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Ice skating!

Friday, January 04, 2013

We decided to go to the rink for a little fun today, it's 29 degrees and the ice rink was just reflooded yesterday.

It was great!!!

In this picture we are looking at the warming house, our house is right next to the warming house in the picture but in reality it's across the street and up the next street a bit. We can see the rink from our bedroom window. This is Maria in the foreground and Laura in the back.

Today was Bella's first time on skates, she has the double runner ones that all the other girls used and she was doing great! Big sister Anne is helping here.

Then she tried pushing a chair for balance, but the chair was too heavy and she couldn't push it very well. We took turns holding her hands, but she got tired pretty fast.

Then the exciting part began for her, and the goofyness for the girls!

Big brother Ben came out too but he didn't put on his skates. She talked him into helping her get her boots on and taking her on the park equipment.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, we skated about 45 minutes and then came home and watched the videos of Bella's first skating trip. She is feeling sleepy, so am I! I haven't been on skates for more than 10 years. I was able to fit into my skates from the 1980's, they are still in good shape and I found out that I hadn't lost my ability to do it! You use a lot of back muscles swinging people around, chasing, pushing, doing a train and bending over to pick up a 3 year old. I'm glad I have been doing P90, I can sure feel the difference.

Look what Sparks has given back to me, Ice Skating! JOY! A healthy Mom with fun kids to play with, maybe over the weekend we can get the other 3 to come out and play too.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARTHA-ANN 1/16/2013 7:42AM

    Looks a fun afternoon, we're like a skating rink with all the frozen

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CARLANNIE 1/9/2013 10:04AM

    I used to ice skate, not well, but at least I could stand up! What a fun day you had with your family.

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SCOUTMOM715 1/6/2013 4:25PM

    emoticon Looks like such a fun day!! emoticon

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    Oh Wow! What FUN! Why did you wait ten years when you had this so close by? Weren't you just dying to skate?

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    What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! It's so nice that you have the rink so close to your house. Is it free, too? I'm pretty sure I would have been out there constantly as a kid!
Congratulations on getting yourself so healthy that you were able to enjoy the time! Those workouts are really paying off!

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    Oh it sounds like such a perfect afternoon! You obviously all had fun, Bella included! :) And I am so happy for you that you can skate again... Yay! Good for you! And so worth all the efforts!

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4DOGNIGHT 1/4/2013 5:17PM

    Whoo hoo, so much fun! Brings back memories of my youth!

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TOPCAT93 1/4/2013 5:02PM

    have fun never have ice skated

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DINGESSD 1/4/2013 4:58PM

  have fun ice skating

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