Monday, January 7, 2013

Ice Skating

LM's cousin Alexandra is taking ice skating lessons. We stopped by and watched her skate briefly one night on the way home. After that time, for several weeks, here and there, LM would bring up the fact that he wanted to go ice skating. So, on Christmas Eve, we did just that. And, of course, Alexandra had to be there to make it "official"! Incidentally, S ran into a guy he works with regularly and he said it is his family's Christmas Eve tradition to go ice skating. Go figure. Maybe we will make it a tradition. Or not. But, here are the photos:

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LM was very excited about wearing his mittens indoors.

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Of course, we went to skate at the Galleria.
Around this pretty tree.

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The zamboni is pretty cool, if you're 2. Or 20. Or 200.

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Lacing up.

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Alexandra, of course, can skate by herself.

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The two littles needed Daddies to hunch over them and sort of drag them along...

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Yes, I did take my camera out on the ice.
I know, I'm nuts.

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My favorite photo of Big A

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Being dragged around the ice gets old pretty fast.
Like we were done with all of this in about 30 minutes.

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He had fun, but it was tiring.
And LM had fun too. Hee hee.

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Uncle Mark is a fast skater, 
so he whizzed the kids around the rink a few times.

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Mommy got in the act briefly, too.
I mean, I skated a lot, but not a lot with LM.
Crazy lady on the ice with the camera around her neck and all.

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The longer we were there (over the course of about 30 minutes)
the busier it got.

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But if you thought WE were dragging kids around the ice...
...the poor guy there on the left had his hands full and then some.

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Resting.

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I went skating, sans camera, for a bit.
Of course, S documented my graceful stride.

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Whatever I was saying here, I really MEANT it.
(We were dragging Sophia back from the other side where she pooped out)

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LM went back out for another spin, with Aunt Kim and Daddy

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Group photo, sort of.

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Another semi-group photo

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Back to return the skates.

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What he did on the way home.
Successful activity.

See you soon.

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