Saturday, February 27, 2010

Our Future Olympian

I don't know where she first heard of it, but for a few months Molly has been asking to go ice skating. And I'm not just talking about a fleeting fancy of thought, I'm talking about multiple times a day asking if we can go ice skating NOW! We kept putting it off, but ever since the Olympics started, and she's caught snippets of the various speed skating and figure skating events, the insistence has increased. We finally just shelled out the big bucks and chalked it up to a good experience. And it was a blast!
Where's Molly?
There she is!
In town our only ice rink is TINY and outdoors. It was pretty busy, but I think Molly was in absolute heaven. She started out with the actual ice skates, but we ended up switching to ones that hooked right on to her own boots, and she seemed to do even better with those. We think that part of the reason Molly was loving it so much is because it was a challenge. She seemed very focused the whole time. She held our hands for most of it, but near the end she actually let go and was doing fine. We didn't think we would last for too long, but ended up staying for an hour and 1/2.Our camera died before we were able to catch any pics with me helping Molly (oh, darn!), but we had just enough time to catch the Zamboni. David's family are big hockey fans, so the Zamboni is a pretty big deal. Molly thought it was quite fascinating as well.
Funnily enough, now that we have conquered ice skating, Molly is asking to go roller skating. I think we'll be waiting a few months.


Tracy said...

How fun! My girls keep asking too, but more of a fleeting thought, not nearly as persistent as Molly sounds. That's great that she did so well!

Julia and Aaron said...

I'm glad you guys got to go! We went a week or two ago with the ME department. The kids loved it. What an experience, right? It is pretty expensive though :( or we would be back a lot more!

Good job, Molly!

Buell Fam said...

That's amazing she was able to do it on her own by the end. The other day Aubrey asked if she could go ice skating, I thought it would be impossible at her age, but maybe we will give it a try. (The only problem is that I don't know how to ice skate!)