The week after Christmas, Evie spent the night at Grace's and then Grace spent the night at our place. Before we brought Grace back to her house, we all went ice skating. Surprisingly it was warmer in the ice arena than outside where it was near zero.
I decided I didn't really want to skate in order to keep the cost down and so we wouldn't have to rent a locker for our stuff, including my new camera. But I totally wished I would have once Terry was on the ice with all four kids.
It was only moments before three of the four kids were on the ice and Terry was "drowning." He said they would have all died if the water hadn't been frozen.
When he got everyone over to the wall I did go over and offer to come and help him but he said to stay with our stuff and camera.
Finally he was able to get ahold of a couple skating supports and that helped immensely. It was incredibly busy that day since it was still Christmas vacation. We went because it was discounted for homeschoolers.
Finally they were all off and skating.
Samuel and Grace were super cute, being about the same size.
They all switched up partners quite often. I like Ezra's legs here. After the skating break we went and got the littles figure skates, which had toe picks to help them "walk" around easier since they didn't skate properly.
A pretty little girl stopped to smile for me.
Here is a funny progression of photos. First Grace is up...
Even though they had the supports, they still fell a lot.
Here is a progression of Ezra falling too...
Down he goes! But at least he's smiling ;)
And he's down and Terry's holding onto only air.
Terry skated around helping everyone up from the ice.
I got a picture of everyone but Noah before they got off the ice.
I tried another video with my new camera, from which all of these photos came, but since it was shooting through the glass I think it was hard for it to focus. It goes blurry but then clears up when Terry and the boys get close.