Lily and Trevor participated in the "Have Fun, Play Hockey" clinic at Lake Superior State. The Laker hockey team was on hand to run the clinic and help the kids learn how to play. Both kids had a lot of fun and worked really hard. No trouble getting them to sleep on this night. The video is of Lily puck handling. The pics are of the kids in the locker room, and Trevor getting help from Laker goalie Brian Mahoney-Wilson. He helped Trevor out a lot during last seasons clinic, too. We'll probably do this again next year, unless I can get them into a full time hockey program.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Yes, it's true. At only ten months old Brian is up and walking like crazy. Looks like he's ready to steal second base in the big game. What an amazing kid. He is really smart, too, as he's learning all sorts of new things. Lily and Trevor are really into him and help out quite a bit. At this rate with Brian, we'll have MLB scouts hanging around in no time.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Lily and Trevor were excited this week, as thier Papa came to visit from Cadillac and went with us to the hockey game. Brian played strange a bit, as he hasn't seen him since August, but warmed up after awhile. Papa treated us to dinner and was nice enough to buy new coats for his grandkids, as it's a blizzard up here now and winter is upon us.
The Lakers won Friday 2-0 and the Saturday game Papa was with us at 5-4 in a shootout. Here is my article from the MiCHO site:
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
With so few nice days left up here for us to enjoy, Lisa and I packed the kids up and headed to Canada for the day. A lot of really nice color and weather was perfect for us to play outdoors. We ended up in Gros Cap just west of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As you can see by all of the gratuitous pics of the fam, we all had a great time. Just east of the Sault (I had us going in the wrong direction on purpose, to see more of the sights), we were able to see a lot of the mountains and rivers around the indian reservation and stuff. Lisa and I want to get back up there by ourselves sometime to get some hiking or rock climbing in.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Yes, Trevor has decided to take up skateboarding. He got a skateboard from Santa last Christmas, and we've been working with it a bit this summer. I guess I'll have to get one, too, and show him some 'sick tricks' I used to do when I was a punk kid. Hopefully, this doesn't put me in the hospital. Pictured is Trevor sporting his Tony Hawk gear (exclusively at Kohl's) and is board. More to come this weekend, to stay tuned.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Lily started her cheer leading lessons this week. It's part of the squad that travels to competitions and won a championship last year. I hope Lily can be part of this success, too. She's having a lot of fun, though, which is all that counts. I think it's called the 'All Americans' or something. I'll update the blog when I find out for sure. They're just doing basic stuff right now, before moving on to the pom-poms and uniforms.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I really thought that teaching the kids to ride a bike would be harder than this. I must really be a superior biking mentor. Lily literally jumped on the bike and started to ride. Trevor got the hang of it after a bit of practice, too. I took them to the ball diamond down the street so they wouldn't be afraid of falling on the concrete. They both have bikes that are a little bigger, but needed this one to help them learn. This is perfect for keeping around until Brian is old enough to ride, too. Enjoy the video.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Yes, I know it's weird attending a hockey game in early September, but we'll take it. The last few days have seemed cold enough to be thinking of winter sports, too. This was the first exhibition game of the new Soo Eagles team of the NOJHL. Pullar Stadium is only a few blocks from the house, so this is great for us to be able to just walk to the games. I anticipate us going to a lot of games here this winter and even doing some skating here. We had a lot of fun and I got a game puck for Trevor. His little friend Sydney from school also came and sat with us, so it was a special night for him. The kids also got signed up for tap-dance today and Lily will start cheer leading in a couple of weeks, so no rest for us with summer coming to an end. Trying to find something else for Trevor to do, but he just might hit the gym with me while Lily is in her cheer leading class. Stay tuned, it'll be a busy fall and winter.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Just trying to work Brian into the website a little more. Here he is getting ready for hockey season (toughening up), getting ready to crawl up top. And right, well, he's just being a Momma's boy. Nothing wrong with that I guess.
He should be crawling very soon. He's up on his hands and knees, but scooching' himself or rolling. He's over seven months old now, but a big boy wearing 12 mo. clothes.
He'll be going to his first baseball game this weekend, as we're taking him to Traverse City to watch the Beach Bums.
He's such a good baby, but soon we'll have our hands full when he starts crawling even walking around. Time to stock up on the baby gates again.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Lily and Trevor got shut out at this year's fishing tournament on Rotary Island, as did many other kids. We only saw about four fish being caught, and only two of those were really worth keeping. Don't know if the older division kids had any better luck. We did have wonderful weather, and had a good time. There were so many screaming kids, the fish probably swam as far away as they possibly could. Lily didn't go home empty handed, though, as she won a new fishing pole and tackle in one of the raffles. They also got a coupon for a free ice cream cone at Dairy Queen, which magically makes everything all right.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Despite the Whitecaps losing both games over the weekend, Lily, Trevor, and I had a great time. We kicked off Saturday with lunch at Chuck E. Cheese's in Grand Rapids. The kids loved playing there and getting the 'prizes' with the tickets they won. We then headed to 5/3 Ballpark and immediately got in line to meet the Peoria Chiefs manager, former Chicago Cub legend, and Hall of Famer, Ryne Sandberg. It seemed to take forever (over and hour of waiting), but Ryno finally came out to greet his fans. Luckily enough, we were able to get some autographs (top picture) and we were the LAST ones before the game started. Tough game to watch as the 'Caps were shut-out, but a beautiful night for baseball and we enjoyed fireworks after the game.