Every now and then my husband and I like to take the boys out and treat them to a family fun night. We like to give positive affirmations/ gifts to our sons when they are following the house rules, behaving as much as little boys can and completing their chores throughout the week. This past week daddysmith won some tickets to the Texas Stars Hockey game at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park. Planning for this game wasn’t the easiest. I personally never gone to a hockey game so I didn’t know what to expect. I was thinking it was windy outside so I made sure the boys were dressed warmly for the wind but not necessarily thinking how cold the arena might be. I knew I had a blanket in the car in case anyone were to get super cold. Although we only lived 15 minutes from the H-E-B Center the smithboys kept asking when we were going to be there. Once we arrived it was pretty clear everyone was super thrilled for the game. Daddysmith and I were unloading the smithboys from the car and I noticed people dressed up for a blizzard. (maybe exaggerating just a little) They were carrying blankets, wearing beanies, and heavy coats. I thought to myself maybe I should bring the moose blanket inside with us. As soon as we stepped inside BOOM the cold air hit and let me tell you it hit hard. I promise it was colder inside the arena than it was outside. Little did I stop to realize they have to keep the entire place cold to keep the ice from melting. I MEAN HELLO MOM! USE YOUR NOGGIN! After the shock of the cold, smelling fries and burgers we headed over to our seats, sat down just in time for the game to start. A waitress came over and daddysmith ordered all the goods!
2 periods into the game, the boys were bouncing off the walls with excitement and maybe a little sugar rush. At one point the on the big screen they had a list of winners for people who were at tonight’s game to win selected prizes. The very first time the list came on the screen we saw section 107.. our section… row F… our row.. seat 11.. smithboy#1 seat! He won a signed Stars hat from the team! I read it a couple of times to make sure we were absolutely sure he won and yeah sure enough he did. I headed over to the font picked up a brand new, camo hat signed by every Stars player. I mean what a spectacular prize to receive especially at our first time ever attending a Texas Stars hockey game! You can say the entire Smith family was beyond happy we won and were able to come and experience this together.
Two hours after the smithboys bedtime, filled with pizza, popcorn, cheeseburgers, and Powerade, daddysmith and I decided it was time to go. The smithboys walking out of the arena with huge smiles on their faces and their Texas Stars kangaroo daddy just had to buy them made my freezing cold night a spectacular memory I will cherish forever. Smith family fun night was beyond phenomenal. Huge thank you to Charles Maund for the hookup, of course, daddysmith for taking us, but most importantly my smithboys for being well-behaved littles these past few weeks. Times like these make my heart explode with joy. This was our first time at the Texas Stars Hockey game but it definitely won’t be our last! Oh and a little heads up, when you attended these games don’t forget to bundle up. It is quite cold in there!