Monday, March 31, 2014

A Little Thirteenth Birthday Celebration

It was a very busy weekend with Odyssey of the Mind State Finals. My super, amazing team of middle schoolers came in 3rd place.  Even though I think the deserved first, I could not be any more proud of them. And as of now, this was Trevor's last year participating, therefore my last year coaching. It is very bitter sweet and I will not fully believe it until he does not sign up for OM in the fall.

Anyways, Saturday night we had a little family celebration for the new teenager up at camp.
We ate at the local restaurant, Sunset Grill
and celebrated with cake
and presents back at Camp. {He got an Ipad, new Iphone, soccer jersey and money... just what he asked for}.

Trevor wants to go to Acadia National Park for his birthday. Hopefully we will get to do that this summer {if summer ever comes}.
It was so fun celebrating Trevor's thirteenth birthday.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Birthday to Trevor

Today Trevor is a teenager.
Trevor, I am so proud of who you are and who you are becoming.
There is a great big world out there waiting for you and I know you are going to rock it.
I hope that your thirteenth year is your best year yet.
This weekend we celebrate you!  Happy, happy birthday to my amazing teenager {tear}!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

#TBT - A Teenager

Tomorrow I will be the mother to a teenager {say what?}
It seems like it is impossible that my baby could be so grown up, 
but when I was looking back at pictures I can't even remember him being so small.
I say it every year, but it is so true.  Trevor is an absolute delight. I am so fortunate to call him my son. He makes me so proud. 
He continues to be a smart, reserved, silly, book loving, kind boy teenager.
Yikes- a teenager. I look forward to all the wonderful things in store for Trevor.
Trevor, You will never know how much I love you.
Here's to a wonderful year as a teenager.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oh, Griffin

As I always say, Griffin is a CHARACTER.

In school today at breakfast, he asked "Who's that pretty teacher over there?"

His sweet teacher looked around and asked G to repeat what he just said.
G repeats, "Who's that pretty teacher over there?"

His teacher gets a big smile when she realized he was talking to her.
Seriously, what a little FLIRT.

She asked where he would have heard this and truthfully, I have absolutely no idea.
He is something else. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Odyssey Reginal Finals

So I have been a blog slacker.

Broken record I know but I have been busy, busy, busy.

Trevor's incredible Odyssey team did a fantastic job at Reginal Finals.
They got first place on the long term problem and first place in style.

They got second place in spontaneous which {unfortunately} put them second place overall. That's okay though, they get to advance to State Finals.
The team is working hard to improve where they can and are practicing spontaneous.
And since I am coach, I am working hard to keep these 6 {almost} teens on task.  Not an easy job, but a very rewarding one.  I just adore these kids.

The team is up for the challenge and is hoping for a first place victory at states. I am kind of hoping for the same thing, too.

We will be working hard until States in two weeks.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This and That

Just when we thought hockey was over (much to our disappointment) they scheduled one more game for his Huskies team. The team we absolutely love: love the coaches, the kids and parents. Tomorrow will officially be our last game, but we have vowed to continue to get together on a monthly basis. Middle school hockey is still going on. Nolan has a playoff game on the 17th.
Griffin the other night (as I was tucking him in) told me that he loves me more than a sandwich and a chicken patty. That is so serious loving. He is such a character.
It is beyond my comprehension, but Trevor is turning 13 this month... unreal!  A true teenager. He has been loving snow boarding this year. He can't get enough of it. I only wish we could get him to the slopes more often. He has been going weekly with the ski/snow boarding club and has been loving that.

Griffin is beyond excited to sleep in his bee tent tonight. As I was annoyed setting it up, Rob reminded me that this time is fleeting. I just can't believe how quickly the time is passing.

Nolan is facing his fears and trying out for travel hockey. I am so proud of him for making such a grown up decision. I know he is going to rock it. He is one incredible hockey player (in my humble opinion).

Odyssey is in full swing and by full swing I mean seriously behind. My team is just so last minute this year! Regional comp is this Saturday and States (if we make it) is in three weeks. I have made Rob promise to not let me coach next year... I need a break. Trevor thinks this will be his last year, too. I hope we can go out with a big bang (but I am not so confident of that).

Not sure what we are going to do now hockey is over. I have promised Rob that he will now have time to do some much needed painting and Griffin is going to play lacrosse (which may be the cutest thing ever).

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Perfect Ending to a Wonderful Hockey Season

I could not have planned a more perfect ending to what was a wonderful hockey season. What an amazing group of hockey playing kids, fun parents, excellent coaching and strong hockey playing.
Friday we traveled up to Point Lookout for a fun filled evening. Kids ran from cabin to cabin having a blast playing knee hockey. Parents hung around a big fire with drinks, food, fun and lots of laughs.
Saturday morning after a big breakfast, we headed to a team meeting in preparation for the boys first of three games in the Mid coast Winter Classic Squirt Hockey Tournament. In between inspiring words from the coaches, the boys burnt some nervous energy playing racket ball {or their version of the sport} and wii sports on a huge screen.
The first game as against the Casco Bay Wild and our boys won 5-1.  Woohooo.
We had a big break before the second game, so we headed back to the resort for some lunch. The parents relaxed while the kids played basketball, racket ball and more wii.  The coaches were not to happy when they found out the boys were exerting all their energy so we all headed back to our cabins for a short rest before heading back to the rink for game 2.
In game 2, we played the Twin City Titans {a team we have faced twice before and lost both times}. The kids played an amazing game and won 6-2.
Sunday morning, we were scheduled to play our third and final game of the scheduled games.  The boys beat the Casco Bay Maple Leafs 7-4.
This qualified the team as the #1 seed heading into the semi-finals.
The boys beat the Pirates 4-1 in the semi-finals.

We had to face the Twin City Titans again in the finals.  The boys were down 2-0 and looking really sleepy in the first period.  They ended up coming back and winning the game 6-4.

The Huskies won the tournament. Parents had tears in their eyes and the boys were beaming with joy.
I am so sad to see the season come to an end. It really was the perfect hockey season. The parents all had so much fun together. The boys all got along and also had a blast together. 
What an exciting game and what a wonderful way to close out the season.
It is Monday morning and I am still smiling ear to ear. I am incredibly proud to be part of such a wonderful group of parents, coaches and kids.