Anyone who has been to my parents' house knows that they have a big pond in the back yard. This pond has been a source of anxiety for me since my kids were born. They can't go outside without supervision because they don't know how to swim. The pond has also been a wonderful source of fun for the kids. They catch fish, throw rocks, feed the fish, play in the water, and sometimes they even get to go ice skating! I have only seen the pond freeze that solidly once before. The kids had so much fun "ice skating" in their shoes and trying not to fall. Nicole was a little more reserved; Tyler was an animal. He didn't care how many times he fell, how wet his pants got, or how cold it was! He loved the frozen pond! The real trick was running from the grass, sliding on the pond and trying to make it to the other side. The pond is oval and we were sliding on the narrow part. It was a lot of fun. Here's some pictures of our time on the ice. I have a cool video, but I can't figure out how to get it on here. My video link seems to have disappeared!