Baseball season has officially started tonight, and while we still managed to have fun at Mom and Dad’s game tonight; their season did not begin on a winning note. The Legal Eagles didn’t have a really bad game or anything, but the Hardware Hawks were better tonight; and won twelve-to-eight.
That reminds me that I haven’t actually written about the team names and sponsors in my journal yet. The Legal Eagle sponsor is an easy one; and it’s only a bit different this year to skip the store or business name for the co-ed teams. I won’t go down the entire list, but Rowen and I are members of Palmer’s Piranha this year; and Michael and Tim are on the Ayres’ Arrows team. All three divisions only have three teams again this year; so we’ll play the other two teams three times each.
Rain was in the forecast for today, and we did get some rain while I was having my nap in the wee hours of the morning; but it’s been nice here since then; and I’ve especially enjoyed getting to take the time off tonight to enjoy that – and spend time with my family and friends. Most of us were ready to take a night off from studying anyway; though Michael worked at the Inn tonight so that he could take the time off tomorrow to study – and hopefully have a bit of alone time with me tomorrow night after we’re done studying for the day.
Rowen is spending the night with me, though; she was at the park with us for the game; and we were on babysitting duty tonight after the game while Mom and Dad went out with their friends. We had Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, Aiden, Zack, Eli, and Caleb with us; and Naomi and Aiden are spending the night too. Uncle Nick and Aunt Deborah went out too, but they had grandparent support for Leah and Sebastian.
Rowen’s already sleeping as I write this, so I’m going to shorten the rest of this update; and get to sleep soon too.
Tai Chi this morning was a bit damp on the feet, but we were by the river for that; and Michael stayed to have breakfast with us too. School was mostly filled with self-study time for exams with our teachers only available for tutoring if needed while we did our own studying. Lunchtime included some football action that Rowen and I joined in for with some of the other girls, and while those co-ed matches might not make for great football; we do have fun! Since Michael went over to the Inn after school, I spent the rest of my afternoon playing with Ethan and Ehlana until dinnertime. We biked over to the park; played at the playground; and had a snack picnic there while Mom did some work around the house while we were away.
Dinner was quick and easy; we were back at the park for the game; and then I alternated my time there between watching all of the younger kids at the playground and cheering our team on. Rowen helped out with both, and we had Violet and some of the other girls with us for the cheerleading squad; so all of that was fun – and we even managed to tire most of the kids out by the time we headed home again.
Tired out did not translate into instant bedtime, but Rowen and I had help getting the younger kids ready for bed before moving all of them up to the lounge for some movie wind-down time. Once that was done, the parents all soon moved on to their little outing to the pub; Violet and Dillon went to his house for the night; and Rowen and I were kept hopping with seven kids to entertain until they fell asleep. That didn’t take long for Caleb; Zack and Eli lasted for nearly an hour; and Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, and Aiden stayed awake through one full movie and then one favorite episode of Sofia the First.
There was some cuddle time in there for Naomi and Ethan, but no sofa sleepovers this week. Rowen and I had all of the kids in bed with more than an hour to spare before Mom and Dad got home. Uncle Adam, Aunt Leanne, Uncle Mark, and Aunt Grace were all there with them, but they only stayed long enough to collect Zack, Eli, and Caleb; and Uncle Mark was taking care of dropping Eli off on the way home. Rowen and I had a short chat with all of the parents; and then came upstairs again and got ready for bed.
We needed a bit of wind down chat time, and Rowen did some video surfing on YouTube; but she was tired out by then and it wasn’t that long before she dozed off with Mandy cuddled next to her. I’ve done my usual nightly computing, and it took a while to deal with some family business work that came up via email; so that’s why I’m not sleeping already too.
We have another busy day ahead tomorrow that includes yard work, Michael and Tim’s first ball game, and a study session; and I definitely don’t want to be too tired if Michael and I do manage to get some alone time after all of that so it’s definitely time to wrap this up and get some rest.
Until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!