Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ice Skating Adventure!

I have wanted to do this for a very long time!  This was always one of my favorite past times growing up as a kid.  The weather was just about perfect today: 30 degrees and no wind!  Our town has a outdoor rink that they built a few years ago.  We ventured there today to test it out for the first time.  I didn’t know how the kids were going to do, but it was worth a shot! 

Jayden fell pretty much the minute he hit the ice and that ruined it for him for a bit.  But with encouragement we got him to loosen his death grip and enjoy it as much as he could.  I think the next time we go, he will have a bit more confidence in himself and will do just fine!  Here is a short clip of our little man trying it out for the first time!

Jayden skating for the first time

Josie, on the other hand, it took her about 5 minutes and a couple falls and she was skating alone.  Not wanting help at all!  It was so much fun to see her take off like that.  She would fall and get right back up.  The whole time she was skating she had this proud grin on her face that she was trying to hide.  She also turned a circle at one point!  Such confidence she has!  Here is a short clip of her skating.

Josie Ice Skating
I was very proud of both my kids for trying something new and different.  Jayden was not happy at all that his little sister did better than him.  So the competition begins!  We had to have a little talk about it, but he’s okay now!  I think this will be a family event that we will have to do again and again.  Lots of fun was had by all! 

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