Monday, October 13, 2008
Remember about a week ago I was longing for the Socks that Rock? Well, I decided to cash in on my unredeemed Mother's Day Gift.
This one might be my favorite - Lightweight: Grinchy
My little community is quite unbalanced when it comes to sports scheduling. Football tryouts and practices start in August (quite ruining the cabin weekends), but Football is a relatively short season and you would think that Hockey could wait until it's quite finished before trying to schedule team practices. Football ends Oct. 25 (give or take), in 7th grade they allow for three team meetings per week (2 practices and one game or some permutation). Hockey at this level started tryouts at the beginning of October (that's not including their "Tryout Preparation Classes" - and if you don't participate in the prep classes you can pretty much count out an A or B team). ANYWAY, teams have been assigned and practice starts today. Today, Puck has a playoff Football game. Really? Hockey can't wait two weeks? As I said, my community is a little unbalanced.
So Puck did not get on the team with the Coaches he wanted, and also, only knows two other boys on his team. The boy that is on his team is the one guy he would've picked to play with, so things may be OK. Mom doesn't know any of the parents though so hockey season looks to be a little more subdued than in previous years.
Mom and I went to see the Prairie Colors Marching Band Competition on Saturday night. There were bands there from as far as Des Moines, Iowa (and wow, just wow for Dowling Catholic). The big winner of the AAA competition was Rosemount marching band and were they impressive. My favorite parts are the Drum Majors and the Drumlines! We were feeling a little sympathy for the Drumline judge as he ran all over the field trying to keep up with the different Drumlines! Overall, it was a beautiful night to watch them all. Here is EP's last year's performance on YouTube (it gets really cool around the six minute mark). I only checked the Wild score on my cell phone around four times.
Love the yarn! Lucky Mom!
Puck will thrive where-ever he ends. He's a talented, adaptable kid. Kids like he is will be healthy, life-long athletes. And that's what we really want for our kids, isn't it?
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