Monday, December 03, 2007

Two More Sleeps!

The time has almost come and we will be off to the races! The ugh factor though is that our flight times have changed so we are now expected to be at the airport for 4:30 am on Wednesday ... ugh ... And, on our return flight home, rather than land at supper time, we are now expected to land at 11:45 pm. Hopefully customs will be kind to us and we can cart the kids off to home relatively fast.

We have been busy, busy, busy with all of the holiday festivities that are quickly approaching and getting ready for our trip. Yesterday, we attended the annual Hitmen Teddy Bear Toss and I can't believe that I forgot my camera!! There were just over 17,000 people in attendance and a total of 26, 919 teddy bears were tossed onto the ice when the first goal for the Hitmen was scored within the first ten minutes of the first period. The Lethbridge Hurricanes had broken that record that was set last year by the Hitmen (15,500 teddies) just last weekend by collecting 22,000. But, good hearted Calgarians and other southern Albertans stepped up to the plate and shattered that relatively fresh new world record! Stuffies were raining down on the ice and a few were bombing us in the back of the head. Kaelen had a hay day chucking the furry little creatures that landed on us down onto the people below us. Masyn on the other hand wasn't appreciating the noise nor the chaos that took place for the 20 minutes. She spent most of her time crying and placing her hands over her ears. And, I didn't score too many good mommy points as I couldn't stop laughing at Masyn's discomfort as she was so darn cute about it. The remainder of the hockey game was great for the Hitmen dominated the game and ended up winning by 6 - 2. It was a great afternoon and I am already looking forward to next year's game!!

So ... what does this Mommy want for Christmas? Amazingly nothing. And, as cheesy as this sounds, when you look at this picture, you may see why. How could I want for anything when I have two beautiful little perfect angels right here?


Goofball said...

that teddy bear throwing must be so awesome!

Have a great great fantastic trip! And say hi to Sinterklaas for me !

Breanne said...

I remember the teddy bear toss when I went to the Kootenay Ice game in Cranbrook. What a great cause..... so many bears. Cam of course had to go out and find the largest bear he could for the toss.