That was a full, but tiring weekend. I am happy with everything that we did. It was definitely a fun filled weekend. And now we can really begin to move on to the next phase of things.
Saturday was spent on another wrestling tournament. Jimmy did very well. He came in second. And was very close to first. The kid who did place first beat Jimmy in the first match, but it was close, going to a fourth period. And I think Jimmy had him beat early on, but this referee for some reason would not call a pin on a cradle. But that’s all right. It was a good tournament for Jimmy and a good confidence booster. If he can keep up this back and forth of winning or placing high in the B division, versus being competitive in the A bracket, he will just keep getting better.
It was a good tournament overall. Although I had to shelter myself a few times when things got overwhelming with people arguing and causing controversy. We then had a good meal after that. And picked up Danny from a sleep over and day spent with his cousin. And returned home for a game night.
We taught the young ones how to play Settlers of Catan. Which is a really fun game. They had a good time overall. Until the dice did their thing, and Jimmy was able to get himself in position to blitz out a win. Which happens some times. The odds were not in favor of what he did, it was just the right amount of long odd dice rolls in a row. So Emily especially was a little ticked off. But we helped explain how unusual that was. And then she decided she came in second and was happy with the result. It was a good evening overall, even if it was a long, tiring, day.
Sunday was another full day. First we got up, had breakfast, and then took the little ones for haircuts. Danny was definitely getting a little shaggy. And Emily had finally surrendered to the inevitability that her hair is just too curly for her to really take care of properly on a day to day basis. She got hers cut real short. But it was very cute.
After the haircuts and grocery shopping we got home and I ran the D&D game for the boys. This time with Danny joining in. He had a good time, and did well enough that they welcomed him as a regular member of the group. Kim and Emily then ran some errands. And then returned to watch the Broncos game.
We finished near the end of the third quarter so I was able to watch the end of the game. Which I enjoyed. I am definitely happy the Broncos won. And I think it is fitting that they won in the same fashion they won all year: a close game, coming down to the wire, with a dominant Defense coming up with the clinching play. I am glad for Manning to have one more shot, and a shot at going out like Elway. That said, I have made up my mind that I will go up to Denver to play D&D instead of staying home to host the game. Given the way these football games go, there’s a chance we might be home by the fourth quarter. Which will hopefully be all I need to watch. And, to be honest, I sort of prefer not to watch these games in large groups, watching it in isolation or just with Kim is enough for me.
It was a fun weekend. With plenty of fun events for family and kids. Everything turned out close to how I would have wanted. And we are getting much closer to a time when life will really settle down.