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Hi! Gosh, it’s been awhile! Sorry about that. December kind of flew by for us. It was the first year we didn’t travel to see family and we hosted our own Christmas and Hannukah and I was busy playing elf – running around getting presents, throwing a last minute holiday party, and keeping the kids occupied this whole week they have off of school.

One of the things I had planned was a trip to the ice skating rink at Brookfield Place. It’s downtown, smaller, and less crowded than some of the other rinks in the city (plus I had to exchange a few “Santa” items at the mall so it was a win-win). Both of the girls were so excited to give get out on the ice and watched the other skaters from inside the mall for a good 30 minutes.

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I think I was maybe even more nervous than the kids. After all, I have further to fall if I fell down and I think it had been a good 10 years since I was last on the ice. Luckily we started out with this huge plastic seal that helped me get my balance while Lilah sat and got used to the idea of the ice.

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They mostly just wanted Aaron to push them. He would go super fast and whip around the corners. I think everyone, including myself, thought he was crazy but they sure do love doing crazy things with their Daddy. Hearing their laughter warmed my heart.

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My proudest moment was watching Edith try and skate all by herself. She had never been before and did really well! She kept saying, “I’m brave like Moana!”. I think next year I’ll definitely invest in a season pass just to take her every weekend and have her build up her balance and confidence.

So if you’re looking for something fun to do this winter with your kids in NYC, I definitely recommend checking out The Rink at Brookfield Place. We had a really fun time and hope to make it back a few more times this season.

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