Igor spoke to me (very earnestly) Sunday night about how Thursday would be a busy day. After work, Croatia played Italy at 6pm. The JP Morgan Corperate Challenge started at 7:30pm. Spain played Ireland at 8:45pm. It would all flow so he could see the games and run, but he needed to be disciplined to be able to watch-run-watch as he hoped. So he reserved at table at a pub close to the start of the race and after the game, ran to the start, then ran to the finish, then watched the second game.
The kids came along (it's all about teaching them important things at a young age: soccer is important. Make complicated arrangements to be able to see the game), which meant that I spent the first half of the game trying to keep them in the restaurant without breaking anything. The second half was rescued by the restaurant staff, who brought out boxes of toys, set up a play corner for them and played with them - amazing!
|One of the many bands that played outside|
Igor raced by (I'll put in a pic our friend took of him as soon as I recieve it) while our kids were being entertained by their uncle. It was so cute to see them racing about, playing with their mini (Croatian) soccer ball. Soon afterwards, Bubba made a new friend: Charlie.
It was very relaxing to have the children playing on this blocked off street (because of the race), enjoying the longer daylight we experience in summer. Finally at 8:45 (even though it still looked like 7pm because of the light), I headed home with 3 happily tired kids. Igor, of course, had an important game to watch and a party to enjoy:)