Lilly and I have been spending our Tuesday mornings at Interactive Academy learning to do various gymnastics skills. The first class was a disaster (I'll spare you the details)...and it was only AFTER this first class that I learned that they offer a free trial before you sign up and pay. Well, good thing for Lilly I didn't know that because we would NOT have been back. But, by weeks two and three Lilly was loving her class and she is always excited to go. In fact, every time we pull away from the building she declares that she would like to come back. And when we cruise down the highway and spot the big gym she says "there's gymnastics". (She doesn't quite say it that clearly, but I know what she means.)
This week was Super Star Showoff Week. The kids were encouraged to invite friends and family to come and watch them preform and each child was given an opportunity to show off their favorite skills in front of the whole class and their guests. For the first circuit Lilly decided to show her class...and Daddy and Papaw who watched from upper level...how she can walk on the balance beam. She did a great job, with a little help from Miss Jessie, and threw her hands up and yelled "Ta-Da" after her dismount.
The rings are probably Lilly's favorite. She boldly grabs on and jumps out, swinging over the mat while holding on tight. You can see that even Miss Jessie is a little surprised by her bravery. With a little help she can even do a flip.