Saturday, March 04, 2006

YMCA Skate Night

Tonight we joined some friends at the YMCA for skate night. The only problem? We don't skate. We were able to find a pair that I picked up for $3 at a garage sale last year that fits Gloria. The girls and I went out this afternoon and bought Danya her first ever pair of roller blades. Then after dinner we took Daniel to buy a pair because he has completely lost his old pair. (Not to mention they were about 12 years old)

When we got Danya's skates I let her hold onto the shopping cart handle and skate all the way across the store to the checkout lane. The clerk cut the security wire off the skates and Danya skated out to the car. At the Y, she amazed us even further by skating all by herself! They were skating on a basketball court, so it wasn't as slippery. Danya encouraged Gloria, and she started skating on her own, too! I was soo proud of them! They even participated in a race! So did Daniel, which was amusing since he hasn't skated in a few years. I was impressed with how well he kept his balance despite spending most of the night with one or more little girls clinging to him and slipping and sliding all over the place. The Y is having another skate night next month and I hope we get to go to that one, too, even if I can't skate because of the baby. We all had a great time!

1 comment:

Jan said...

Oh wow.. that takes me back to the old days of skating rinks in the 70's! LOL!!! Cute pic!