This post is going to be epic, so I hope you’re sitting down…

Unk bought Tadpole his first pair of skates when he was less than a year old… and his first helmet for his 1st birthday. But it took us until Thanksgiving weekend to actually get him out on the ice. Boy, was it ever worth the wait!!

Mister and I packed Tadpole into Betty, and drove to the Oak Bay Rec centre to meet Unk and Winnie. We all laced up our skates and took to the ice. None of us were sure how Tadpole would do, or how long he’d last – and I think it’s safe to say that he surprised us all! He went strong for an hour and a half. And it’s all he’s talked about since we left.
Mister and Unk were pretty sore the next day, and when I talked to Winnie she said that her face hurt from smiling so much!

Tadpole LOVED his first skating trip, and we’ve got high hopes that if we can find enough time to get him out practicing, he’ll be close to skating on his own by the end of the season.

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