Sunday, March 31, 2013
Here are some photos/videos of his 1st time on ice. He is such a natural! We have inline skates at home that he uses, but he hasn't ever touched the ice or actual hockey skates. We talked a lot about it before we went. We told him at first he will have to hold on to the side or hold Daddy's hand and he may fall. Boy, were we wrong! That child hit the ice and took off. After 1 loop around he told Daddy not to hold his hand anymore, and he could do it alone. He even made a new friend. This particular ice rink has 8 week skating lessons they are currently in the middle of, so we are thinking of starting him May 1 for the lessons. We aren't sure how it will go, but he is such a natural it is worth a try. We plan to take him a couple more times in April before he starts. After that, they have something called integration where they teach some hockey skills. Then, they allow kids to join a leagues if they test high enough. Only time will tell, but I have faith in him.
New friend Kaitlyn
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We are so looking forward to Spring and the warmer weather! Keeping Jackson inside, as far as he can tell, is a little like torture. Don't get me wrong, he can go outside for awhile, but he can't wrap his mind around why he it isn't for a full 8 hour day when it is 30 degrees outside!!!
Daddy and Jackson filling up the bird feeder.
Action shots! Hockey player Jackson without skates. Notice the "Zamboni" in the background? Occasionally he had to clean the ice...very important!
Jackson practicing for his baby sister Alex.
We had a nice winter, but we are all looking forward to warmer weather around the Curran house. Jackson is practicing how to be a gentleman, and is doing very well. He is such a sweet natured kid, but passing gas at dinner and us trying not to laugh probably doesn't count as being well mannered. We are also working on arguing and crying. He is doing much better at arguing. Bill says he gets that from me...of course, I argued and totally disagree :)