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Dylan’s 9th Birthday

:: Tags: Birthday, Dylan, Family, Friends, Fun, Ice Skating

This year Dylan wanted to have an ice skating party for his birthday, so Julie and I rented the party room at MedStar Capitals Iceplex along with some ice time for him and his friends. With all his friends present, Dylan celebrated with pizza, a tower of chocolate doughnuts, and a whole lot of fun on the ice rink. Uncle Mike and Alex even showed up and got in some ice time to help Dylan celebrate.

Happy Birthday Dylan!

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Hockey for Dylan

:: Tags: Dylan, Fun, Hockey, Ice Skating

Dylan’s been spending a lot of time practicing his ice skating lately and now that he has a new pair of Bauer Hockey skates, his skating skills have improved greatly. The ice rink where he takes lessons has free skates from time to time called ‘Recess on the Rink’, where you can bring your child and let them practice their hockey skills on ice with out all the pads. it’s like a stick & shoot for young kids who don’t play hockey yet. Dylan has been to several of my hockey games and has mentioned on several occasions that he would like to try it, but doesn’t want us to sigh him up for hockey lessons. So, I figured this would be a good way to get him interested. He’s already looking forward to the next time we can skate and slap the puck around together. Nice job D!

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RS Field Trip – Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

:: Tags: Dylan, Friends, Ice Skating, School

Dylan’s RS class had a field trip this morning to the National Sculpture Garden ice skating rink and guess who volunteered to be one of the parent chaperons… yep, this is right up my alley. I just bought Dylan a new pair of hockey skates about a week ago and he’s been hounding me to take him skating so he can try them out. Hockey skates take a little getting use to, but he really wants to be able to skate like dad, so I know he’ll keep at it and one day be a better skater than me.

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Ice Skating with Dylan

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Ice Skating

I not the type of dad to force my son to do something or play a particular sport just because I like and play it. Instead, I try to give him the chances and opportunities figure out what he likes. My son’s interests in sports have changes so much over the years and forcing him to play hockey at an early age might have caused him to resent both the game and me, but I’m happy to report that he has shown an interest in trying to learn to skate, which as we all know, is the first step towards playing hockey. I’ll be okay if he decides he never wants to play organized hockey for a team, but it sure would be nice if one day he could strap on the pads and play in a pickup game with his old man!

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