We are so proud of Sophie for completing her Tan Badge 3 in gymnastics. The badge levels in the Canadian gymnastic system are designed by Gymnastics Canada and allow kids to expand their skills starting at a beginner level and working towards more advanced skills levels. Her coach has been helping her focus safely on the fundamentals and of course having fun! Sophie loves it.
Some of the skills she has mastered include the backward roll down an incline, straight body inverted hang, and glide swing on the bars. Her coach commented on how Sophie is always smiling. She really does have a good time there.
In other news, it is a sure sign Sophie is growing up. While she was snuggling with me tonight she asked me directly if there was a Santa Claus. She said she wanted to know the truth because she just didn't know what to believe. I paused a long time thinking this through. I was thinking to myself that once I told her the truth there was no going back, and one piece of her childhood would be forever behind us. Because she had used logic to piece 99% of the puzzle together, I told her the truth. It didn't seem to phase her as much as I thought. I made her promise not to say anything to Fynn or her other friends or family members who still have the magic place for Santa. She promised, so on we go.