Monday, December 10, 2012

Ice skating with Gav and My Favorite Lights

Posted By: Leah
"This feels natural, like peeing outside." 
Yep, one of the priceless gems Gav said as we put on our ice skates last night.

There is a downtown rink in the city where we live. Our apartment complex rented it out for a private party and invited everyone skating. Sounded like a fun (and free) Sunday night to me!

Gav did really well this time. He's gone ice skating before, but it has been a couple years so we took a few laps with him holding onto me or the wall before he skated on his own.

We live in North Carolina, and the temperature last night was about 60 deg. The warm'ish weather didn't require us to bundle up at all, but we did anyway, just for added cushion. 

Check out the Krispy Kreme snowmen they brought for snacks. So cute!

To drink, we got water was called 'Melted Snowman' which is a cute name until you start thinking about it. Bird poop, sticks, lumps of coal.. not really bringing up images of what I want in my mouth.

The ice skating rink downtown also had a sledding hill of ice set up. You may remember Gav and I going snow tubing last year. This wasn't quite the same. But Gav still had fun. I passed on this one.

Last Friday was the official tree lighting. We didn't go, but the tree was right by the rink and super tall. 

On our way home, I drove us through Sunset Hills, a really amazing area at the holidays. The whole neighborhood decorates the trees by hanging these lighted balls. They are made of chicken wire and holiday lights. It's so gorgeous! And it goes for miles and miles. 

Every year I drive by this house (below) and always say the same thing, that I wish I lived there and my bedroom window overlooked the lights. It's right on the main corner and each way are lights in the trees as far as you can see.

I haven't seen one yet in person, but I have been keeping an eye out for the Hello Kitty inflatable.

My step mom saw one and sent me a pic, but it didn't turn out because she was driving. If anybody sees this in action, send me a pic! It's $59 at Lowe's which is kind of pricey. Plus I live in an apartment, and these pretty much require a house. or at least a balcony and I have neither.

 Apartments are great for stuff like giving their residents an ice skating party. But I don't have a place to put a HK inflatable :( Unless I put it inside, yikes! lol!


  1. Love Gav's quote! He's too funny! Glad you guys had so much fun!

  2. looks like an awesome time! that's great the apartment complex does stuff like that!

  3. OMG I'm dying over Gav's quote. I need this in my town, it looks like so much fun!

  4. You'll have to save Gav's quote for when he gets older and needs a bit of embarrassing :) Here we're waiting for snow so we'll have a white Christmas, but idk. Today's almost 50 and rainy.

    ps: Thanks for adding some more info via comment for the hair tie giveaway!! This is the first time I've heard of these hair ties, and I have to say they are AWESOME!


  5. Seriously Gav's quote is all sorts of awesome! Gotta love going outside in 60 degree weather, only in the South haha!

  6. Wow, what a fabulous night! I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to ice skate. I think she'll enjoy the snow this year, though :)

  7. Looks like you guys had such a fun time! I love ice skating...the hubs and I just went on a "date night" with our friends and we went ice skating. Ours was inside though--I love the outside rinks! And those snowmen...making me hungry :) Gav is so cute!

  8. Read your post on poop whisperer and saw that you' were from NC-like me-so I had to check out your blog. When I spotted the skating rink I wondered if it was the same one I was thinking of. Not sure if you want to reveal your location, so I won't say it, but we live in the same town!! I have a blog, but haven't posted much-okay I posted once- since I found out I was pregnant with my first child 2.5 years ago. Looking forward to reading more.


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