On Friday, Warren took the boys and a friend to Skyzone. It was Warren's first trip. They also went to the giant Games Workshop nearby to check it out.
They narrowly made it home for soccer practice. Between practice and taking three of the four boys pictured here to the Shell to see John Paul Keith and the 145s, we had a healthy *cough* dinner of Subway and my famous "cheese chips."
John Paul Keith was awesome and it was a perfect night at the Shell. Then it was home to bed so I could get up early for my first long run in a long while. I did 6 miles at Shelby Forest, which is one of my favorite places to run despite the insane hills.
Then it was time for soccer. Both boys had games at 11:30am, but at least they were right across the street from each other. Jiro's team had a very disappointing loss against Christ the King. We beat their other team, but this team seemed to be composed of giants. The majority of them did not look like 3 & 4 graders to me, but what do I know? It was hot and my guys certainly didn't play their best game, but it just seemed like the odds were against them. I don't mind losing, but I do mind playing against teams who may or may not be following the same age requirements that we are. Or rather, maybe dividing the teams by grade is just inherently unfair? The competitive leagues usually go by age, which would be more consistent.
Satchel's team also lost, but he seemed in pretty good spirits. They played Woodland Presbyterian, who they beat just a couple of weeks ago. They were missing some of their all stars though, due to Fall Break.
Anyways, to cheer ourselves up (I was probably the most disappointed, naturally), we went to Gibson's Donuts. Satchel and Warren love the maple bacon ones. Jiro and I do not.
Since it was technically lunch time, we made the bold decision to go to Gus's immediately after eating donuts.
It seemed like such a good idea at the time! Not surprisingly, Warren and I had to have a nap when we got home.
Then, Warren went to the opening at the Wrong Again Gallery and the monkeys and I had game night.
When Warren returned, I took off to Kristy's 40th birthday party, which was super fun and included a trampoline. Chip was taking pictures, but I haven't seen them yet.
Sunday I represented MLGW at the Greenline Half Marathon (at a booth, not in the race), then we had a nice afternoon in the park. It's been awhile since we had a family trip there. It was bittersweet though as our dogs are officially too old to go with us.
From there we went allllllllllll the way out to Collierville to eat at New Que Huong. They were having a special dinner to help raise funds to rebuild their temple in Vietnam. It was totally worth the drive.
The monkeys took a nap in the car, you know, since we were technically on a road trip.
Then they were energized and ready to go back to the Shell for the final show of the season, the Mardis Gras Indian. The show was not really my style, but it was fun to be outside and hang with friends.
The weekend officially ended with the return of The Walking Dead.
I'd say we achieved a pretty good mix of family time, adult time, indoor and outdoor activity.
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