Michael had very early game on Saturday and since G was going to take him to his game, it was easier for him to spend the night at G's house. Matthew also wanted to spend the night so it was just me and Mark Friday night.
After Michael got back from his game, it was time to get ready for Dylan's birthday party. Both Michael and Matthew were invited, so again, it would just be Mark and me at home for a couple of hours. The party was at a skating rink so I was concerned for Matthew because he hasn't really skated a whole lot, and he's not a big fan of trying new things. When I dropped them off, Michael went off without Matthew so I stayed a little to make sure he was OK.
He wanted a trainer so we got him one for an hour. He later complained that the skating rink really didn't want people to learn how to skate because they were charging money for the trainers. He reasoned that if they wanted people to learn, they would have provided the trainers free of charge. "All they want to do was make money," he said. He was indignant. Sometime I wonder if he's a 50 year-old man stuck in an 8 year-old body.
When I went to pick him up from the party, he got the hang of skating and he was having so much fun with his buddies!
After the party, some of the neighborhood boys got together and played in our cul-de-sac all afternoon. Of course Marky, was not going to be left out and he demanded that we go outside and play too. All the boys stopped what they were doing and rushed over to him. They all thought he was the bee's knees. Super fun to watch!
Michael had another game on Sunday. He played so well and his team won 3-2. We picked up lunch after the game and then the boys spent most of the day hanging out with their friends.