Callie and I picked up Jet & Alexis to accompany us in some open skate time :) It was actually Jet's idea! I asked this hockey knowing family what time open skate was, and Jet responded with, "I want to go!" And from there it happened :)
Alexis and her friend Hailey were wonderful helpers to Callie! They helped her get ready, talked to her about the ice, and they were her buddies on the ice :) When we first approached the ice, Callie watned nothing to do with it. A few of my 6th grade students were there, and then having Jet & Lexi there, and everyone was encouraging Callie to get on the ice :) Callie doesn't like this kind of attention!
I convinced her to let me carry her around the ice (I wore tennis shoes this time), and eventually, she let me hold her up! Within a few minutes, the picture below is where we were :)
She really enjoyed watching the figure skating finals to go to the Olympic games, and she learned quickly that if you fall, you just get back up and try again!
The girls, at Jet, helping her!
Soon, Callie wanted Johanna, one of my students, to help her! Johanna and Lexi skated around the ice with her :)
Here is the whole gang, so excited for Callie's first time skating!
These two claim to be Collin & Carter's girlfriends :) Such sweethearts to help Callie skate!
This is such an adorable picture of Lexi & Jet - I sure do love these two kids! They are like a brother and sister to my kids! The boys were saying Jet immediately after saying "mom"...he ranks pretty high :)
Greatest picture EVER!
The girls decided to try and have Callie sit on the chair and they'd push her around. Yeah she didn't like that :) Callie quickly hopped off the chair and started skating more!
My little love bugs :)
Seriously - she was AMAZING with Callie! So encouraging and helpful. Callie really looks up to her!
She finally accepted the walker - she wanted nothing to do with this at first. She used it for about 5 minutes before she realized she didn't like it...
Then she thought she was pretty brave and told Lexi to sit down so she could push her around.
And then Callie realized, "Hey, I can do this on my own!" She was skating all by herself! I was so proud of her I could hardly contain myself! What a big girl :) I love this picture of Jet and Callie skating side by side! So sweet :)
When we first put her skates on her, she couldn't even stand up...and now, she is able to skate on her own and walk around by herself!