the first day of spring was a few days ago and with no snow on the ground for some time, lots of folks just put away shovels for the season. of course, mother nature didn’t get the memo about winter being over.
it could get heavier overnight with 8 inches of total accumulation possible! odin’s betting there’s a good chance for school delay or cancellation
whoohoo! odin’s team beat appleton 7-0 to take third place trophy in the waupaca super squirt tournament! so proud of the whole team for playing their best and bringing home another trophy!
the team hoists the trophy.
odin accepts his medal.
odin’s team lost their first game against a milwaukee area team, but won the second against a team I can’t remember the name of! it was one of the best games i’ve seen them play in part because they game back from being down 6-4 to winning 7-10.
tomorrow they’ll play against appleton for 3rd place trophy!
I’m broadening my role beyond youth hockey sports journalist to game videographer so they can review in practice.
the hotel entrance sign doesn’t specify floor hockey sticks, so they must be fair game #probablynot
first game is tomorrow morning at 7:45am. ugh ( you have to be at the arena an hour early ).
odin made these dolls in his handwork class last year. it continues to be one of his favorite classes. i think nurturing the idea that you can create things with your own hands is A Good Thing.
odin and friends from school attended a comicon at the local library in october 2014. someone was printing “instant” photos and one ended up on our fridge.
the brown splotch is reminder of the day I tried to make carbonated chocolate milk and it exploded all over our kitchen
odin’s hockey team has best record in their league and now they’re headed to state championships after beating sparta 7-2 in “playdowns”. here’s a nice shot of one of the viroqua thunder players, after receiving well placed pass from the player in the background, getting the puck past two defenders to score a goal. in the photo, the puck is juuuuuust getting up and over the goalie’s stick.
that’s odin standing in the top left corner playing defense
waaaaay down the hill on the right is louise hemstead, organic valley’s chief operating officer. i can’t believe i missed getting a photo of her jumping on a sled and ripping down the hill. fun time with great people in a lovely setting. i haven’t sledded on a hill this big since I was a kid at my grandparent’s home in jonesboro, maine.
in milwaukee. milwaukee admirals vs grand rapids griffins! odin is bravely wearing his red wings jersey ( griffins are feeder team for red wings ). not a lot of wings or griffin fans here
good game, the griffins won!