Category Archives: Toddler

My Little Soccer Tot

Yep, Ivey started soccertots this past weekend. Originally I was going to wait until she was older (especially since she is already taking swimming, music, art and yoga) but every time we see women playing soccer at Franklin Square Park her face lights up and she screams, “fútbol mommy, fútbol.”
Obviously she loves it – just look at her showing off. Who knows maybe she will be the next Mia Hamm.
Did I mention this was a parent participation class? Thank goodness for circle time because chasing after Ivey on the soccer field was really pooping me out.
BTW – Ivey may have gotten her love of soccer from me but these beautiful eyelashes definitely are something she inherited from her father!

About Soccertots:
SoccerTots is a child development program for kids ages 1.5 to 6 years old. It uses a variety of fun games to delight and engage kids in physical activity. Classes are professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and self-confidence. Classes are focused on providing a fun, noncompetitive environment for soccer based fun and games.

Oh, and before I forget…
I want to give a quick shout out to the folks at Sunbow. Thanks to them I have FINALLY found a natural sunscreen that Ivey will put on without a fight. It’s the “Dora the Explorer Pink sunscreen” and because the sunscreen is actually pink she loves to put it on!

Swim Early and Swim Often

Ivey just graduated to the next level swim class. She will be the youngest kid in her class by a year! We are very proud of her success but more importantly we are thrilled that love the water just as much as we do.

Ivey only attends one class a week but we try and go to the pool during “free swim” as often as we can. Here is the things that she showed the teacher with got her promoted to the next class:

  • jumping in from sitting on the count of 3
  • jumping in from standing on the count of 3
  • gliding under the water from mom to teacher and then back again
  • holding on to the side of the wall unattended
  • able to climb out of the pool with aid

All and all pretty basic – but being that she is only a year old,  I am VERY impressed :)

Ivey loves this rubber duck!

And I can’t believe she can actually climb out of the pool!