|Megan gets ready inside|
They had been wanting to make a skating rink in our yard but then discovered that the swamp behind our house was frozen and there were some spaces available for skating. This summer (with assistance from a friend who frequents garage sales) we found bigger skates for all the kids (though no good ones for me unfortunately) for not much money. Skates can be expensive- even used ones at the stores, so this was a blessing!
|Megan and Mara testing the ice|
|Megan's skates have double blades.|
|The boys got pretty fast on their skates.|
|Mara had to hold Megan up.|
|Aaron purposely laid down to pose for the picture and then showed my how he could lay his bare belly on the ice.|
Since Thanksgiving the big job has been putting up Christmas lights. This is Ken's project but he even got me out their this year stringing lights around trees. He decided that he wanted the yard lighted up this year too- not just the house. However, he did have to do things a bit differently on the house this year because he didn't want to go up to the peak of our house with all the snow on it.
|Ken working on lighting the garage and Megan watching.|
|Megan thinking about going down a slope but she decided against it.|
|The boys tumbled some but had a wonderful time on the little hills.|