While we were away at the hockey tournament, the rest of our kids were back home busy with their own activities. Crispy had the pleasure of playing hockey at Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota. This is always one of the highlights of the year for these little guys as they get to experience what it feels like to play in a super-huge arena. They get to pretend that they are super hockey stars! Crispy said that the best part was playing "Catch the Coaches". All the coaches are wonderful volunteers (mostly hockey dads) who keep everything so positive and upbeat for these kids. It is no wonder that we have such a booming hockey program. Grandma & Grandpa C met Crispy at the arena to watch his practice. They then took him for the rest of the day, and he got to go to a special lunch at Perkins. They drove him home later in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, Grandma Z took Jonny to his first real basketball game before she left town in the morning. Jonny said it was good. He was pleased to play at his best friend's house for the rest of the afternoon. Alex went to his girlfriend's house to hang out and celebrate her belated birthday with her.
My parents took Jonny and Crispy out to the Chinese restaurant in town for dinner before Jonny's second basketball performance of the day during the halftime portion of the WHS varsity basketball game. Though Jonny was nervous, and the gym was pretty well packed, Jonny said he had fun with that too. I think that both boys enjoyed spending some quality one on one time with Grandma and Grandpa today! I can't wait to see some pictures of all of the fun events!