Saturday morning started off with Colin's soccer wrap-up party at Minoru. The coaches put the boys through a series of fun relays and events and then we had the big boys vs. parents game. A young man from the German cricket team wandered over and asked if he could join us. He had never played on a turf field before and wanted to give it a try...turns out he was a bit of a superstar for us! Neil and I both played and didn't embarass Colin too much. It was really fun. Parents and kids should play together like that way more often!
After the game the head coach and his wife had prepared bbq-ed hot dogs and there were little speeches about each player. Colin got the award for mastery of the most difficult shot in soccer...the volley. The coach talked about how the boys had practiced in it practice and Colin applied it in games, even scoring a goal with a volley shot. He did also quip that Colin could have also won the award for biggest character on the team ;) It was a great soccer season and a great way to say good-bye until next year.
Neil took the boys skiing up at Seymour and I had some friends over Saturday night. My sister sent me some fun mug cookie cutters for my birthday so I made some shortbread cookies to share.
We realized part way through our evening that it was Earth Hour so we ended up just doing Earth Half-Hour and crafted by candlelight.
It was snowing pretty heavily up at Seymour and the boys cut their skiing a bit short as Colin was cold and said it was "like shards of glass piercing your cheeks". One of Colin's life goals is to surf and ski on the same day. Didn't happen this year but it was still pretty cool to surf and ski in the same month!
Sunday brought homework and things to do around the house. I visited Garry Point to gather some wood for a project and there were so many people out enjoying the spring weather.
In the late afternoon, Adam Schwartz came over to take some photos of the boys for a photo challenge he needed to do this week. The boys entertained Jack and Sarah in the backyard while Adam set up his flashes and umbrellas and then did some climbing and posing on our play structure before heading out front to do some skateboard shots. Jack and Sarah showed off their new rollerblading skills in our cul-de-sac with Sarah wearing lovely plum blossoms in her braids from our backyard.