Monday, January 29, 2007

Lace 'em up boys

A six quart crockpot filled with chili

Three dozen steamed hotdogs

Many chicken wings

Two giant thermoses filled with hot chocolate (peppermint schnapps, optional)

30 bottles of water

Many cans of beer

Two dozen brownies, a dozen chocolate chip squares and a dozen cupcakes

Chips & salsa, jax and popcorn

+

Eightish inches of ice and forty (!!!!) people

=

Sunday afternoon at my house.


In the latest great debate entitled "Should we invite the whole team?" we did, in fact, invite the whole team. Plus a few families from teams past. There were alot of idon'tknows and we'll sees in the locker room on Sunday morning. But post game, when the goalie shouted "Hey, whose going skating at *boy's name* house?!?!" Well, that appears to have tipped the scales. Many parents caved to the begging and we had a full house. Or full pond.


My heart skipped a bit when they started pulling in, especially because about 15 of the people were all firmly among the "thanks, but I doubt it" camp. Obviously, pleading children and 35 degree weather won out.
Beer Sled


Saturday we had the entire pond to ourselves. The boy had two friends over to skate and they could literally skate the entire thing, shore to shore. A rare occurance in these parts and to these boys? Very, very cool. A pesky one inch of snow fell on Saturday night so the husband and son took to the ice at seven a.m. clearing a rink for a game and a smaller rink for twirly girls (figure skaters) and littler kids with big paths connecting them to form a loop. Dedicated guys, those two.

8 comments:

SneakyPeek said...

HOW COOL!!!!!! (literally, hee hee)

Did I mention how much I l~o~v~e skating???

(envy envy envy)

blackbird said...

It looks like the most WONDERFUL DAY EVER...

well done.

Jennifer said...

How fun! I'm sure they all had a great time.

but um... one question. The first picture... the area in between the three hockey players and the rink of the others.. Looks a little like thin ice to me? No?

jenny said...

sp - it was cool :)

bb - i'm still not sure just how we pulled it off...i look at that picture and think 'holy moses, is that my pond?!?!'

jen - actually, that's where my husband tried to pump water onto the ice - sort of like zamboni-ing it...the water collected right in that one spot and slushed up. Under the slush it was all ice.

cady said...

wow, that sounds like so much fun!!!

Amy said...

I was just realizing the other day that my son has never gone ice skating. I used to skate on a pond when I was young, but haven't taken him. I just remember always being so darn cold (I know, duh!)

Sounds like a great time!!

Twist of Kate said...

Looks like a lot of fun and wow, a lot of food! :) I used to be so afraid to skate on ponds back home...too many stories. But yours looks nice and solid :)

Janet said...

Sounds like fun!!! I love ice skating outside :-)