We were in Quispamsis for this year's district chess tournament this morning. Rebecca went in and played games against other Grade 1 students from around the area schools. It was a suspenseful morning as Rebecca won three games, lost one and tied one, ending up tied in points with another Belleisle student (her classmate and friend!). The two then had a playoff for 1st and 2nd, which ended up in Rebecca getting a checkmate. Three hours of chess later, she was ecstatic and shared her news with us and the grandparents right away! Way to go Rebecca!
Last weekend, Rebecca and I snowshoed our way to our favorite sliding hill on Annidale Siding Road. Rebecca is getting used to snowshoeing and seems to enjoy it -- especially when she can take a break in the sled. Once we arrived at the hill, we managed to make 5 trips down before the -10 weather wind set in. Its about a 15 minute snowshoe walk from our road, but worth it every year.
Rebecca wanted to hold the camera for a trip down the hill. Here's her video:
The following day, we kept with the clear weather and had some skating time in Norton at the rink. Both girls were skating on their own for a while, which was great for the parents as we were able to stretch out and skate on our own. Both girls were practicing their speed skating stances in preparation for the Olympics. :)