Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bear Bear

Last night I was out at the hockey game and Chrissy text me this picture of my girl Bear watching for her Daddy to come home. What a good girl!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Little Hawaiians

A couple of weeks ago my Ma and Pa went to Hawaii for a week for work/vacation (must be nice!!!).  They had a great time while they were there and I think my Mom had a little too much fun in the gift shop.  Check out the nice Hawaiian outfits and sweet Hawaiian dancing below. (sorry the videos and pictures are so bad, we used the phones...)

 The kids making their grand enterance
 Hula Dancing
 Looking Good!
 Daddy and the Hula boy
 More dancing
 I gotta teach the boy how to hold a ukulele...

Below are a couple of videos of the kids dancing. Pretty cute!


Monday, March 05, 2012

NHL Here I Come

On Sunday afternoon we got to go to Gold in the Net Goalie School in St. Albert.  My friend Barrett from work helps run and teaches at the school.  It was such a cool little rink and we had so much fun skating with Barrett.  The best part was Barrett let me wear his goalie equipment and I got to try playing goalie on ice for the first time ever.
I was able to skate better than I expected but man oh man do I have a whole new respect for goalies.  I got so tired so fast.  
Like I said, we had a blast and can't wait to go again to skate with Barrett at Gold in the Net.

Here are a bunch of pictures and videos of Gallitown playing hockey...
Barrett helping be get the pads on
Chest protector
Got all the gear on and I am ready to go
The kids getting the pucks ready to shoot on Dad
Warming up with Barrett
Getting set up for my first few shots
Abby first
 Slap Shot
Blocker save. Man I look good! haha
Nice stance
Saving the puck on a breakaway
Not sure where the puck is...
Getting tired all ready
I told Barrett at work on Friday that I wanted to stack the pads on him and I succeeded!
Me and the kids
"Barrett! Get in here for a picture!"
Kids taking a break leaning against the boards
Barrett and I chatting. Probably about how bad I am! haha
Taking a break
Talking with Zach
Barrett teaching Zach he has to bend his knees a little more and keep his shoulders up
Zach trying it out. Good listening Zach!
Kids playing
Zach lining the pucks up
Me and Bear chatting
Abby gathering the pucks
Zachy Boy
Ready to make some more saves
Stick save!
Kick save!
After we played around for an hour I was beat! I haven't sweated that much in a very long time.  Felt great!  I had so much fun!
Zach sitting on the mini Zamboni
Abs wanting to take the Zamboni for a test drive
Barrett with the kids

Here are a few videos of the next starting goalie for the Oilers...
Scoring on Daddy
A couple of blocker saves
Barrett beats me short-side here
 A few nice saves...then I get tired...reach Bri reach! hahaha
"Did that go in?"  I missed 3 in a row here! brutal!
Abs shooting and passing with Barrett
Zach showing off his skating skills
Abby with some sweet skills!  Too much dipsy doodle and not enough scoring! hehe
Some sweet saves by Big B
Zach lining up the pucks
Zach scoring on Daddy
A sweet slow motion save sequence trying to make the glove save

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Tobogganing at Josh's Birthday

On Saturday afternoon we went over to the Anthony's house for Josh's 5th Birthday Party.  We had the perfect day and the perfect hill to do some tobogganing.  The kids (and the adults) had a great time sledding all afternoon.  Below are some pictures and videos of the group tobogganing:

 Ally coming down the hill on her saucer
 Jack cruising down the hill
 Zach coming down the hill on his tube
 Jack at the bottom of the hill ready to climb back up
 Ally with a huge smile
 Zach loving the ride down the hill
 Jack and Josh riding down together
 Syd watching all the happinings from her sled
 The boys posing silly
 Josh and Zach being silly
 Jack and Josh getting ready to head down the hill
 Can you tell he's having fun?
 Ally loved sledding
 Time for Mum to get in on the action
 Zach getting Dwight to help him up the hill
 Zach and Josh getting ready to ride
 I WISH I HAD ON VIDEO WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THIS PICTURE! Steve decided he's throw the sled and then take a running jump onto it.  HE MISSED!!!! Did a face plant right into the snow.  Brad and I were in tears at the top of the hill!
 After he brushed himself off Steve headed down the hill
 Abby and Josh taking their turn
 "Do I have to climb all the way up again?"
 Abby and Josh
 Syd took a few runs down the hill. She loved it.  Had lots of fun watching the kids sliding
 My beautiful niece
 Alyssa heading down
 The gang heading up the hill together
 Zach carrying the tube up the hill
 Brad heading down the hill
 Time to race. Brad vs Brian
 Ally getting the royal treatment from her Uncle B getting carried up the hill
 Jack cruising
 Abby sledding
 A nice smile from my girl
 Zach and Daddy take a run together
A great smile from Jack coming down the hill

Below are few videos of the fun on the hill...

Zach cruising down the hill on his tube
Jack and Josh heading towards the trees
 Abby and Ally
 Jack and Josh
Abby speeding down the hill
Brad and Brian racing
 Steve and Sue going for a ride
Big Daddy heading down on the tube
For more pics & vids, check out The Russell's Blog