We are officially a hockey family, and I hold the wonderful title as Hockey Mom. I love this title. I love watching my 6 year old daughter skate. I love watching my youngest and husband skate. I on the other hand am not the biggest fan of skating, but participate to be included in the family team. I must say, my skating skill has improved immensely over the last 3 years, but it is due to the fact in the winter months we practically live and breathe skating. We usually go to the community rink twice on the weekends and about 4-5 times a week on our backyard rink. We are constantly skating.
For the last 3 years my husband has built a rink for us and every year it gets bigger and bigger. He has already started to frame the rink (must do it before it gets too cold) and dug out 15' of lawn to level the rink, hence make it bigger.
My girls love it. Both of them started skating at 2 years of age, and have grown to love it more than most other activities. It is one of the few activities I suggest doing and they are in the car faster than light.
As a mom, I believe we have certain bragging rights with regards to our children's talents. I am going to take advantage of that right and brag about Julianna. She is an awesome skater on both hockey and figure skates. I must say, it is weird to see her wearing figure skates, especially when you see her in her hockey gear. I believe she was born to play this sport. Here is the proof:
End of bragging! No knitting to report as I'm unsuccessfully spinning Fleece Artist roving with a drop spindle. More on that later.
posted by Lisa @ 10:51 a.m.