Saturday morning, we were up early and on our way to Billings. Yes, they are morning people, once they are up. :)
And shortly after arriving, it was hockey time.
And right to work.
He's always ready. 3 on 3 has to be my favorite hockey to watch.
Ethan even pulled out a tripping call and got a penalty shot. He missed the shot, but I'm proud of his acting skills. Maybe he could go pro. Haha.
His backhand amazes me. It's almost better than his front-hand shots.
Henrik didn't know that banging on the glass is actually the norm in hockey, but he was excited to do it. He's going to be a great fan.
All the boys walking to the car.
Hanging in the hotel room between games.
Before the last game on Saturday, we took over the baseball field for some lacrosse action.
Abby even tried it out.
The boys cannot get enough of Uncle Crash. Even at 8yrs old and over 60lbs, he still thinks he's little and cute.
And Elliott wanted in on it too.
Henrik was super tired, but not having the nap thing, so he chilled on the grass with me and Abby. How stinking cute is this kid? Oh my.
He passed out for the last game. Not sure how he slept through the yelling and cheering.
He even slept through our trip to Billings Best Yogurt (he missed out for sure). I think we wore him out that day.
Sunday morning they joined us for breakfast before they left.
I was showing Henrik the awesome games on the phone. I'm sure he already knows how to use it.
We tried for a quick photo opp. I guess we could have planned better and included both of my kids. Oooops.
After Abby and Chris left, the boys got out the DS's, and played for a while. The first game wasn't until 11:30 so we had a lot of down time.
Elliott had tripped over Chris' foot and busted his face on a table. It doesn't look too bad here, but it's got a pretty good bruise on it today.
Carson, Erica and Laura joined us for the game. Carson even made a sign. It was adorable. He held it up the whole game, only putting it down briefly when he needed to clap.
Meanwhile, on the ice, Ethan was busy doing what he does.
We played a second game after that, and being undefeated, they played for 1st and 2nd place. Ethan wanted me to video the game so there are no pictures, but it ended in a tie and had to go into a shootout. The boys lost in the shootout to a team they had already beat in the very first game, and you can see in this picture they were pretty upset about the loss. My heart was breaking for them while I took this photo. It's so hard to see them disappointed.
We had a really great weekend, and as always it was awesome to have Abby, Chris and Henrik there.
Now we can get on with the spring and summer.