Sunday, March 28, 2010

Come Skate Away

We finally took the girls ice skating for the first time. People have been asking us since before they were born when we were going to do it, but I was wary. I didn't want them to fall, get cold, and hate it. Then it would take tons of convincing to get them back out on the ice.

So, since the weather was iffy today, we thought it was a perfect chance to give it a shot.

I was most nervous about the rentals. I was worried about getting the laces right (tight enough to support their ankles, but not tight enough to cut off circulation). Luckily, they had single buckle skates. It made everything a lot easier.

Out on the ice, it was slow going. Madeleine kept trying to move her feet constantly, and she was all over the place at first. But the end of the first lap, my back was killing me. But that lap took close to 15 minutes. After half an hour we took a break, and the girls had cookies. Eric and I took some warm-up laps, and then we went back out again.

This time Eric got the girls to stand up on their own. It made it a lot easier to sort of get them to stand and pull them around. Lily kept telling me she wanted to do it on her own. And by the end, they almost did a few times. We were probably there an hour an a half (with two Scooby Doo breaks in the snack bar), and I was so proud of them both.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Eggs and Ham

Lily says "Yum!"

I'll be surprised if Madeleine took a second bite.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bond Park - March 7 at

Too Much to Blog About

Lots went on this weekend. Sports Sampler class. Birthday party at TK's Jungle. Cookie-making. Picnic. Park. Ice cream. General goofing off. Here's the highlights in no particular order.
Sunday night the girls decide they need to practice for their upcoming flower girl gig. Dress-up, make up, and full ballroom dancing ensue.

Lily chows down on her chocolate ice cream after Daddy joked about giving her vanilla.

Madeleine, Daddy, and Lily at the park boat dock.

Madeleine helps with baking chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

Lily likes the idea of a Star Wars party.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rock your body

Should make everyone happy!