Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mustache Monday

 

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I decided to decorate Sam today after school. Then I offered for him to return the favor on me. Just as we finished the power went out with a big bang. ..and at the same time I spotted three middle school neighborhood boys sneaking down the driveway to spook me so I got them instead forgetting about the stache! THEN we saw power company and fire truck on the road so we jogged down to see what had caused the huge explosion. Again forgetting about the stache!

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I wonder what the neighbors think? And all the cars driving by!

First away game – a tough one!

Getting ready to head out onto the ice!

Getting ready to head out onto the ice!

During warmups

During warmups

We enjoyed watching a big rivalry last night – the West Sound Warriors Junior A team (16-20 yr olds) against the Wenatchee Wolves. It went into overtime! I didn’t want to stay past the first period since we had a game today (Sat) and it would be a busy day, but it was a great game and I decided to just go for it. You can always sleep another day. Here’s some video of Ben providing some entertainment in the stands between periods…he is hilarious!

And here’s Sam’s first away game in Lynnwood (across the water near Edmonds). He got black breezers, too, so he looks really sharp. No more spotting him in the blue pants now. You’ve got to keep an eye out for #17 – white helmet. Ben also got skates at Play It Again Sports while we were there. So the little guy has his own gear now.

Here’s Sam’s game! Another playlist for you!

First ice hockey game win!

Ben was very proud of his brother - you'll hear him yelling the whole time!

Ben was very proud of his brother – you’ll hear him yelling the whole time!

Below you’ll find a link to a YouTube playlist with all Sam’s ice time recorded! It starts with the last 43 seconds, then starts from the top with the warmup and proceeds through the game. Sam is LOVING playing ice hockey, let me just tell you! And it’s a pretty exciting game to watch. Hey you hockey players out there -are you pretty impressed with the level of play among these 9 and 10 yr olds??? (Sam is in blue breezers and a white helmet, #17.)

Open skate after practice

Just thought you’d enjoy seeing the fun we all have after practice when there is open skate (no Warriors game). It makes for a late night getting home, but we all have a great time.

Dahlia bloomed in the garden! Big one!

Dahlia bloomed in the garden! Big one!

Ice hockey bake sale clips!

Ice hockey players and awesome mom, Leni!

Ice hockey players and awesome mom, Leni!

We’re an ice hockey family now! I’m our team’s manager and am helping the kids fundraise so they can be a part of the effort to get them to two tournaments this year. I had no idea how much effort goes into being a “hockey mom” but now I know some of it! Although I have little balance in my life right now due to commuting 45 min each way to Bremerton, I am learning a few things…how to make good use of the time in the car (carpooling with one other family), how to pack dinners (two every night – before practice and after), how to cook hockey puck brownies (they were actually pretty good!), and how to hockey stop! Ok – so here are some video clips from today, selling hockey puck brownies on Bainbridge with another mom who made DELICIOUS cookies with peanut butter dipped in chocolate. Thanks, Leni and Josh! That was a lot of fun! Ok so we’re back at home now and I still have a lot of “pucks” I’d like to sell off. We grabbed some pizza and then headed out again to the end of our driveway to see what we might be able to shake loose. We were at $115, with a goal of $200. Sam is hilarious in this one! I was taking a back seat (no one wants to sell to a parent – it’s all about the kids!). But I did get a little tired of just hanging out in the trees (Ben kept going “MOM! THEY’RE NOT COMING BECAUSE THEY CAN SEEEE YOU!”). So…hockey mom got in the game. And closing with this one of Ben in the stands Friday night. We went to practice for Sam, then stayed for a Warriors game (the Junior A team – guys ages about 16-20). They are very good, and the boys loved all the music, noise of banging on the bleachers, and the fast pace. They were slack-jaw much of the time – between bites of nachos (chips and cheese sauce). Fun night!

If you’d like to send us a little wrist shot of support, please see the website I set up with the help of one of our amazing ┬áparents who works for Adobe and just happens to be launching this neat app…TOMORROW! Please mention Sam Krug in any comments so we can attribute his donations properly. If you’d like to give to the team anonymously, you certainly may! Many thanks!