Last night was Military Appreciation night at the Spokane Chief's game. We normally can't stand these games, so much more of a fight league than an actual hockey team, it drives me nuts to go and have the only cheering happening for fights. It makes me REALLY REALLY miss the great hockey we used to see in Grand Forks. However, we were bored and the kids don't know the difference, so we all suited up and headed out. The kids both wore their Bronco jerseys from Ga-ga John. Emma thought this was the best thing EVER. She ran around yelling "boo-yah Broncos!!" before we left the house.
When we got to the game, they were handing out 'cheer sticks,' which in reality, are blow up bats. The kids (and Jay!) had a great time bashing each other around during intermissions. The poor guys in front of us also took quite a beating, but they'd had a few beers and when Emma does her giggle, its really hard to be mad at her!
We ended up leaving just as the 3rd period started. Harry tripped somehow and smashed his chin into the upturned edge of the chair he was sitting in and bloodied up his chin pretty badly. Every time that kid has worn a hockey jersey, he's gotten blood on it. Not sure if that's good or bad luck!! No permanent damage, and it was after 9 already anyways, so we headed out. Good times had by all, despite the crappy hockey.