Monday, April 30, 2012

Looking Like a Real Skater

My 11-year-old daughter recently competed in her second figure-skating competition. She's starting to get the hang of it.

I watched nervously, shivering in the bleachers and trying not to shake the camera, but she actually seemed to be having fun out there on the ice.

She's learning to keep a smile on her face, even when she's concentrating and gathering her strength to jump or spin in front of the judges.

She so enjoyed the feel of medals around her neck that she refused to take them off when we went out to a restaurant for a celebratory dinner.

Where's MY medal for sitting on a cold, hard bleacher and not bawling as I watched my baby girl skate her heart out? Oh, alright, I guess it's not always about me.

Dinner last night: steak & veggie stir fry over noodles

Exactly two years ago:

Exactly three years ago:

Exactly four years ago:


Bonnie said...

Very impressive! She looks great on the ice.
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Katherine said...

Who knew she would stick with it so long and do so well. She does look just like a real skater.

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Hi, I seen your comment on Shell's blog- Things I Can't Say (her post about having all boys) and wanted to stop by. I have the same 'problem' as you since we have all girls (3 of them) and get asked if we're going to try for a boy. lol

I loved reading your 'About Me' page, very funny, and am now following you via GFC and Twitter. :) And your daughter looks so elegant and graceful out on the ice.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, you must be so proud. She looks wonderful. How exciting!
I use to love watching the skating at the Olympics and now I get so nervous watching them.

Unknown said...

I always tear up at your posts, except the moose ones lol :)

Unknown said...

She looks beautiful, graceful, and SO happy! You must be one proud momma in spite of your numb butt ;)