I had tried my best to pump her up before we left for the skating center. When we walked in the door the place was crowded and loud. She immediately looked at me and whispered "I'm scared" and proceeded to tear up off and on until she hit the ice. While we got her gear on her she kept saying "I just want my mommy". We reassured her that we only let her do fun things and that she wouldn't get hurt. I'm not sure our pep talk helped prior to her stepping out there, but we tried. I snapped tons of photos, but keep in mind that I took them through a thick heavily marked up plexiglass (so they are slightly blurry). Even at that... I'm happy with what I captured. She definitely fell a ton, but when she stepped off the ice after she was grinning from ear to ear and asked when she could do it again. Big sigh of relief... she loved it! And yep, I'm about to do that mom thing where I share tons of pictures. I can't help it, they are SO cute!
|first time up on the skates and totally unsure of it all.|
|She fell a ton, but was getting the hang of it toward the end. Not bad for her first time on ice.|
|The Portland Winterhawks mascot Tom-a-hawk with Amelia.|
|Auntie Erica got her the hockey lesson. Thank you Auntie!|
|how she felt about the day... two thumbs up.|