“Bam! Crash! or Bonk!!”

Sometimes Molly’s “Milestone” kind of moments ease into being. For example, at some time over the past few weeks she’s become really competent in eating cereal and milk with a spoon. No spills, hardly. πŸ™‚

And, for another, she’s gotten pretty good at making shish kebabs without poking herself. Eating them, not as much. But she likes to make them. πŸ™‚

But yesterday she showed some sudden big-kid stuff that pretty much blew me away. Yesterday she went to her first gymnastics class.

And took to it like a fish to water.

It’s for 2-1/2 to 3 year-olds, but since there was only her and one little boy signed up, they’re going to join with the 3-year-old class next time. Not sure how that’s going to go for the little boy, he wasn’t too into things; but for Molly, I expect it’ll be great. Yesterday, with the boy pretty much demurring, it was a one-on-one private class for Molly.

She loved this.


After the first little dance, the older instructor left; Molly ran from station to station — “I want to try THIS one!!” — getting help on the basics, and getting into everything. Clearly the instructor was impressed, and having a good time with Molly.

Molly was taking lessons quite well — listening to the instructor, which was something I wasn’t sure she’d go for. But she made me SO proud.


Here’s her first go on the bar; she ran over to it, terribly excited.


By the time our 45 minutes was up, Molly had mastered grabbing hold, swinging her legs up and flipping off — she’d land on her hands and knees, and go “Wow!!” πŸ˜€

Bonus video: Molly’s not only learned how to say a new word, but I think she’s really internalized what it means. Here she’s decided to quiz the scarecrow. πŸ™‚


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Grandma
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 09:07:02

    Thanks, Dad, for continuing to share these wonderful moments with Molly. I am so thankful to have these glimpses of her on an ongoing basis.


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