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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Gym



Kayla and Lucas love going to My Gym - almost every day Kayla asks, "go to My Gym?" She loves it there. All the things they have to do there are great for Kayla to work on balance and coordination too ... along with some self confidence.

A lot of times Kayla is hesitant about doing something, thinking she can't do it, or she doesn't feel secure in what she's doing.

She loves the monkey bars but can't go across them by herself. One week the ball pit was moved under the monkey bars and Kayla really, really liked going across and then dropping in to the ball pit. But she wouldn't take that first 'swing' off the top step and go by herself. She was always calling for me to help her, she wouldn't do it unless I was holding her legs or waist.

Then one day...it's not a great quality video because it was from my cell phone...

She was so proud of herself and kept saying "I did it!" and she would do it over, and over, and over again.

Then last week they moved the ball pit somewhere else and we're back at square one! She wouldn't step off the top step even with me standing right there...even though she did it herself when she was trying to get to the ball pit. I kept telling her it was just like when the ball pit was there and to take that first step off by herself and then I would help her the rest of the way...no go. So we've gotta work on that confidence again :)

Lucas has so much fun there too...and he's building his strength up as well...because he has to do everything Kayla does!






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14 comments:

Nancy M. said...

That sounds like a lot of fun for them!

nichole said...

It looks like so much fun!

Beverly said...

looks like such a fun place!

Lianna said...

Michelle, Gabe starts gymnastics on January 2nd! I can't wait!

You know, I'm a lot like Kayla. I need that safe place to land. Could a pillow or bean bag chair be placed where she could aim her fall? This might work and then it could eventually be taken away once she feels more confident?

I love Lucas' strong arm hold! Is he ever getting big now!

Stephanie M. said...

That's precious! Wonderful, too, that it's such a fun place for them and kind of like a treat to go. I bet they really love it.

Junior said...

that looks like a wonderful place

creative gal said...

Looks like fun!!

Mom24 said...

Too fun! That sounds wonderful. I always wished I could have done that for Jacob and Julianna.

greenmama said...

How fun! I love places like that where kids can run, jump and play and are in a safe environment. I can't wait until Mitchell is old enough to do those types of activities with his older siblings.

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Marie said...

We just went to a birthday party at My Gym! That place is awesome with all the stuff they have for the kids. Jack loved it too!

LauraJ said...

I want to go to My Gym too!! (Psst I kinda need a gym if you know what I mean, lol.) Those two kiddoes are just too much cute in a blog! :)

Christina said...

What a cool place - awesome pics!

Marie said...

Great link up. Funny I was actually thinking that this would make a great Life is Therapy link when I read it before. :)