Monday, December 12, 2011

Ice Skating

Over the weekend we saw folks out playing on the frozen pond in front of our house. Since it's Bozeman, of course one person was playing fetch with their dog. Another group was practicing hockey. One of our neighbors cleared the snow off off a wonderfully large ice rink and was out skating with his young kids. That was too good of an outdoor, close-to-home winter activity to pass up.

Ellie and I went to the used sporting goods store and picked up ice skates for the whole family. After an initially wobbly start, Ellie skated gleefully from after dinner until well after her bedtime. Her favorite technique was to build up speed on the ice that had been cleared of snow and then dive into the snow bank at the edge.

(You can see our house in the background over Eliana's shoulder.)

I look forward to spending a lot more time on the pond as a family this winter.

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