See post below for May, here I am on June...look out, I might actually get caught up just in time for this baby to arrive! :)
June was every bit as busy as May. Abby decided she wanted to do the summer play. It's a big to-do around here. Every summer the Clinton County Showcase kicks off their year with a children's play in the park. The entire cast is made up of children, ages 6-16. Abby has been asking to do the play for YEARS, and this year was The Little Mermaid and she REALLY wanted to do it...So, we said okay. (Our only reservation in the past was the HUGE time commitment, but I have to say she NEVER complained or said she didn't want to go to rehearsal, she loved every minute of it. The play was this last weekend so I will put it in a future post with LOTS of photos and details.:) Anyways, she was cast as a member of the Sea Creature chorus, and was a singing and dancing fish. Rehearsals started in late May/early June and took up LOTS of our summer evenings.
This little rotten mess also had a big change at the start of summer. I know I have mentioned before that she LOVES tumbling, and that she is REALLY good. I truly try not to talk about it a lot because I don't want to be one of 'those' moms, especially since this is my area of work, also...BUT, I knew it was time to move to another gym and have some other coaches look at her and let her give gymnastics a shot, not just tumbling. And, sure enough, she is every bit as good as I knew she was! ;) So, she started at a new gym and was placed in a select class for girls that are basically in waiting before they can start progressive/team gymnastics. You can't start that until age six. There are only 3 classes of girls this level, each class has 6-8 girls, so she is really doing awesome. They are the only class of kids under the age of 6 that work out in the big gym with all the team gymnasts, etc. I was proud, to say the least, especially since she had never been on the beam or bars. BUT, as I knew she would, she LOVES it, and she continues to get better and learn more and get more and more comfortable on the equipment. She LOVES floor and bars, and is still a little timid on the beam (which really surprises me, actually) BUT, they don't work on a little beam, they work the medium and high beams. No kiddie stuff. And, I just LOVE watching her flip around in her little leotards. Cutest little leotard butt I've ever seen! :)
We spent all afternoon one day at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. It was SO cool. Starting our hike to the castle ruins.
Play practices were also just about every Sunday-Thursday night in the month of June. So, we spent a lot of time there. I also started summer practices with my new squad at KC, so between all of that and all of the other every day fun, we are having a GREAT summer and this baby boy will be here before we know it!! :)