Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ice Skating for the First Time

I took Lucy ice skating for the first time on Saturday. We had so much fun. Honestly, it was the best time we've had in a long time! It was a perfect mother-daughter outing and I hope to do it again soon (next with Annabel and if I'm really brave with both girls eventually). While it was a slow start with a lot of hanging around the wall, by the end of the session she was doing so well, even skating on her own.



Here's Lucy going it solo by the end of the session. She still liked to hold my hand a lot but she also was bravely skating on her own.


Oh, look! The Zamboni is coming! (Aside: Isn't that word amusing to say? "Zamboni!")


And there it is, making it nice and slippery for all us novice skaters.


I have to include a before shot of how we started out the session. Clinging to the wall!
When we finished three hours of skating at the ice rink I thought a treat was in order so we headed on out to Starbucks where Lucy had a Horizon chocolate milk and a gigantic chocolate cupcake. She earned it, my little skater!



Sunday, February 21, 2010

Valentine's Day



The girls had a great time at their respective class Valentine's parties. I love this holiday so I always make sure they have the festive garb and fun little homemade Valentines. Lucy's party took place on the two year mark of her heart surgery so I made a point to volunteer in her class for the party (a first for me!).














On Valentine's Sunday we went downtown to celebrate as a family and had a delicious lunch at a local eatery. Afterward the kids ran around on the spring like day playing in the fountains.

Lucy's Two Year Mark


It's been two years since Lucy's open-heart surgery as of Feb. 12. All is still well. We are so thankful that she has a perfect little heart now and that she is such a strong girl.