The big events for our family this weekend was my birthday on Saturday and Will's soccer party at the skating rink today. For my birthday, the boys wanted to take me to Waffle House for brunch, so after opening a few gifts (The Big Love TV show season DVDs I've wanted for a year now, and a "voucher" for roller skates)
we went and ate. Afterwards we headed out to do a little Christmas and birthday shopping (needed to find those skates for the skating party the next day!) We found roller skates for me - and for Will and Rodney, too! We all enjoy skating (some of us more than others, but said others realize this is good, active family time) and the skates and the roller rink are just awful, uncomfortable, the wheels would lock up, etc.
So, on Sunday afternoon, we were all smooth sailing around the rink, including Xan who sported Will's old Fisher-Price in-line skates. They have three roller settings, locking up fewer wheels the better you get, and Xan made it up to the second setting, even skating away from the wall on his own a few times. Will got the hang of his roller skates (he had a choice between skates and blades at the store and chose skates - he doesn't care if the other kids make fun of him, he said) in no time and was off helping other kids who were having a tough time, including his brother a couple of times. And many of the kids had skates, not blades, so there was no making fun at all. Rodney likes his skates, although he said they were faster than we he would like. At least we found some that were big enough for his huge feet! We also got our family Christmas picture taken at the rink, but you'll just have to wait to get yours in the mail before you can see what we all look like in our skates!
Neither Will or Xan had very good naps, so Xan got tired quickly, and chose to "my drive" for awhile. Will got his trophy from Coach Sean and had a quick picture with his team. Everyone seemed to have a great time.
And last but not least, here's a shot from Friday of Rodney in his Bravo uniform. Enjoy!