Saturday, March 26, 2005

Super Saturday

Super Saturday is the LAST day of House League Hockey when they play in the finals.  They have music, lots of crowds and they announce the games just like in the NHL. It is too cute.  This is the first time one of our kids has made it to Super Saturday.

Image hosted by

Campbell at the face-off. They lost 3-2, but they had fun.

Then Patrick's team played their last game. They tied the game 1-1, but the other team only needed one point to win the series. They ended up finishing 4th. And after the game, he was given a letter from the coach of another team inviting him to their tryouts. *gasp* my 9 year old was being scouted. Another player from his team is moving to that team next year and I guess when watching him play, the coach noticed Patrick too. Anyway, here he is after the game with his medals.
Image hosted by
Then it was back at the arena for Damon's team's party. Kira skated for a little bit, but then she played with her boyfriend Logan. Then she decided that since she spent so much time at the arena, she might as well keep it clean.
Image hosted by
Campbell skated for a while, but then he was tired.
Image hosted by
Damon, Patrick and Matt took part in the father/son game and had great fun.
Image hosted by
Then I spotted the coach who gave Patrick the letter earlier. He was there, as his team was playing after our ice time was over. He stood and watched Patrick play. We ate pizza in the meeting room and then watched Patrick's potential team play. When we finally got home it was 9:30.

We are all hockeyed out now. We get a week off and then the whole tryout process starts for Patrick. Depending on which team he makes it onto, that could take up to a month of daily tryouts. They start out at the top level AAA and they pick their teams, if you don't make it, you try out for the next level down and so on. Last year he made it onto the AA team, so we only had 2 weeks of tryouts to endure.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Good Friday at Grandma's

Image hosted by

Image hosted by
Image hosted by
Image hosted by

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I have a dream...

I usually don't have dreams. Ever since I've had kids, I have had about 5 dreams that I can remember.

So here it is, open for analysis. I was getting the kids into the van to go somewhere when I spotted a black bear at the top of our driveway. Instead of the fence that is normally there, it was open and our yard actually opened up to Lake Ontario. Hmm a lakefront property? The bear was walking toward the lake and I felt safe inside the van with the kids, but I was DYING to get my camera which was inside the house so that I could take a picture for my bitch friends. We watched as the bear got into the water and started swimming along the shore. We got out of our van and ran into the house. We grabbed the camera and ran to the kitchen, which now had beautiful windows as every waterfront property should ;-). We noticed a man coming around from our driveway and saw that it was Patrick's select hockey coach from last year. He is a small quiet moustached balding man. He was stripping down to his bathing suit and jumping into the dark choppy water with the bear. I was yelling to him to warn him of the bear when I realized that there were actually 2 bears and a lot of people were in the water trying to rescue them or something. Then I woke up.

Hmmm, I consulted Dream Central's dictionary. It says "If a bear is pursuing you in your dream this is a sign that you will experience some financial losses in business. A bear also represents a rival you may have for your loved one, if the bear is seen to be climbing, then the outcome will be in your favor." It also says "Dreaming of a specific body of water such as a lake must be analyzed according to its setting and the entire contents of the dream and much like dreaming of water in general, the clearness of the lake also has to do with the omen or situation it refers to. ... If the lake is storm tossed then your life will take a turn for an emotional upheaval and possible losses." Okay all of that is weird, but weirder still is WHO I saw in the dream. Why him? He is an adjudicator for the worker's compensation board. Oh no, Matt is going to get hurt at work and it will lead us to financial ruin? Or Patrick's hockey career will lead us to a lakefront home?

Oh I found a less foreboding analysis at Dream Mood. "To dream that you are being pursued or attacked by a bear, denotes aggression, overwhelming obstacles and competition. You may find yourself in a threatening situation. Alternatively, bears symbolize the cycle of life and death and renewal. It may signal of period of introspection and thinking. The dream may also be a pun on "bare". Perhaps you need to bare your soul and let everything out into the open." "To see a camera in your dream, signifies your desires to cling on and/or live in the past. Alternatively, it may represent you need to focus on a particular situation. Perhaps you need to get a clearer picture or idea." "To see a lake in your dream, signifies your emotional state of mind...If the lake is disturbed, then you may be going through some emotional turmoil." "To see or drive up to a driveway in your dream, symbolizes an end to your journey. It also represents security and rest. Alternatively, it denotes your path toward achieving inner peace finding your spirituality." "To see windows in your dream, signifies bright hopes, vast possibilities and insight...To dream that you are looking out the window, signifies your outlook on life, your consciousness, point of view, awareness, and intuition. You may be reflecting on a decision and seeking guidance." So I am trying to find some inner peace and help making an important decision? Perhaps. But still why the hockey coach?

ROFL, Keep dreaming right?

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Elf shorts

This is hilarious. The elf shorts have their own travel blog here. The password is "elfshorts". My favourite caption is the most recent, "Hmmmmm... Heels or Flats? What Would Jesus Do?" I love Kim's blog too.

Thieves like us

As I sit here nursing the baby, and Campbell comes up to me.

Campbell: (fondling his new hockey trophy) Mommm, I feel bad. (pout)

Me: Why do you feel bad?

Campbell: Because I stole somebody else's trophy.

Me: No you didn't, that one has your name written on it.

Campbell: Yeah, that's because I stole it and wrote my name on it so everybody would think it is mine.

Me: It is engraved Campbell, you can't engrave it.

He grins and runs off only to return with the Fisher Price kid alarm attached to his pants and going off!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Clever t-shirts

Something for every girl glarkware :: girlie shirts

And for the little darlings glarkware :: baby glark -- for sale by owner


I feel silly about it, but spring never ceases to amaze me. Year after year, I am thrilled by the prospect of winter being over. I want to shed my second skin of coats and boots. It is as if my body has given up on keeping warm now. I put on extra sweaters and warm coats, but I can't get warm any more. I have a chill in my bones.

I want to be warm. I want to feel the grass between my toes, and the sun on my skin.

As I hung up one of Kira's summer dresses and did up the little buttons on the back of the dress, I could feel spring. Summer is coming, it is just around the corner!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Damon had a great weekend.

1) At the ripe old age of 7, he finally lost his first tooth when eating a granola bar. It was about time since he already has his second row of teeth. He put it under his pillow and miracle of all miracles, the tooth fairy left him 5 dollars.

2) Today he scored his second goal in as many games! It is hilarious, he had about 7 shots on net today, he makes it look so easy all of a sudden.

3) His team had a bowling party. Woohoo.

Oh yeah, and he scored another goal. LOL

"Mommy, are you happy that I scored my second goal?"