Saturday, September 25, 2010


We've signed the boys up for all sorts of activities this fall. I may have gone a bit overboard, but I figured it would  only be for 8 weeks and we'd get a good taste of what they like and want to continue.

Swimming was full for Elliot's age range, but Felix got in. It's at 9am on Saturdays and it's a good 45 minutes' walk away, but he loves it so much. Elliot is now asking when he gets a turn, so I'll have to be more on the ball when registration for the winter sessions starts up.

And Elliot's favourite by far is gymnastics. This one we planned for - he's been on a waiting list for over a year. And he loves it - looks forward to his Sunday afternoons all week long. It's certainly the pricier option when looking at their other activities, especially since it's offered in a competitive gymnastics gymnasium and taught by former students and gymnasts. Elliot has also requested ballet classes, but they're all full right now. Maybe the winter session, if we can't get him back into gymnastics.

Following him around a circuit during his second class...

Sunday mornings, the boys are in mini-soccer together. It's just kids and parents kicking balls around a big gymnasium. The first day, Elliot and another boy ran full tilt into each other while running at the same ball but from opposite directions. This was in the first 5 minutes of the program. And then again somewhere around the 7 minute mark. Elliot got hurt both times (not seriously) and so the other boy's parents and I ran interference for the rest of the class. And they were drawn like magnets to each other.

So we're going to spend the next few weeks shuttling the kids around from one activity to the next.It's a fine balance, when you don't have a car. But just think of how green we're being.  Add in the cloth diapers and we're doing our part to help the environment. Right? RIGHT? Almost makes up for all the power draining computers in the house. 

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