Sooo...another winter brings on another backyard hockey rink. This is Wes' passion in the winter...building and maintaining a "rink" so the boys can play on it in our back yard. Addison got skates and a helmet this year (he is 2.5 years old) and he has been out there everyday since it has been cold enough to be frozen all the way through. Aidan has already spent HOURS out there...yesterday I would say he was out there a total of 4 hours playing hockey with boys from the neighbourhood. Again, as I sit and type at the kitchen table I can see and hear the older boys playing....and yes it is dark out. BUT leave it to Wes to assemble some rink lights so they could play at any time of the day or night. Wes gets so much joy out of watching people use his creation and is out there almost every day scraping off the snow, flooding it, painting the lines on it again if they get scraped off by the boys skates. It is amazing to watch how good Aidan has gotten at skating and at playing hockey in the two years we have done this. I say "we" but it is really Wes that puts a huge effort into the rink creation for our boys. I can imagine how we are going to have to move to a house with a larger yard at some point so all of our boys can have friends over to play out there. My husband rocks.
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