Saturday, February 6, 2010

Peninsula Winter Games

Chris and his friend Elijah on an ice sculpture.

Last weekend Chris and I went to Soldotna for the Peninsula Winter Games. Maya was sick so she stayed home with Grandma and Daddy. Matt took Riley to his home games. Chris and I enjoyed a nice Mommy and Chris weekend. It was so good for both of us. We cuddled in bed and read together. I let him order all his favorite foods. We swam together and played in the hotel pool. When he wasn't playing hockey with his team and getting spoiled by me, he got to hang out with his own friends instead of being the tagalong with his big brother and friends. He was such a joy to be with when he didn't have to compete with his older brother and younger sister.
This weekend we are all in Anchorage for the President's Day Tournament, with Riley's team. I'm glad we can all be together sometimes, but I'm hoping to have a special weekend with Riley in a couple of weeks.
Last Monday Maya went to her first dance class. It's called music and movement for preschoolers. She was decked out his her ballet dress (thanks to Marina!) and real pink leather ballet slippers (thank you Aunt Kristin!). Nanna said she spent about 30 minutes admiring herself in the mirror, 10 minutes checking in with Nanna, and participated in the last 5 minutes of class when they were jumping through a hoop. I asked her about it the next day:
Me: Did you enjoy dance class yesterday?
Maya: Yes!
Me: What was your favorite part, kissing yourself in the mirror?
Maya: Uh...
Me: Do you want to go to dance class again next week?
Maya: Yes!
Me: Then get in line and listen to Miss Diane!
Maya: Yes, Mama.
Hey, I'm a hockey mom, not a stage mom. It's going to take me a while to switch gears.
Photos next week.
This is a video of Douglas scoring, for his first grade teacher, Linda Satre, with love!

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