May. 27th, 2017 10:26 pm
A long and fun-filled somewhat Quentin-centric day! Amy took the kids to breakfast while I caught up on some mail and stuff, and took a shower; we then headed up to Sci Ctr to meet up with folks. The kids ran off to play with their friends while I headed off to frisbee golf, which was lightly attended but fun. Back to Sci Ctr after that, where I played with Q for a while before lunch, a bunch of Last Airbender stuff mostly. We then headed down to Sharples for lunch, and stopped on the way to play with a giant beach ball (eight or ten feet across maybe?), which was fun for a while, but then when some bigger kids were pushing it down Magill Walk at great speed, Q and one of the other smaller kids got knocked down, Q going lip first into the flagstones and the other little guy onto his back and smacking his head on the stones, owie owie owie. No obvious serious damage, though, so some hugs and snuggles later, we were back on the lunch track. After that, we headed over to the carnival on Mertz Lawn, which seemed smaller this year than usual, but featured cotton candy, a couple of games, a bounce house, and an inflatable bouncy giant slide, all of which the kids enjoyed. Q and I played some more there too, Bionicles this time I believe. Some folks were throwing a frisbee around, and I joined them for a while; there was then an ultimate game organized by the Class of 1997, but I was feeling tired by that point, and it was mostly younger energetic people, so I didn't join in. Q (and some other kids) found Slide Rock, and had a good time climbing up and around on it for a while. Q and I threw a frisbee back and forth ourselves a bit -- he can throw pretty well for a five year old, but his accuracy isn't good, and he sometimes likes to spin around all wildly when he trows, although it often seems to somehow go in the right direction much of the time even when he does that. I can probably catch about half his throws, I'd say. :^) He can probably only catch one in ten of mine, we're working on "head up, hands up" rather than ducking and dodging when the disc gets near him. :^) But he's getting better! And who knows, in a couple of years maybe he'll want to join a U8 team. Anyway, we played catch most of the way back to Sci Ctr, where I played spades with MyS and Jeff and Laura until dinnertime. Over to the cookout from there, where there was lots of tasty hamburgers and hot dogs and way too many s'mores. :^) I then took the kids back to the dorm for bedtime, while Amy headed over to Sci Ctr for more fun; the kids took showers (they are so big!), brushed teeth, and we read a bit of Wee Free Men, but it was late and it was a scary part, so we stopped at the end of a chapter, and read the first Blue Moose story as a nice happier antidote to Faerie and dreams and the Quin. They're now asleep, and soon me too.