I found these used rollerblades for the kids at 5 bucks each. They enjoyed ice-skating so much, I decided to let them give it a try. I was shocked to see how they took to it! This photo shows the Pea's second attempt at rollerblading, and the twins' first attempt. Not only were they able to stay up unassisted but they were shuffling around within five minutes and gliding along -- sort 0f -- within ten.
On a sadder note, today the grandparents returned to England. Lots of tears were shed and the house certainly feels emptier.