Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Skate Fever

Tonight was the school skating party. I remember how much fun I had at mine back in grade school. It was one of the big social events of the school year. Who would I skate with on the moonlight skate?? That was always the big talk among us girls. I got to take Drew and Noah to the skating party tonight and I really enjoyed myself. I asked Noah if he wanted me to help him skate and he said no. I was a little excited, thinking I could sit off to the side, catch up on my magazine reading, talk with some moms. But I never did read. I had too much fun watching and chatting. This was only Noah's 3rd time skating and bless his heart, he gave it all he had. By the end of the night, he could actually skate out in the middle without holding on to the handrail. I had to laugh because they played a game called Wipeout. Every time they said 'wipeout' over the loudspeaker, you had to hit the floor as fast as you could. Noah rocked at that game! :) Drew did pretty well on skates, he's had more practice though. His little arms and legs would be flailing all over at times, but the kid never fell. I don't know how he did it. He just kept cruising along. A lot of the kids in their classes were there and it was just so fun watching them have a great time. I have to admit I wanted to get out there and skate. For the longest time, no other parents were skating but some finally broke down and did it as the night progressed. I had planned on bringing my camera to catch some cute shots but in our mad rush to get out the door, I forgot it. Next time!

5 comments:

Jill & Todd Potrykus said...

We finally took our kids skating and they enjoyed it too. I think they both did well since they ice skate alreay. They got roller blades for Christmas and the skate rink allows both roller skates and roller blades. It was so much fun.

Dianna said...

Remember our skates with the metal wheels?
We wore those suckers down!

Mom said...

I always enjoyed watching all of you at the skating parties too...In the early years we skated too. With Nate, I was scared to death of falling and breaking something. My friend Kathy and I skated all the time in her basement....skates that attached to your shoes....

Aunt Cindy said...

now here's a subject near and dear to my heart...I LOVE ROLLER SKATING. I skated at each and every school skating party, and each of my boys had a birthday skating party. Unlike your mom, I plan to skate every chance I have until I am too old to stand up. My aunts Mom broke BOTH arms at a Grandkids school skating party when she was in her late 70's. I want that to be me. Who am I kidding? It doesn't look like I will ever be someone's grandma.

Renée said...

That sounds like so much fun! I loved to go to the roller rink when I was young. I'll have to take my kids sometime.