March 9, 2013

Last backyard ice skate of 2013....

The HUGE snow piles are finally melting and rain showers are in the forecast for later this weekend.
Unless the weather drastically changes once again, I "think" we had our last backyard ice rink skate Tuesday night. The ice is awfully slushy right now.  

Hard to believe this little peanut was holding a chair back in January to skate and now she can play hockey with my husband.  

 We've learned a lot about the care and maintenance of a backyard ice rink.

 As you can imagine, Chris is already plotting all kinds of improvements (and additions) for the next winter season.  I captured some fun video of Josie's ice skating progress. This was shot Tuesday night.   


Goodbye ice rink, you've been a good friend.

17 comments:

vivian said...

oh so sad to see it go... ahhhh.. but whats coming in its place.... sweet sweet spring!!!
Im supposed to be doing my shaun t hip hop abs work out.. omg... I had to take a break after the first 10 minutes! omg.. that guys trying to kill me!
happy saturday!
xoxo

Pam said...

Ah, so sad to see it melt. I think you have a hockey player on your hands instead of a figure skater. She's getting around pretty well on the skates now. Probably better than I could do.

Lynne said...

Great photos, video, fun . . . and exercise too. I look forward to the next Hockey Season for the "Josie Wings"

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Well with the end of the rink comes spring. It will return next year...and it sounds like new and improved. I have enjoyed reading about it...wish I could have given it a whirl in person

NanaDiana said...

Awww...at least you had one for a while-unlike OUR failure! lol My post tomorrow is about my hubby getting called downtown to show off his skating skills for a local publication. I thought that was funny-but he is a good skater- xo Diana

Nellie said...

There are many who are really happy to have winter winding down. Hopefully there won't be snow for Easter. It isn't that long from now!

xo Nellie

Perfectly Printed said...

Your family had such a great time with the ice skating rink! Fun memories!!

Chris

donna said...

Your ice rink is awesome. To bad it is the end. Thank you so much for sharing the video of Josie she is so cute. I love to hear her little voice. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Hugs
donna

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Kim, I think your husband enjoyed his Zamboni duties! Today my husband and I watched our little neighbor girl's first skating competition. What memories. I could see your Josie enjoying the sport. She looks so rown up with her hair cut! Have a lovely week ahead. E

Tammy's in Love said...

I'm thinkin' we might need to buy the girls some roller blades to keep up their skills over the summer!

Cheryl G. said...

What an amazing thing (yet again) your husband made!
I love that you can hear Miss Josie say, "Mom, this is the best!"
Absolutely, priceless!

Jodee said...

I bet you are soooo sad to see winter leave. However, you have a fabulous boat waiting for you next!

Hope you have a great weekend! The bunk bed just came down here and we are moving in the snow! So much fun!

My Vintage Mending said...

I will be thinking of you as I am off to work tomorrow. I will take a minute to think of Chris too while I am knee deep in mulch and mud. My kids loved seeing the ice rink and think that dad of yours is amazing....way to go Josie...smiles..Renee

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

What an absolutely wonderful winter tradition! Magical! I'm sorry it's the last for the season, but am so delighted (and a little jealous) of your backyard winter wonderland!

Jenn

Courtney said...

I am amazed at how well Josie is doing. Sad to see ice rink season go, but soon it will be time for the tree house!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet family photo! Your making memories!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the video, so cute! I just posted about our ice rink...we will miss it as well.