Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lightning Ice… Day 1127 18DEC11

What a great smile! He was stoked!

We got to attend the Lighting Employees Christmas party today which was held, of course, at the rink where they skate. Their was food, music, and Santa came to visit but the highlight for us was the chance to spend the afternoon skating on the Bolts home sheet of ice. The boys were besides themselves the second we stepped from the players bench onto the ice. It was a really neat feeling to be seeing the same sights that the Bolts look at when they are playing and definitely something we will not soon forget. Joshua even got a special visit from Coach Raymond who put his skates on and came out on the ice with us. He worked with Joshua on his skating skills for a while and gave Jarrod and I some great tips as well. It was great to get to hang out with Martin for a bit and get a chance to talk a little hockey, he is truly a great guy! We spent three hours out on the ice and when it was time to leave we were the last ones to step off and close the door behind us. 
Jarrod at center ice

off he goes...

invisible hockey stick ;)

Renee and her hockey boys

Joshua trying out center ice

taking the blue line...

in the corner...

The Jumbotron

even the old guys got to skate

Jarrod serving a 2 minute minor for excessive speed :)

Lee and the boys

On the ice with Coach Raymond

What a great afternoon! 

We headed home and all took it easy for the rest of the day with a nice dinner and then a little tele before sending the boys off to bed. Joshua has clinic in the morning and will be getting accessed to get vincristine again along with starting up another week of steroids to get him ready for Christmas :)

1 comment:

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

You have beautiful form on the ice! Looks like you were born to skate.

And you go Jarrod. I love you got a penalty for excessive speed. You look so comfortable and graceful on the ice. Mayhaps you were also born to skate.

Happy to hear you got some time with Coach Raymond. What a wonderful guy.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


ps am sending evil wishes to the monster so it will stay asleep this week.