We bought our grandchildren new ice skates for Christmas and they can't wait to try them out. It is a new adventure to all of them. We have a canal behind our new home, so Dick is going to test the ice and shovel off a rink for them if it is safe. We'd love to build a bonfire, roast hot dogs and skate with our little ones over this holiday weekend. In this age of technology, we're hoping to turn back the clock and share some simple, old-fashioned fun with these wonderful children. I have this picture in my mind of days gone by.
Remember the times of boots made of rubber that you slipped on over your shoes? Your little socks would slide down in your shoes and your feet would be like ice cubes. That didn't stop us from staying out in the cold building our snow forts, sliding down hill or ice skating. When it was time to come in, we'd warm ourselves in front of the fire or wood stove, sip some REAL hot chocolate and maybe read a story or two. Oh, the good old days!
Hope your new year is filled with simple pleasures and great memories.
Until next time...