As well as having my ass or rather my legs kicked at yesterday workout it was Freddie’s birthday and two of his biggest passions is Manchester United and Chicago Blackhawks and yesterday was the very last game between Detroit Red Wings and the hawks. I knew he really wanted to go but we had no sitter and no tickets so meanwhile he was doing his magic I brought the kids over to my friend Annika so they could play. The kids were happily playing as me and Annika was sitting in the sun chatting away like we do when Freddie calls me and tells me “If we not going I am going to regret this for the rest of my life”. I asked Annika if the kids can stay over and she was kind enough to take them in for the evening and for this we are forever grateful…THANK YOU! (Knut was a little bit bummed that he was not going but we convinced him with a sleepover in the middle of the week).
We had not yet had dinner and I refused to eat anything that they serve at the United Center so before we left I was shoveling down some cold leftover grilled chicken…anything not to eat that C**p..lol
Stuck in traffic we were trying to find the best way to get Madison and it is amazing how I already biked the same distance faster than what we were going. Anyhow we made it just in time before they dropped the puck and what a game. The atmosphere was unreal I don’t think I never experienced anything like it before and I guess I don’t need to say anymore as this is a memory for life!
Straight after yesterdays workout me and the kids shot down to the United Center for all the Wilmette Mites players to play scrimmage before the Chicago Blackhawks game and what an amazing experience!
The boys and the girls got their own hockey jersey with the Blackhawks Indian and got to change in the looker room were they meet Bryan Bickell. Then they got to play for an entire hour on the ice while all the parents and the sibling got to sit at 100 level and watch them. Every time someone scored the loud horn sounded and the kids could watch themselves on the Jumbotron over their heads.
After the game we were not allowed to leave the United Center and for anyone who had ever been at an arena you know there is not a lot of food that is not fried. I did manage to order a roast beef sandwich without the bread and I did cheat a little as I had a few chips, well well. Freddie took Knut and a couple of his friend to watch when the Blackhawks was warming up when Patrick Kane shot a puck over the glass and Knut caught the puck!
When the game started all the kids were sitting together and were having so much fun. In between the 2nd and 3rd period they were showing the scrimmage game on the Jombotron and the first goal they showed from the game was when Knut scored. Like I said the entire day was amazing and will be a memory for life!