It's Tuesday everyone and I thought I would share my LOVE for ice skating with you. Not sure if you knew this already but Melly Mel LOVES to ice skate. For real, we grew up roller skating FIRST. You know when your mom would drop you and girlfriends off at the Roller Rink and you would "hope" the cute boys would be there. You would get your skates on and get out there on the floor and try NOT to make a fool of yourself. Then when the slow songs came on, and the girls were corralled out onto the floor, while a boy would "pick" you. WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTT? Who EVER thought this was okay? For real, being the girl who NEVER got picked and standing there ALONE while everyone skated away hand in hand is not my idea of fun.
All I have to say is "PLUMP GRADE SCHOOL MEL" HATERS - SUCK IT NOW - I be working on my fitness... BAH!
Sorry about my little rant there.... onto better things... So I learned to roller skate first and then I moved on up to ice skating. Once again the same scenario MINUS the total embarrassment of being a NON-PICKED. Ice skating is a blast - using all those muscles, balancing, and watching people wipe-out - who wouldn't call that a "GOOD TIME"?
So Saturday night, my brother and I took Elle and my nephew ice skating - it was Elle's first time. I LOVE the outdoor rinks - so we chose Steinberg. It is absolutely beautiful there in the dark, with all the lights.
We get in line to get skates and the guy pulls out some old brown beat up things for Elle - she lays on the ground and proceeds to say "I will not skate in that crud". Really girl? My skates were all gray and cute. So of course being the awesome mom I am - I march back up there and ask for gray one's - which they HAVE and Elle is then "okay" to skate. I would PROBABLY NOT be okay with her actions - but I don't think I would of worn those hideous skates either ~ wonder where she gets her "tude"?
The kids get all bundled and laced up.
And we stop for one photo, while the Zamboni cleans the ice. For real, on my bucket list is "Will drive a Zamboni before I die". I want to drive one so bad - anyone want to help me out?
I loved getting back out there - it was like I never had stopped. Elle did AHHHHmazing... She is fearless and doesn't give up. NOW.. she wanted to take breaks, get hot chocolate, watch the people, pee 7 times, etc... BUT she kept getting back out there and GOING... That's my GIRL - we DO NOT GIVE UP! Not for anything or anyone...
I love this child with my ENTIRE being.. I felt bad Wes couldn't go - but he would of been like an elf out there getting trampled - we will save his first ice skating experience for another time.
We had a great time and I "think" I might start skating at least twice a month and Elle is most likely going to take lessons - she was quite good for her 1st time - we will see... and I LOVE my brother and had a great time with him.
Some more pics from the evening - of course I had Mexican before... hahaha... Queso anyone?
Have A Great Tuesday
Ice skating fan? Roller skate hell? My brother is single ladies...?