Way back when Abby was 4 she played one summer of soccer. She had fun but it was hot, she got bored… pretty typical for a 4 year old. We took a break until kinder year and then we enrolled her in a rec gymnastics class. Well a year and 1/2 later she was invited to try out and join the team when she takes gymnastics. So for the last several months she's been loving learning new skills that she didn't do in the rec classes and routines for the different skills. I never thought I'd be diving into the world of gymnastics. I always envisioned having the girls do ballet like I had but Abby just didn't seem to enjoy it as much because she'd rather be bouncing around when we did the Ballet Gloria up at our Church.
This past weekend we finally got a chance to see all that Abby's been working on with her very first gymnastics meet. It was an early morning (and a long day with my other obligations!) and we arrived at the meet a little after 8am. Warm-ups started at 9. She looked all grown up and not a baby any more in her team gear and her hair all pulled back. (Thanks for another mom her braid looked much better than when I usually do it for mock meets!)
I'm so happy Abby has found something she really enjoys doing and such a supportive team. It seems like the girls all enjoy each others company and especially how the big girls seem to look after the littles.