Monday, January 7, 2008

Family-style Workouts

So we took the girls ice skating on Sunday. We had tried a few months ago and although K did get out on the ice, she quickly dissolved into tears because she said she was scared because there were too many people. On Sunday morning, while they were at Sunday School, I was running errands and happened to notice the rink was nearly empty. I figured this was our shot. K took lessons last fall, and I really wanted B to try it.

So I picked them up from Sunday School, dropped by and got DH and DS and we headed over. Thankfully it was still quiet. Me, K and B all got out on the ice. DH was willing to go, but we weren't sure Big Man was up to it. I think he needs to be a little older. I was not looking forward to it, as I haven't skated in years, and the last time I hated it. It was actually fantastic! We all had fun. They had painter's buckets kids could use to lean on and B LOVED them. She didn't even want me pushing her or helping she was so proud to be doing it herself. K stuck to the wall much of the time, but would come out on the ice holding my hand.

We skated for almost an hour! That is quite a workout let me tell you! But it was a blast, and we all can't wait to do it again.


Happy Working Mom said...

We recently took our kids skating too! My son, who's 2 1/2 loved it the most, and of course he's the one we had to hold up the whole time, so I know where you're coming from on the workout aspect!

Lil Mouse said...

you are so brave! i can't even rollerskate! I'm hell on wheels, literally. sigh..

Misty said...

thats fantastic!!! and it looks like tons of fun! fun + workouts are wonderful!

Pam said...

I've never been ice skating...but it always looks fun to me. I am sure I would fall and make a fool of myself. So glad your family had fun though!