Thursday, January 21, 2010

How we spent our holiday

Monday was Martin Luther King Day and the kids were out of school. We knew that we wanted to go ice skating again. We also knew we were going to meet up with my parents to celebrate my dad's birthday sooo, we decided to try ice skating at the Olympic Oval in Kearns. (My new place to try for January) We chose to go there since it would be less driving for my parents and less zigging and zagging for us.
It's a pretty cool looking place.
Olympic skaters we are not. The ice was so slick and hard that we all struggled. None of us were having a great time and my confidence was waning. We were doing the best we could to make the best of a not-so-great situation. The public skate went for two hours. My parents were going to come for the last little bit to watch us but we were already tired. We decided to kill time by watching how the pros did it.

These guys & gals were phenomenal. They were so fast it was mesmerizing.
Once my parents arrived it had gotten pretty crowded on the public skating rink. The ice was munched up pretty good and this point so we were able to skate with a little more confidence. I don't think that we will be going back to that rink but we all enjoyed watching the athletes so we are glad we gave it a go.
After ice-skating we were all really hungry so we headed to Texas Roadhouse for an early dinner. Yum! TR was pretty much right across the street from Leatherby's so we did what had to be done. We got ice cream.

Emma's ice cream came out first. It was amazing how it matched her shirt perfectly! Then Andrew's came out and his root-beer float matched his outfit!!
Then Paul and I got our sundae's and they matched us!!!
I didn't want to let any of my friends down so I made to sure to get a picture my caramel shot.
Happy Birthday Daddy (If we look cold we are!)
We're a ruckus bunch aren't we?


Stacy said...

My family skates at the oval all the time. We have a family pass. I can't say that I have ever skated, but when the boys first started skating there they hated it and really had to learn to skate on their ice. It really is the fastest ice on Earth!

Wingnut said...

Sounds like a great time! I had to giggle over the matching ice cream though!