We didn’t start watching Game of Thrones until season 3 or maybe 4 but I’m glad we did. Tonight is the final episode and I’m sad to see it end.
Dragonglass shakes and Drogon-flame-broiled burgers from Shake Shack for dinner:
…Before the Dawn for dessert:
I watched almost all 67 episodes all over again before season 8 started and one day I will start all over again with the kids. They’re interested now because they aren’t allowed to watch it but maybe they won’t care when they are allowed.
I did my 800th ride (and 801st) this morning. After 412 hours of riding I’ve generated 494 megajoules of energy. It’s been 33 days since my 750th.
Havana had 5 friends over for her birthday slumber party. After school they went to Paint the Town and then home for dinner (spaghetti and meatballs), cake and ice cream and a movie (Titanic). Hudson and Eva got out of the house to their friends’ houses for the night.
I thought they went to bed at a reasonable time but Gay woke up at 2am and found them all still awake and had to tell them to go to sleep.
In what I think was the best game for the Comets yet, Eva got a base hit and then stole 3 bases to score her first run of the season. As first baseman, she also got a runner out. The game actually finished 3 innings in 2 hours. I think that’s a sign the girls are getting better.
Since the game was at 6pm tonight, all of us went to the game and brought dinner from Bok a Bok. Havana’s friend, Mira, also happened to be at Garfield for her parent’s ultimate frisbee game so she watched Eva play too.
Hudson scored a touchdown in flag football. His team still lost by one point, though.
Today was the 6th and final performance of The Lion King. They had their cast party at Optimism – Mr Finney is a fan of the place and wanted to have it there. Gay organized it, brought in pizzas and cookies and Bubly water for the kids. 100+ people showed up and the cast sang a couple songs from the play. The show’s donations totaled more than $3,000 for the PTA too.
Havana turned 12 today. We had Crab Eggs Benedict for dinner and precisely at 6:55pm, the time she was born, she blew out her candles and we had carrot cake and ice cream.
Havana has her first of six performances of The Lion King tonight. For the last many weeks she has stayed after school 3 days a week until 5:45pm, then 6pm then 6:30pm (!) in rehearsals.
Her math teacher, Mr Finney, is really into theater. He doesn’t allow photos either so there’s no photo to show. 🤨
Eva at bat for her softball team:
Catching the ball is the hardest skill so no one ever gets thrown out at a base. As a result, the games are very long. Fortunately, they cut them off at 2 hours or at the end of an inning, whichever comes later.
I think we had the most people at our dining table ever: 14. Mark, Lee, Eric, Steve, Renuka, Owen, Claire, Henry, George, Havana, Hudson, Eva, Gay and me.