We had a pretty good weekend 'round these parts. Henry had his last regular soccer game of the season. I'm not sorry to see this season end. It has been a pretty rotten one in my opinion. I'm sad because the other two seasons we played, the parents were fun and friendly and I had a good time going to games and chatting with people. This season, two of the parents in particular have been real jerks to Ken; and otherwise we've had about a 60% attendance rate at the games. When there are only 6 kids on the team to begin with (and one of them has a broken arm) playing games with only three or four kids is hard. They don't have the endurance to play that long without getting tired and cranky.
After the game, we headed home for a quick second and then headed back out again. My friend Julie was helping with the school carnival where she teaches and her sister was babysitting her two little ones. We didn't go to our school carnival, so I thought "What the heck, let's go to this one!" I also thought it would be fun for Julie's daughter to get to go to the carnival too. L is 4 and would certainly enjoy something like that! He little brother is too young and I am not that crazy!
We drove out to Julie's house and picked up L. I tried to leave Julie's subdivision and got lost twice! Apparently I navigate the place better in the dark. We managed to make it to the school for the carnival and after working out a buddy system, we headed in.
First things first, we had to find Julie so L could say "hi." Then we had some lunch and explored what was going on in the cafeteria. The art teacher had drawn up a big mosaic mural on a piece of cardboard and the kids were helping to fill it in using different colored plastic lids.
They had some games in the cafeteria too. One where you could pick a duck out of a pond and you got a prize based on the colored dot on the bottom of the duck. The other game was a big sand box filled with plastic bugs. You could dig through the sand and pick out a bug to keep.
They were plenty worn out afterwards, but they still let me take a trip to Target to pick up some stuff for the summer. We went home for leftovers and TV time and everyone was happy!