Calder had a tournament in Regina the weekend of Lawson and Hugh's birthdays. We had a terrific weekend in Regina. Highlight for all the kids was enjoying the company of the team. There are so many great families and kids associated with Calder's team. We truly are blessed.
As always, Boone was independent. Once we hit the pool we didn't see him until it was time to leave. too many kids to play with. Too much water to splash in. In fact, he was mad at me in this photo because he didn't want to take time away from his swimming to stop and smile for the camera.
The kids and I went for a special birthday smoothie. It was really relaxing to have some downtime with just my crew. They played so well together at the McDonald's play structure (and you know that rarely happens!).
Calder loved the friends and swimming, but he also loved the hockey in Regina. He played the tournament as a center-man. Hugh has the players move around positions. Calder will typically tell you he likes center or defense. He can't seem to make up his mind. He had a great game in our B-side semi final and came out with the player of the game award for his team. He is figuring out how to work hard for an entire game and I was pleased that others are noticing that too. Unfortunately, the Sniper's came up short in the game and our tournament ended on Saturday afternoon.
On Valentine's Day we got a call from some friends to meet them on Mini-Mountain at the end of our crescent to do some tobogganing. The weather was incredible and with the sun staying out longer it made for a beautiful end to a great day. Standing at the top of the hill I could look out to Tripp's bench. It was a special night. Also good that we got the sledding in when we did, because the next day there was barely any snow left and the hill was virtually entirely brown by the end of February.