Thursday, June 23, 2011

Reese can In-line skate!

Yesterday was a great day because Reese could skate! We went to BSC in Bangsar for lunch with 2 friends and their kids and then the kids went skating. This was Reese's second time skating. The first time was last week and he was struggling to stand and balance. Bump his butt a few times. At the end of that session, he was able to stand without help.

Yesterday, after a few falls he was able to skate unaided. I was so proud of him. He even asked me to go outside the ring and watch him skate! He didn't want my help. :)

Reese and his friend


Reese had home-made Mac and Cheese followed by free ice-cream with toppings at Stuff your Face (a very child friendly restaurant).

It was a fun outing and finally Reese can do a sport? Next up should be the bicycle! When my friends first told me that their kids taught themselves to stake after 2 times at the ring I was skeptical but seeing their kids skating like pro, I have to believe them. Reese also did it, so it is true! What I like about this place is that there are at least 2 guys to watch over the kids and they even help the kids to skate. So paying RM22(weekdays) to skate in the ring is not too bad. Don't need to pay for lessons. I heard skating lessons are quite expensive! There is one at Kiara Park conducted by Stakeline.

Protective gear is important. Reese was wearing pads for knees, elbows and palms but no helmet. He hit his head yesterday. I need to get him a helmet!! It can be quite rough in the ring, some of the kids couldn't stop in time and bump into each other constantly or falls and the impact was very strong.

Did I tell you that Reese went for a Taekwondo trial class? He just couldn't stand still and listen to instructions so can't take lessons. *sigh* Well, at least he can stake. Plan to take him staking every Wednesday and hopefully he will make some new friends too!

video
Skating on his own. Still wobbly but I think by next week he should stake better.

4 comments:

LittleLamb said...

Do you have the buy all the items or you can rent them? like head gear, kneecaps, gloves, skates?

A gift from God said...

Hi LittleLamb,

Skates are provided for free. Head gear, kneecaps, wrist pads and elbow pads are not provided. You have to bring your own. You can buy a pair of proper skates for around RM200 plus. The high end ones are around Rm500 plus. Skates you find at Toy Stores are what they call toy skates. Paddings come in a set and it's around RM60 plus to RM99. As for helmet, it can also be a bicycle helmet and it should be from RM60 to RM160. :)

BabyBooned said...

i'm impressed! good job reese!

p/s: i showed gibran the video of reese skating and asked him if he wanted to learn skating, he said; "taknak lah, lari lagi laju la...".... aisey!! worse, no interest in sports at all!!

A gift from God said...

BabyBooned,

Gib is a real joker! Hahahha... I can't stop laughing upon seeing your comment! :)

Maybe bringing him and his favourite cousin to the staking ring might help? It's really fun... :)