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Roller Skating with Eleanor

I recently took part in a record-breaking attempt to be the longest line of roller skaters, and I dragged my family along. I wanted to skate with Eleanor! August is too young still, and so is Eleanor really. Details, details.

Eleanor, in Roller Skates

She already has a pair of adjustable Fisher-Price skates with wheels that lock, so when the guy at the skate rental counter recommended them, I balked. The real deal, I demanded! We were given the cutest pair of ancient skates — toddler size 8. E hated them (“too slippery!”). So we swapped them out for the plastic Fisher-Price skates that she knew and loved, locked the wheels, and took one (long) lap around the rink as E held on to the wall. We both loved it.

p.s. I think the world record attempt was successful too, but I haven’t heard any official word on that yet.

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  • katie
    October 17, 2012 at 9:15 am


  • Yelle
    October 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

    What I love are those adorable polka dotted leggings!

  • meg
    October 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

    this might be one of the most adorable photos i’ve ever seen. of anyone. anywhere. anytime. cheers to your adorableness-producing adventure!

  • Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    October 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Her little outfit is SOOO cute!!

  • cd
    October 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Unsolicited advice: a neighbor’s child was more badly injured than his parents expected when he toppled from his bike because his helmet was perched back on his forehead like E’s is in the picture above. I know that photo is not an in-action photo, but I see *a lot* of kids wearing helmets pushed back like that and it sort of defeats the purpose of a helmet at all. It must be worn forward on the forehead to protect their cute little noggins in case of a fall. The thing with the neighbor’s kid scared the bejeebus out of me. Our kiddo had been wearing hers wrong too. Now I’m crazy careful about it.

    • Making it Lovely
      October 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks. I do know that, but it’s good to mention in case others don’t.

  • Christine Drumgoole
    October 17, 2012 at 10:54 am

    She sure is a lucky ducky to have a mother like you. You are so much fun!

  • Jessica
    October 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    So cute!

  • ellen patton
    October 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    It’s fun to watch your kids grow up!

  • Sinead
    October 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    That photo is TOO cute

  • kate
    October 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Such an adorable photo!

  • Liz H
    October 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    that first photo! love all the details.

  • Sarah
    October 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    That is just way too cute! We recently took our son skating for the first time, and it was so much fun. She’ll get on those “real deals” soon!

  • Regina
    October 19, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Such cuteness!!!! Where did you buy her outfit? Where do you shop for her clothes?

  • Kati
    October 19, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Seriously, best dressed toddler ever.

  • Mona
    October 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Elanor looks so adorable. I love that photograph, it’s a great capture! I love that she is NOT looking into the camera – you captured the entire moment. Precious! She’s lucky to have such a talented and fun mom!

  • Stacey
    October 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    This whole look is rad.

  • longgoneblonde
    October 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Such a wonderful photo!!

  • Anja
    October 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Oh my…. If i were you, i’d make a big Poster Out of this. Perfect Photo!

  • Lindsey
    October 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    That photo is on my list of favorite kid pictures of all time. The tights, the helmet, the pondering look on her face as she gazes at the skates. Priceless.

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