3.12.2012

Get out of the way, Goalie!

You know what is one of my most favorite sports to watch?
Hockey.
I know absolutely nothing about the why's or when's or what the heck icing means, 
but I do know that I love the way hockey fans get super pumped about the game.
Oh, and let's not kid ourselves,
 I love to watch a good fight. 

Will and I thought it was time for Hudson to enjoy his first hockey game. 
So after a day out (eating burgers and visiting sweet baby Parker),
we headed to the Huntsville Havoc game,
which was scheduled to begin
approximately an hour before Hudson's bedtime.
risky risky business.

We had been talking up the big game all day. 
He fell asleep in the car on the way there,
but as we walked along with the crowd through the busy parking deck,
Hudson slowly opened his eyes, and before he was fully awake, mumbled:
"we at hockey game?"
Bless his heart. 
He was excited.

When the lights dimmed low, and the team slid out onto the ice, 
the music boomed loudly, and Hudson was a little unsure.
But that feeling quickly turned into awe as he watched the big, burly men "ice skate".
And, by the time the second period arrived,
our little guy was yelling along with the rest of the audience.
"Let's go HAVOC!"

My favorite part:
a young boy in front of us pumped his fist in the air as the Havoc made the winning goal...
and without missing a beat, Hudson promptly threw his tiny fists in the air and did the same.

So it looks like we have another hockey fan on our hands.
And who cares that we don't know the rules of the game?
We can still cheer along with the best of them. 

33 comments:

Kyla said...

These are great photos! I know absolutely nothing about hockey, but I agree it is a fun sport to watch. I'm glad Hudson had fun! :)

Cindy P said...

Fun! I'm not too much of a sports fan but it is fun to watch games in person like that!

I love Red Robin! That burger looks so delicious!

Amanda said...

Precious! I still remember my first ice hockey game! I love it so much too! My dad and his twin to my little cousins and I. Ever since, I can't get enough of it!

A Hockey Fan said...

This was a fun way to brake in our first weekend in Huntsville. It was fun to catch up with Bass and Amy and Parker. Some good food at the grand ole Red Robin. Then off to see some HOCKEY. I find myself learning as we keep going and I can't wait to get us all back to watch another Havoc game. Hummmm maybe we could make it up to a Predators game. FUN FUN NIGHT!

LOVE YOU!!!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Yummm.... that burger looks delicious. And you totally should have taken a video of Hudson's fist pump, I'm sure it was adorable.

My Journey With Candida said...

My Daughter loves Hockey and I don't think she knows beans about it.

How fun for Hudson to have two parents who love the game and make it fun for him.

Carlie said...

That is so fun! It will be nice for you all to watch games together, and maybe Hudson will surprise you end up playing one day! =)

Sandy a la Mode said...

awww such great pics!! that burger looks amazing!!

Michelle (michabella) said...

OMG! I need that burger in my life!!! And LOVE that leopard print shirt your rockin!!

We had a hockey team in Orlando...our youth group would go to the games. SO MUCH FUN! They left for awhile but it was recently announced that they are making a come back!!

xoxo

Kira said...

Sounds like Hudson loved it! And, I love his adorable little sweater.

Courtney B said...

Red Robin AND a hockey game? Color me JEALOUS! That is seriously the ideal date in our world :)
We almost went to Red Robin on Saturday... we love their endless fries! And we definitely take advantage of them, ha!
I went to my first ever hockey game a couple months ago and fell in love with the game (and the fights, ha!) and now the closest hockey game is over 2 hours away. Darn it!

The Klippel Family said...

Fun times. That last picture of your son is precious. And your husband is great to photograph too, he comes across really genuine and kind in the pictures you get of him. Really sweet. I love the shirt you're wearing in the first photo of you. Take care and happy Monday-hopefully. :)

Shauna

JRuud said...

Mmm first of all, that burger looks delicious! Secondly, I love Hockey!! It's so fun and always something is happening. Great pics. Happy Monday!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

oh, i just love how Will's face lights up when he's enjoying himself! and good gosh, my smile would reach all the way back to my ears if i held a burger that grand, it looks absolutely mouth-watering!!! RR is a faved haunt for us too, it's awesome when someone orders a sizzler type meal cos the sound it makes just can't be beat ; )

what a fab bunch of fun you all had, i'm not much for watching sports on tv but going to live games is where it's at. how exciting this was Hudson's 1st time going and it's really rad that you capture moments like this so he can look back and know his life from your eyes at such a young age on. fist pumps to all this goodness indeed. xo ♥

Amber said...

I've only ever been to one hockey game and it was actually a good time. That may have had something to do with booze and fights, but still a good time :)

Judy said...

Tiny fits pumps are the cutest! Love his lion beanie!

Laura Elizabeth said...

I love hockey too!!!!!!!!!! And it does have a little something to do with the fights because I have zero idea of the rules as well :)

That burger looks amazing at 6 in the morning. I'm starving!!

Love that picture of Hudson's face as he watches the game with glee!

Susan said...

Oh how fun! I grew up going to hockey games.... which is why I think I love the game of soccer, too..... just no fights there.

Mariel Torres said...

I can tell it's Hudson's favorite sport too! Can you believe I've never watched a hockey game? I know, so kray... You guys look awesome!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

That burger looks amazing! I really have got to try Red Robin at some point!

Also, I think it's adorable that Hudson was imitating that other boy! :)

jennifer blair said...

So fun! I know nothing about hockey either, but I agree that it's a fun sport to watch! Anything fast is good for me...slow sports like golf...yeah, not so much!

jeannie said...

Good photos. That blouse is adorable, looks so cute on you!! Is there anything Hudson doesn't
enjoy?

misc.alaina said...

Sounds like a fun family day! I haven't been to a hockey game since college, but I agree they are super fun. I can just picture little Hudson throwing his hands in the air - so cute!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This looks like so much fun and Hudson looks like he is having a blast. I agree that burger looks delicious!

Meri said...

I love to watch kids at sporting events haha! We're big hockey fans around here too- its an exciting sport to watch I think, and the fights don't hurt :)

Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said...

I used to go to hockey matches in Sweden, so much fun (even though I don't care much for the sport, ha ha)
You look gorgeous as usual, nice to catch up on your blog, have been so busy lately and haven't had much time for blog reading.
xo Lisa

Paislea Elyse said...

such great photos! looks like you guys had fun! i went to my first hockey game with my aunt and uncle when i was like 16 and loved it! so fun!

drop by allister bee soon!

Emma Frances said...

How cute! Hockey really is such a fun sport to watch! And it sounds like Hudson will be a fan for a long time!

Eva Marie said...

As a Canadian I Love this post :)

Janette said...

Oh my garsh! I feel as if I was there myself! That little Hudsy gets me every time! I can just see his little fist in the air! AWWW! And yeah, I have nooo idea about hockey.. I just know that some men in skates fight and chase after this tiny black disk thingy.Haha! Lovey on the other hand is (or used to be) a huuuuge fan! I'm sure my hockey lesson is coming as soon as we get ourselves to our local arena.

Miss you friend! My visits have been sparse, but hope you know I consider you a true pal and always look forward to seeing what you've been up to! Hope you are well!


Janette the Jongleur

Megan said...

Goodness that burger looks delicious! I don't know much about hockey either but it's such a fun sport to go and watch. We've yet to take Dallas to a game but I definitely plan on doing so this year. Aww, haha love the fist pumping. Too cute!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I haven't been to a hockey game in ages...looks fun!!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I've never really understood hockey but I adored watching The Might Ducks movies when I was a kid. hehe. That's cute that he got excited seeing the game.