Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Great Skating Caper

My hockey hound of a son got spoiled rotten at Christmas this year. Santa brought him his coveted hockey ice skates, helmet and sticks. Additionally, Santa also brought him a hockey net for outside and pucks. Both Daddy and Kaelen were in their glory just dreaming of what awaited them outside. Daddy; finally can use that rink that he has been so dedicated in making over the past month and Kaelen; envisioning flying around the ice like the pros that he sees on T.V.

Kaelen was so excited yesterday to get out on that rink with his skates and helmet that he wouldn't go down for a nap but rather jumped around, squealing with delight and asking to go outside. Finally caving in to his demands (after 1 1 /2 of trying to get him to nap), we suited him up and out Daddy and Kaelen went.

Although the pictures don't really capture the ambience, try to envision a crying toddler on skates and a Daddy who is adament on pushing his son around on the ice. After five minutes of this we gave up, took the skates off and the two of them played shinny on the ice in their boots.

Kaelen has been wearing his skates around in the house all day today in hopes of finding his balance on them. We will try putting him on the ice again this afternoon just to get the feel. Poor Daddy though, all he wants is to be on that rink with his son in skates ...... one can't help but smile and giggle at this scenerio.

Not enjoying the feeling of skates


Really not enjoying his first skating experience with his first wipe out ....


Happy as can be with boots on and shooting pucks into the net.

1 comment:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

So cute! It looks like he is having the time of his life! We had similar experiences at the roller rink! It will be so much fun when Kaelen gets the hang of those skates!