We had a very full Saturday! It started with everyone's favorite - household chores including the dreaded laundry. Then we moved on to the first round of basketball playoffs for Teddy. He's 12 and this is probably the 2nd year where everyone on the court actually knows how to play the game and so it's usually fun to watch the games for the sport of it. His team is pretty good, but not amazing. They work very well together as a team, but don't have any really stand out players. It's their passing and other fundamentals which have gotten them this far - which if you're a sport's fan is fun to watch. Anyway their game was an extremely stressful nail-biter from start to finish. The kids on both teams played aggressively on both sides of the ball and there were a lot of fouls on both sides not called - which is not a good thing at this age, I think. They eventually won by 3 points, but not without first causing quite a few gray hairs in the parents of both teams.
Then we had a gap where we got to do more chores (woo hoo) before heading to Jack's playoff game. Jackson's team was undefeated for the first half of the season and then they got their first loss - and they've never won again. This is the first team I've ever seen that seems to have gotten worse as the season progresses. We think they won the beginning games on their natural athletic ability and by the middle of the season the rest of the teams had learned more about the game and had plays and strategies and whatnot to more than counteract any random group of 9 and 10 year olds. Anyway - it was the ass kicking to end all ass kicking. They went into the 4th quarter losing 1 to 16, and that 1 point had been scored very early in the 1st quarter. Finally Jack scored and then 2 of his team mates scored and it ended up 7 to 18, but man - there were plenty of tears.
And the damn games before his had run really late so Jack's game was more than an hour late in getting started - the event we were going to started at seven and we didn't get home until about quarter of seven. So mad dash to get ready and then off to a Roarin' 20s themed fundraiser for the library. Several of our friends we play fantasy football with were there and we had a great time playing with them there followed by some fun at a local bar.
Here's a picture, though I've ruined the deceptively simple lines of the dress by lifting it high enough to show you the gun on my garter - isn't it cute!!
And man, I swear my kitchen walls are not THAT yellow in real life!!
And in not good news - Ricky has been admitted to the hospital with congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Hopefully she'll be released with some new medicine very soon, but any good thoughts or prayers would be much appreciated.