probably her favorite activity for gym class.


Practicing her balance, and you can see Mia in the backgroud in the olive green shirt. She got to tag along but mainly did her own thing.


Near the end of the class the bouncy house is brought out. I love that she gets to play in a small bouncy house once a week.


Big smiles.


Mia loves Emi’s gym class because it is basically a big open play. She was disappointed that it is over for the summer.


At the end of the class, all of the kids were given medals for a job well done. We waited to give Mia her medal until today since we all knew she would be at Emi’s class.

Good job girls for making it through a year of gym classes!


Last day of gymnastics 2016

Mia has been doing gymnastics for the past year at the YWCA and today was her last class of the year. Usually, we just drop her off but today we were able to sit and watch.

Stretches. I find this to be the cutest part. Also, today we decided not to wear a leotard since we had plans to meet friends at the park.


Working on her bridge. Notice that there is only 1 other girl in the class. We always try to find the classes with the smallest number of kids.

  After stretching the girls did circuits for the first part of the class.  

Later they moved into the other half of the gym that has the balance beams, trampoline, uneven bars, etc. Most of these pictures are really blurry from Emi bouncing around and the fact that it is pretty hard to get a still shot in a gymanstics class.


Here is a little video clip.  We aren’t training for the Olympics or anything like that, but we want the girls to have a chance to build different muscles.

Anyway, tomorrow Mia will get her gymnastics medal for a job well done. I’m really looking forward to next year’s class already.