Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Next Kristi Yamaguchis


Uncle Nathan and Laryssa bought ice-skates for the girls for Christmas and today was our first experience with them. We drove to a nearby town that floods their green...the location was perfect for our purposes.

It took sensible, cautious Avery a little bit to warm up to the idea that she was opening up herself to the possibility of falling and was very hesitant to do anything without a firm grasp on Uncle Nathan's hands, but she slowly grew more confident with her uncle's gentle persistence and words of encouragement.

Amanda, on the other hand, knows no fear and jumped right in as if it is a perfectly natural thing to be up on blades on the ice. She did really well and had a smile planted on her face for the duration.

Nathan's fiance Laryssa and her niece Bethany also joined us. Bethany managed well pushing a 5-gallon bucket around for balance.





8 comments:

Kimberly said...

Avery sounds like my kind of girl. I believe I might have a bit of resistance to embracing a sport that can leave you flat on your tush too! :) I bet it's tremendous fun after you get good at it though.

darla said...

everytime i see your girls it make s me miss mine being little. :( i guess because they were close in age like this. i see you are enjoying each day with them, so i won't tell you to enjoy, you already are, it really does go by so fast! i wish i had taken more pictures of the everyday stuff. that was before digital cameras.

Lois Lane II said...

How cute! I used to love ice skating (inside, cause it's too warm down south), but I never quite grasped the idea of stopping...

(BTW, found you from Jackie's blog. =) )

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Look out, Kristi! This is absolutely precious. You can even see their different personalities coming through in these pictures. Makes me miss ice skating - I used to love it as a little girl.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Wow, we've never experienced weather like that. In our little rink-a-dink ice-skating rink you can wear a tank top and jeans. Fun fun. Hey I tagged you, hope you participate.

Momagoose said...

This is way too cute! Liliana is fascinated by ice-skating! I want to go buy her some now... I don't know how! If I buy some, can we join you girls sometime???

Monica said...

Isn't so amazing how different each child's personality can be? I was definitely the one not afraid of anything.

Joan Davis said...

My gosh! Your girls are gorgeous!