Another great weekend! (Floor “after” photos in Post Below)

March 30, 2009

It was a busy, family-filled weekend.  We spent Friday putting the house back in order and I am so happy that we got finished!  There were some tense moments while D’Arcy & I moved the piano to it’s new home in the living room after the kids went to bed, but we did it with only one small mark to the floor and only a few swear words between us.  

The boys were up and out to their basketball tournament by 7:40 Saturday morning.  There was still a ton of clean-up and dust to look after, so the girls and I stayed behind for the first two games, and went over to watch each play their last game.  I do love to watch them and look forward to the day I can really watch the game instead of watching snippets while trying to keep their sisters off the court…  The lighting wasn’t great for photos, but here are a few:

 

Alex on the court

Alex on the court

 

Evan on the court

Evan on the court

 

Watching Evan's game

Watching Evan's game

 

Waiting for the game to finish

Waiting for the game to finish

Playing together to keep Olivia (&Alex!) occupied!

Playing together to keep Olivia (&Alex!) occupied!

Right at the end of Evan’s game, Olivia fell down the stairs where we were sitting and got a huge scrape on her back when she fell against the doorstop.  I ended up taking her out, screaming.  I stopped to talk to another parent on the way out, and Olivia did a face-plant on the sidewalk!  It wasn’t her day!  She fell asleep in the van and we took the kids through the McDonald’s drive-thru for lunch.

When we arrived home, Michael, Emily & Phinn were already in our driveway, talking to Karen, Kevin & the boys.  We had such a fun visit with them and I got some good cuddle time with Phinn!  He was as good as gold whenever I held him and hardly fussed at all – even though his first tooth popped through during the visit!  His cousins were all in love with him and he got passed from person to person…

 

Surrounded by the girls

Surrounded by the girls

Surrounded by all the kids (notice Olivia is grabbing for him in every photo!)

Surrounded by all the kids (notice Olivia is grabbing for him in every photo!)

 

Olivia & Phinn - love the headband!

Olivia & Phinn - love the headband!

Alex & Phinn

Alex & Phinn

 

They brought tattoos...

They brought tattoos...

A bit of fun with cousin Mike - at one point I had to explain that "Actually, Mike is a grown-up!"

A bit of fun with cousin Mike - at one point I had to explain that "Actually, Mike is a grown-up!"

We ended up calling Karen & Kevin & the boys and they came down to join us for homemade pizzas.  The cousins all played outside for a bit and then watched a movie together while the rest of us ate.

Sunday, was a beautiful Spring day!  D’Arcy & Evan headed over to the Curling Club in the morning for the family bonspeil and Alex, Sarah, Olivia & I walked over to watch.  Unfortunately, they lost the game we watched, but won their second one.  Evan was thrilled to win a shirt, a game & $5!

 

D'Arcy & Evan, sweeping

D'Arcy & Evan, sweeping

Evan (and we!) thought it was pretty neat they used a picture of him on the poster!

Evan (and we!) thought it was pretty neat they used a picture of him on the poster!

Alex is competing in the Music Festival this week, so he & Maddie practiced “Jolly Holiday” from “Mary Poppins” at our place in the afternoon.

 

"Mary & Bert"

"Mary & Bert"

When D’Arcy & Evan got home, we all played outside in the sunshine with NO jackets!  (First time this year!)  D’Arcy cut down  back one of our Mock Oranges before the chain-saw quit.  

 

A man and his chain saw!

A man and his chain saw!

I barbequed (again, a first of the season!) and had a small fire.  Everybody was tired & worn out by the time supper was over and went to bed quickly.  Evan was tired enough, that he started to spill a lot of feelings he’d been bottling up about how much he hates school right now, etc.  I actually held him on my lap and we talked a lot of things out.  I don’t know how to make it better for him at the moment, but as long as he knows we love him and he can talk to us whenever, hopefully he’ll be alright.

In the meantime, both he & Alex said they want me to go to the School Opening today, so off I go…

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One Response to “Another great weekend! (Floor “after” photos in Post Below)”

  1. Destiny Says:

    Looks like a GREAT time, I so need a class in your time management, I don’t know how you do so much.


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