This weekend mostly went undocumented, but included some quality extended family time, a night of bowling and downtown dining adjacent to Cuba Gooding Jr and a table full of extremely pretentious hat-wearing gentlemen, the usual basketball and soccer games, park time, and LOTS of Hamilton singing. The boys' obsession with the Hamilton soundtrack shows no sign of waning anytime soon. Although last night's performances unfortunately ended in tears last night when one kid was perceived as both hogging all the "best parts" and stealing someone's vocal thunder by getting overly showy with his dance moves. Theatre kids can be so dramatic.
We also saw Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief musical. A few minutes in, Henry announced, "I'm not liking this" but he came around once the action picked up. My personal favorite moment came near the end, during a Percy-Annabeth almost-smooch scene, which caused Owen and Brendan and their friends to hide their faces and peek through their fingers like they were watching the most terrifying of horror movies.
Their hide and seek game quickly morphed into a highly entertaining deliberately bad hiding spot game. It was a toss up between the glass playroom door and the newspaper recycling bin for Owen's "best" worst spot.
Although Brendan's side table hiding spot was pretty great too.
H dedicated many hours to some pretty elaborate fort building. "I'm so proud! This is the first fort I ever built all by myself! I love it! Do you want a tour? I'll show you the courtyard and my dressing room and the coding room aka the room where you secretly watch your parents' television! Can I sleep here tonight??? My clothes are already in my dressing room so I'm ready!"
My own weekend highlight was making this Zachbot pinata for Henry's Wild Kratts themed birthday party next weekend. Whether it (a) will fall apart immediately when we add the candy, (b) keep its (very precariously attached) head on, or (c) actually break apart when beaten with sticks by 6-year-olds all remains to be seen. Also, pinatas take a surprisingly long time to make. The things you learn. It was time well spent though both because I'm a crazy craft nerd and because all three boys were so sweet and appreciative of my efforts - "WOW, Mommy, that looks INCREDIBLE! Seriously, it looks AMAZING. Are you sure they have to destroy it?" Love them.
Zach and his bots for reference.