Monday, June 22, 2009

A First Time...

...for roller skating! :)

"They" say there's a first time for everything, and the first time for my boys to strap on roller skates and step onto the rink where I used to go skating as a girl came last week when our church's children's ministry sponsored a trip to Funky's (AKA "it used to be Skatetown"). I wasn't sure how things would go for them. Obviously, I would be no help as they learned to skate, so I asked Jeff if he could leave work for a little while to come and give them a hand. What I didn't know was that Funky's allowed members of our group to walk inside the rink, wearing regular shoes, to help those who were learning to skate. That was GREAT, so Katherine M. helped David...
...who continually lost his balance at first and had to literally be held up most of the way around the rink (but who was having a ton of fun anyway).

And Jeff helped Josiah...
...who true to his cautious nature, proceeded slowly at first, with Jeff on one side and the wall on the other, but who actually learned to do it by himself by the end of our time there.

Meanwhile, Tobin got to hang out with Kristin E...
...and then with Kathryn L. who interacted with him as he played with and stood beside this activity toy for a long time.
He would rather have been scooting around on that shiny, smooth rink though; I had to hold him back a time or two! :)

I enjoyed watching the boys have fun, and I also enjoyed the time to chat with some of the other moms. Most of all, I was grateful for all those who helped my sons to have such a good time: Katherine M, Jessica H, Emily S, Kristin E, Kathryn L, and I'm probably forgetting someone else that I should mention...but my brain is shutting down because it's 11:30 PM, and I exhausted all my mental energies in a meeting of the Organizational Structure Revision Committee tonight...plus, I feel really crampy and have ever since I got home from the meeting. I told Jeff, "I'm either hungry, or I'm having a lot more contractions than normal." So I munched on an apple with peanut butter and some string cheese and some prunes (pardon me, dried plums, to be exact) and drank some milk; but I still feel very uncomfortable. It's time to ascend the steps and hope for some restful sleep!

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

Hhhhmmmm. Yesterday I had the distinct impression you were having the baby last night! then to read about possibly having more contractions than usual- you've got me wondering chicky!

bekahcubed said...

What fun! Entertainment like that is something your kids can look back at with fondness.

I can still remember the years of fun I had rollerskating at our local rink's "Christian skate night".

Emily Joy said...

I had lot's of fun skating with Josiah! I'd do it again any time!

~Emily Joy

chicknboy said...

how cool for them to be able to roller skate-and to have "regular shoed" people help them. :) great memories.

Sally said...

This looks like it was a lot of fun for everyone! You do a great job of making life rich for your boys.

Margie said...

Great skating pictures! And what a wonderful children's ministry. Since I'm reading your posts from the newest back, I know you didn't have the baby, but am wondering even now if you're still having contractions. :)