I'm not sure what got Preslie so obsessed with gymnastics.
I surely haven't pushed it on her - though I always wanted to do it myself when I was younger.
I think it started with the summer olympics - the one with Shawn Johnson and Nastia Lukin. Ever since then Preslie is a "nastics" girl.
Me: Preslie, let's get your pants on.
Preslie: No. No pants. Nastics girls only have their legs.
Like I said, she is obsessed.
Eric's older sister was incredible at gymnastics - he broke her leg right before the olympic trials. WHOOPS! So Eric called around to a few places and found a club about three miles from our house and started her the following week.
We had the HARDEST time trying to find her a leotard.
It was ridiculous.
We went everywhere. Called every sports store. Even looked online. But most stores carry down to a 4T and Preslie, at best, is only a 3T. We finally found one at Wing's Gymnastics. It was so much fun for me to take her to pick out her leotard and little shorts - there was TOO many to choose from.
She had her first gymnastics practice last Tuesday and I loved it! Proud mamma right here! There is nothing cuter than these little girls learning to flip and twist around. There were four little girls in her class. They crab walked on the parallel bars, spent some time on the tramp doing summersalts, learned to walk on the balance beam, and got good at "ta-da-ing" after every dismount.
Eric and I decided that we probably won't stay at the current gym. The facilities aren't as great as they could be, and most of there trophies are for 4th place, but it is a perfect little beginner's course to see if she would continue to love it - and she has! In April she should be starting at Mountian West Gymnastics Academy . . . . they are a little farther away from us, but they are incredibly good, they win every state competition, most of the regionals, and three of their level 10 gymnasts are ranked in the top 80 gymnasts in the entire country. We decided that if we are going to do this, we want to do it right - and the both have the same membership dues, so you can't go wrong.
This is a future CHAMPION right here! :)