Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Last night was Joel's last floorball game of the season (here it's called Innebandy). It was the "Mamma Match". Luckily, Unfortunately, I couldn't play because I had an English class to teach. The sport is pretty big here, and as far as I can tell, it's pretty similar to the indoor floor hockey we played in PE when I was a kid. However, for some reason, the goalie sits on the floor. (maybe that's why it's called floorball).

So, I thought I would post some pictures from his tournament on Saturday. The kid is so stinkin' cute with the "protective eyewear" on!

If you know Joel, you'll recognize him by his skinny legs!

Joel's got his water bottle in his hands. There are 3 girls on his team of kids born in '01 and '02.

Sofia was not too thrilled to be hanging around the sports centre for 4 hours, watching 5 games, but this shot was taken during the first game before she got terribly bored. BTW, she's not all dolled up for the tournament - she was going straight to a birthday party afterwards.


AddingOn said...

Barb, Thanks for leaving me comments on my blog! I have been reading some of your older posts and noticed that you have boys with birthdays very close together as well! And I also have a Stefan in my life!-My youngest brother. He's the 1 of 2 Stefan's I've ever known in the United States.
I love reading your blog as well!

Amy said...

Looks like fun! Except in floor hockey, I always somehow got sticked in the shins.

Sophia is such a gorgeous girl....

tammy said...

sophia looks gorgeous! great to read she already has a social life!

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