Monday, February 15, 2010

Ice, Ice Baby

In the midst of the snowstorm outside, we decided to take the girls ice skating. After playing a new Wii ice skating game this morning, they started asking yet again, "When are you going to take us to go real ice skating, mommy?" It is something Kara has been asking for since before Christmas and I have been postponing for as long as I could. One reason is that finding free time to go skate is rare and another... because I am not an ice skater. I don't know why, but that is just one thing I have never learned to do. I can roller skate just fine. Ice skate - no way.

Well, I called my husband, told him our new plans and we headed to a local ice rink this afternoon. I had good intentions of trying to skate myself, but I put on my skates and made it all of one foot inside the doorway of the rink on wobbly legs and chickened out, big time. Fortunately, my wonderful hubby was there to do the parental "on the rink" duties while I stood outside and watched with much enjoyment. The girls were so much fun to watch. Kara was a natural and she was so helpful with both of her sisters. Mia was a speedster along the outer rails of the rink and Leila picked it up and was doing quite well, too. Now, they all had their fair share of falls, too, but they quickly got back up with a smile on their face and tried again. I have so much to learn from them!

They started out without helmuts - until Mia had a fall and nearly hit her head hard on the ice. Of course, this mama ran quickly to grab the nearest helmuts.

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And my handsome hero who saved me from a bruised ego and even bigger bruised bottom.
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The girls had a blast and can't wait to go ice skating again. I guess it's about time I learn.

21 comments:

Courtney said...

The girls look great on the ice. I am not an ice skater either and would be happy taking pictures and watching from the sidelines.

Nicole's Mom said...

The girls look like they had a great time. I am like you , I can roller skate like a champ but my ankles are to weak to ice skate.

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun outing. It looks like the girls had a blast!

Marla said...

How fun! My girls have been wanting to try that too, I'll have to take them soon. Love the pics!

Heather said...

Oooh, so much fun! I LOVE to ice skate. Have not tried it with the girlicues yet, maybe soon! You may have just inspired me! :)

Beautiful pictures...Happy CNY! Simply love your family!

Love,
Heather

Wanda said...

Wow....they are having a ball - so natural and fearless.

Gail said...

LOVE the title...and you really captured the moments. Kids have no fear and a lower center of gravity (that's what I tell myself of course, cause I'm not fond of ice skating ~ too scared). ;)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Too bad we didn't live close to one another....we could learn together:)

They look like they had so much fun.....cute pictures!!!

xo,

Lisa

Colleen said...

what cute pictures : ) Did you know I spent a good deal of my child hood at the ice rink...I was an ice skater, attended school 3 hours a day and skated the rest of the day...I have yet to take my girls skating.
Time for you mama to get on the ice!!!!

day by day said...

Wow...the girls looked like they did great!!! I don't blame you one bit...I would much rather watch and take pics!!! : )

Ashley said...

Oh such great pictures - love the one of Mia peaking out from behind Kara!!

Hugs! Hope you have a good week - we are off AGAIN today....that is 11 days without school if anyone has lost count!

Kim said...

Looks like the girls really had a great time! Don't worry I can't ice skate or roller skate :-(

Norah said...

What fun!

3 Peanuts said...

Looks like so much FUN!!!! Kate was watching the Olympics and told me she wants to be an ice dancer!!!

3 Peanuts said...

P.S. I love your sense of humor!!

Sammy said...

You're the bomb! : - )

Donna said...

My 21 year old son never ice skated until last month. But he was a really good roller skater and had no problem on the ice. I bet you would have done just fine too! ;)

Love the photos -- the sepia tones with just a touch of pink are so pretty! And speaking of pink, I really love your blog banner pic! The kids are beautiful!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Looks like a fun time. I would have stayed on the sides lines too and take pics! ha The ice and me dont do well together! ha What a great hubby you have. :-)

Steffie B. said...

What fun.....we have not tried it yet.....hopefully next year when Daniel is a bit bigger. ;)

JinXiu said...

great pictures the girls look like they had a blast

a Tonggu Momma said...

I don't know how to ice skate either. Well... technically I do, but I skate about as well as I bowl. Badly. Heh.

Love how tentative they looked on the ice. It's fun to see confidence build.