I've made cookies for our hockey team for every play-off game during my son's high school years. That's 13 play-off games and also a whole bunch of cookies at games just because. Nick is a great hockey player, a great teammate and he's a package deal that comes with a mom that bakes. I think it's safe to say they enjoy having Nick on their team ;-)
While I was pondering what design of cookies that I wanted to make for this play-off game, it hit me that these are the LAST cookies I will make for Nick's team. With so much going on, I hadn't realized that we were now in the stage of "lasts". Last day at high school, last lunch in the quad with friends and now the last hockey game. I am so incredibly happy for Nick and excited of his upcoming adventure to college, but yes, these hockey cookies made me cry.
So I decided on trophy cookies for our last play-off game. I used my trophy cookie cutter that I love so much from CopperGifts.com. I made my homemade glaze icing and colored it gold with Americolor gold gel and then after that dried, I painted on some gold luster dust to make the trophies sparkle. Then after that dried, I added the wording on each trophy.
and then I packaged them up to give to the hockey players after the game
Are you thinking what I was thinking? What if I jinxed the team by writing #1 Champs?! Well I figured they were champs whether they won the title or not. They played really well all season long and only lost ONE game out of a bunch (12 I think). When they struggled in the first game of the play-offs, I started to worry and the game was late at night and we only had 2 alternates so the boys were getting really tired. They pulled all the strength they had and they won. This meant they were going for the championship in the next game! They had a two-hour break to refuel and get ready.
The 2nd game was somehow easier than the first and we "mercied" them. That means that when we had 8 more points than they did, the game immediately ended.
Bell Blue Division Champions! AWESOME job team and coaches! Everyone played so well together and gave their all. We feel blessed to have been a part of hockey these last 4 years!
Nick has had 4 goals in the last 4 games he played. Today he played in an alumni game and they put him out with the big boys (the top team) and Nick skated fast, played hard and got another goal making it 5 in the last 5 games he played. I am bursting with pride in the picture below with Nick and his hockey coach.
This is part of our cheering committee: my baby girl, Mellissa, pregnant with her baby girl, Abigail Cristin and Mellissa's hubby and my mom. When we go to Nick's games, there are often about 10 of us (just from our family) cheering on the team!
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I can't believe the high volume of cookies that you consistently whip out! You're amazing! Congrats to Nick and his hockey team on a great season!ReplyDelete
Cristin, Did I miss the post that revealed where Nick is going to college, or have you not posted that yet?
Oh you missed a really fun post Sue with Nick's final decision on which college: http://www.cristinscookies.com/2012/04/college-choice-cookies.html You're such a cutie to ask about Nick. I appreciate you!Delete
I think your cookies must have brought the team good luck in this final game! They are lovely and while your are teary-eyed over all of the *lasts* occurring in Nick's life, know that he's is beginning a phase that will bring him and lot of *firsts* for you all to rejoice over.ReplyDelete
ooh that's a great way to look at it Paula! Thanks. When I get teary-eyed, I'll have to remember that. Hugs!Delete
Hey Cristin, I love all your cookies and always look forward to your posts. Especailly watching the family grown and change. Quick question, were do you find your graphics for your blog background, they're such cute characters. Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
Thank you Alexandra! This particular set today (hockey kids) is from Scrappin Doodles. I buy almost all my clipart on Etsy.comDelete
Thanks, can't wait to check it out.Delete
I just found you and immediately am in love and had to become your newest subscriber. A few "get acquainted questions" if you don't mind. What kind of icing do you usually use on your cookies? What state do you live in? I'm in the mid-west, Indiana. Can't wait to spend hours going back through all your posts.ReplyDelete
Hope you will be around for a very long time...you definitely have a creative mind. Thanks. Lexy L.
Thank you for the kind words Lexy. I use glaze icing and I'm in California. You can find my cookie cutters here: www.cristinscookiecutters.com sold through Cheap Cookie Cutters. If you want to send me an email, I can send you more information on icing. Just use the pink "contact me" button on the right side of my blog or there is more information in the "contact me" tab at the top of my blog. Happy to have you here!Delete