Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm not sure, I think they might be cheering for Slovakia

I wrote this blog last week, long before anyone knew that Canada's men's hockey team would be playing Slovakia in the semifinals. I was just looking for a country whose national colours are sort of similar to Canada's. You know, for comic effect. No one at our house is going to be cheering for Slovakia tonight. Really.

We've been watching a lot of Olympics at chez Party of 3.

It's been amazing. While we are cheering for Canada, of course, we have been blown away by the awe-inspiring performances of the Americans, the Swiss, the Germans, the Norwegians, and the Koreans, to name but a few.

It has been a dream come true to watch the best athletes from all over the world compete and win gold here in Canada.

But fair warning: when it comes to hockey, the women's and the men's, let us make one thing perfectly clear -- it's our game.



  1. LOVE the pictures!!!!

    Same over here, without all the tatoos though.

    GO CANADA GO!!!!!!

  2. Oh my, those are some serious Canadians.

  3. So they're what, Italian? It's not very clear...

  4. Well, you're bigger people than we are (in fairness and maturity): we've instructed our children to cheer every time anybody else knocks an American out of first place.

    Kidding (mostly).

  5. alison, i'm so sorry you bore children with no personality or cuteness. must be tough ;)

  6. What Meanie said -- also they're so unphotogenic, it must be really embarassing for you to display their pictures like this.

  7. Jo - I love them too. My girls are such hams when the camera comes out. I think there might be a tattoo or two left around here. I could mail you some.

    Jen B. - Yep. Totally serious.

    Jen S. - Not sure.....Italian? Czech? I wish they'd made it easier to tell.

    Allison - I totally think we'll be eating some crow over the 'Own the Podium' thingie. I'm the most patriotic Canadian out there, but you can't look at an athlete like Lindsay Vonn and not say 'Damn' in admiration. She. just. rocks.

    Meanie and XUP - Yes, I am heartbroken at the humdrummness and bland grey beigeness of my children. How I wish they had even the smallest spark of individuality or interest in having their pictures taken. Alas, it's not to be. ;-P

  8. Anonymous1:04 PM

    cutest canadians ive ever seen. go rae, go leah!!!!!.

  9. Heh. My true-blue Scottish sons looked remarkably similar last Canada Day!

  10. Anonymous - (is that you, Kim??) Thanks, I think so too.

    Loth - I'm assuming you mean the tattoos, and not the scary facial expressions, though I might be wrong.

  11. Great Olympic Spirit. Go Canada Go!

  12. lol...LOVE the disclaimer at the top!

  13. Haaaa! Their mean hockey faces are awesome! (and hilarious)