Thursday, January 30, 2014

Callie's first time Ice Skating

I know I have blogged before about Callie and how she tries new challenges in her life and how proud I am of them.  I can't seem to express enough how much joy it brings me to be her mother.  To see these new accomplishments in her life at such a young age.  No wonder people have so many kids...it is AMAZING to experience all of her firsts!


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!



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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...


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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 :)



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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!  

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