[**Once again I find a blog post from long ago which I never posted. This one from one year ago today made me smile. Glad to report we are all back in top-skating shape again!]
Jun 11, 2014, 8:30 PM
Camp Tia Rosa
Roller skating was super fun on Sunday!
I was so proud of my niece, 6 yr. old Christina and nephew, 10 yr. old Gabriel, who were nervous about skating but never quit trying the whole 2 hours.
Ziva is becoming quite the independent skater. She participated in the limbo contest, speed skating and even tried skating backwards.
As for Samuel, he goes around and around the rink on his own now and has great control over stopping, starting and maneuvering around other people. Although he doesn't realize it yet he is very close to ready to lose the training triangle.
As for me, I personally love skating! Helping the little ones is a great workout and an exercise in strength and balance. And when the time comes I always participate in the 18 and up speed skating, even though I am always one of the only ones. Yes, I probably look like a wobbling fool, but I'd rather do that than sit on the sidelines with all the other chaperones who don't even put on skates. The smiles and giggles I get from the kids on the rink are worth any soreness I feel the next day.
Not surprisingly, it was another great day at Rollerskate City. I loved skating with Samuel, Ziva, Christina & Gabriel, even though I was seriously outnumbered.
(Elizabeth was camping with my friend Alicia and poor Ahava couldn't participate because she is on doctor's orders to avoid impact sports for 6 more weeks. Instead she went to Santa Fe to watch her daddy play in a tennis tournament. He won the tournament but injured his foot pretty badly in the process. Now we've got 2 out of commission! Hopefully they will both be back on the skating rink with us again soon!)