Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The New Chaotic Routine

Last week was "back to school" week for us, but we are no longer functioning on an as easy of a schedule as last year. Reagan is attending the same preschool as last year, but the 4-year old program runs three days a week instead of the two day a week 3-year old schedule. We were all set and ready for her to go Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, until her gymnastics coach caused a bit of chaos for us.

Reagan has been placed on the competitive gymnastics team this year, and she is the youngest on the team! We are very proud and super excited to begin this journey with her, but it came with conflict... her new training schedule was almost identical to her preschool schedule. At first, we weren't sure what to do because as much as I wanted her in this gymnastics program, her preschool lessons were, and are, my first priority and I didn't want her to have to switch schools. Thankfully, we were able to move from the morning preschool program to the afternoon preschool program, which enables her to be able to do her gymnastics training in the morning.

This is all new, uncharted waters for me. I'm used to sports, competitive or recreational, being more of an "after" school program. From what I have been told, if we continue with her gymnastics training, then Reagan will be missing at least one afternoon of school per week each year once she is in full day school.... which starts next year. For now, we are just taking it one year at a time, and we will see what happens from there!

She was so excited to start her new training at gymnastics, and I was excited to go with her that first day to see what all she would be doing. It surely brought back some memories for me! I was impressed with what all the coaches had her doing at this young age, and I'm anxious to see what new skills she will learn this year.
IMMEDIATELY following her 2 hours at the gym, we went straight to her school. We did a quick change of clothes in the parking lot at the gym, she ate a sandwich on the drive across town, and then ran inside to line up for her first day of 4 year preschool! All this was done with less than 5 minutes to spare! Of course, I did make sure that we had enough time to snap a quick first day of school picture...
It's going to be a crazy year, especially once newborn Myers is added to the mix, but it is what she wants to do!

PS... After only the second day of her new training at gymnastics, Reagan was sporting her first "rip" on her hands. I must say that I was extremely proud when I went to pick her up on day two and she showed me her hand. Rips are an expected part of gymnastics... they happen as a result of using the uneven bars. The friction between the bars and your hands produces a build up of skin, and eventually, this buildup will "rip" off. It's painful, but as a gymnast, she will have to get used to it. She handled her first like a pro... no tears, and I think she was pretty proud of it herself!

8 comments:

Mighty M said...

Way to go Reagan! That is awesome!!

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

She is so adorable! I'm loving her poses for the pics! So cute!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

way to go! She must have some serious talent!

Tina said...

OMG!! R looks precious all dressed up for school, she looks like such a big girl!!
I'm glad to hear she is moving up in gymnastics, SOOOOO fun!!

Shell said...

She's such a cutie. and she must be awesome!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

She is so cute! It looks like she's going to be an incredibly gymnast!

Miller Racing Family said...

I am so excited to hear of Reagan's gymnastics adventures. Sounds like you will be busy with school. I love the last photo, she is just a doll.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Brandi said...

Very exciting, and what a cutie pie! :)