Sunday, February 5, 2012
For those of you who didn’t know-and I don’t know how you didn’t-my family is a huge hockey family. My grandpa played, my sister, my brother, my cousins and so on it goes. Needless to say one of the proudest moments in my life has been watching my two children learn how to skate. Cloudya(11) learned from some of the finest members of the Topeka Scarecrows. However, after she started her skating lessons at age three she wanted nothing more to do it with it. She chose to pursue other opportunities which included dance and theater. Basically she’s been a stage brat ever since. She even works with an agent out of Chicago on a regular basis.
Once we arrived in Omaha, it was Kaiden’s(7) turn, however his trip to the ice was postponed due to surgery. Needless to say he hit the ice by the age of four instead of three. He hasn’t left since.
So shortly after Kaiden started skating and playing guess who decides she wants to take some skating lessons…Cloudya! So she takes the lessons and then they announce tryouts for the Omaha Lady Jr. Lancers. We take her to tryouts and she manages to skate through it. Knowing this wasn’t an audition that she could just bluff through she waited rather impatiently to hear something. Finally, she found out she had made the team.
Later on in the year Cloudya announced that she wanted to drop some of her dance classes. Although this was more because of issues she was having in class part of me wondered whether it was all because of hockey. Last year if you asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up she would have said an actress and fashion designer. This year when I asked her she said a Broadway star who also plays hockey!
It’s been a fun season for the Lady Jr Lancers and I have enjoyed watching Cloudya develop her skill. I can’t help but giggle when my ballerina gets aggressive with a boy hockey player or gets sent to the penalty box. Most of all we spend the time being proud of the fact that she is carrying on a long line of players.
I included some neat pics from a recent photo shoot. Yes even hockey gear she still looks cool!