January 3, 2014
New Years Day on Newman Lake!
^^He said he was "following the tracks" ;)^^
We couldn't have kicked off New Years Day doing anything more fun than skating on a completely frozen lake! It was soo much fun!! Alyse's in-laws who live on Newman Lake were kind enough to invite us over to go skating on the lake, swim in their indoor pool and they even fed us dinner! I especially loved skating on the lake :) I've always loved ice skating (I mean, I even own my own skates) but doing it on a completely frozen lake made it that much more fun!! And kind of magical :) I'd never done anything like that before; I kept telling Steve how cool it was and how much fun I was having. And I was glad that I could still ice skate! You never know what all your body can still do once you're not pregnant anymore ;)
At first Cole just left his shoes on and was pulled around on that little sled by his aunt and uncle. We brought along his new hockey sticks and hockey helmet for him to play with but he hasn't quite gotten a hang of it yet. When he realized we all had skates on, he wanted his own skates too! Alyse's in laws even had a small pair for him to use and he was so excited when he found them! He put them on and was hardly able to move in them but he didn't want to take them off. He loved it! Once those little skates went on his feet, the camera had to be put away because it was impossible for me to take pictures and hold him up at the same time. I give Cole an A for effort though because he just kept trying even though I'm sure they must've been hurting his ankles. We felt pretty lucky that we got to do this, something we'll never forget!
Happy New Year, everyone!