Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014-Levi's Growing Up!

I am working on my Levi's team hockey pictures.  A simple enough task, but this will be his last year in minor hockey!  We have spent a lot of great times in rinks and with amazing coaches and volunteers in Davidson, Strasbourg, Gravelbourg and here in Swift.  It has been an amazing experience.  After watching his Midget hockey tournament this weekend I think they need to sell Valium at the booth along with hot chocolate.  I love being a hockey parent and Pat has always enjoyed being involved with coaching and tournament organizing.  It has been a great way to get to more about Levi and his friends.

See how happy he is to have his Mommy taking his picture!

I think he is about 6'6" on skates and when he tries to hug me to bribe me into getting him a Gatorade and Twix bar in the lobby I feel pretty tiny.  When we lived in Strasbourg he went to the booth with $1 and came back with a burger fries, and a drink.  We still don't know how he managed it but even at 4 years old he had the gift of the gab and persuasion on his side.  !
 Here he is as a Strasbourg Maroon!  I do have one earlier picture from Davidson when he was 3 but I am going to have to dig to find that one.  The Davidson team was very strong and I believe they were 7 and under so when they got way ahead in the score they would throw the 3 year old on the ice and he would mostly wave at the crowd.
 This year Levi will graduate from Grade 12.  I feel bad that I have done such a bad job of blogging lately.  I share so much on Facebook but will not have a hard copy like I do from blogging.  I print a hardcover book ever 100 posts.  So I am going to try and do a better job!

Here is Levi on his first day of Kindergarden.  I remember walking him to school every day and giving him a kiss goodbye in the boot room.  I wanted to see how long it would last before he told me I couldn't kiss him goodbye any more.  It was grade 1when I finally go the cold shoulder!
 A picture with Dad! Two pretty handsome guys!
 He was excited to start school!  I was 6 months pregnant with Olivia here!  I tried to recreate these pictures at the beginning of this year but I would have had to papparazzi style sneak up to the parking lot of the Comp where they all hang out.  I vow to get a picture of the Comp sign with Levi on Grad Day with big double "#1s!"  You will always be our #1 Big Boy Levi!