Wednesday, December 28, 2011

the skating pond.

Right next door to my sister's house is a pond, and in the winter, it comes alive with skating and pond hockey.  My brother-in-law Craig keeps it meticulously smooth.  There are white Christmas lights strung above it, and even a sound system so that while we skate, there is Christmas music playing.  It is so crazy cool and fun, and it's right out their door.

looking back at the house from the pond.
Liesel and Cam
that's my big brother Chris. 
Craig taking a rest after some serious hockey time

blue eyes.  blue sky.

For the first day, we kept Reed in his boots and he played hockey on the ice with the big kids for hours.  But today, we got him some skates.  We have laughed and laughed and laughed at this.  Check out Reed's skating debut.

We also had an incredible day of skiing today, and there are photos. And more video!
Stay tuned!


Kim Oldenburgh said...

Unbelievable views. It would be really hard to go to work every day living in that house with that view. And that pond...
I'm surprised at the lack of snow and it looks like it's quite warm there with the kids dressed in fleece.
Just so you know, all the snow we got on Christmas day was washed away last night. Blah.
Enjoy your vacation-"out west" is on my bucket list!

Nitsirk said...

That was great! I love how bendy his little legs are. That house is amazing. It looks like you guys are having an amazing time.