Head out to the hockey rink with your blanket and a cuppa hot cocoa - the boys have their skates all laced up, the needlework comes out! Time to relax and enjoy life!
Monday, June 21, 2010
That is how the rest of the trip to Minnesota went. After all family and friend visiting the first part of the trip, Thursday afternoon we headed up to the hotel to check in and get ready for a weekend of hockey. The first game wasn't until 10am on Friday, followed by a second game at 3:00pm...then there were 2 games on Saturday. Sunday we had a guaranteed 1 game in the morning and a second if we found ourselves in 1st or 2nd place. However, the boys only won 1 game out of the 5. They had a lot of opportunities to score in all the games and probably could have won 3 out of the 5, but they just couldn't put "the biscuit in the basket" (for non-hockey fans, that means put the puck in goal).
Given the fact that we were a summer team made up of ("bantam-level" aged: 13-14 years old) kids with varying of skill levels, several who haven't skated together before, and only had 4 practices we did fine - we definitely could have done better...but I think that it was a good experience to take this group of boys up to Minnesota to play some good hockey.
After our last game on Sunday morning, we went back to the hotel to shower & pack up and headed to the Mall of America. The largest indoor mall in America that has an amusement park inside.
Another hockey mom and I gave the boys some money and let them run "amuck" for a few hours before we had to head off to the airport to head back home to California.
We got back home around 1:30am, so there is definite catching up that needs to be done to get ready for the week ahead...even though it is already Monday.
I did make a little head way on my Ornament I am stitching for the Ornament Swap. This one has a mail due date of the end of July, so I definitely will be able to make that without having any problems.
Thank you for visiting and reading...I have some blog reading to catch up on!
Take care and remember...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!