Friday, November 20, 2009

The Hockey Player's Little Sister, November 2009

While going through some clothes the grand-daughter discovered an apron. She indicated to Nana that she wanted to wear it and wear it she did. Neither the Mom or the Nana normally wear aprons.

Here a little shopper is coming out of the pantry with a juice box. She is indicating that she would like to have it, so I told her to ask her mother. She did and the answer was " you know your not allowed to have them, they make you throw up". At which point she put it down and moved on to something else without further comment. Just glad I did not say "OK".

Determined little girl, moving with a purpose.

With her buddies, Bunny and Owl.

Pondering something.

She definitely loves her Cheez. She would seek me out in a crowd to pick her up.

She also loves her Nana. Nanas are special.

The Hockey Player's Hockey Practice, November 2009

Immediately upon arrival the dressing starts. The skates have to be firmly attached to the feet. Dressing the skater is the parent's job.

Looking at the skaters on the ice and playing with the grand-daughter is the Nana's job.

The grand-daughter heard the camera or saw the flash so we get a cheesy bink smile at this point.

One skate on, dressing continues.

Mom also checks to see the helmet is properly worn.

Dressed and ready for practice.

Skaters are on the ice, now Mom can spend some time with the human dynamo.

The skater of primary interest for us is wearing a white helmet and the runners on his skates are also white.

The hockey version of soccer's herdball. this is a movement across the ice drill. This is commonly called skating for the uninitiated.

They then skated from one coach to another. First without a puck and then while individually moving a puck.

A close-up of our hero moving along the rink wall.

A coach is giving each skater a puck and sending them off on a mission.

Skaters moving their pucks from station to staion.

The skater and his greatest admirer.

Our hero in his pads getting ready to depart practice.