Ellice in action.
It was a tight game until a couple of minutes before the end when Highland Park scored a goal and won 1-0. Ellice is a really good stick handler and it was really fun watching her in action.
Good job Ellice!
We picked up some subs and took them back to Rick and Laura's house for lunch. I went clothes shopping with Ellice and Laura, then grocery shopping for a special meal for Rick. We got home and brought the groceries in the house just before a storm hit. We got the line of thunderstorms that caused them to stop two big college football games today, at Notre Dame and University of Michigan. (They finished the Notre Dame game but the Michigan game was called off in the 3rd quarter for the first time in history.)
I used to make chicken & dumplings for the kids when they were growing up, and that's what Rick wanted for dinner tonight. It's been quite some time since I've made it, but it turned out wonderful! I'm so glad I didn't lose my touch.
Rick's birthday is next weekend, but we won't be here so we had our celebration with him tonight while the whole family was together. Rick is a serious photography buff. He's always wanted a "white lens" for his Canon camera. White lens is the nickname for the highest quality line of Canon lenses (the L series). We found a beverage mug online that's a replica of the exact model lens that he wants. We gave that to him, and we all enjoyed the joke... "Now you have a white lens!" Then Laura gave him his gift from her and the kids... a REAL white lens. He was one surprised and happy guy!
The replica lens beverage mug we got him. He looks happy doesn't he? Little did he know...
He just opened the gift from his family. That look on his face is precious... he knows by the shape and weight that it's the REAL thing. He's looking at Laura.
Here's the lens mounted on his camera. I think he's very happy!
For the record it's a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens. This is according to Jim, who knows about this stuff. (He was drooling the whole time.)
Happy birthday, son!
It was a great day with our family, and it went by way too fast. We got home late. Jim watched the end of a college football game on TV and I tried to catch up on games and posts on Facebook. We have another active day tomorrow, just not as early.