Friday, May 01, 2009

Franzenfam Good Times

Tis another holiday/day off from school today. Funny thing is it is “Worker’s Day” however everything is open and everyone is working. Somehow I think they missed the point of a day off.

With Rich gone and a 3 day weekend I decided it would be best to plan some activities to do with the kids.

Originally Friday morning we were supposed to hook up with some friends and all go bowling but when that fell through Skyler decided to enlist everyone in trying to convince mom we should go ice-skating instead.

I’ve taken Skyler and Blake ice-skating but a 4 year old. This just did not seem like a good idea.

Skyler being my persuasive child won out and we bundled up and headed to the rink.

Typically our ice-skating escapades entail Skyler and Blake hugging the rail and scooting around the rink while I sit bundled, as if expecting snow, and “guard” the hot chocolate. Hey it is a very important job and I take it very seriously. However with a 4 year old in tow (and she was literally in tow) I would have to lace up my skates and pull her around the rink.

I must admit it was a lot of fun probably the best part was just seeing them so excited when they mastered some amazing feat (like skating to the middle). And after 10 times of being dragged around the rink and 3 cups of hot chocolate, Tori got up the nerve and actually “skated” with just her hand held.

To sum it up… I got my exercise in for the day, had some fun with the greatest kids in the world and got a nap to boot….benefit of an energy releasing activity is a tired 4 year old (and a tired mama).

Definitely good Franzenfam times!


Anonymous said...

franzenfam rocks

Just Mom said...

I haven't been ice skating in a long, long, long time. I'm not sure how I would do taking JS to a rink one of these days.

btw ... I almost forgot you're in the middle of winter while we experience spring/summer. Stay warm!

Heidi Jo said...

sounds like a fabulous way to spend a 'working' day. isn't every day a 'working' day for a mother though? just wonderin'.