Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Big Birthday Present

Friday was my mother in laws birthday.  When asked what she would like for her birthday, she replied that she wanted to see Aidan play hockey.  Okay.  We can do that.

So, yesterday, we headed out as usual for Aidan's hockey skills class, which is followed by Mini Mites.  Aidan did really well in the skills class.  He's really learned a lot during the last several weeks of this class and he is fortunate that he has Mini Mites right after to put into practice what he has learned. 

Yesterday was spent mostly on Stick Skills, which Aidan LOVES to do!  He practices moves at home, but they usually work on foot skills, power turns and endurance during the Skills class.  So, yesterday was a treat for Aidan.  I think his red jersey is a bit big so the fact that he is doing so well in this class is really amazing.  Here is a little of some of what they did:

Mini Mites, as I said immediate followed and during the end of the skills class, Pat went to pick up his parents.  Meanwhile, I got Aidan to eat a quick snack, have some Gatorade and change his jersey to the smaller Yellow jersey for Mini Mites.

And, for the first time all season, he scored!!!!  Four goals!!!  AND had a beautiful assist where he had gone behind the goal, turned and saw a teammate in front of the goal and passed the puck perfectly to his team mate.  And, did I get any pictures of any of this???  No.  I did get this, though.

Not very revealing of what he accomplished yesterday.  I wish I could show you the huge shining grin he had when he came off the ice.  I will say that it was so nice to hear the official skate over to Aidan after his assist and tell him what a great pass that had been.  The grin was stretched ear to ear!  Pat hadn't actually seen Aidan play since the beginning of October and boy was he surprised at his progression!

After this excitement, we came back to our house for a nice steak dinner, cake and presents for Grandma. 

Wish the Caps were doing better.  Not sure what's going with them.  But, it's still early in the season. 

Daddy had to go back to work today, after being off for the last two weeks hunting, so Aidan and I are taking it easy but will go outside and rake our front yard.  There seem to be more leaves than usual this year!

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