Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ice Skating Into the New Year

When we got home from Tahoe City it was just about time to get back to routine and school schedules, but not before we had one more day of good times.  Grandma and Grandpa were still in the house, Zach was back to work, and Mom had the day off to watch the kids.  The kids wanted to try their hand (feet?) at ice skating.  There was a little rink and carnival about 20 minutes away, so we decided to give it a go.

We arrived and the place was pretty rinky dink with some old skates, but who are we to judge?  None of us had ever done this before, so maybe some worn in boots would be better.  Not really, but we were trying to be positive and excited about this!  Tyler and Lucy both enjoy rollerskating, so they had the balance part down.  Tyler put his on and took bucket of help from Mom!
 Wait...time for a picture!
 Lucy did a good job for being 4 and nervous.  She used the bucket quite a bit and wasn't a fan of landing on her was cold...but she kept at it and did alright.
 Even Mom gave it the 'ole college try...
 We had to rest our toes after about a half an hour, so...picture time!  The bucket Lucy is sitting on is the one she used to push herself around.  It's a good technique and she'd go back and forth between using it and then trying to skate on her own.

Tyler did really well and I was proud of him!  Lucy did a great job too...minus the tantrums.  My feet were thankful when we decided to call it and go eat lunch.  It's no joke when they say ice skating hurts your feet!

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