Annnnd so it begins. Hockey season officially kicked off for us last month. Of course the boys have been having a fantastic time! They have been excited each week about going so it's nice to see them thrilled to get back out on the ice. The arena that is super close to our house is undergoing renovations for another 2 months so we need to drive to the arena that is 30-40 minutes away (depending on route GPS takes you on and weather hahaha) so extra early. We had a brief parents meeting during their first practice. They were just laying out how the different levels will work, practices games etc. When you sign them up, you commit to 2 practices a week but it is crazy when they compile the numbers for the entire season together...... so they said the boys will have between 50-60 practices this year plus any ice time they can try and pick up for the team, plus games, plus tournaments etc. When you lay it all out like that, seems like a big commitment. Oh well they love it. Jason was as excited as they were I think. He really likes that their sports are actually starting to become competitive instead of learning the basic skills. I better start looking for a nice seat cushion to enjoy my sitting time at the rink. I foresee many many hours in the next decade being rink side!