Happy 2012!! I hope everyone has a great year- wishing you all lots of love and happiness in the coming year!
We’ve started a new family tradition on New Year’s Eve- 3 years ago we went with friends ice skating; last year we wanted to go sledding with my sister and there was no snow on the hill so we went ice skating. This year… we went ice skating!
Downtown Buffalo has an outdoor rink that’s free and that’s where we’ve gone the last 3 years. It’s very close to where Buffalo does the ball drop so we usually get to see them setting things up. Juli was very excited to skate this year (we put skates on her last year but as soon as her feet touched the ice she started crying and wanted to get off the ice). It was only her second time on the ice (we went Thursday to Buff State’s open skate) but she was thrilled to be skating with the sisters.
The weather wasn’t the best- it was foggy and misty and damp but we wouldn’t let that stop us. We skated for about an hour then took a ride on the Metro train- couldn’t go downtown without riding the train! As we skated, we watched the tops of the buildings disappear as the mist settled down on us.