Daniel and I went out briefly for dinner last night while Sarah and Shannon babysat for us. While we were out we swung by the local skating rink for fun to see what their hours are. When we saw that they have an "adult skate" time from 9-12pm on Saturdays we decided to go home and come back out later after the kids were all in bed. Shannon and Sarah were staying the night, so it worked out perfectly.
We had a wonderful time! Even though I was pretty wobbly at first we were laughing and hanging onto each other and just enjoying some grown up time acting like kids again. Daniel isn't an amazing skater, but he's very sturdy. He can skate somewhat fast and does a great job of being my wall. By the end I was doing so much better even though my feet were hurting from those uncomfortable rental skates. While we were there a 70's themed birthday party was going on. There were men in light blue bell bottomed leisure suits and women in all kinds of funky sparkly outfits with Farrah Fawcett hair and headbands. I'd love to have a birthday party there if I could find enough friends willing to strap on skates!
Today we talked to Sarah and Shannon about it and they said they are available to babysit while the kids are sleeping most Saturday nights. So we're going to have a regular skating date night. Today Daniel and I bought skates at Sports Authority. We got a kick out of trying them on and skating around the shoe aisles in the store.