First things first, We have reason to celebrate in the Gibbs house... Last week it was Greyson's "Shunt-iversary" 3 years of his shunt working the way he needs it to work, no issues, no revisions, and only a few "is it his shunt" moments along the way. Thank God it never was a "shunt moment" We are so grateful for Grey's good health and pray for many, many more of these yearly milestones. I remember that day vividly, he was a tough little guy that day...way stronger than his parents. :)
Ok back to the theme of this post...Sports.
So a few weeks back Leigh was at Meijer (our local grocery store) and as she was walking in she saw a giant 4x4 truck with what looked like a wheelchair lift in the back. She was intriqued, and proceeded to check it out. Turns out it it was a wheelchair lift and the truck belonged to a 20 something kid from town. Leigh struck up a conversation with him explaining that she had a son that uses a wheelchair, and that its so cool to see something like this, etc, etc...Anyway, he said he played wheelcair rugby and that he had a tournament coming up soon. Leigh told me about this meeting and i was all for checking it out, heck i saw Murderball (thats a movie, a good one by the way) i wanted to see it in person. So the 3 of us checked it out on a Sunday afternoon and it didn't take long for Grey to make his presence known. He saw an open space (basketball court) and tore it up! We continually had to hold him back from going on to the court. And lets just say full contact wheelchair rugby is not a good place for 3 year old. Quickly, we started chatting with people in the stands, players, and met some pretty incredible people. It was cool to learn how the game was played and hear some of the stories behind each of the players. One player, (the one Leigh met) was on the Michigan Storm team and was good...really good. He has a shot of going to London this summer to play for the USA quad rugby team. He trains 3 hours a day to prepare, we heard that from his soon to be mother in law who we struck up a conversation with in the stands. Anyway, Grey got a lot of attention, most of which he didn't care for...
These girls were so nice to Grey, sadly grey wasn't so nice to them...rascal.
Heres a few action shots from the game.
This game is intense and includes a ton of strategy, what a cool way to be introduced to the sport!
Shifting gears from the hardwood to the ice, we had an opportunity to experience a Sled Hockey game last week in Grand Rapids. Every year, the Griffins (our local minor league hockey team) plays a game against the Grand Rapids Sled Wings (our local sled hockey team) and it's always a great turnout. This year we thought Grey would be old enough to enjoy trying out himself. He loved it!
Heres one of the players (like the best player on the whole team) helping grey get going.
Here's some of the action! Players of all ages got to play against pro hockey players! what a cool event. I talked to some of the younger kids before hand and they were pumped! Who knows, maybe Grey will be on the ice getting hat tricks against the Griffins in a few years.
Oh one more thing to leave you with.., While grey was out mastering his sled skills a "camera dude" asked if he could interview our family...naturally we said yes. Turns out they used it in the promo video!
check it out. we come in around 1:20
they cut all my lines i swear! I said some really great stuff, really i did. hahaha
love to all,