Yesterday afternoon we took the girls downtown to ice skate. We try to do this once a year as they think it is so fun to skate outside in the shadows of the skyscrapers. They are pretty good on the ice for about an hour. After that they start to fall a lot and spend more time hanging on the side railings. In other words, they get tired.
Even though they don't want to get off the ice, we always have something else planned so we can say that it's time to move on. Last night the blond twin just fought us when we said it was time to get off the ice. She was anxious to show Daddy her ice skating skills. She kept saying, "But there's one more thing I want to do."
As if we planned it, there was a sign on the building saying, "Rink and building closed at 5:00 p.m. tonight for a private party." If I didn't believe in dumb luck before, I had my proof now. The blond twin wasn't happy, but she stopped fighting with us.
We went to dinner and then stopped by the Bean (aka Cloud Gate) to see the LuminousField light and sound show. The interplay of the lights, colors, people and Bean was really fun. It was cold, so we didn't stay long.
As we walked to the parking lot, we saw a bunch of girls walking with skates on their shoulders. They were headed towards the rink we left a little while before. The blond twin said, "I bet they are going to the party." She ran to her sister and they started talking about next year's ice skating outing.