Skating started last week and I'll be honest - it was a little shaky. For Ginny's age group, they take all the kids out on the ice and sit them down on the blue line. Then they shake their legs, touch their toes, and a bunch of other stuff. Lastly, they get the kids to get up. Well, try as she might, my little Bambi couldn't do it. She started to cry. She was looking at me over by the boards and crying. Poor thing. But the instructor came over and gave her a walker and she got up. I was a little worried, but she pulled herself together and had a fun lesson. Jorja did alright too. She seems to be one of the weaker ones in her class, but she's trying and having fun.
|Ginny waiting to get out there|
|Jorja rounding the pylon|
|Ginny up and having fun|
The one thing about skating is that the rink is across town, so it takes about 20 minutes to get there. Our first trip was so long that it led into a geography lesson led by Jorja. Ginny was wondering if we were leaving the city or the country. Jorja explained that we live in the country Canada and in the province of Saskatchewan and in SK, there are many cities. Saskatoon is one. Prince Albert is one. Yorkton is one. Regina is one. "But Ginny, it's not like the regina we have. That's different." At this point I had to intervene. "Whoa, whoa, whoa! You do not have a regina. Yours starts with a V." By this point there was a lot of giggling going on in the back seat. Sheesh.
We also have some other fairly big news. On Saturday, we got a kitten. Maggie has joined our household and is fitting in great and getting lots of love.