Perfecting the Headstand

Meilee has been practicing how to do a headstand. She doesn’t take gymnastics, so this is something that she initiated on her own. She usually practices in the living room and has learned that she has core muscles and that they can get sore if overused. It was a lovely July morning and we decided to go to Woodinville to check out the lavender festival. The beautiful lawn inspired Meilee to practice, which then led Shen to attempt headstands, too.

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Shen’s First Field Trip: Christmas Tree Farm

Shen attends preschool at Nature Kids, which is a program operated by the City of Seattle through Discovery Park. It’s a wonderful preschool because the kids go outside every day for a hike rain or shine. Meilee also attended Nature Kids. Shen’s first field trip – he was more excited about riding a yellow school bus – was to a Christmas tree farm. While it was cold, it was a wonderful way to get out into the “country” and for Shen to see what a tree farm is like.

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