Thursday, March 19, 2009

roller something or other

I figured I'd leave us all on a happier note, because we don't want to dwell on the unhappy to long, so here's another update. But to those comments on the last. Thanks! I'm glad to know my ramblings made sense to others who are outside of this crazy head of mine!

So I could have called it roller "skating", but we aren't quite to that point yet. We took the kids skating for the first time, at their cousins birthday party. Both girls have wanted to pretty badly, and Nutmeg was more than happy to get out there and give it a try. I handed the camera over before fixing the settings for everyone... so what you see is what we got! But hey, no complaints here. Really! Some of them actually turned out really cool, in a funky kind of way. You'll see.

I will say sadly this is the only photo of Nutmeg (although a kind of cool effect) out on the floor skating. Good butt shot here.... She has watched a lot of "Super Y" on PBS (cute show if you haven't seen it) and really thought she'd be out there like "Wonder Red". Mmmmm. Not quite yet. She'd practiced at home on the really little kid skates, and figured she had it down. And she was fairly disappointed when we left, that she wasn't that good yet. But she'll get there. Maybe. She gets so caught up in everything else, she forgets about what her feet are doing and she goes all over the place. I'm sure we were some good entertainment.

And Ase here. I knew she'd be game. I was willing to put money on it. It took a little coaxing at first, but I mean little. We had to wake her up from her nap in the car, however one look at what everyone was doing and she HAD to do it. And I'll tell you. She didn't stop but for a couple of minutes. She didn't even want birthday cake. Just more skating. And yes, she has the very beginner skates, but quite frankly, she was the best one out there of the three. And she just kept wanting to go faster and faster. There was one point she even starting trying to "experiment" to see what would happen. Say, if she were to lean way forward. Or way back. Or what if she lifted one foot off the ground. It was pretty funny because you could watch her concentrate on each move she did to see the result. She even squatted all the way into a sitting position and just started laughing at herself. It was good! And I love how this picture actually got her expression (and another with the cool effect)!

So my man here. Neither had been to a roller rink before, so I'd like to point out the SHOES on Matt. Nice. He tells me to get the skates, and I'm out there with the kids trying to keep them up while on skates, and it turns out he was in shoes most of the time!!! Why I otta....
Anyway, Bug was Hilarious to watch! I mean it. He was like a fish out of water, flopping every which way with no control, and for some reason, looked like he must have been really slippery. Because that kid was NOT going to stand up! It took us a lot of time, a very patient Aunt, and some very sore back and shoulders. But we got it. He can now stand verticle on the skates!!! Yup. That's all we were going for! Next, we'll work on just the death grip with one hand instead of two! If only Matt had his skates on then. I would have LOVED to see how that went. He did put them on toward the end, but I'm telling you. Most of the hard work had already been done. And Bug, sorry I didn't have the flash on.. so no "cool" photo of you. Because, yea; all the other ones were...very...intentional. ;)

I was so sore the next day. Church, in heels was a little painful!!


April said...

That is so fun, I love doing new things like this with kids. It is like discovering it all over again, and it sure brings back memories!

Becki said...

So funny. I can't believe Matt's never been to rink! I have an itch to take my kids now. Logan's been once, and it was pretty funny to watch. I love the crazy ghost coming out of your head picture too, it's kinda cool.