Saturday, January 10, 2009
We had the absolute best time ice skating downtown this week! I love that the city does this for us! Right downtown, there's a little ice rink, charging almost nothing for admission or skate rental, and my girls and I decided to go down and try it out. I started out as the photographer on the sidelines, but it looked like so much fun that I ended up getting myself a pair of skates and getting out on the ice too!
My first time around the rink, I clung to the railing on the edge and slowly, cautiously inched my way along. Well, hey, I have not been on skates in like, 600 years! Just getting skates on and learning to stand up in them was progress for me! Walking in them was the next big step, and when I actually got on the ice, I felt like I had accomplished something significant! So inching around the edge was good. The second time around I was a little braver and by the fourth time, I was only using the rail once in awhile. I was actually skating! At a beginner level, but still!
It was so much fun! The fresh air and exercise felt so good. And yes I fell. Of course I fell! I was not expecting to come through unscathed. I bruised my shoulder. And other things. But it's all healing quickly. And it was fun. Afterwards, we went to my friend Josh's coffee house for hot chocolate and chai along with a grilled cheese sandwich. It was a great day! I got pics of the girls, but none of myself. The girls might have pics of me, but I don't have any yet. I put some of what I do have into a video. Hope you enjoy it! And if you live in Our Town, get yourself down to the almost free ice rink for some good fun!