three hundred and forty six
After a fourteen year hiatus, it was especially nice to play bells again.
It was like riding a bike.
three hundred and forty five
Our friend Katadhin joined us on the ice today. She and Esme were inseparable the whole afternoon. I think that both of their skating abilities improved in the company of each other.
In Catherine’s words, “Sometimes it is easier to be confident when you’re with your friends.”
three hundred and forty four
We had a lovely visit to the Enchanted Village today!
We toured the village, as we have in years past, but the girls were most excited to try out the new indoor skating rink. We had been seeing and hearing commercials for the Enchanted Ice and were interested in their claim that we could leave our coats behind. What kind of magic, warm ice could this be?
It turned out to be an artificial ice made of plastic that you can skate on! The girls grabbed skates and went round and round the rink. They couldn’t get as much glide as on real ice, but I think they had a great time.
three hundred and forty three
Lest anyone think we live in a crafting utopia, here are the remains from a spectacularly failed Christmas project.
Both girls were so good. They helped collect all the supplies and went through each step patiently with me. But halfway through we all knew it was going to be a bust.
I was impressed at their sense of humor, their attempts to salvage even part of the project and, especially, their willingness to call it a day when it was clear that all was lost.
The project was a failure, but our time spent together was definitely not.