Off to the Olympics
My oldest grandson, Dylan, age 13, is off to the Winter Olympics, in a few days, to enjoy the atmosphere and be at some of the events. This is a gift from his Aunt Di, who lives in British Columbia. What a great opportunity for him. He will also take some time to do a little snowboarding in the Rockies near where his aunt lives. I am sure he will have a wonderful time and carry memories of this occasion for the rest of his life.
He has started a web log to record his thoughts, and activities. This too will be a new experience for him. I trust we will be able to follow along on some of his adventure. http://www.dylansolympictrip.blogspot.com/
Dylan # 1 Grandson
Dylan in 2001-2002 When he first joined a hockey team
Olivia, Travis and Dylan on their backyard rink
My grandchildren have all been active in a number of sports. They all play organized hockey.
It turns out that Olivia is the most physical player not afraid to take the boys on her team out of the play with a healthy body check. Much to her father's delight.Olivia and Dylan have also been involved in competative swiming. Dylan has just begun to play football at school.All three children have also played baseball, soccer, volley ball, snowboarding and some sports I have yet to find out about. Sport are a big part of their lives with their father being a big fan and still a recreational hockey player. Sports takes up a lot of the whole family's time and energy.
It is not all sports. The grandchildren are all excellent students in school, often at the top of their class. They attend a school where instruction is in French, a second language they have learned. They also play musical instuments, Dylan plays a keyboard and has a set of drums. Olivia also play keyboard a little. I am not sure what Travis plays. I do know he took step dancing lessons one years. This is very popular in the French community, with our local Fiddle and Step Dancing Festival in the summer.