Reeve (and sometimes Gabriel) sometimes joins me at the rink on Saturday mornings so mommy can skate . . . and daddy can sleep in late. After a few weeks of asking for lessons, I finally gave in. His skating rink sitter, Hannah, is also a young coach. So he was very comfortable taking lessons from her.

The first lesson before ever even stepping on the ice is how to get up off the ice when you fall! You get on all fours like a puppy, then roll over.