Saturday, April 12, 2008

Roller Skating

Ryan and I took Emma, Abby and Christian roller skating on Saturday night! Our church was having a roller skating party, so they got to see lots of their friends. Emma really got the hang of it after a few times around the rink, although she stuck pretty close to the wall!
Once Abby figured out how to keep her feet from going in opposite directions she had a great time. She and I made one lap around the rink and I think once was enough. She didn't like having to get so much help and my back probably couldn't have made it around again (I was basically holding her up the entire time). So Abby skated around on the carpet and did a great job with no assistance from anyone!
Christian's skates were so heavy that he had a really difficult time and was quite clumsy. He still really had fun with lots of help from Daddy. He gave up on the skates after about 30 min. and headed to the moon bounce.
Mr. John (Emily's Dad), Emma and Ryan
Emma had a sleep over with her friend Emily on Friday night and then spent the day with their family. Emma got to go to a park, ate out for lunch, went to Funcastle to ride go karts and then they met us at the roller rink. Emma had quite a busy day and she couldn't stop talking about it all night. We are so thankful for the sweet friendship Emma and Emily have developed and their entire family has been such a blessing to Emma in many ways.

I couldn't resist posting this picture of Pastor Mike and John.


Anonymous said...

I had such a really,really
great weekend!!!!!!!!!

the*4*of*us said...

you got some good pictures--mine weren't so great but i'll post them tomorrow!
we should try to get together this week--now that we are germ-free!

Anonymous said...

It was soooooooooo much fun
learning how to roller skate!
From:Emma Marshall

Heather said...

I forgot how much fun rollerskating is! I remember when I wasn't so afraid of'd be a different story these days!

Jenn said...
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Jenn said...

those are great pics! have to love the independence from abby, and definitely the perseverance as well from all of them! love how the skates light up in the black lights :) maybe next time i come visit, emma might have to help me roller skate!

the mccollums... said...

looks like you guys had so much fun!!! I love rollerskating...I wish it would make a come back and get really popular like it was in the 80s. Remember Late Skate @ LU?? Seriously how awkward was it when it was the couple skate? Quick story: I remember some guy asking me to couple skate so I was really nervous but we got out there and skated and then he made this game and we had to go under other peoples intertwined hands...We wiped out and caused a huge pileup. I was humiliated!! That was the last of Late Skate for me. :)

Erin said...

Their hair is so cute! Did they just get it done. Abby looks more and more like her mama. Sounds and looks like everyone had a blast. Emma, what a full weekend. Abby way to be brave and try new things. Christian great job.

Katy said...

How fun - we have loved rollerskating, although our rink has the little fisher-price skates for the little probably would have helped christian out a little bit. looks like fun though!

Tim Brinkley said...

Abby looks more and more like Amy as she grows up. Perhaps some of it is her haircut, but I got to tell you, there is no denying those two. Great pictures by the way. It looks like everyone had a great time.