Monday, May 10, 2010

Midgie Man

Coleman has been taking a gymnastics class from our local Rec Center for a little while now and loves it. A few weeks ago they had a little exhibition where they could show proud parents and grandparents what they've been working on.

My mom came down to see him perform.

His favorite thing to do on the balance beam is this little "Midgie Man" which he made up when his teachers told him he could do anything he wanted on the beam. I must say, I'm amazed at his ability to stay upright and keep his balance in this position. His teachers just laugh every time he does this. He has started to learn to do a handstand on the beam (with a good solid spot from his teacher).

They are also working on straddle swings, skin the cat, and other fun things on the bar. Coleman really loves swinging on the rope because he feels like he's Indiana Jones :). He loves bouncing on the trampoline and he's working on landing on his feet doing cartwheels, back handsprings, and he has already perfected the forward roll.

We're proud of you Coleman!


Heather said...

It looks like he is having a lot of fun. The beam for dudes always made me nervous though. Dire consequences if he slips and misses his feet :)Keep going little buddy.