Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ironic World, Football, Bazooka Ball and Shoot Outs. . .

Yesterday was an incredibly busy day.  It wasn't really planned that way.  It just sort of happened.  Things just piled up and all seemed to come together on the one day.  I can say I was absolutely exhausted by the end of the day. . .and I wasn't the one doing all of the activities!

It started with an early morning lesson with Hard Core Hockey in Reston.  Aidan spent an hour, one on one, working on some foot and stick skills.  He did really good and really enjoyed himself.  However, unless we can get into a group lesson, that was possibly the last lesson there until next Spring.  The private lessons are really expensive.  I just happened to get a great deal because they had a couple of openings and it was the end of summer.

Anyway, the funny thing happened off the ice. . .Right after we got there, a lady approached me and asked what my license plate meant.  Most people get really put out that it doesn't make any sense to them--it does to me, and that's what matters.  I explained that it is a shortened version of the name of the city my son was born in.  She asked, "In Siberia?"  Surprised, I said, "Yes.  Krasnoyarsk."  And she said Krasnoyarsk at the same time I did!  Then, she proceeded to point at her child and said, "That's where my daughter was born.  We brought her home in Fall 2006 from Baby House #3."  I told her Aidan came home in late Winter/early Spring 2008 and had been in Baby House #5. 

We talked for the next hour while our children, Kras babies, had their lessons at the same time on the same ice.  How strange and ironic this world can be!!!

After the lesson, we came home to rest for a couple of hours.  At 9:30, we left again for Aidan's football game.  His game was suppose to start at 10:30, but it was really closer to10:45 or 10:50.  Meanwhile, the boys had been out there for an hour waiting--because the coach told us to get there that early--and he didn't get there until closer to 10:00.  So, they lost 4-2 because they ran out of steam in the second half.  Further irritating me with the coach was that he rewarded some boys after the game and not others because of his perceived notion that some weren't giving it their all in the second half.  Really.  I didn't like that at all.  We won't go an hour before the game again.

In any case, my baby sacked the other teams quarterback 3 times!!  When I said that to him after the game, he said, "What does sack the quarterback mean, mama?"  Oh he is so precious and innocent!!

And you tell me if you can tell what the coaches are having these kids do????

Sorry I can't tell you which one is Aidan. . .I can't see their numbers and without that, they are all bobble heads!  : )

After the game, we got Aidan changed, in the car, and off we went to a birthday party with one of Aidan's buddies from school.  Jake is so cute!!  The kids all had fun at this place call Sport Ball Bazooka.  They had a game of tag with these guns that shoot soft balls in a zone like area and they also had some bouncy things to play on, all followed by pizza and cake.

These are some of Aidan's best buddies: Elliott on his right, Tyler on his left (Tyler is also on his football team!) and Jake blowing out the candles.  I think these boys will be friends all through school.  Aidan is started to look zombie-like here. 

Meanwhile, the moms were all in the background, in a frenzy, because teacher assignments were arriving in the mail. . .while we were at the party!!  Aidan got Mrs. Fuller, whom I hear is very good.  Fingers Crossed!!!

All dressed and ready for the Bazooka Ball part of the party. . .

The whole gang. . .it was girls against the boys. . .I think this was so cute because it was mostly the same four girls and four boys (plus one older sibling) who always seem to hang out--since Kindergarten!!. . .like their own little group already forming. . .already by Second Grade!  Wonder if these kids will stay good friends like this. . .I so hope so!!!

From the party, we headed to Ashburn Ice House for our final stop of the day: The Annual Capitals sponsored Shoot Out!!!  Aidan did really really good  There were 10 Shooters and 3 Goalies.  The top two Goalies would move on to the Second Round along with the top 3 Shooters.  Each Shooter got three shots per Goalie.  The top Shooter, Aidan's buddy Shane, scored 4 and then there were two who scored 3 each.  Aidan made 2 goals and then the cross bar.  If that one had gone in, there would have been a shoot out with just the three who made 3!  So close.  But the good part was that Aidan was the only Shooter to score on one of the Goalies who got in.  Way to go buddy!!!

Aidan and Shane waiting to go on the ice.  Next to Shane is Aiden Hopewell, the Goalie for Xtreme. . .Aidan knows him and I think felt a bit intimidated by him--he is really big--and he rarely misses a shot!  His save record is pretty awesome for such a young guy.

Aidan scores here the only goal on this Goalie out of all the Shooters!

After that, we headed to Anitas for dinner and home for our pj's and tv. . .Aidan wanted desperately to stay up late, but he fell asleep on the couch.  I'm truly surprised he made it as long as he did.  As it is, it's almost 10:00 in the morning and he is still asleep.  I'm hoping he sleeps most of the day!!

Last week of Summer Break coming up!  And then we are back to school!!!  Aidan is ready and excited.  At least that's what he says right now.  We'll see what he says on September 3rd! 

Have a great week.

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