Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tis The Season ....

..... for hockey. With training camps either just getting underway or starting within a couple of weeks, many Canadians are already speculating and drooling over the commencement of the new hockey season. Whether it be the WHL, NHL, Junior A or B or even the minors, the end of August creates a certain air of excitement. Commercials are airing on TV, sports analysts are brought in to discuss who is going to dominate each respective NHL division; basically a dream situation for those hockey buffs.

Here in Calgary the weather has also added to that excitement. We have had a few cooler days of late with even two days of frost first thing in the morning. You can't help but feel the change in the weather with the cool crisp morning or night air with comfortable daytime highs around the 20's. Fall is approaching and soon after winter. For Kaelen, that can't come soon enough. With hockey on his mind 24/7, he is getting ready for his upcoming hockey season. His skates have been pulled out and are worn around the house because he "wants to get the feel" of them. So, along with his usual attire of hockey helmet, gloves and stick, he is now adorning the skates. Thank goodness that the blades are dull and square so they do not cut up the carpet ....

Kaelen and Daddy have even gone so far as to map out where the hockey rink in the backyard is going to be this year. With the yard work that we accomplished this spring, it will allow for a slightly longer rink this winter. It will still be tiny, but for a boy who is almost 3, it is going to a rink to rival that of his heroes: The Vancouver Canucks. Each morning Kaelen wakes up hoping for cold weather and is asking every day if we can start building the rink. It is kind of humorous to see how upset he gets when he is told that it is still too warm for any kind of ice. I wonder how he is going to take the news that later on this week the weather is to get back up to the mid 20's ......

Kaelen practising his "scary" hockey yell.

1 comment:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Oh my goodness, it's still in the upper 90's here, but we're quite a bit closer to the equator. I think it's so cool that you all have a shared love of hockey. He is SOOOOO cute!