we knew things were going well, but it’s pretty amazing considering he’s still getting used to the concept of grades and tests. he’s very much enjoying the challenge and i’ll say once again that the great foundation he got from his years at the waldorf school is showing ( not just the intellectual foundation but the mental as well ).
and odin’s first game as a pee wee skating with 11 and 12 year olds. viroqua played sparta at home. holy cow, right from the start it was apparent this season is going to be something new. with bigger kids on the ice it seemed like they were playing double time!
i wasn’t sure what to expect, since odin’s team has a new goalie with no experience. but he did a great job and the defense, odin included, did a tremendous job helping him out. the offense kept the pressure on with 24 shots on goal ( twice that of the opposing team ).
whooohooo – viroqua won 8 to 5!
( in this shot odin is in the foreground chasing down the puck. )
i’m pretty sure when i was 11 that working my keister off in a hockey arena after a long week would have been last on my list of things to do. odin is not me.
because he enjoyed listening to the audiobook version of the “the youngest templar” series odin decided he wanted to be an archer for halloween this year ( you’ll have to listen to the audiobook or read the book to understand why. ). and so we made it happen, handmade style!
later, odin with the halloween 2015 motley wrecking crew. there’s zero chance of getting them all to look at the camera at the same time. hi. ho.
somewhat amused that odin was oblivious to being the only boy trick-or-treating with a half a dozen girl friends. not sure some of the the girls were so oblivious
the is the first halloween where odin is wandering the neighborhood completely unsupervised by adults and I’m not at home on candy duty. soooooooooo…