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December 1, 2010

Ice skates

We went ice skating...it was $3 per person plus $3 to rent skates. I saw some old skates for sale for $15 at a shop in Metamora, IN a few days ago, but they weren't the right size. I'm going to keep looking, there are plenty of thrift stores around! Hannah & Olivia had an awesome time...and we were there from 12:30 to 2pm.

I remember days of my childhood, we had roller skates and ice skates...in the winter, we would skate on a pond or in our backyard (thanks to my dad, who made a rink out of several 2 x 4 and a plastic tarp, which he filled with water...and in Vermont, it will freeze pretty quickly! One year, Grandma gave us girls each a china doll...I remember my little sister, Susanna, wanted to take her doll with her ice skating and dropped her...and her leg broke. She was so sad. But now it's a sweet story.

8 comments:

Pres. Kathy said...

The girls look like they had a blast!!!

EmilyRSPS said...

What an adorable picture! Is this on fountain square?

elizabeth said...

Nice! My Dad made frozen rinks for us too when I was a kid! Thrift stores are great!

GretchenJoanna said...

Your picture makes me remember when our children, not too long ago, would skate at a rink in town, part of the homeschool group. I loved watching them enjoy themselves so much. Then Soldier ended up in Canada for a school year and learned to play hockey!

Marfa said...

Yes...that's fountain square!

EmilyRSPS said...

Yay for Vermont :D

Xen Xen said...

They are so cute all bundled up!

Rosemary said...

They look so sweet! What a wonderful activity to share together as a family.