Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday on ice

I have to admit, Oklahoma City has the best downtown Christmas area in the state. Hands down. But, we were headed up to the grandparents, so we were going through Tulsa, and I happened to see that Tulsa boasts the "Biggest Outdoor Christmas Tree in the state!", and if you know anything about me, it's that this vehicle stops at all roadside attractions! and whatnot, so it was without a doubt, going to get a visit from the fab four.


I was laughing about this with hubby. My sister + her husband are in New York for Christmas, and she sent me a picture of the Rockafeller tree. 
It.Was.AMAZING. 
and I wasn't even there! So here we were at the biggest outdoor Christmas tree in good ol' Oklahoma with it's whopping 4 visitors and they're staring up at it's famous cousin from behind hundreds of people. City mouse & her country mouse sister. 
:)



Behind the tree was a funnel cake stand and a small ice rink. On Mondays, if you bring a can of food, you can skate for half off. Can food is probably the one thing I don't have in the van, so we paid for the einsteins and one crutch (that would be me), to skate.


Emma was a wall-hugger for a little bit, but started venturing off after a few minutes, and then was skating circles around us. 
Evan, on the other hand. 
Whew.
This was his first time to skate. Ice OR roller. So he was wobbly, and nervous, and excited, but scared. 


There were times when one of his skates would turn all the way around so he was backwards! I would just look at his little tangled legs and think "How the HECK....", but that must be a skill, because, KAPOW!! Mind blown. 

He didn't like falling. At all. This kid has more pride than the average grown man. He would get mad at me EVERY time, accusing me of pushing him or letting him go. 
whuuuuut?!?
(little uncle brock)







BUT, check out his face when Emma fell...


After a while, seeing all the other kids flop and fall and get back up, he realized it was okay to fall, and started having more fun. Nothing like a couple boys your age smacking their butts on the ice a few dozen times to teach you that failing is fun!

He loved it, though. 
LOVED it. 


Some on-the-ice selfies!




Afterwards, we took a selfie with tree and funnel cake stand, because, you know.
You just hafta.


So after hubby + I took our ussie...

Evan took the "Totally the best selfie ever" selfie with his sister. 
Yes, it was named.
And now you have the privilege to see this "Totally the best selfie ever".


Then it was back into the car until we got to the inlaws, where we got ONE picture. 

Cousins.
And then, at 11pm that night, we were home for the rest of Christmas break!
Pajamas & cereal for ALL the days!!!
(fists in air!)

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