This is the first year we didn’t take our kids out trick-or-treating. Hudson got home at 4:55pm and was in-costume and out the door by 5:05pm to Bowie’s. Eva left soon after to go out with Iris, Ohana, Poppy, etc. And Havana had 6 (?) friends over for pizza before they went out. Havana was Pam from The Office, Hudson was in his green Chubb suit again this year and Eva was a Shark (her current favorite animal).
Gay and I gave out candy and beer until Jon & Megan & Emmarie & Kayak arrived. Then Gay and Megan took Emmarie out trick-or-treating leaving me and Jon to serve candy and beer. Gay got take-and-bake pizza from Zeek’s and Patrick, Deirdre, Finn (their German nephew and Garfield student) came over for pizza and various people were in and out throughout the evening.
We missed their first games last week when we went to see the Seahawks game but made it this week. Both lost but both had good games and both had fun. That’s good because Eva wanted to quit after her first game. Now she said she loves it. She and Poppy are the only girls on the team too, I like the lack of gender discrimination; so 2019.
Also good is that all the games for both of them are at Franklin High School — Spring football had games all over the city.
The bad is that both are on teams named Ravens. It’s hard for me to root for the Ravens.
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.
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.
Eva and 5 friends – Iris, Fiona, Leona, Ohana and Poppy – wanted to go swimming. So we, Havana, Hudson, Bowie and Maddie trekked through Friday rush hour traffic to the pool at Mountlake Terrace Recreation Center.
Then we came home for pizza, cake and yet another viewing of The Bee Movie. Every slept over so we had 9 kids, which is a record, I believe.
Eva turned 8 today. We celebrated with dinner and cupcakes. She got a custom book, a squishie, and is our first kid to want (gasp!) Barbies. She discovered them at a friend’s house and really liked playing with them but was embarrassed and worried that Havana and Hudson would make fun of her. I was impressed that they kept their opinions to themselves.