|my Dad, the coach|
My husband doesn't follow football- at least not to the extent I'm used to. He is from Wisconsin, and by Wisconsin blood, is of course a Packer fan. And I am still a Gator fan as I have always been.
The second the boys learned how to walk, Charlie had hockey sticks in their hands. They picked up fairly quickly how to use them, but I am still waiting for the day where one of those sticks(or pucks!) hits our 50in plasma TV.
They have now graduated from knee hockey sticks to real hockey sticks that my husband cut down for them. And we have even gotten them out on the ice. I want to start taking them weekly now. They absolutely love it. A nice benefit of my husband being a manager at a hockey rink- we can go whenever we want. You never saw two kids more happy about hockey and ice.
For our wedding, I wanted to incorporate as much of my husbands favorite things as mine- which is why our wedding color was orange (his favorite color). But the best thing that I did for him, if I do say so my self, was his grooms cake. The Stanley Cup... cake.
And this past Halloween, the boys went as hockey players... and so did I :) Thank you Mary and Andrew for the awesome Blackhawk jerseys and our friend Scott who owns the local hockey store for putting the names and 1-2 and 2-2 numbers on them for us.
I cant wait till I am not pregnant so I can get out on the ice with them. I took them up to the rink tonight to have dinner with Charlie and watch some hockey. I love that every time a player hits the puck, my boys throw their hands up and say "GOAL!" Even when they were just 6 months or so they would sit and watch hockey on TV- they have always loved it. We spent an hour up at the rink tonight, just hanging with daddy and his employees, watching and playing hockey.