Here’s what our June bugs have been up to this month:
Gymnastics – Reece goes to a class of her own while Rynn and I enjoy a mom & tot class. Rynn’s favorite thing is the bungee swing. That’s the first thing she goes to after we do our stretching that consists of singing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” while running our fingers down our legs, and doing the butterfly while ducking from things that are flying toward us. So cute. She also likes to jump on the trampoline together (with me holding her), which makes for my second workout of the day since I go to the gym right before gymnastics. I’m pretty much sticky the entire morning. We then use the mats to practice forward and backward rolls. I try to sneak peaks at Reece’s class, but I have to keep an eye on Rynn, who bulldozes other kids when they are doing something she wants to do. Rynn’s like the tiny little dog who thinks she’s super tough. And watch out because she will bite!! Watching Rynn go through the ending routine, from the parachute circle to the good-bye song, then the stamp each child gets to the popsicle line is all so much fun. She toddles to each station with such authority.
Reece enjoys her class with Miss Brandi from church and her friend Ady. When I do get a chance to peak in on her class, what I see is quite hilarious. Reece jumps without bending her knees, making her look like a bobble head doll. I think she may seriously get whiplash before it’s all over. She’s doing so well and, most importantly, follows directions (anything that reiterates following directions is good for her). 🙂
Swim – Reece is also taking swim, for the third year (poor second child Rynn still hasn’t done any kind of swim lessons), but this year she has graduated from the “mom and me” class to on her own. She’s really improved so much from last year (scroll down to the swim report) when she was one of the children who didn’t participate as much. Now she does just about anything except jump from the side. She’s really cute too.
Father’s Day – When I asked Reece what she wanted to do for Daddy for Father’s Day, she said, “I know, I’ll have a tea party for him!” So on the Saturday before Daddy Day, I helped Reece bake cookies and set the table for her special guest, who was coming back from Albuquerque that day.
Letter of the Day – Before this summer Reece had mastered 6 letters of the alphabet – R, E, C (all in her name), I (easy, it’s just a stick), T (super easy since we’re in Raiderland), S (just ’cause) – but I want her to be able to identify all letters by the end of the summer. So we have a letter of the day. I draw the letter on the easel and she traces it. We then identify that letter on the fridge and on her alphabet puzzle. My friend Tamara (who also happened to be Reece’s KDO teacher last year) also gave us the great idea of gathering things from around the house that begin with that letter.
“A” is for ant, art box, angel, and apple
“B” is for book, ball popper, bananas, backpack, bus, ball, bowl, and blue
And that’s as far as we’ve gotten. We’ve skipped a few days.
Rynn has been putting her Mommy skills to use…
And her cleaning skills…
And her dress-up skills…
And her cuteness skills…
We heart summertime.