Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just Rolling Along

While you wouldn't know it by looking at the snow flying today, we are rolling right along into spring. The calving is two-thirds complete, a few blades of green grass poked through earlier this week, and a little boy in my house is putting in orders for a birthday cake. I'm not sure how I can top last year's effort, but in a few days, I'll attempt it.

Meanwhile, the school year is showing signs of winding down as well. One of the benefits of a small school is that each spring, the entire school takes a "physical education" day. Half the kids went skiing, and the other half went roller skating and bowling. 

Because I am one of "those" mothers, I stalked them.

And I'm so glad that I did.

Watching the three kindergarten boys bowling was one of the highlights of my week. (For those of you who may be unfamiliar with just how rural we are, my kids attend a K-12 school with a rather low enrollment. When I say three kindergarten boys, I'm referring to the entire kindergarten class.)

I also learned a thing or two about roller skating.


For example, it's important to have a wide stance.


It's equally important to learn how to stop with style.


And if Mom says you're too little to roller skate, it doesn't hurt to smile.


And beg.


Eventually, someone will bring you a pair of Barbie roller skates, and your brother will teach you how to do it with NO help from Mom, thankyouverymuch.


But it's very, very important to stick out your tongue when you're concentrating.




Anonymous said...

Awww, how cute! I love the pictures of them sticking their tongues out. Isn't it amazing how quickly they pick up things if they are interested in doing it!


Dawn said...

Sounds like a really fun day!


Jenny said...

How fun!!! I should really take the kids to do that this summer.

Your school is alot smaller than ours! We have 13 in our kinder. class (2 are girls. Poor girls).

Always a Southern Girl said...

What a fun day! I think sticking out your tongue when concentrating is very important:) Lol! I catch myself doing it all the time.

Hafts Happenings said...

They are soooo cute! I so remember roller skating days, they were so fun!! My 17 year old still sticks her tongue when in deep concentration. LOL!!

Pony Girl said...

It must be interesting growing up in such a small school system. But also pretty special. Skating looked like fun....I used to do that a lot. In fact, I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I had a skating party for my 27th birthday! It was pretty hilarious.....

tipper said...

Sounds like a fun day! Our small school does something similar-but it's all out doors. Very cute photos!!

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