Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hannah's Gymnastics

So I found a gym class for babies 6 months or older who are sitting up but not quite walking yet. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen! There are all these tunnels, slides, and obstacles for your little ones to develop mind and body.

Hannah was just like me in a formal education setting, all of a sudden she found herself completely surrounded by interesting people and had to fight hard to stay focused on the task at hand. The other babies were having so much fun that she had to figure out what the whole fuss was about.

She went through a tunnel twice that she liked and did really well on this crawler thingy but didn't really do well on the up and down ramps which is fine. The instructor was impressed with how physically capable she was at 6 (almost 7 next week!) months and so were my two friends who brought their 9 month old babies. They were especially impressed with Hannah's clapping which is usually a milestone for 8 to 9 months.

After the gym we went to the library with our little friend Tyler who is an absolute doll. He always forgets my name so he calls me Mommy and Hannah "That Baby." Yesterday he told his mom "Mommy I get to see those girls tomorrow." We got five Dinosaur books for Ty and some Kevin Henkes books for Hannah.

All in all it was a fun day and Hannah has yet to take a nap so perhaps an early bedtime? She's had three hours between the gym and the library and I guess she was too excited to sleep. Hopefully it is a good night!


Margie said...

Very cute pictures!! It sounds like a fun day and no wonder you are tired. I'm so glad you can do those fun things with Hannah. Cherish this time!!

Lesley said...

I love to read about Hannah's adventures she is sooo cute, I love her!!!