Havana turned 13 today during the Covid pandemic… she’s a quaranteen.
We had dinner delivered from Din Tai Fung and picked up a cake and macaroons from Bakery Nouveau. Her friends drove by to drop off gifts for her and talked while physically-distancing outside the house. They got together electronically in a Netflix Party watching a movie.
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.
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.
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.
We didn’t get any snow all winter until yesterday and then 3-4 inches overnight. Schools were closed today after first announcing last night they’d be delayed 2 hours. I did some work, started a 3D print and then took Hudson, Havana and her friend, Hanna, out sledding. I also took the Discovery out for its first snow experience.