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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Soccer on Ice

Paul and I decided to take a walk with the girls last night around Burba Lake on Ft Meade. It was a bit chilly but we were anxious to get out of the house so we braved the brisk weather anyway.

Frozen Lake 3

Upon arrival, we noticed immediately that the lake was partially frozen. We ooh'd and aah'd over it for a few minutes and I took a few pictures as we walked.

Frozen lake

Frozen Lake 2

Paul and Eva took turns skipping small rocks over the ice...

Paul and Eva

and then decided to kick the soccer ball around. Paul wanted to show off his "mad juggling skills."

Paul juggling

And this is where those mad skills landed his ball...

Ball on Ice


His immediate reaction was to see if he could walk across the ice to grab it.

Testing the ice

Testing the Ice2

I laughed at him and told him that hypothermia and a pricey hospitalization weren't worth the $5 soccer ball.

So then, he thought he would throw a stick at it to get it rolling, hoping it would roll close enough the bank.

Paul and Stick

The stick didn't even come close.

He stood there, perplexed.

Paul perplexed

After a few moments, he turned around, shrugged his shoulders and headed to the park so that the girls could go down the slide.

Moral of the story: Soccer balls and frozen lakes don't mix.

3 comments on "Soccer on Ice"

Erin on January 21, 2010 at 1:06 PM said...

That is hilarious! So glad you had your camera!

Paul Cortez on January 21, 2010 at 3:22 PM said...

I was about to Gordon Bombay that lake.

Katie on January 21, 2010 at 4:48 PM said...

David and I liked the most that instead of trying to help, you just took pictures. I love you guys.