Wordless Wednesday — First Skate

by Janice

Olivia -- First Skate

She stands, she skates…

Well — not exactly.

During the holidays, Olivia borrowed a pair of skates from our friends and we went skating. This picture however, is not at the ice rink. It is on the driveway! (Which really was a snow covered sheet of ice!)

Olivia was so impatient to “go figure skating” she just couldn’t wait. So I took her outside to go “skating” on the driveway. She had a fabulous time and I just tried my best to balance her and my camera at the same time.

Mom Bloggers (and Dad Bloggers too!) post a photo on your site, link up and find others… Wordless Wednesday is tons of fun. (And I know it says “wordless” but I just can’t bear to not write anything! If I had created it, I probably would have named it something different! LOL)

Here is a fun thumbnail linky…

But if you prefer the old style, you can use this linky:

Thanks to Uisce for creating Wordless Wednesday.

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom

Did you know that Susan and I own two online toy stores where you can find adorable toys like a pedal car or a cute rocking horse.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Merry120 January 11, 2011 at 11:39 pm

She is such a cutie! Evan is supposed to go skating for the first time this month with his preschool class……and I have to miss it b/c of work. Boo!


2 Janice January 12, 2011 at 12:40 am

awww – so sorry! :( Take him on the weekend before you go!

I was goign to start Liv in skating lessons this month, but I am going to be away for the last half of Jan. So I will start her in Feb. :)


3 Louise January 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm

You guys had a lot of snow. Are you getting any now?


4 Janice January 12, 2011 at 12:39 am

Oh – that wasn’t here! That was up in Vernon in the mountains. We went with our inlaws. BUT it is snowing here tonight. :)


5 Tammi January 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm

That is just adorable! My daughter has been on skates once this year. What can I say, I’m not a ‘winter’ person…Brrrr….

{btw, can you delete my first thumbnail linky, I linked to a totally wrong place.
Sorry to be one huge PITA…;)

Have a great week, Janice.



6 Melissa January 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Such a cutie!


7 MamaWhimsy January 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm

What a great picture! I love that she’s still smiling even while down.


8 Anne January 11, 2011 at 11:47 pm

That hat is adorable! The colors of her outfit really pop against the white. All that snow almost makes me want to be living in it again. Growing up in So Cal my kids are such winter wimps!


9 Rachele January 11, 2011 at 11:47 pm

How fun. My son just started asking about skating after I’ve asked for 3 years. I;m from Michigan and that;s how we spent our Friday nights. Ice skating. We’ve tried roller skating and that was a bust but I’m ready for the ice…the REAL stuff.


10 Stefany T January 11, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Cute! I haven’t skated in years… I think she was doing better than I would!


11 Mimi January 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

She’s a little go getter. You did good with the camera & helping her out! =)


12 Jennifer January 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Ice Skating is hard! adorable!!


13 Mrs.Mayhem January 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Such a cute photo! Love her adorable hat, too!


14 Sarah Pinnix January 12, 2011 at 12:02 am

What a sweetie!!


15 JamericanSpice January 12, 2011 at 12:07 am

Oh children have the most fun possible!
I’m glad she had a wonderful blast!

Ahh the firsts are always so memorable.

Enjoy with her!


16 Gabriel January 12, 2011 at 12:08 am

It’s not only the beautiful expression of the also beautiful Olivia… The colours are just great! Loved this picture


17 Dexie January 12, 2011 at 12:25 am

Nice, and great shot!


18 MomAgain January 12, 2011 at 12:55 am

Looks like lots of fun! :D


19 Karen January 12, 2011 at 1:17 am

Whoops! I linked up twice, so sorry about that! (I can’t see how to remove the second link, maybe it will let you?)

Olivia is such a cutie! I think I spent more time down on the ice than up & skating during my few attempts at it. Good for her for her enthusiasm and for you for just making it work! :> Looking forward to hopping to some other WW posts & seeing what else is going on in the mamas’ worlds! :>


20 Jacqueline January 12, 2011 at 1:31 am

I bet she had a lot of fun through the trial and error of learning! :)


21 Owen's Mom January 12, 2011 at 1:50 am

Adorable! She still looks happy even as she is going down.


22 Diapers In The Desert January 12, 2011 at 2:17 am

I am a new Follower of yours from Mommy of a Monster’s & Live and Love…Out Loud Wordless Wed. Posts! Adorable PIC.. looking forward to seeing more.


23 Dominique January 12, 2011 at 2:59 am

That’s a lovely picture.. it must have been fun for her skating on the driveway. .. it never snows where we are ..so we can only go rollerblading.


24 Heather January 12, 2011 at 3:14 am

It looks like she’s having fun. My daughter is 11 and still hasn’t been ice skating. We just never seem to live in a location where it is possible.


25 jill conyers January 12, 2011 at 6:53 am

Simply adorable.


26 Susie's Homemade January 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

I can’t believe there was enough ice on your driveway to skate on!!


27 Coffee Break Mama January 12, 2011 at 7:00 am

This is so cute – my four year old went ice skating at the rink for the very first time last week and she had a ball. Then we got a big (and rare) southern snow and so now I think she thinks she lives in a winter wonderland!


28 Beth January 12, 2011 at 7:50 am

It looks like she is enjoying herself, even if down on the ice. My son’s school has a skating event this weekend. May be the first time on skates for several of us :)


29 Jessie January 12, 2011 at 8:00 am

Living in the south my girls will most likely not ice skate which is unfortunate because I grew up on them back in WI. That is a great shot of her and I love her fearless spirit!


30 Pamela January 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

The dilemma: which is better? Ice skating or Sledding?


31 Joanne January 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

So sweet, I can’t wait to take my sons skating. It is a top goal of mine this year. You daughter looks like she had a good time!


32 JDaniel4's Mom January 12, 2011 at 8:48 am

It looks like she is having a blast.


33 Heather January 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

Well that’s how every Olympian starts out :)


34 Carrie January 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

I can’t wait to take my girls skating for the first time. She looks like she had fun :)


35 Andrea January 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

How fun! Almost makes me wish we had snow here in FL :)


36 She's Thrifty January 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

Skating is so much fun for the kids (nice way to avoid cabin fever), especially outside.


37 Julie {angry Julie Monday} January 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

Soo cute! I love how she improvised and used the driveway as an ice rink.


38 PeaceLoveTerri January 12, 2011 at 11:17 am

What a perfect picture!!


39 Marianna January 12, 2011 at 11:36 am

Cute picture! My son is in his 2nd year of skating/hockey lessons. Its amazing how quickly they pick it up.


40 Danielle January 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

This picture is great! I love how the colors pop!


41 pamela ponder January 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

how adorable!!!


42 Deborah January 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

She’s a brave little girl to try skating!


43 Stephanie January 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

How cute! I went ice skating once. I actually didnt do too bad, I think I only fell twice.


44 Lisa C. January 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm

toooo adorable…


45 Winelady Cooks January 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Thanks for hosting. All this snow and no where to go! but the kids sure do have a lot of fun.


46 SoCoMom4James January 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

That’s perseverance! Good for her and I hope she gets back on the ice soon.


47 Mrs. Cox January 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Drive way or rink, it looks like she’s having fun trying :)


48 Alisha January 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Adorable!! =)


49 Kasey January 12, 2011 at 4:44 pm

OH she looks like she’s having so much fun! We’re heading skating on Monday for the 1st time with our kids. I’m just hoping I don’t break something! LOL


50 Rebekah {honeyandcheese} January 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I’ll bet she had the time of her life! One of my nieces had her 5th birthday party at the skating rink and she loved every minute of it. I got lots of pictures of her shuffling across the ice, clutching the upside-down buckets the rink had handy for little ones. What fun memories!

(I’m hopping to every blog linked up to last year’s Ultimate Blog Party! Have a beautifully blessed day!)


51 Mom2xamj January 13, 2011 at 12:27 am

Such a beautiful picture! What joy to be a child!


52 Lorie Shewbridge January 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Well, the smile on her face shows that she doesn’t care if she’s on her knees or not. She is having a blast no matter what is happening.
Great job mom!


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