My kids have been begging to go ice skating for sometime now. We finally took them when we were in Pendleton a couple weeks ago. They have a small, inexpensive, outdoor rink.
Here are some short video clips of the kids skating the second day. I quickly realized Hailey didn't need any help from me because many of the kids at the rink thought she was so cute and they all wanted to help her. They had these great little strap-on, double-bladed skates for her to use. They were perfect for little ones.
As I predicted, Josiah was all go, but never could figure out how to stop without falling. I gotta give it to him though, he was tenacious and never stopped trying both days we were there. He ended up with some pretty good bruises and worked up quite a sweat, but he had fun and he never quit. He made several friends there who where happy to help him up and give him pointers.
I skated the first day. It is harder work than I remembered. What a work out! I was very cautious and didn't fall once. I hate pain and avoid it when at all possible!
I definitely see more ice skating in our future. The kids had a ball and it was really inexpensive. Our kind of fun!
How about you? Any new activities for your families this Christmas season? Leave a comment and tell me all about it.