Then one of the rink workers brought over a contraption that allowed her to really get the feel for moving on the ice. I've never seen anything like this before, but it really helped her a lot, and she really began to take off!
After a few minutes with The Contraption, she decided to abandon it and she just took off! While she did have a few spills, she did so well and I was so proud of her! She'd fall and just get right back up on her feet, saying, "I'm OK! I'm OK!" She had so much fun and told me several times, "Mom, I'm so glad that we came ice skating! This is so much fun!"
It is such a special time, getting to be with her all by ourselves! I think that she'll remember this for a long time! As will I!
(This is her, pretending to fall so I could take a picture!)