Tonight, long after "official" bedtime (which we never manage to hit, undisciplined bums that we are!), David got out of bed and came down the steps with a smile on his face and something on his mind. "I think I might try to do a back flip on the trampoline at gymnastics next time," he confided. His joy and excitement lit up his whole face, and my mind jumped back in time to the fall of 2012 when he took his first gymnastics class. A few months after that, I pondered where the gymnastics journey might take us. As a matter of fact, I'm still wondering that! What I do know is that David is still taking lessons, is now at his third place of taking them, and loves it just as much as ever--probably more so, because this gym where he started lessons last fall seems to be the best fit so far for him (in short, it's a little more competitive and doesn't seem to have as many misbehaving boys in his class!).
When I was there a few weeks ago, I used my phone to snap some pictures. I wish they were higher quality, but I'll work with what I've got. :)
At the end of class, they got to do this relay race; and it was neck and neck. They're not competitive at all. ;-)
What a delight to watch them come to life and pursue what they love...and for David, this means gymnastics. :)