February felt long and cold. Winter dragged on. We spent much of our time indoors watching Netflix and drinking hot chocolate. But there
We have been wanting to go skating again this winter ever since we discovered the little outdoor rink at the park in our neighbourhood. But the weather turned and the outdoor rinks weren’t usable most days.
One cloudy but warmer weekend afternoon we decided to venture downtown to see if the rink at Officer’s Square was open. We were delighted to find that it was, and that it was not that crowded.
We brought Grace’s skates but it was the first time she’s tried them so we weren’t sure how she would do on them. At first she hung out in the snowbank, and then she crawled onto the ice. Then daddy pulled her up and took her hand in his.
Then she didn’t want to hold his hand anymore. And off she went!
We couldn’t believe how brave she was and how well she did. Yeah, she fell down a few times but she got right back up and refused to take my hand. We really underestimate this kid. She’s my baby and I’m the one having a hard time letting go.
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