Friday, August 01, 2008

Final day of gymnastics camp


It's sad but true, today is Maisie's last day of gymnastics camp. Her regular twice weekly practices will continue but no longer will she spend 30 hours per week in her favorite place. Poor little girl, I know that next week she's going to have major withdrawal because even on weekends when she first wakes she asks to go to the gym and finds out that it's closed, she's so disappointed.

P8010015 The gym opens 30 minutes before camp starts and Maisie loves being there during those 30 minutes as she has so much of the place to herself or only sharing with a few other children. So this morning before camp started, I took the video of Maisie doing a flip off the tumble track. She can spend hours just going on the trampoline, tumble track and jumping into the foam pit, she just loves it. There were a few of her camper friends there early too so that's the picture of Maisie with some of her friends.

P8010001 What amazed me most about camp were the other children, the 5,6 & 7 year old boys especially. They all doted on Maisie making sure that she always got her turn, when she wanted to go to the bubbler one would always escort and help her, getting up onto the parallel bars to reach the rings, they would lift her up and carry her. It was just so sweet how all the older children watched over and helped Maisie. Here was a 2 1/2 year old with children 4 to 11 years old and they never left her out, in fact they went out of their way to include her. Numerous times the coaches had to tell the children not to carry Maisie around so much as they would just scoop her up and put her where she needed to be and she just went along with it. To thank all her fellow campers, Maisie gave them a thank you note today made out of cupcakes.

7 comments:

  1. Great post! Maisie did a great flip!

    I signed Bri up for a mommy and me gymnastics class that starts next Friday! I can't wait to get her started!

    See ya tomorrow!

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  2. So great to catch up- I have been out of the loop for a few weeks. I loved reading all the things Maisie has been up to. Looks like she had a ball @ gym camp!!! Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

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  3. Love the cupcakes and especially Maisie's flip into the foam pit- she even does that with perfect form! I love in the picture how she is so much younger than all the little kids!

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  4. Wow! She is really talented. Its great she loves something so much. She looks so little next to the other kids.

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  5. What fun! Great job Maisie! Gymnastics camp sure looks like fun...and your thank you note looks super yummy!

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  6. Woo-hoo! She sure is brave! Love that she is having so much fun and that she has made such great buds.
    Yummy cake! =)

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  7. I love the THANK YOU cupcake idea! Dare also loves to be carried around by older kids. I think the real surprise is that older kids welcome younger kids in such an inclusive manner. It reassures me that this world is a good place and that there are parents raising good kids. I am happy that everything worked out so well.

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