Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Day of Firsts!

Monkey had his first day of preschool this week. Seriously?! Oh my gosh... I cannot believe my little guy is growing up and old enough for school! We decided that he really needed some more social interaction with kids his age, so we started him in gymnastics a few weeks ago. He loves it! He runs around like a wild little monkey, jumping on the trampoline, swinging from the rings, etc. but it showed us that he really ought to be around kids his own age more often. We signed him up for the "kiddie academy" at the same place he does gymnastics. The program seems to focus a lot of gross motor skills and is very active play-based, which is exactly what we were looking to give him. He isn't a sit down and do your work kind of kid, and he is too young for that. We wanted him to run around, have fun with friends, and maybe learn a little something, too! His first day was last Wednesday and he was so excited! He had a blast, and his teacher said he did really well. He only goes two days a week, plus one day of gymnastics. We'll see how it goes... but he had an awesome first day!

Little Monkey thinks he is "too cool for preschool!"
Off for his first day with his backpack!
"Bye, Monkey! Have fun!"


And if that wasn't enough of a first this week.... Chunky started gymnastics! Now that Stays At Home Dad has some free time with out Monkey, we thought it would be a great idea to get Chunky into a Daddy-Baby gymnastics class. He started the same day Monkey started school. He was in baby boy heaven! He loved it!
He loved jumping on the trampoline!

He needed to hold on to something for comfort and a little balance - I guess his shorts worked just fine!
The big slide...
that dumped him off into the big foam block pit...
which was his absolutely favorite part of gymnastics!


32 comments:

  1. This looks like fun! Sign me up! Thanks for visiting my blog and I am a new follower as well!

    ReplyDelete
  2. How fun! Love the pics!!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC.
    Have a nice day!

    ReplyDelete
  3. great looking kids.. and very active... I'm a new follower..

    Melody
    www.poshappetite.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.com/poshappetite
    www.twitter.com/poshappetite

    ReplyDelete
  4. You have beautiful children! I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh how cute! I am hopping by to return your follow =)

    Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Aww! He looks like hes having a blast! Thanks for following my following you back and liked your fb page, if you could like mine too that would be awesome!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/GiveawayHog/189406794499792

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi,
    I am a new GFC follower. I found you on a blog hop and would love for you to stop by my blog and follow as well. Also check out my giveaways link if you would like to try and win some feather hair extensions for yourself. Thanks!
    http://sharylovesyou.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the double post, my internet had a little lag spike and I clicked send twice. :)

      Delete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sweet pictures. This spring we are hoping to be able to put our daughter in some sort of activity to be around other her age as well.
    Thank you for the follow, now following you back on GFC, Twitter and FB.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really want to get my son into a tumbling class! Looks like fun!! Newest GFC follower - following you back!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey thanks for the follow! im following you back and really enjoyed reading your posts!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your little one is adorable! What a cute lil monkey he is. Thank you for following my blog, and I am now following yours as well. I'll be checking back in to see how gymnastics goes. I need to get my baby in something.
    olearyva.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a blast - for both of them! Just saw your comment on Laurie blog about her dinosaur/dragon toy and as we follow each other thought I'd take a peek at your blog.

    Would love to have you visit my blog at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com and have you follow and comment there too! Will be doing so here, now, as well.

    All the best. Isobel

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. And thanks for following me. I am following you right back sending some bloggy love!

    Amy @ Pounds4Pennies

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very cute, Monica. My daughter is 4 and we are thinking of putting her into a gymnastics summer program this year. It looks like fun!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your boys are adorable! Thanks for following my blog. I am following you back :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi, I found your blog from the comment you left on mine at http://www.rockpaperscissors.blogspot.com:) I wish there were gymnastics for little ones where I live:( It looks like a ton of fun!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am having a drawing on my blog
    http://buzzingbscrapbookers.blogspot.com/
    Please invite all of your followers
    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi! Thank you for the warm welcome from the MBC, I am following your blog and have been for a couple weeks now! Great blog and I love the pictures! Your little boy is adorable and looks like he is having so much fun in his gymnastics! Stop by my blog and follow if you want ( I am also currently running a giveaway) at http://wadingthroughthewaters.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hello,

    I found your blog on the blog hop and am now following! would be great if you could check out my blog and follow me too!

    Kim

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yay! How exciting for Monkey. And Chunky looks like he was having a blast! Thanks for stopping by Making It from Page to Table! Hope you have a great day. I'm already a GFC follower, so I've subscribed to your emails now!

    ReplyDelete
  22. He is a cutie!! Following you..Would love a follow back . http://blessedchick-trythis.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  24. He's so cute. I remember my son's first day at school...he was calm I was a wreck!

    New follower on GFC my sites are...
    http://bodhimews.blogspot.com AND http://coziecorner.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love love love that his backpack says Monkey on it! Soooo cute!!
    New follower! Feel free to follow back!
    www.curtisandtheparents.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a cute Monkey! I have a little monkey at home as well :-)
    Thanks for visiting my blog http://www.frugalburqueno.com/ Happy to be your follower. Ania

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hey Monica,
    Cute blog, cute monkey! :-)
    I am following you now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In addition to my earlier comment, I am SpicyMom at mom bloggers club. Thanks for visiting my blog.

      http://dicenspice.blogspot.com/

      Delete
  28. Soooo cute! I'm dropping by from Rockin Rebel Deals to follow you back. Thanks for stopping by. http://www.rockinrebeldeals.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete