Yet another reason to love living where we do is that the lake is not just to be enjoyed during the warmer months. Having grown up in FL, it is still taking me some time to adjust to winter activities for my kids. I've got the sledding and snowman building firmly in hand but ice skating anywhere other than a rink is new ground for us. However, if you live here, ice skating is what you do so with that in mind, we geared up. Rather than surprise the girls with ice skates for Christmas (especially with Kate's difficulties with new shoes/clothes and how they feel), we took them to a local resale store today to try on various pairs to see how they fit. We opted for hockey skates rather than ice skates and I'm really glad we did as you will see in the pics to follow! We also got a couple of pucks and some hockey sticks.
We headed out to the south end of the lake where some neighbors had already cleared a few patches of ice and the girls got their ice legs. Len and I had some nifty Snow Trax so we could walk out on the lake with the girls without falling down.