Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sticking to Football

So....tonight was round 2 of our first Gymnastics classes, with Owen this time.




Wow.

Shane take the sigh of relief....I think it is safe to say, Owen will not be a professional gymnast =).

Tonight was one of the funniest nights EVER in my experiences with a little boy. Since he is younger, I had to attend the class with him. There were about 10 little busy bodies in this class, along with their parents...and we were in class with Lane and Sterling!! The whole point of the class was motor development and to put these sweeties in a class room like atmosphere. But above all, have fun. So even though we were in a controlled setting (sitting in a circle, learning a basic move or apparatus), they asked us to not hold our kids back and let them run and explore if they want to. HA HA!! OWEN RAN WILD THE ENTIRE CLASS!! If we were all in a circle, he (and a couple other kids, he was not the only one THANK GOD) would be climbing on something, having the time of his life, me, I am sitting in the circle still =). He would come back if we started singing a song or playing with some kind of fun toy. He had so much fun and I laughed so hard my stomach hurt, but I also ran so hard after him most of the time, I was covered in sweat! If most of the kids were at the bars, letting their parents spot them and teach them something, Owen was running circles on the mat, all on his own, no interest in where everyone else was! He really had no interest in any help from me, and would slap me off if I started to "spot him"! Sterling did really well as he was one of the oldest in class and listened so well, Lane should be so proud! It is a great class and Owen cried when it was over!! This is one of those experiences I will never forget...and we get to do it every week, WOO HOO!! Right now this is the only class / extracurricular activity Owen can join...so gym it is until next fall!

It was so different than last night with Claire...Shane and Claire watched us, and laughed their heads off...of course snapping pictures. We have a ton more of him as I was too into what Claire was doing last night, I kept forgetting to take pictures...and Shane was really enjoying himself.
Mama and O - Gymnastics Buddies!

So we start off in a circle..me and Lane with Sterling to the left, Owen in the middle of the circle...doing his own thing!
Oh look...still in a circle, Owen off on his own... Playing with a little girl...One of the only times participating!This is too funny - Here we are doing the parachute exercise, Owen started off doing it with me...
Then he was done - this picture cracks me up - you can see me, under the parachute..without my son, he is off to the right! Thanks O!The end of the class, BUBBLES!! You can see Sterling to the left and O right of him!O passed out by 8:30...he played hard!! My babies are growing up so fast!! I am so proud of them!!

9 comments:

Tara Caire said...

Oh my goodness! This post is hilarious! I love that pic of o and his backpack! I think the funniest one though is the parachute!! So funny!!

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

Aw, I love the little bag strap slung across his little chest like a little mini-David Beckham! Too cute!

That kind of chaos is so fun...

Oh, and I commented on your sister-in-law's blog earlier, too. Didn't even know ya'll were related but as I told her, ya'll have good genes!

Maggie said...

OMG - Too funny!! I can relate to the 'Mommy trying to help, son slapping her away' Jonah does that and adds a "NO! BAD!!" LOL

I'm laughing out loud at Owen running around by himself! Kudos to the teacher for allowing them to do their own thing!! What a fun class for O... I can hear Jeramy now, "Don't get any ideas!" LOL

Brittney said...

That loos like lots of fun! I am thinking about starting Jillian in a soccer class next week, and I imagine it will g overy similar to this! Jilly and Owen have minds of their own!

Carolyn said...

Those pictures are so cute, his little gym shorts and bag...he was ready to get after it!! So adorable!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

yeees! i am so glad you're doing this with him! were signing aiden up soon!

Anonymous said...

OH wow, I just laughed so hard at these pictures! Isn't Owen the cutest kid! He is such a little hunk! He looks like a football player in the making.

Brooke Bertalan said...

I love these pics! That is a really good one of you with Owen too. I think that is such a good idea to let the kids do whatever they please. This way, you can really find out what they are interested in. Gymnatics is a good start for a football player. They have to be able to roll and..... Looks like you guys had a great time!!

Anonymous said...

Owen was a little monster in there. I dont think gymnastics is going to work out for him... He headbutted a little girl in his class!!!
I need to work with him on how to treat girls... YOU DONT HEADBUTT THEM OWEN!