Although there was a lot of downtime this weekend, there were some busy parts too. Saturday after a quiet morning of household chores, we went to GBN1's fifth birthday party. The Piper and his Royals were there to make things really interesting. They played Pin the Petal on the Flower - both of my GGs cheated - not quite understanding the blindfold thing. They ate sugar cookies and chocolate cake. GBN2 remained sticky for the entire party and had a nice layer of dirt stuck to her nose by the end of the party. Jesse took photos. When opening gifts, GBN1 showed genuine excitement at some gifts, fake smile at others, but my gift, she pretty much kicked across the room in disappointment. I might have rapt her on her head if it had not been so funny. Who would have thought she would not want a soccer goal and ball along with a cute soccer outfit?
After the birthday party I went with Jesse and a couple of her friends to the opera in Norman on campus. We saw the Marriage of Figaro. It was our first opera and lots of fun. We acted a bit like country bumpkins, but we were enthusiastic if nothing else. We sat high in the balcony looking down on the stage. It was difficult to read the subtitles as they flashed on a screen above the stage and watch the action on the stage. Sometimes the interpretation was a bit odd or just bad grammar, and I had to read the words over and over to get their meaning. At times the subtitles were more of a distraction than a help. The music was great and the sets were interestingly designed - they set the play in the 1930's. Figaro was played by an Australian named Flanagan. Susanna was played by a beautiful Chinese girl. The Countess was a large Black woman. And of course, Cherubino was played by a girl and seemed much to beautiful to be playing a young boy. At first the different characters seemed odd, but the music took over and the ethnicity could be ignored. We did not get home until after one AM due to the time change. Jesse took photos and posted on her blog.
Sunday was the usual church in the morning, although we were late getting there. The rest of the day was spent on chores and being lazy. The weather was gorgeous after the last few days of wind.
Today is my birthday, and we are having some friends over for supper. I have lots to do to throw my own party.