Sunday 25 August 2013

Skateboarding and a gift from Hester.

This afternoon Ryder and I managed to get outside for the afternoon and thought we would practice some stunts on the skateboard....

We were soon joined by Ollie who grabbed hold of Ryder's hand and asked if he too could have a go on the skateboard.

I explained to him that this one was probably a little big but I had just thing for him inside.

"Look, this is just your size Ollie, Hester sent it to me, wasn't that nice of her".  She didn't realise I already had one, but I knew just who these little skateboards would be perfect for....Claudius (who is busy with Rory somewhere) and Ollie.

Really do you think I could go on this?  Ollie looks to Ryder for reassurance.

Of course you can Ollie, I'll help you.  Ryder says to Ollie.

Ryder helps Ollie on the skateboard and I hold his hand as well.

We let go....

Look Ollie - no hands!

That's it you can do it!

Ollie is thrilled that he has managed to stand up on the skateboard...but then suddenly has the wobbles...

I grab hold of him to help him balance before letting go again.

Wow!  Look at you!  I cheer while Ryder hops on the skateboard to show Ollie what to do.

Ollie turns to watch Ryder, unsure if he can really do the sorts of things the big boys do

but willing to give a go.

What a star!   I say to Ollie.  Just as Ollie loses his balance....uh oh...

Ollie decides sitting on the skateboard is safer.  We tell him that he did really well for his first go.

Thank you Hester for the wonderful little skateboards - I am sure Ollie will be showing Claudius what he can do next and I can imagine Claudius wanting a turn as well, so good thing there are two!  


  1. I'm with Ollie...Sitting is much safer!

  2. Wonderful play time with the skateboards and teaching little Ollie makes it very special :)

  3. Lorraine, I forgot to say that Ryder loves riding, but I think you know that because we see him having such fun including bikes and skatebards!! Better hide the car keys ;).