Yesterday I organised an outing for our Home School group to go Ice Skating.
I took Littletree around one circuit,
and then she was pretty much good to go – she had the hang of skating on her own, more or less.
She had a ball, going around with various friends
It was great that a whole group of us were there – it meant I had a load of witnesses for when I went ass-up and fell. It was quite a spectacular; I was pretty much standing still, and somehow managed to slip backwards, got completely airborne and came down hard, flat on my back and head. Ouch! Then I managed to fall over again, trying to get up. It was pretty funny though.
The cold meant there was a lot of haze in the air that we couldn’t really see, but shows up nicely in the flash. Littletree and her friend, Princess had a hot chai to keep warm, and then a big group of high school kids arrived, so we decided we’d had enough and left.
Since Littletree had also been begging to go to the big cinema to see the new Alice in Wonderland in 3D, and my main argument against going was that it’s really far to drive to get there (the same argument I use against going ice skating – it’s 90 minutes from our home), I decided to get the most out of our trip, and we went to see the movie after the ice skating.
It was showing in a massive shopping mall – I think the biggest mall I’ve ever been in, times 100! It was scary. Thank goodness I had the foresight to photograph where I’d left the car so we could find it again! We were there a bit early, so we played “spies” around the shops – I would pretend to be shopping and the girls were spying on me.
The two girls LOVED Alice in Wonderland! I have to admit, it was a pretty fun movie. I’m a Tim Burton fan, though I prefer his older stuff, but I also have a thing for Helena Bonham Carter – she makes an excellent Red Queen.
After that, we did the long drive home, exhausted. I’m still aching!