Amara didn’t spend the night with us this weekend. Twursula was very happy. She had Amara’s room all to herself, just the way she likes it. I found her
lounging in Amara’s Princess chair. I also found her sleeping in a basket of laundry that somehow never got put away this weekend. It’s been a long time since I’ve left laundry in Amara’s room. As she has gotten older I have gotten better about not turning her room into Laundry Land.
Even though Amara wasn’t spending the night I had made a plan to take her skating on Sunday afternoon. It is always lots of fun when the 2 of us go out to do something together and we had so much fun at the birthday skating party. We had made a skating play date with one of her friends and her Mom. They had been at the skating party, too and they wanted an excuse to go back. Neither of the girls are very good skaters but Sunday they really made some great improvements. Amara was getting much more confident about trying it on her own. This time the girls took their own skates and I think it helped.
Amara still spent most of her time either holding my hand (but not nearly as tight) or she held on to the wall. But there were lots of moments when she would let go of both and bravely do it on her own. The cutest part was when they would play a popular song that the girls knew and liked. They couldn’t exactly dance but they could wave their arms and sing — and they did. 2 adorable seven year olds, dancing and singing on skates. It was wonderful. All 4 of us had a blast and we’re definitely going back again soon.
Great friends, great exercise, great fun and great memories.
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