One of our sweet former RUF students in town, Christi, just finished a job at the jumping place in the mall, and before her last day of work, she let us come jump for free!
Now, --reality check-- what is NOT pictured here is the HALF HOUR of Caroline and I sitting on the bench together before we made it to this point. (perhaps I should have taken a picture of THAT for you...) It was the typical mom scene-- I'm reassuring her, "You'll LOVE it once you try it!" to no avail. She's unsure and afraid. But with a little patience and watching other kids doing it, she mustered up the courage to try.
But, of course, she was only going to take little jumps.
And so THIS was the first reaction. And I'd say someone was rather enjoying herself, wouldn't you?
Higher and higher.
Who's afraid now?
Little jumps. Right.
Trying a flip! She could flip herself down low, but didn't quite get it while jumping.
Here's a minute of the action... (sorry it's sideways... I'm clueless on this stuff!)
What a great time! Thanks, Christi!