They were all having fun breaking the ice with sticks. Ruth leaned a little too far out and over the edge of the boardwalk she went. Besides being cold and a little scared she was fine. I think eventually she’ll be proud of the fact that she’s the only one of our kids who has managed this particular feat, although I’ve worried about it happening for ten years. A brother’s warm coat, Dad’s shirt, a new stuffed beaver purchased at the Nature Center and all was well. And it doesn’t hurt to have two brother Sherpas to carry the wet clothes back to the car.