Axe Attacks

My brother’s Christmas gift to Paco arrived yesterday.

It’s almost as though my brother understands boys–

because the Gil Hibben Generation 2 Pro Thrower Axe is a dream come true for our lad.

And three of his friends.

Even though an arctic front swept through last night, and it’s a few frozen nostril hairs past frigid on the thermometer, there was no deterring the middle schoolers from their hurling. Paco’s friends hadn’t been prepared for outdoor activity when they came over to hang out today, but despite the -10 degree temperatures and -30 degree windchill, they hucked that axe for a good half hour.

No fair-weather axers amongst my son’s friends. Hardcore all the way.



By Jocelyn

There's this game put out by the American Girl company called "300 Wishes"--I really like playing it because then I get to marvel, "Wow, it's like I'm a real live American girl who has 300 wishes, and that doesn't suck, especially compared to being a dead one with none."


  1. The true test is if the second half hour occurs this winter. My youngest granddaughter once said “If I had snow pants I could go out and make snow angels.” One snow angel and the pants have gone unused for two subsequent winters. On the upside, cannot make snow angels in summer, but the can fly.

  2. Love the new look! Clean, sleek, sophisticated.

    When I saw this post’s title in my feed, I thought it would be about Axe, the men’s fragrance that all middle school boys like to drench themselves in. A throwing axe is much better.

  3. Love the new site! And I have never heard of this kind of axe. It’s great to be able to enjoy this weather 🙂

  4. It always amazes me that schools here on the prairie close if the wind chill goes down to 20 below…but then everyone just goes sledding.

    And that is one hot looking axe…..

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