Yesterday morning we decided it would be fun to go out on our first family skate. The only problem was the weather was warm and we couldn't find any open outdoor rinks (NOT that I'm complaining about a stretch of good weather!!!!). Our town square has a new outdoor synthetic ice rink, which is where we ended up when we could not find actual ice. It was so much fun. Nobody else was there so the four of us got to skate on our own. The synthetic ice was much more forgiving than actual ice to the girls got to get in lots of practice and built up their confidence even more. And with the warm weather, it was a lovely experience for everyone.
|Panorama shot of my girls on the ice|
Skating is one of three recreational activities which the girls have participated in this Fall -- the others being ballet and gymnastics. We are going to continue with these three after the holiday break too. Come Spring, we will swap swimming for skating and we may start piano lessons too. There are just so many activities and we can't do them all. I would love for the girls to get back into art class, to learn a second language (French or Italian) or to learn martial arts. There's a fine balance between exposing them to many different things and over scheduling them. I'm constantly trying to find that balance.