Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ice Skating

Melissa (our most wonderful Cookie Mom) and I took the some of the Girl Scouts ice skating yesterday. What a wonderful time we had!

It's so amazing to see how much the girls have grown over the years. Here's Bailey her first year, back in 2003. She is wearing a "retro" uniform - it was mine when I was in first grade.

Last year was a rough patch with our troop. The girls had hit their teenage years. I hate to admit this, but for a while there I thought that last year might be the last year of our troop - or at least the last year that I could handle.

Yesterday's ice skating trip was the first activity we did this year. It was going to be the activity to set the tone for the rest of the year.

Based on yesterday, I'd say we have a fantastic year to look forward to. The girls got along great and were patient and kind to each other.

Luckily, we had a quick lesson before we had free skate.

This kid was a natural at ice skating! Look at her jump!

I however, was not. Look Ma! No hands!

Best of all, the only thing broken was my fingernail when I went crashing into the wall trying to stop myself.
The girls even put aside their typical teenage embarrassment issues long enough to ride on the carousel that is inside the mall. It was even their suggestion to ride it!

Of course, Melissa and I had to ride as well. We were totally ok with being embarrassed.

The girls were even such good sports that they got their picture taken with Santa. Here's a hint to anyone out there wanting to get a picture with Santa in the mall. Go now. There were no lines.

It was a great day!

1 comment:

sharon said...

love the pictures, thanks for posting them and thanks for taking them, I mean the girls.