Macy asked me if she and Anna could go rollerskating at Jellybeans today. The last tie we went, I rented skates for her and she was totally embarrassed because everyone else had blades. For Christmas, Santa brought her a pair of blades like her sister has so now she can be one of the cool kids too.
School was out for Martin Luther King Jr Day and tomorrow for a teacher work day. Macy needed something to keep her occupied and I wasn't working so I put the laundry on hold and said I'd take them. I found a booth and sat down with my iPad to play Sudoku while I waited. I brought my camera to take a few pictures but most of the time, they had the lights off. Shooting with them on in that place is difficult. With them off, it's impossible without a flash and I don't think they'd take kindly to me bringing out my Speedlight and blinding the skaters so I had to wait until the lights came on. I started out on one side of the rink but I was shooting through the plexiglass and getting some pretty bad reflections (DUH!) so I walked around to the other side where there was no plexiglass. At that point, naturally, the girls declared that their feet were starting to hurt (sigh) so I asked them to take one more lap around so I could get a good pic of them. Of course, as they came around, a family of very poor skaters came and wall skated between the girls and me. So I had to wait until they passed me. I got lucky when Macy spontaneously turned around and flashed her royal wave and smirk at me. It was oh so Macy and the shot of the day.
On another note: Rollerskating is a fun activity and all but lets be honest, we all know why the girls want to go to Jellybeans:
Can I do that: have a double semicolon sentence? Well I just did so I guess we'll find out if the grammar police find me and prosecute me.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun