Monday, December 03, 2007

The Party

Holly's party this year was a skating party. It really was what she wanted! LOL
I really wasnt sure it would work, because the only way to get ice was to get it RIGHT after school, which we could not do cause we would not get to skate, or to get it on a day off school.
There was an inservice day 3 days after Holly's Birthday.
But many people work and their kids would only get to the party if they had a babysitter or someone else take them.
I eventually decided that if even a few kids could come, that would be better than nothing or the trouble we had last year getting the party to fit into everyone else's parties. This is a mad birthday time of year!!

Surprisingly, about 25 or so kids made it to the party! I really am so glad their parents and others were able to get them there, because they had the whole ice to themselves!
About half of the ice was hockey, and the other half was free skating, although they all got to try shooting the puck and they all skated aimlessly for awhile. :)

There were some kids there who had never skated, and some kids who were really good at it. And there were lots of parents there, and many of them came out to skate too! :)

What a great big grin, she is so happy to be having her party!

Lane and Lexie :)

Cole played goalie for most of the skating time, with everyone trying to shoot past him!

There were only a few who could! lol mostly dads ;)

Holly in her new gear and sock colours, having a good time :)

Katelyn skating:)

Annika has improved a lot in her skating from this time last year! She's really confident on the ice!
Except when she is being silly and making Ice Angels.

Holly and Lane

Taylor certainly stood out in a crowd!

Cole was hot and came out of the goalie gear for awhile.

The kids somehow realised that the adults would pull them around with the hockey sticks.

Which became a popular event. Hmmmm Scott seemed to have disappeared at this point. Thank goodness for Dads who would pull these kids cause I didnt get very far at it! Seriously heavy kids LOL!

The line up waiting to be tugged around!

Lane taking a break :)

One of the highlights for Holly was getting to wear Joel's Bearcats Jersey.

She really thought she was something else, getting to be a Bearcat for a day :)

It was quite something special for her to get to wear Joel's jersey ;) I think there's a little bit of Hero worship going on there lol. Holly is a fan of those Sellers lol

Holly's friends were extremely generous and she was pleased to pick many of her presents to donate to the Christmas Index, a program that gathers Christmas Presents for less fortunate children. As hard as it was for her to part with some, she feels very good about doing something for other children. This is a good time of year :)

Holly Turns 7

Last year Holly turned 6 and her birthday went on for like a month. We could not get a party planned without interferring with something else! lol
This year she turned 7 and we did pretty good to get it over with in like 4 days!

This is Holly's first picture as a 7 year old and she looks every one of those years old! I cannnot believe 7 years has gone so fast. Where is it all going?

Taylor wishes her sister a happy birthday (she really wanted to be in the photos as well!)

Annika sleepy and less than thrilled!

Holly opened her presents from us before school! She was pleased to get many things she wanted! This is the Webkinz Leopard!

And a Maple Leafs hat she really wanted!

Some under Armour to wear under her Hockey Gear...

New Hockey Skates for her big ol feet!

A Canada sweater that she wore to school on her birthday! :) She was reading me a book before school when I snapper her photo!

After School, Nanny and Grampy came in to visit! They brought along their gifts, these Maple Leafs jammies and a new set of shin guards and socks that are the same colours as her Bruins uniform!

Blowing out her 7 candles!

Everyone enjoying the cake :)
Happy 7th Birthday Holly!

Hockey in Brookfield

Holly's team has been doing really well with their practices and scrimmages, but now they are playing real games with other teams from other rinks!

This was her first game, a game in Brookfield (at 8 am no less) and we were all there bright and early! LOL

Holly did pretty good most of the game, she spent a little time on her butt :)

And she got to play center as well! they did well and i think they won the game although no one keeps score (what is the point if there is no score?)


Taylor doesnt often let me play with her hair anymore, so when she asked for braids, I put them in for her! It took ages but the result was pretty cute!

Hockey Face Update

Just a later photo, it got much darker but swelling went away, either way pretty uncomfy looking!