After all of that excitement, Dave's mom and I headed to the school to pick up E and go to Bingo Night!! We sat with some of E's friends and had a great time. Although we didn't win anything, we had pizza, chips, chocolate milk, and an ice cream sandwich.
On Saturday morning, we had pancakes and fruit for breakfast. Then we walked up the street to get a few things. It was not raining so Dave and his dad went out on the roof to unclog the rain gutters. E was a big help turning the hose on and off when they needed it.
E had earned a gift card to Indigo for the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser and so I took him down to the Indigo at Bay and Bloor to pick something out. He brought along some money from his piggy bank too. He spent a lot of time looking at everything and had a Lego set in his hand, ready to go, but then he saw a Perplexus maze ball and chose that instead. I had never heard of it before but he said he had played with them at school and wanted one of his own. This is a pretty neat little toy and we have all had fun with it.
The inside of the ball has little pathways for the ball to travel along, but if you're too quick or slow then the ball falls off and you have to start again. The one he has three different pathways.
We had a big dinner of lemon pasta, and grilled chicken and vegetables for our runners to bulk up for the big race in the morning.
Bright and early on Sunday morning and they were ready to go.
We drove down to see them at the finish line. It was chilly but at least it was dry and above zero!
Proud of Dad after the race! His time was a PB at 1:37. We even saw some friends who raced or were cheering. Toronto may be big but it can feel small too.
Mark also had a personal best, and this was Cliff's first half marathon and he finished under 2 hours.
The training pays off
After the run we had this breakfast casserole. E went to a birthday party and Q napped, and I got to spend a few minutes on the couch with my Starbucks, book, and sunshine. I didn't run any races, or get any medals, but it was still a busy day!
We bid farewell to the Raptors as they were swept by the Cavs. Disappointing finish to a great season. We'll see what next year will bring and who will be on the roster/coaching staff. We decided to order some food for dinner and then we watched the movie about the Chilean miners, The 33. I of course remember that event, but I forgot a lot of the details and it was interesting to see it played out for us (side note, Antonio Banderas has not aged a day). We have been on a kick of watching movies based on true events lately and most of them have been really good. I like to read the IMDB and Wikipedia pages afterwards to see how the movies deviate from the truth.
Now my goal for this week is to fix my phone because I'm living in 2015 with my old phone and have nothing on my calendar or in my contacts. Plus my OS is too old to support new Instagram so I can't watch any Instastories! (I know, another #firstworldproblem.)