Friday, April 15, 2011

The Little Gymnast

With being tired at the end of my pregnancy, preparing for Peyton's arrival and then surviving after her arrival, I have completely forgotten to post about Bailey's gymnastics debut!

In January we started Mommy and Me KinderGym. Bailey absolutely loved it! She had so much fun at all of her classes.She followed directions so well and did everything the teacher asked of her. We started out with me helping her during class and Nick watching, and as my due date crept closer, he stepped in for me and it became "daddy and me". As much as I missed not being able to be the one participating with her, it was nice to get to sit and watch her have such a good time. I think her favorite was the dancing they did at the beginning of every class. They always sang and danced to 3 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, she is still singing it around the house all the time.

Originally, there wasn't supposed to be a recital for the Mommy and Me group, but then they decided they would include the little ones. Since the recital was right around my due date, we knew Nick would have to be the one up on stage with her, and he was okay with that. This was one of our first outings with both kids, and being new to the whole getting two kids ready thing, we were running late. When we got to the recital Nick and Bailey had to rush to get behind stage with the other kids. Her little group of kids didn't really have a costume, they were just supposed to wear khaki shorts and a white shirt. She had gotten herself dressed before we left and she had put a pair of sweat pants on over her shorts because it was a little cool outside. Right before the curtain opened I got a text from Nick saying her shorts were on backwards! I didn't know she had done that since she already had her pants on when I saw her and he didn't have time to fix them before the show. So she performed the whole time with her little shorts on backwards...luckily, you really couldn't tell unless you knew.

I wasn't sure how Bailey would handle being in front of that many people, but she did great!! She was a little ham and had no problem blowing kisses repeatedly for the crowd. She carried her flowers proudly across the stage and I, well, I cried. I couldn't believe my little girl was big enough to be up on stage. I was so proud of her and happy and sad all at the same time. If hadn't been for all the people around me I'm pretty sure I could have had a real cry fest right there!

After the show with her flowers
The family after the show...sad news is, this is the ONLY picture we have of the 4 of us...and Peyton is covered up!

The gymnast and her mamaw telling her how proud she was. Look closely, those are the back pockets of her shorts. Silly girl.

The girls.


Danielle said...

First things first, you look fantastic! I can't believe you had just had Peyton in that picture. It's a great picture of at least the 3 of you (:

And second, what a guy Nick is to not only participate in the class but also get on stage with her. Such a good daddy!

Mama Smors said...

I love that Nick was part of the show!! What a great daddy! :) I love the last picture of "the girls!" Bailey looks so proud!