Friday, February 29, 2008

Brian Attends First Hockey Game

Thursday was a special night, as Lily, Trevor, and I
took Brian to his very first hockey game at Taffy Abel Arena.
The Lakers took on U.P. rival Northern Michigan.

This was the final home game to the season. Brian did great, but slept through most of the game. He was a big hit, as everyone wanted to hold him and commented on how cute he is. My friend Harry from work took a good pic of the 'fantastic four' all together.
Brian must have been a good luck charm, as LSSU won 3-2. After the game the team throws free t-shirts to the fans. Chad Nehring skated over to us, open the rink door, and tossed a shirt up to Brian. I thought that was cool of him. Something to remember the game by.

Lots more games in Brian's future, and we'll try to get him to a baseball game this summer, too.
Here is my article on the game at Michigan College Hockey:

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Three Amigos On National Television

Anyone watching last night's broadcast of the LSSU Lakers taking on the Michigan Wolverines on Fox Sports Net Detroit, may have been in for a suprise. During the second intermission FSN did a question/answer segment featuring Lakers fans that was taped on Jan. 11 here in the Soo. That just happened to be Brian's day of birth. The first question showed all Three Amigos (Lily, Trevor, and I), but the remaining questions was just me. I was able to answer four of the six questions correctly, missing an obvious one. Trevor was also shown with the Lakers and the rest of the kids who participated in the Have Fun/Play Hockey clinic here in the Soo. They all yelled 'happy hockey day' for the camera. Unfortunately due to poor officiating the Lakers were screwed out of another win in Ann Arbor, and lost 4-2 with U-M scoring an empty-netter. It's been a good media year for us so far, as Trevor has been on the front page of the Soo Evening News (hockey clinic), and the kids were in the Community Voice for Brian's birth announcement, and now on TV.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Kids Have Fun At Skating Party

Lily and Trevor were able to go to one of Lily's classmates birthday parties at the Big Bear Arena. Free skating for all, and lots of fun. Lily is doing a lot better, and skating without help. Trevor is doing better and breaking in his new skates. Plan on doing lots more skating before the end of winter. Had to leave a little early, though as I had my MRI tonight, too.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Spring Training Starts For Lily and Trevor

Today started spring training for Lily and Trevor, as we headed up to the college for some fun. The kids took some swings off the tee, and we played catch getting ready for the upcoming baseball season. We also kicked the soccer ball around, played some floor hockey, and played on the mats. All in all, a great day for the kids. With this being such a brutal winter, they really needed a day where they could run around and play for awhile. In the video, is Lily working on her hitting. We'll try to get some footage of Trevor next time. Don't know if spring will ever come, but if it does we'll sure to be ready.