Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Each Wednesday, Erica over at Scottsville hosts this fun meme...A Walk Down Memory Lane. I have been enjoying my weekly strolls through my picture files and then reminiscing about them with you, my friends, here at McCrakensx4!

So ya'll know that we are a HUGE football family, and last week I am sure I surprised some of you with my walk down memory lane with my soccer post! Yes, it's true, both boys played soccer BEFORE football! Well here we are and once again we are playing a sport, but gasp, it's not football...again! Are you surprised?!

This was December 2005 when our city had a street hockey league. Brendan was 5 and a half and this was his first and only season that he played! Don't get my wrong, he LOVED it, but this was the only time the city offered this! Needless to say, both boys were very sad the next winter when it was not on the schedule. And once again, Colin was too young to participate at that time.

At the 5-6 year old level, they could only wear street shoes, it wasn't until the next age level that they could try with roller blades, but sadly we would never see that day!!

And how cute is he as the goalie!! My dad was so excited that Brendan had the chance to play street hockey, even if only for 1 season! You see my dad played hockey, ice hockey, from the time that he was able to walk! And then he was blessed with 2 girls, who DID NOT play hockey! He was loving living it through Brendan even for a short time!!

You see, our boys have been playing sports, all different kinds of sports, since each of them were 5 years old. We live in a city where youth sports is very affordable and fun. They have teams for ages 5-15 and even adult! So the boys have played soccer, street hockey, basketball and baseball. The city even tried to start up tackle football, but with the expense and the Pop Warner league already in full swing, they were unable to do more than 1 season!

I love that my boys love to play sports and I love being able to watch & cheer them on!

For more strolls, be sure to visit Erica!


Stacy said...

I bet street hockey was fun!!!

Those are great pictures of him, especially the goalie one:)

He & Me + 3 said...

I remember those pictures. so cute. I love all that gear. That is one sport that STunt Man will never play...according to his AGENT. LOL

Robyn said...

Great Pictures, I bet street hockey is fun. I know up here in Alaska Hockey is a huge sport.
Ya know you won my giveaway and I'm waiting for your address so I can send it off to you. :)

Darcie said...

WOW...could you just look at your boys! They have done it all haven't they? Can't help but wonder what is next.

Carin said...

That looks like so much fun! We have our first year of ice hockey coming up soon. How great that your town offers so many sports, it's great to be active and involved.

E @ Scottsville said...

I think it's awesome that your city offers sports at rates that families can afford! I know our town has a "city-wide YOUTH basketball league" and we have really enjoyed it over the years. =0)

Great photos and STREEY HOCKEY sounds awesome!

Carrie said...

what a fun sport! It's been fun watching Alex and Emily try differnet sports too! Alex has tried soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball...he's not the competitive one, so we'll see where he lands with sports, he also enjoys golf, but hasn't had lessons ;) Emily wants to try baseball {softball} next year! too funny! Great pictures, I love seeing the kids when they're younger :)

TCKK said...

Great pictures and sounds like lots of fun for you kids and for you!

Goose Hill Farm said...


That looks like so much fun! Have they ever played on roller skates? lol

Great pics!


Erica said...

That looks like fun and it's not football! And that is too cool that your city makes things sports affordable! We can't have our kids in too much at once because of cost!

-stephanie- said...

Love that cute little smile behind that mask.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Great pictures! It looks like he had a lot of fun!