Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gymnastics Camp

Olivia and McIver spent last week at Houston Gymnastics Academy's Pirates of the Carribean-themed gymnastics camp. You would have thought that they were going to swim in a chocolate river and eat ice cream all day - they were SO excited. Friends Shannon and Reagan went with them and carpooled every day which made the excitement last even longer. Even though the big kids were in a different group, McIver still had a blast. They jumped in the pit, did the zip line, had lunch and snacks, played games, ran through obstacle courses, did some arts & crafts and, the ever-popular inflatable bounce house (with Captain Jack on the side, of course).

Waiting for the bell to ring so they can run into the gym to start the warm-up (read: running around in a circle on the mat and following counselors instructions to jump, hop, go backwards and in reverse) all while screaming like a banshee and giggling.

Inside waiting for their turn to run through the maze without being tagged by a counselor. McIver really should have paid more attention to the actual instructions instead of yelling along with the coaches. He either didn't realize, or didn't care, that once he was tagged he was supposed to go to the end of the line.)
All in all, the kids had a fabulous week. They were at camp from 9am - 3pm which was a nice break for me. I got some things done around the house that are hard to do with children underfoot. And, I had a Moms' Playdate with some friends - went to see Sex & the City and enjoyed a peaceful lunch that did not require crayons, trips to the bathroom or kids' menus.

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