Monday, May 11, 2009
It's Fun to Play at the YMCA
The awesome bosses at Doug's office (wink wink, Grampa Larry!) just added a new company benefit: family membership to the YMCA. Woot! Woot! I think this is a benefit that we will all get a lot of enjoyment from. So far we've been there three times to swim. The t-ball program I signed the boys up for is also through the Y, so we get a discount on fees for it, thanks to the membership.
I plan on adding swim lessons for all three kids to our schedule too. The boys are big fans of water play, but haven't had any lessons yet. They love using the floaties to start being more independent in the water. Sean was jumping from the edge of the pool and paddling his way to Doug! Ella also seemed to have fun in the water, so she and I will do the Mommy & Me class.
Of course, I am also hoping to take advantage of the childcare there and start going to some sort of fitness class. Right now, I don't know when that is going to be possible because Ella is super attached to me. If I am in the same room as her at home, even when Doug is holding her, she cries for me. When I leave her in one room to go get something from another, she crawls after me, crying the most pitiful "Don't leave me, Mama!" cry. She isn't do very well with strangers right now, so it could be awhile before she is comfortable with me leaving her with a stranger to work out for an hour.
This gives us a great new activity to share as a family and a healthier past time!