T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Roller Skates...

For months, maybe even a couple of years now, I've been saying things to the kids like, "Mama had to wear her roller skates today at the clinic." (Particularly on those urgent care days of 46+ patients). Well, T Rex took me literally and has insisted he learn to wear roller skates, too. Thus, I've been watching for the right pair of roller skates and lo and behold, a couple weeks ago at the consignment store were these awesome Fisher Price starter skates for $7. I insisted he wait to use them until he had appropriate padding. 

Once we had the appropriate padding I realized that Lil Sister was not going to just sit back and watch her brother skate. So, another, less-fancy pair of Tinkerbell skates were obtained and we were ready to roll. By the way, she is delighted with her Tinkerbell skates and although they are not as stable as T Rex's she has learned to skate on her own without assistance after only two sessions -  not too bad for a 2 year old.

My mom was here to witness the first skating session and also assist as we knew it would be a little crazy. T Rex's skates are pretty stable so after a few moments he was easily gliding around the back patio area. Lil Sister needed more assistance early on. I cannot remember the last time my mom and I laughed so hard. Oh, and if you are wondering, yes, they both took excellent naps.

Here are some photos from that first skate:

By the way, my Mother's Day was delightful. T Rex Dad surprised me with some dark chocolate caramels from my favorite chocolate shop. The rest of the day was spent with those who have made me a mother. Late in the day a simple outing. Some friends had us to their homestead to meet their new baby goats. Lots of fun photos of of that event but for another posting. For now, bed time - catching up on all those hours of missed sleep getting through school. Then, tomorrow back to the books in preparation for next week's certification exam.


JKMommy said...

These photos are fantastic! Whenever I see such cute pics of your two playing so nicely together I get REALLY excited for A. to have similar experiences with his sibling coming up! I know, I am rushing it but - WHAT FUN to skate around for an afternoon - I am soo impressed at how well they did so quickly! :)

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Wow, T-Rex is doing it all by himself, that's so impressive! We haven't done rollerblading, but we've tried ice skating a few times and it doesn't look like independent ice skating is not going to happen any time in the foreseeable future.

Charis's Mum said...

I LOVE the photographs and good job to your daughter. I definitely did not learn how to skate when I was 2.

Jenners said...

So cute!!! I'm impressed they pulled it off so quickly. My son can't quite skate yet. We went to one roller skating party and it didn't go so well. Maybe we need to try this.

Chocolate covered caramels … yum!

septembermom said...

I need a favorite chocolate shop! I loved roller skating as a kid. You're reminding me to get started with Jillian. It looks like so much fun.