Our goal today was to get school and lunch finished and head outside. I kept the girls motivated all through their Italian lessons, and we heated up leftovers for lunch. Everyone kept their eye on the clock and could not keep from drifting over to the window, and looking longingly out on the lake. Even mom and dad!
Yes, we were all waiting to go SKATING! Somehow the stars aligned and we didn't get snow before the lake froze, or huge storm and overflow, or rain and sleet after a hurricane or or or. Instead, we had the perfect ice! Windswept, black as night, and smooth as glass.
This is me on skates. Ignore the dusty laces. Doesn't mean I have not skated in awhile. Not at all. (okay, just shut up and hold my hand okay?)
We skated out across our lake and over to the cove. The day was gorgeous, and actually pretty warm.
Handsome hubby in the grass by the shoreline.
Penelope found a frozen sucker fish stuck under the ice. He was about ten inches long, and by the look on his face he was in a very bad mood the day he died. Uppy named him "Frozo" and wanted to cut him out of the ice and take him home to examine him further. She loves science.
The girls pause to switch from figure skates to hockey skates
Michael and Chena had to skate home and take off for basketball practice, but Penelope and I stayed out there a bit longer. It was too beautiful out there, and I didn't want to leave the lake.
But finally we had enough, and we skated home for hot english toffee mocha, and a warm woodstove!