The problem is, that the skating rink only turns out about every other year. This year we thought we had a good start on it until our beloved dog, Jack, went out and ripped a whole bunch of holes in the plastic.:( Shawn still thinks that he can save it, but I'm beginning to think he may not need to bother. The ice on the pond is great this year! Now we just need to get a snowblower out to it so that the ice doesn't go bad.
The kids have raced home from school every day this week, snarfed a snack and headed outside for as much skating time as possible before the sun goes down. They say the ice is particularly good over by "the good turtle-catching spot".
Kami and Caden are really good skaters, skating forwards, backwards and doing fancy turns. Maddie is going to really get it this year, and the smaller kids do better "skating" in regular snow boots, but they always have to try the skates several times. Kami and I were shaking with laughter watching Nolan here:
|Just look at him go!!|