Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ice Skating and Gingerbread Houses

Washington Virtual Academy holds an annual event with free ice-skating and a gingerbread house-making contest. We decided to make the drive to Spokane to participate.

Kyrie and Isaiah had a blast making their gingerbread house.

Then it was time to pack it up carefully for the 1 1/2 hour drive to Spokane. The kids got to try ice skating for the first time. Since I had Jayden with me, I wasn't about to get out on the ice. I was carrying him around in the J-pack, but I was concerned about what would happen if I fell. I've been ice skating before, but even the Pros can fall. Fortunately, Kyrie's teacher* was there. He was a great help at getting Isaiah around the rink a few times.

Kyrie was immediately adopted by two older girls who helped her around with the bar at first, and then decided that she had "graduated" to go around with their sole help. She did fairly well, and was really good at getting up when she fell to try again(I get knocked down, but I get up again!). She was really proud of herself! Another cool thing was that they played her song-"Kyrie Eleison" by Mr. Mister.

After skating, we decorated cookies, and collected our $10 Wal-Mart gift card that we won in the drawing for entering our gingerbread house!

*In WAVA, the teachers are the people who oversee the students' progress. The parents are called "Learning Coaches."


Anonymous said...

What a fun day! I'm sure it was well worth the trip!! You guys make some pretty sweet gingerbread houses!!!

Cynthia said...

Oh Kris! You're giving me hope that I might actually pull off the gingerbread house thing. Your house looks so cute! I have the dough chilling in the fridge right now but I'm totally scared to tackle it. The kids are all excited about it and I'm worried I'll mess it all up.

It looks like your little cuties had a great time making that house. You are awesome to take on a project like that (and succeed) with as busy as your little ones keep you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come around whenever you want and I'm happy to have a link back to your site now that I've kinda quit the peas.

Linda said...

I bet that was fun! I remember our first gingerbread house... I think it turned into a garage. :p Yours looks great!

Denise said...

Looks like a great day! I love the gingerbread houses! How fun. I am hoping to make one with my grandkids next week.

Kris said...

Great pictures!
Since I never have anyone stop by my inactive blog anymore, I'd love it if you used my "needs" LOL

Although being from 2005, you might find more interesting ones out there.
Merry Christmas!