Throwback Thursday, Skating Rinks in the Backyard

For Throwback Thursday going back to the winter of 2003, when Rod began to do a yearly tradition for the kids by building them a skating rink in the backyard. We did it for so many years and as we moved he continued to do that for the family. I look at our new house, the yard is more sloped..the kids, too old for backyard skating rink parties though Rod and I both joked about it at supper the other night that we should build one on the deck. The kids could do a swan dive into a snowbank with their friends. I somehow, don't see that happening... but, it was good to reminisce about our backyard skating rink memories, I sure miss those days! 

                                    Alora's 9th Birthday, A Winter Ice Skating Party November 29, 2003 

                                   Alora's 9th Birthday, A Winter Ice Skating Party November 29, 2003 

                  Aaron had just learned to skate on his own, playing a form of Broomball with his Uncle Kevin. 

                 Aaron had just learned to skate on his own, playing a form of Broomball with his Uncle Kevin. 

                 Alora pushing me around on milk crate, while Aaron catches a ride. (a little camera shy)

                Alora pushing me around on milk crate, while Aaron catches a ride. (a little camera shy)