Ice skating was a big part of my life for a while growing up. I took skating lessons when I was younger & can still remember that first show that I was in- all of us little girls doing our best at attempting to dance on ice.Every weekend when it was cold enough the pond at the end of our neighborhood was packed with families from our street- all bundled up, skating, ice fishing, & just having a good time.
I haven’t skated in over ten years now (wow, it feels so weird to even say that!) but back in November Kennadie started to talk a lot about ice skating-telling me how much she wanted to go & showing me her twirls in the kitchen that she was going to do on the ice. When she made her Christmas list to Santa she even asked for a pair of ice skates. I was really excited that she wanted to try this!
I had been thinking about where to take her & I was so happy when I found out that there was a brand new outdoor rink just a few towns over. So my mom & I took Kennadie last weekend & we had such a blast. She held my hand most of the time but she also skated on her own & did awesome for her first time, I was so proud of her! Every time I looked down, her little face was lit up with a big smile, she absolutely loved it! We skated around the rink a few times until she got tired & then we decided to grab some fried dough, hot dogs, & hot cocoa from the hot dog truck. We found a nice spot outside to eat, people watch, talk, & just enjoy our time together.
After we ate, we walked around the park, chased the pigeons (well, I made sure she walked near them slowly, I wouldn't let her exactly "chase" them) & we had snowball fights. I love being a part of all these firsts that Kennadie gets to do. Getting out of the house, trying different things, & going new places are my absolute favorite types of activities to do with her. Today was just perfect, a great way to spend a Saturday!
crying because she didn't like getting wet & cold from the snowball fight, even though it was her idea!
gorgeous day out!