Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mary Lou Retton? You ain't nothin'!

Claire has officially been enrolled in her first gymnastics class! I had originally wanted to wait until she was 3 to start, and in the meantime, I had intended on going back to My Gym to keep her active. Then I was poking around the internet last night and was researching U.S. Gymnastics Association certified gyms. There is one right by the JumpZone (site of her birthday party) in Reisterstown called United Gymnastix. The class for her age sounds very similar to the My Gym class (and surprisingly less expensive). It is a parent/tot class every Saturday morning at 9 am. It runs 8 weeks. After that, she can advance to their next level of classes and so on. The girl does straddles and splits daily, rolls somersaults around the living room, and hangs upside-down on the couch and flips her legs over her head. I'm thinking she's a natural. We almost didn't get a spot, but there was one left. (Really? Wait listed for a 2-year-old gymnastics class?) We start on February 13. I have to ask if she should wear a little leotard..haha! That will be beyond cute!

If nothing else, we can expend some of that boundless, seemingly infinite energy!! Yay!


Laura said...

I'm so glad you found a class for her. Here in Harford Co, I found a 2 1/2 year old class that is without parents! YAY! I just signed Victoria up and started this week, it's great. And yes, we are buying a little leotard for her. They sell some in Target and I've been stalking ebay. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

YAY! Please buy a leotard. If you take pictures of Claire wearing it, you will have to hide them. Everyone will want to steal her!