Hockey Ballet

A neighbor boy of ours is in the 1st grade (I think) and plays hockey. His team got to play between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the Philadelphia Phantoms’ game tonight and Katie, Todd and I went to watch. Not only did we get to watch Alex and the rest of his team out on the ice, but we got to see the Phantoms play for $10.00 a ticket! You can’t beat that.

Next Sunday Katie and I are going into the city for a girls’ day out after church. We’ll have a nice lunch at a fine restaurant and then gain some refinement as we watch the Pennsylvania Ballet dance The Nutcracker. As one of the players was doubling over after what looked to be a rather painful crotch shot Katie said, “We don’t have to go to the ballet next week. We can see the nutcracker right here.” Whose kid is she???

Alex’s team was fun to watch. Even at that young of an age their skating skills amaze me. And then the way they’re able to maneuver the hockey sticks. Remarkable.

By the end of the game Katie was nearly hoarse from yelling. I love watching her at a hockey or football game. She gets so into it and it’s just so much fun.

I hadn’t actually planned on blogging tonight but I had to share Katie’s comment. Now I’m going to bed so I have the energy to fill in tomorrow at preschool.


  1. Dorky Dad on December 17, 2007 at 1:09 am

    AAAAHAHAHA! That is really funny.I still can’t help but chuckle anytime I say the word “nutcracker” myself.

  2. Gretchen on December 17, 2007 at 2:11 am

    Agree with Dorky…It’s kinda like the word cocktail. I always get a smirk off of that one…

  3. Sherry on December 17, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Try taking a hockey player to the Nutcracker!! That’s a feat in itself!

  4. His Girl on December 17, 2007 at 10:01 am

    I love hearing how you are enjoying spending time with the kids… letting them make you laugh is a gift for you both!

  5. Stacy~ on December 17, 2007 at 11:25 am

    LOL, gotta love kids. I’d rather watch the hockey version myself – LOVE hockey! It’s such a fun, violent sport. Yes, I know, that’s so politically incorrect, but I don’t care. It definitely gets me off the seat, screaming and yelling and having a good old time 🙂

  6. Em on December 17, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    LOL..that is priceless.

  7. Jaime on December 17, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Have fun in Philly! Gosh, I can remember when I saw the PA Ballet do the Nutcracker….I went with my best friend, and we went to Marabellas for dinner (which, sadly, is no longer) and then the ballet. AMAZING. 🙂

  8. Shauna on December 17, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    I can’t watch sports. I get waaaay too intense. And I’m not even a fan. When I have tried watching an Oiler’s (that’s NHL) game with Chad, I end up being tied in knots over whether they’ll win or not. I may know nothing about hockey – well not much; you do pick up a bit living with a fanatic – but that doesn’t keep me from yelling at the t.v.I find I get so wrapped up in it emotionally, it’s just better for me not to watch. And I don’t even like hockey that much. *shrug*

  9. Jenster on December 17, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Dorky Dad & Gretchen – You two are funny!Sherry – I can’t even imagine! lolHis Girl – The two of them keep us laughing a LOT! Except for when we’re not. :o(Stacy – I’m ashamed to say that I LOVE fights at hockey games. And I can’t figure out why. I hate violence, I don’t like boxing or any kind of fighting. Weird. There were two good ones last night!Em – Yeah. Priceless. :o)Jaime – We’re quite excited. We’ve seen the ballet before, but not the PA Ballet!! I think we’re going to eat lunch at Montana’s across the street, maybe shop around a little and then catch the ballet at 4:00. EXCITED!!Shauna – LOL. You sound like my Katie!

  10. Travis Erwin on December 17, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    Nutcracker indeed.I’ve always maintained it takes more skill to play hockey than any other sport.I proud to say I played for a while, (very poorly I might add) and it was way more fun that football.Sadly my hockey days ended with a broken tibia, fibular and shredded ligaments. Ahhh … but it was fun while it lasted.

  11. The Daily "B" on December 17, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    “We don’t have to go to the ballet next week. We can see the nutcracker right here.” LOL!!!!

  12. KT on December 17, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Jen, I’ve been absent a bit, for the very reasons you mentioned in your “My Bad” post. Busy time of year…..Just wanted to say that your Katie cracks me up. You too. Sounds like your family has a blast all the time! I so enjoy watching my kids grow into their sense of humor. Maybe when they’re older we’ll trade wisecracks (tastefully and respectfully of course) too.Anyway, happy holidays and enjoy the season! Katie

  13. Jenster on December 17, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Travis – I agree. Hockey is NOT for the faint of heart. That’s for sure!!Deb – Crazy, isn’t she??KT – They are fun. Mostly. And I thoroughly enjoy cracking jokes with them now. Happy holidays to you, too!!

  14. Swishy on December 18, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Nutcracker!! ha ha ha ha.

  15. Jen on December 18, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    I think she must be Todd’s kid, eh?We saw a Russian ballet company perform the Nutcracker a couple of weeks ago. My daughter – who also gets really into whatever she is into at the time – is still dancing around!

  16. April on December 19, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    She is witty like her mama! Scary, eh? LOL

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