Ellie cruised (but did not walk) from 12 months until 28 months. During that time, she bear crawled as her primary means of transportation.
She's been walking for about two or three months now. She's two and a half.
We started gymnastics yesterday.
And while Ellie couldn't quite do every skill, especially the jumping skills, she could fully participate with her classmates and her teacher was awesome.
Ellie played in the foam pit (and threw a pretty spectacular tantrum when that rotation was over. The tantrum ended when she realized we weren't leaving the gym, and had a new game to play.)
|No cameras in the gym. Locker room photo of Ellie pointing out her foot stamp.|
Ellie did NOT want to go in the tunnel, but climbed all over the obstacle course.
Ellie may not know how to jump, but she took cuts to be next on the trampoline.
She was exhausted at the end of class, and I was thrilled. Other gymnastic days may be more challenging, but my girl was alive in the gym. She kept trying to sneak away to bigger pieces of equipment.
And at Ellie's insistance, I bought her a purple leotard.
Look out, world.