Thursday, March 12, 2009

Flashback Friday

March's assignment: Sports and Recreation. It's time to dig deep into those photos and find some pictures of yourself or your kids playing a sport, dancing, ice skating, playing chess...or darts...or pool...or whatever it is that floats your boat. I am dying to see what photos you all end up posting. This should be a really fun month.

Since my kids are still too young to really play any sports and because someone last week asked if I ever took my boys ice skating, I decided to post the following photos of Jack’s first (and only) time at the ice rink this time last year – and let me just say what a trial it was for my patience.

Jack had not yet developed his coordination well enough to really move around (after all, he was only 3 years old) March 2008 057and I am certain he spent more time lying and playing on the iceMarch 2008 048 than he spent on his feet skating.March 2008 040 He so badly wanted to “go fast” though, so I was left to carry him a lot of the time – not something I would have done with my skating students.March 2008 065 I am hoping and praying that the next time we go he will be a little less hesitant and a little more ambitious about trying something new and unfamiliar.March 2008 061 

Again, if you have a spare minute or two, please stop by some of the other links and leave them some lovely comments.

Flashback Friday Participants
1. Mandy
2. Mandy Stansberry
3. Heidi
4. Jenny
5. Lolli @ Life is Sweet
6. Catherine

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Carebear said...

This is so cute. Love the last two of you guys together. What a great carnival you've started Melinda. I want to play but it's bedtime and no blog access from work tomorrow. I'll have to get on it next Thursday a little earlier! Thanks for visiting What the %@*#?! Wednesday at my blog this week!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

This is too darn cute! I least you both tried and it looks like he had some fun!!!

Michelle said...

Oh those are so cute! I love his little ice skates. You must have loved taking him out on the ice.
He has your smile.

Anonymous said...

Awwww! He looks so cute in his little helmet and ice skates!! Cute pictures!
Have a great weekend!!

Heidi said...

how cute! pretty soon he'll be skating circles around you!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I promise I am going to participate soon : ). I want to be a part of your COOLIO thing a ma jig! Love the pictures.

And PS I do not see any blogger butt in those pictures. You look super skinny and PERFECT to me. : ) I am happy for you.

Jenny said...

So cute. Atleast he was standing, I am not sure I could do that on ice skates:)

Dawn said...

You are so stinkin' cute!!!

I'm glad you had a good time with him. I have a hunch he will like ice skating just as much as you do. =)

Lolli said...

I'm finally up! Crazy birthday party day today!

Shawna Byrd said...

It looks like you guys had a fun time. How cool is it for Jack to have a mom who is such a talented ice skater. There aren't too many of those in Hinton!

Midwest Mommy said...

I love the name of your blog.
I did a Friday Flashback yesterday too but I was just remembering one of my dumbest moments in life that I had blogged about before.
3 and on skates, wow!

Daniele said...

I love the photos! I haven't been near the computer on a Friday in a while. I am going to break out some old photos even if it a day or two late.

Amber said...

So, so fun! I think its great you took him skating. And yes, if you come again, we would love to meet you there! Claire decided at the very end of the party that she wanted to try, but we told her we would do it next time. So, there has to be a next time. It would definitely be better with friends-and you can have a lot of laughs watching me crash down onto the ice.

Sorry I missed this weeks' flashback. I had to do Claire's birthday post. I always post on their birthday!

Rachel said...

Your skating students? Did you teach skate before?

Always wanted to learn, but hearing impairments also usually pair up with balance issues. And being wobbly on a hard surface usually = ouchy :)

Great pics!