I was awoken in the middle of the night on Friday night/early Saturday morning to the loudest, strongest wins I think I have ever heard and that is saying a lot, considering we live on the coast. We've experienced some huge windstorms here and when I got up in the morning, I expected to see some damage in our backyard but everything looked reasonably okay.
The winds were still howling though as Colin and I packed up early and headed to East Van for his final league game. The wind was definitely a factor. It was so cold too. I had to retreat to my car for a few minutes just to warm up a bit. The boys played the league leaders and had it tied up at 1-1 before the other team scored a goal with 3 minutes left in the game. So disappointing for the boys, but they played a great game and went all out.
They still have some cup games ahead of them this week and a wrap-up party to look forward to. Colin's had a great season this year and is even considering playing spring soccer which he hasn't donw for years.
I got Colin home, in a warm shower and some hot soup on the table for him before I headed over to Adam's hockey game. They still have a few league games left and are fighting for first place in their division. They won easily today 5-0. S
The boys were up relatively early Sunday morning and I woke up to the sound of Colin making himself a salad for breakfast. So funny! He is very much into the freshness of salad these days. I made some scones which we enjoyed with some of the meyer lemon curd from last week and the blackberry jelly that I made last summer.
When Neil got back from the casino with his dad, we headed off to the Richmond Museum for their exhibit about Edo: The Arts of the Last Shogun Era in Japan. The samurai armour and weapons were fascinating. We enjoyed a lunch out at the Mongolie Grill (thanks Groupon!) and then it was homework, hockey practice, grocery shopping, usual Sunday stuff. As I came out of Safeway it was snowing and then we had weird cycles of rain, snow, hail and sun for the rest of the afternoon.