Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Roller Skating!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Roller Skating!

This winter weather has been crazy! It is making it difficult for us to find things to do on the weekends. Normally we would be planning out sledding and tubing filled weekends, building snowmen or having snowball fights, but since it seems to snow during the week, then it all melts by Friday, we have had to find new activities to fill our weekends. My husband was flipping through the paper and saw that the local skating rink offered roller skating lessons on Saturday mornings. The only skates my kids have ever put on were those chunky Fisher Price plastic skates that you put on over your shoes, so we figured it would be fun to have them go to a real roller skating center and try it out.

A slightly heated debate started over who should get out on the floor with the kids. My husband thinks that if he falls and breaks a leg he can not go to work. I guess you need a fully functioning leg to sit at a desk all day. Apparently I don’t need my limbs because I’m a stay at home mom, so mine aren’t as important. In the end, we both agreed we would both suffer with broken body parts and each of us popped on a pair of skates. It turns out neither of us needed to. The instructors ended up kicking me out of Allison’s area and Mariah pretty much had herself a one on one instructor the whole time.

Allison took to it like a pro. Only a few tumbles, but otherwise, she was whizzing around like she’d been doing it for years.

Mariah on the other hand... Let’s just say that by the time we left I was ready to march into her old gymnastics center and demand my money back for 4 years of classes, because they surely didn’t teach her balance. Poor kid had the roughest time, and ended up in tears twice. I don’t think she’ll want to repeat her roller skating adventure any time soon.

I am really glad we went. I was nervous about skating myself, but it’s like riding a bike. Once you learn, you don’t ever forget how to do it.

And how about that Super Bowl? I’ll admit, I didn’t really watch the game, but the half time was pretty good! A couple of the commercials were pretty funny and we had enough food to feed an army! We’ll be eating left overs for a few days. Overall, a perfect ending to a great weekend!


  1. Mixed nuts, huh? I like that and I also like the COLTS lid your hubbys wearing.
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  2. Thank you :) That's actually a Cubs hat, but we love the Colts too!

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  4. That's just like a man to make a fool of himself...I do know the differance between a "C" and a's just to me "C" stands for Colts. Guess I had better be more careful.

  5. Roller skating!!! How fun! I've never been but would love to try it. And holy smokes, you seriously look like you could be your daughters' sister! Did you make those strawberries??? I wanted to make them off Pinterest but didn't get a chance, how cute!!

  6. Brandi, she's only 12 and will probably pass me in height this year :( Yes, it was fun. I haven't been since I was 16. I thought I'd spend more time on the ground than up, but didn't fall once.

    I missed the berries on Pinterest. I stole the idea from Shari's Berries. I didn't take the pic until the end of the night so I could show my mom. The prettier ones got all eaten!

  7. Those chocolate-covered strawberries look nice!
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    God bless,

  8. Yes, winter weather makes difficult to roller skating. But I will go to the local club to practise.


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