Monday, December 26, 2011

Ready To Rumble

Trevor had his first taste of 'in ring' competition last week. The Sault Youth Wrestling program held it's intramural tournament, and there were three kids in Trevor's weight class. He fought well, but in the end he lost to both of his opponents. Both of the kids he wrestled have been in the program for four years, so they have lots of experience over him. Once he learns his moves, he will be tough to beat. He had fun and learned how to keep fighting, which is the important thing at this point. There was also very good sportsmanship between the competitors, too. All the kids shook hands and really helped each other out.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pink In The Rink

Last weekend was our last Laker game of 2011. It was the 'pink in the rink' game, with the Lakers wearing their pink jerseys to auction off after the game. Lily also got her face pained, and there was some other events going on to help battle breast cancer. Lakers beat Northern Michigan 6-3 to end the year on a high note.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Amigos Meet More Former Tigers

Set on another adventure, the kids and I travelled to Traverse City to a baseball card to show for some shopping, and to meet two former members of the Detroit Tigers' 1984 World Series Championship team. The kids wanted some baseball and hockey cards, so Papa and I hooked them up with those, and Brian got a couple of Hot Wheels cars and comic books. The players, pitchers Dan Petry and Dave Rozema, were very nice to them and had a lot of fun with the fans. Rozema arm-wrestled Brian, and Lily and Trevor had their picture taken with Petry that turned out nice. We'll try to make it down to Grand Rapids in February for another show, since we had so much fun at this one!

My Little Devils

On the weekends that the Lakers are out of town, we've been watching the Sault Blue Devils high school team play hockey to pass the time. It's really a lot of fun, especially for the kids who get to interact with thier freinds from school. We like hockey at the Pullar anyway, so this is a good chance for us to get out and have some more fun. At Saturday's game, they were selling used jerseys for only $1, so the the kids each got one (even Brian) to wear to the games. Pictured are Lily and Brian doing the 'chuck-a-puck' during the second intermission.

More Bowling And Wrestling

Lily and Trevor are back in the swing of things after the Thanksgiving break. Trevor's wrestling practices have really picked up, and Lily is doing a lot better in bowling. Trevor is really trying to build his coodination and learn the wrestling moves. He actually pinned an opponent a couple of times in tonight's practice.

On Saturday, Lily broke her high score and bowled an 83!!! She followed that up with a sold 50+ game, but she had a couple of strikes that helped her out. She also recieved patches for bowling a 50 game, and 100 series. Next time she'll get more for her new high score. So proud of them both.