We had our last VERY HOCKEY weekend of the season because Harry's team qualified for the STATE TOURNAMENT, which was a pretty big deal. They are an amazing little group of hockey players, and this is their second year going to state, which is not actually a very common thing at all. We went to a team dinner Friday night, and all of the kids were beyond excited. They had their first game bright and early Saturday morning, and I was happy to be at the rink in time to watch them do stretches on the ice because it's SO FUNNY and cute.
But! Ben and I got things ready for Sunday's after-tournament party (Beatrix helped):
My parents were in town for the second game and to celebrate Dorothy's birthday a little early.
And then the last game happens, and I am sad. Last year, the last game happened to be a state championship game, so that took away the sting (and this year, they are playing up a skill level and it's much more competitive). But most of these kids have been on the same team for 2 years, and I was SO SAD to realize it was their last time on the ice together this year-- most of them are moving up an age bracket next year, so they could be together again, maybe, if the stars align.
And! Speaking of things we are looking forward to, check out my latest MMB post here. It's about spring break road trips.