First, though, Eli had to get used to the noise and activity level around him - he also had to get his "sea legs" working, since the rink is very slippery compared to our living room carpet and kitchen linoleum.
He did have a fall or two where I didn't quite catch him in time, poor buddy. But, it didn't stop him. He gets very determined when he wants to do something : ).
He held my hand *most* of the time we were there "just in case". But it didn't take long for him to realize that he could skate like Oma!
Yep. He's skating one foot at a time : ). It really didn't take long before he wanted to go skate with the "big kids" in the middle of the floor. I had to keep redirecting him AWAY from the traffic...which made him a little unhappy with me : ). And, yes, some of you may recognize the song that the roller rink was playing...he was dancing to it at the beginning (okay, he was bobbing his knees), and we thought we'd gotten him on video, but we missed it :(.