Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fun Gym Time

We had a local gymnastic center open up for two hours on Thursday mornings for a free gym play time for homeschool students. Right now it will be free, but she plans to charge a small fee at some point in the future. I wasn't sure I wanted to go out - yet again this week - but my boys were really looking forward to it. I have to say - they had a BLAST! The photos didn't come out the best though due to the lighting & my little point & shoot digital doesn't compensate well.

There was this great little obstacle course set up. The kids had a great time on this. My middle son is hopping through the rings, J is on the blue mat & B is way up front on the tall red mat. They did a really fun warm up before she let them have at it. It was hilarious watching J trying to follow her instructions. I was busting a gut at one point. She had them all sitting on the large floor routine area with their legs spread wide. They were to walk their hands forward to stretch. J kept flopping on his belly & stretching out that way. Even after one her helpers put him back on his bottom & showed him how to do it, he still belly flopped. ::big grin::

I had no clue my lens was this dirty. I have a number of very spotty photos but I caught N in mid-jump so I had to post it. There is a long "tumble mat" (i.e. trampoline) that the kids had a great time running down & then jumping on to some large mats at the end.

I finally convinced J to crawl in to this so I could take his photo. It's not that he didn't want to crawl through it - it was the stopping part that was hard for him!

I also convinced J to take a turn on the tumbling tramp. I guess I don't have to tell you how much fun he had.

We stayed for 1-1/2 hours of the two hour time. My guys had a blast & wanted to come every day. I had to tell them that it was only on Thursdays. It did make for a long day for us though. The gym is a few times over. In good weather it's a 30 minute drive. With the snow covered roads by our house, it adds some time.

We headed in to the gym & spent the time there. Then I treated the boys to lunch at their absolutely favorite place to eat - McDonald's. From there I took them with me to do my grocery shopping. I typically go on either Thursday or Friday & I much prefer to do it in the morning so it's not overly packed.

Thursday night is also AWANA night for us so needless to say, it was a long day but they had a good time. I'll have to figure out a better schedule since I don't want to have them eating at McDonald's every week. I'll probably have to skip groceries from now on & move that to another day.
Speaking of snow covered roads - this is what one end of our road looks like now. We've had snow most of the days this week. All the trees are still thickly covered. It's pretty but I'm very eager for it to be GONE!


  1. It made me smile to see your boys enjoying the gym.

    I wouldn't want to DRIVE on that road but I'd love to be a passanger on a winter's drive along the road. Beautiful.

  2. That looks like a fun gym.

    Go away snow!

  3. Fun gym - have to look for something like that near me! Also, I'm sure the snow gets old after awhile, but it's gorgeous!

    CAB in Snow Starved TX where my children would LOVE just one good snow!


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