Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keep Up With the "Grands" Activities

We've been on babysitting duty now for 3 days with the "Grands". We've done this before and I know we'll be exhausted when our time is up. I know why kids are meant for the young..and not just the young at heart.

This afternoon we will need to get the girls over to Gymnastics Elite in Olympia for their classes. I think we'll get Mackenzie at the daycare center early today so she can come home and do some homework before heading off to the gym at 3:45. She has early release from 3rd grade today so this will be possible.

Here are some photos I took of the girls when we had them over to the gym last Monday. Mackenzie is really getting a work out 3 days a week and has some serious muscle growth in her upper body. She is getting ready for a turn on the lower bar.
She can fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Is she thinking about being a future Olympic athlete....or a circus performer?
I'm thinking at this point Zoey just likes getting into those sparkly leotards she wears to the gym. She isn't too serious about this whole thing yet.
When I peeked into her gym area with the camera, she spotted me easily and posed on the balance beam.

They have the little ones working on doing a handstand. The littlest gymnasts are supposed to walk their hands back toward the board there and be totally upright. Don't think it is working out real well here. They will keep trying.

Being with the "Grands" is always fun, but tiring. Their schedule is much busier than our normal routine. It is a non-stop event each morning from the time they get up until we get them out the door. Then in the afternoon it is even worse. Total non-stop activity from 3:15 until bedtime.
They're asking for Chicken McNuggets for dinner tonight. That may be the best idea I've heard all day. Calgon.....take me away!
Until next long for now!

1 comment:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Good for the grands, and good for you to keep up with them and support their activities. Some think all the constant scheduled stuff isn't good for kids, some think it's the best thing for them, but YOU know it's good for kids and destructive for the grandparents!