One of Mr. Mittens latest projects has been making an ice skating rink in our backyard. We've had so much snow this year, it's been quite a job clearing it and flooding the ice surface. If you didn't know (like me) water is added gradually and repeatedly as ice forms and builds up layer by layer.
It took a while but Daddy had such good helpers!
The boys received skates for Christmas and tried them out for the first time! The Bug was disappointed because he kept falling down, but they both did a really great job. I'm not much of a skater, but Daddy is a pro.
We were lucky to have Big K over to play hockey.
When the boys got tired of 'skating' (sitting on chairs?) they put boots on and chased pucks in the snow drifts. We almost lost them! (kids and pucks)
And yes, you can go down the slide right onto the ice. I think we need a bulls eye on the fence. Human curling anyone?
Got skates? Come on over!