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Happy Birthday Drew

today you are you

12 years ago right now, I was in labor with Drew.  It was a total surprise, as he four weeks early and not due till mid-January!!  He was born at 11:37 in the evening.  It was a whirlwind of a day and Drew hasn’t stopped since!

Drew is a bundle of energy.  Reserved and quiet at school but at home or with friends and family, the complete opposite.  He loves to make people laugh and has a great sense of humor.  He also has a temper!!  (much like his mom.)  He and I are similar in so many ways, it is a bit uncanny!

Drew is an original!  Every time he goes to a sporting event, he finds a way to get on the jumbo tron, or chosen for a contest.  Even last night!  We let him go to a hockey game with my dad since it was the night before his birthday.  My dad has season tickets so we let him go to most weekend games.  A friend sent me an message asking if Drew was there because she was sure she had seen him on the big screen!  Sure enough, it was him dancing around.  He was known as, “the dancing kid” for awhile because he got up on the jumbo tron so many times one season!  This morning, DJ was watching NHL Network and who’s photo pops up on the show but Drew’s.  DJ tweeted it and by the end of the day, it had been retweeted by Ken Daneyko, (a former NJ Devil – now MSG correspondent- but most importantly, my all time favorite Devil) and a few other NHL Newtwork guys! So typical.  He was photo bombing before it became a trend!

Tonight we will head over to my grandma’s.  We do this every year.  All the cousins come and we decorate her tree and celebrate Drew’s birthday.  Drew says it is one of his favorite days of the year.  He always likes to be the life of the party so being the center of attention just makes his day complete!

Drew NHL Network

Game On!

hockey players

The 2013-2014 Hockey Season has begun.  My family LOVES hockey and we are huge New Jersey Devils fans.  My dad has had season tickets since the late 1980’s so we have been to hundreds and hundreds of games.  I have written about hockey numerous times in my blog.  The boys go to as many games as possible on weekends.  Tonight is the first Devil’s game of the season but they are playing in Pittsburgh so DJ and I are watching it on television.  I wasn’t sure what to write about tonight and I was trying to tie it to hockey.  Sometimes hockey players get a bad reputation due to all the fighting that occurs in a game so I thought it might be tough to find something.  Then, I came across a really nice story that occurred over the summer and since it is about a very generous random act of kindness towards a stranger, I thought it was appropriate to share!!