Posts Tagged ‘ice skating’

A future Olympian

February 20, 2010

Last night, while we were watching Evan Lysacek’s magnificently graceful Olympic performance, Charlie woke up to go to the bathroom.

As he headed back to the bedroom, the TV caught his eye.

“Look, he’s ice skating,” Charlie said. “Just like us.”

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Mohonk Mountain House

January 28, 2010

mohonk in winter

I love Mohonk, even though I’ve only been there three times now. They had a special over MLK day, and all of us happened to have the holiday off this year. So, convincing ourselves this was an early anniversary present (when we usually don’t celebrate our anniversary), we went to Mohonk.

It snowed while we were there, and we saw a “winter deer” eating in the forest. We swam in the indoor pool, twice. And tried ice skating, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Charlie tried them all, too, having the most success with the shoeing.

When he first put on the ice skates, he couldn’t even stand on them without his ankles turning over. By the time we were done (about twenty minutes?) he could at least walk on the blades across the floor. He never did master standing on the ice. The poor kid had legs splayed out in all directions, arms hanging on to us and the wall, knees scraping the ice, saying, “I want to ICE SKATE!” As if we were somehow keeping him from gliding away. Maybe we’ll look for mommy and me lessons; I wouldn’t mind knowing how to go all the way around the rink without falling down.

I will try to add photos when I can. Jesse took quite a few beautiful shots. He’s got the skills when it comes to capturing things on (digital) film. We’re supposed to be getting a new desktop computer soon, which will allow us to store photos, network up this little laptop and share photos more easily. I hope.