Saturday evening we celebrated Isaac's 13th birthday. We met at a small Chinese restaurant for dinner.
I tried using my new selfie stick, but we would have had to make everybody move, so Isaac just took the photo instead.
Then we went back to their house for dessert and gifts.
The theme for this birthday ( you may recall there is always a theme!) was Oregon Ducks. If you ask him why he likes the Ducks so much, he will say that he got interested in them because of their former quarterback, Marcus Mariota, who was drafted into the NFL as the 2nd pick overall by the Tennessee Titans. And he likes their uniforms, and ducks, and "just because". Of course there are family connections to Oregon as well.
Compared to some of the elaborate themed birthday cakes Jill had made, she said she got off easy on this one.
Happy Birthday to you, Isaac. My grandson is now a teenager!
Sunday morning was another big occasion.
I was geared up and ready for some football at 10:00, as the Seahawks played the Minnesota Vikings in the "Frigid Bowl", the wild card round of the NFL playoffs, in -7 degree weather. I understand it did warm up to zero by the time the game was over.
It was a crazy game, with the Seahawks defense holding the Vikings to only field goals, and the Seahawks shut down until the 4th quarter, when they quickly scored a touchdown and a field goal to take the lead 10-9. And then they couldn't do any more and the Vikings took the ball down the field to kick the winning field goal with 23 seconds to go, and they missed! We still can't believe it!
Seahawks win! And on we go to the next round, which will be warmer, in Charlotte, NC.
Sunday afternoon we needed to go for a walk, for exercise, and to just walk off that game. We went to the Des Moines Creek Trail.
We walked four and a half miles and ended our walk on the pier.
The Mountain was out over the Des Moines Marina.
Tom found a squid fisherman to talk to.
It was getting late in the afternoon, the Golden Hour.
Back at home, I turned on the Golden Globes, but didn't watch very closely. I really don't know most of the movies and shows and actors they were honoring anymore. I will go see some of the movies. Most of the TV shows are cable channels we don't get.
We ended the day with three TV shows we really like, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife, and of course, Downton Abbey.
It was a good weekend!