After the week I had with Nico being sick and then Tommy and Belle’s appointment being such a fiasco, I was really hoping for a nice, quiet weekend and for the most part, it was. The weekends just aren’t relaxing anymore.
Tommy had a game in Elmhurst that I didn’t go to. I had planned on going but the weather wasn’t that great and I didn’t want to bring Gia because when she goes, I don’t get to see the game anyway. I have to make more of an effort, get a babysitter or suck it up and bring her and see what I can. Now that Nico’s season is over and there is some time before his next phase of basketball, hopefully this won’t even be an issue. Belle went over to a friend’s house so Nico, Gia and I ordered Chinese food and I got to see Gia loving Nico because no one else was around. Normally, he aggravates her until she screams and then asks, “Why doesn’t she love me?”
It was Nico’s last two games of his freshmen year. Both were so exciting. One was to a team that played dirty and got called on some of their elbowing and grabbing. I love when that happens. Their fans were a bunch of “alpha males” yelling things the entire game so when we won, it was especially sweet. The second game was to a team that previously beat us badly and beating them meant we would win the whole tournament and we did! It was a great way to end the season.
After that we went to my sister’s for my nephew’s birthday. I would have loved to have gotten a picture of Tommy and Gino but the minute we get there, those two go off and aren’t seen or heard from until it’s time to go home. I did, however get a picture of Gia and her other bff, my nephew, Frankie.
And Frankie’s dad, my brother-in-law, Santo and Leo:
We finally had a day where we had no sports obligations. Isabella and I went to church and then Leo and I went on our weekly date to Target. It’s the one day I let myself have a hot chocolate and other than talking about our finances in the home improvement aisle, I really enjoy it. Target, hot chocolate and Leo, three of my favorite things. While there, Leo has a habit of wandering off and spending an insane amount of time contemplating whether he should buy something. It’s been a running joke that if left alone, he would spend a half hour picking out buns or hot sauce or even ketchup. Honestly, the extra 50 cents that I would spend just buying the name brand would be worth it for the time wasted deciding. This Sunday, we needed to buy a new garbage can for our kitchen. Seriously, that is 45 minutes that I’ll never get back and I know more about the different kinds than I ever wanted to. I had to make sure that we didn’t even pass the electronics department because he has been known to get lost looking at TVs and we aren’t anywhere near needing a new one.
Leo, so focused on what was on sale in the men’s department that he didn’t even know I was taking the picture:
Picking out the perfect garbage can:
Up this week: Volleyball game, volleyball practice, basketball practices, baseball practices, dance classes and a teen that will be home every day at 2:30 ready to eat dinner.
What about you? How was your weekend? Any big plans this week?