Today I'm feeling so much love and gratitude for my family. My heart has been full the past few days...my niece had a darling baby girl - their first - named Allie! Isn't that cute. Becky and Pitt were able to move and so many people helped, (I got to help by tending grandkids,) My sister took my mom to St. George for a week and everything went well, my nephew and his family in Boston were hit by the storm - but not as big as the original forecast, my granddaughters did well in their soccer and dance competitions (thanks to the support of their good parents Aaron and Aimee), and everyone has traveled safely from Mesquite to Idaho Falls and thousands of miles in between. Whew!
For the last few years, we've gone ice skating on the day after Christmas - or this year - the day after the day after Christmas. We use email and FB to invite family, friends, friends of family, and family of friends. It's fun to just relax and have fun. This is exactly what kids need after being cooped up in grandma's house with new toys, candy, and cousins. Speaking of cousins - that's our seven above. They're so awesome (says Grammy!).
They don't rent skates for one year olds, but Hollis had fun riding on the ice in her stroller. I love that the ice center allows strollers on the ice.
Here's little cousin Gordon in his stroller. He's a cutie anyway, but being on the ice in the stroller just lit up his little face.
Lizzie decided to experience the best of both worlds...skating and strollering. Her cute mama loved it all.
Here is another cool-great thing about the Eccles Ice Center. They have cute little walkers for the kids who are just learning to sakte. This is another three-year-old cousin (my brother, Doug's grandson) with his dad, Matt Weed. If you look through these pictures, there are three little Weed boys...in black and blue, black and yellow, and black and red parkas. Two are twins - Byron and Porter and Gordon is the little brother. My niece, Michelle, has her hands full!
Mike - that form!
We really had fun. I feel bad that we didn't get a group picture. There were lots of people at the party that I don't even have in these photos.