Thursday, September 18, 2008
Ballet, Fencing, and Swimming ~ Oh, My
It is that time again. To see more Show and Tell's, go to Canadagirl. We are a few weeks into our out-of-the-home classes and all is going well. We decided that all of the kids would do some kind of sport for their out-of-home class this year.
Our smallest dd (4) is taking a combo ballet/tap class this year. This is her second year of dance at this studio and she loves it. We were very blessed to find a dance ministry that teaches the children to glorify God through dance. I love that she is learning to use dancing to bless others. They go to nursing homes several times a year. Here she is in dance class.
My dd (7) and ds (6) are taking swimming lessons this year. I am truly excited about this because it was very hard taking three non-swimmers to the pool last summer by myself. Drowning Mommy is just not a good idea! Both children are signed up for classes at the YWCA. Tom Sawyer is taking private swimming lessons, which are expensive. We are so blessed that there is a little pocket of money with his adoption agreement that will pay for some special things that he needs because of the abuse he received before coming into foster care. Tom Sawyer has cerebral palsy because of the abuse from his birth mother in the moments after his birth (born at home). Having private swimming lessons is critical, because his muscles just give out all of a sudden. Having his teacher right next to him is a life saver! Here he is with his lovely teacher.
Goldilocks is enjoying her swimming lessons, too. She has already made it to level two. We are very proud of her. In the past, she would not have been able to make it in a class because of behavior and distractions. Here she is in her class getting ready to climb up to jump off the diving board!
Aww...digital cameras are great, but they are hard to get the timing right! The splash in the fourth pool photo is Goldilocks!
The big teen is taking a fencing class. He has wanted to try fencing for a long time, and he is very excited that we found a class just a few miles from our home. Here they are learning how to hold their weapon (a foil) for the first time. He is the one in the grey.