chris' firm rented the outdoor ice skating rink downtown for a family event in december.
it was the first time the boys had ever ice skated.
and the first for chris and i in many many years.
look at how cute these little ice skates were for john john:
i cannot imagine ice skating where it is actually cold and snowy-
i am a true phoenician, i cannot take the cold.
just look at that lovely blue sky...boy are we lucky to live here.
the boys slipped & grabbed the wall several times, but i was proud of them for keeping at it.
and it was much harder for me than i remembered!
daddy and johnny went around like this several times.
and then chris came up with another way to try with him (see next picture).
they were able to go a little faster the second way.
santa came for a visit and handed out candy canes.
and they had hot chocolate and cookies.
it was a nice family afternoon together downtown.
we had a lot of fun - that amazing fresh air and being outside together always = a success!