January 3, 2013

Watching and waiting...

The ice is setting up nicely on our backyard rink. Chris has hopes to turn our firepit into a warming station.  
While we're waiting for the water to finish freezing, we took the girls to buy used ice skates at our local hardware store.  Miss Josie will be wearing lots of protection..including her bike helmet.  She's already sporting the hockey tooth smile.  

Emma has decided that she'd like to try hockey skates. Pink blade guards add that feminine touch.

At 20+ years old, Chris and my skates are looking rather worn.

In 2001, Chris's skates went to Russia and back.

I've made Chris promise to take loads of pictures and video on Friday while I'm at work.  Hopefully, I can get some ice time on Saturday!
 

21 comments:

Jboo said...

What a fun outdoor winter activity! Can't wait to see more photos!

vivian said...

I want to come play! well, I would give it a try.. Id surely probably break something.. or things! lol I hope it stays cold enough there for your ice to stay ice.. supposed to warm up to 40 here this weekend.. though right now its about 8 out.. brrr!
gotta go iron some clothes and get moving...
have a lovely day!
xoxo

Courtney said...

I can't wait to see you guys on the ice!

Perfectly Printed said...

What fun skates!! And I love the idea of using your firepit as a warming station!

chris

Jodee said...

You guys are going to have soooo much fun! Love the pink skates!

Nellie said...

It looks like things are "setting up" nicely! What fun this will be!

xo Nellie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How much fun is this...your own personnal skating rink ~ what a great family activity.

birdie blue said...

doesn't that look like fun, kim! what great memories for everyone.

my brother-in-law puts a rink in their backyard every winter. their children love it. they're a BIG hockey family, they've traveled as far as sweden with their team. do your girls play?

now, if only the nhl could get it together...

xo
molly

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Was wondering how the rink was coming along. What a crazy fun backyard addition!

Cheryl G. said...

Miss Josie's skates are the cutest skates I've ever seen!
I hope it all works out and there will be hours and hours of fun!

NanaDiana said...

I am so jealous- Your ice is starting to look like a rink. We are going to have to flood ours with water from the bay because MyHero thinks it should take up half the backyard (about 1/2 acre). Ummm...really....I don't want to talk about it!;>) xo Diana

A Little Creation said...

Where did Chris hide the Zamboni? hehe...

Chris =]

Lynne said...

Fun family happening . . . I can't wait to see the photos . . .

craftyles said...

Looks like fun. The girls skates are so cute!

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Karin said...

Wow...that is so cool! :) Awesome that Chris skated in Russia! Wish I could come over and skate with you. :)

Creative Breathing said...

Hope you are skating by weekend! What an amazing thing to have skated in Russia! My husband is quite the hockey player as well. Must be that Michigan blood! Have fun! Elizabeth

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That is so cool that you have your own skating ring! You guys have a interesting and FUN life!
Thanks for the kind comment about my living room!
Happy Weekend.
Warmly,
deb

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Enjoy your rink this weekend! The girls look great in their gear, and that hockey tooth smile is perfect.

Janet said...

That is so amazing that you can make your very own ice skating rink! Your girls must be very excited!

Joanna B said...

Your Chris is such a handy man! What a fun idea, you will have such good memories out there!