Posted by Sarah in Uncategorized on February 8, 2012
We have four little gymnasts in our family. These are photos from the display day they had at the end of last year, Sabrina chose Grandma as her assistant for the day.
Each child that participated in the display day was given a medal, Sabi was very proud, this is her first ever medal.
Eli and Lani are both in Stages and got to show off their stuff after Sabi’s beginners group cleared the floor.
Gynasticas has been great for our family. It’s a group that they can all go to together. There is enough twirling and pointing of toes to keep the girls happy and an equal amount of daring acts of danger and displays of strength to satisfy the boys.
of course acts of daring aren’t always limited to the males of the species.
and the boys do twirl as well but you know what I mean.
Also the instructors are great with the kids, if you like having your toes tickled that is. In all seriousness they have been wonderful and so accepting of Eli and the oddities he brings with him. He’s had two different instructors since he started and both of them have put so much effort into guiding him and helping him overcome the hurdles that come with ASD. It’s wonderful to see him run out to join his class now, full of confidence, seeming just like all the other boys in his group. I get a little teary when I think back to the squealing, flapping, bonkers boy that ran like a tornado through the gym bawling his eyes out and declaring in a loud voice that his instructor was trying to make him dead.
Eli was a little self-conscious about getting a medal ( in fact when his instructor put it over his head he immediately took it off and threw it away) But he did let me get one quick photo of it before it was taken off for good.
Sabi was more keen on her medal and showed it off with great enthusiasm.
Then it was Lilly and her pre level groups turn.
The levels kids all had routines that they have been working on. It was a bit like watching synchronized swimming without the water.
I was very proud of her, it was the first time she has ever performed in front of a crowd and she was a little nervous.
She remembered everything she needed to do and finished smiling and that is really what it is all about.