We had a lovely gathering for Eamon’s christening on September 18. Since everyone had a long way to travel for it we made a weekend out of it and went to Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester on Saturday, then the christening was on Sunday. Eamon had a fever close to 103, which was rather scary, but he was pretty great considering, and got over it by Monday.
I don’t know if it’s at all noticeable, but I managed to get three knits into the celebration. The crocheted blanket my Nana made me before I even had a boyfriend, the knitted vest I made for Conor for Donal and Julie’s wedding, and my Chinese silk beaded shawl that went perfectly with my new dress!
Farmor got all the boys Viking jerseys in celebration of Eamon’s christening, and the game was even on Sunday Night Football! We shed our fancy clothes and turned purple for the rest of the day!
For Labor Day weekend I resolved to try out a new beach. Papa loves to get to the beach, and our recent attempts to go to Crane Beach or Good Harbor Beach (very popular New England beaches) have resulted in us being turned back by the traffic (not enough parking). The weather was cooler, so we needn’t have worried. People don’t turn out to the beach in huge numbers here if it’s below 80- but that’s not stopping us!!!
Conor constantly asks to play baseball
Me and my boys
What a crew
Eamon absolutely loves to jump in the waves
We couldn’t resist this mini golf course on our way home. Conor got a hole-in-one on this hole!
Overall a big hit. The waves were a little too much for smaller kids, but the sand was great for sandcastles and there is plenty of parking, a playground, camping, good grill spots, even fishing on the estuary side… We could make a day or even a weekend out of it if we camped one night.
We went to a third birthday party for a girl who loves her “babies”. She also belongs to a camping family, so I thought a sleeping bag for her baby dolls would be cute. I looked at store-bought, but wasn’t satisfied. So I brought out the sewing machine!
The navy fabric was pre-quilted, the fleece was a remnant from a blanket I made.
Ready for a trip
The party was a blast. Check out this cool Olaf, out in the sunshine for too long!!!
Finally, a sunflower! Next year I will try a different trick (and earlier planting!!!) to give the flowers a better chance.
On a lovely little fishing day at Spot Pond, Conor caught his first bass!
We were at a spot my friend Karen recommended that is right beside the zoo so we pottered over there when we were done fishing.
I’m glad to see the boys haven’t grown out of this yet
It had been a very long time since we ventured into Cambridge to see Papa at work. After a lovely picnic lunch with Daddy we went to the great playground on the common.
We stayed at the playground for two hours, and I even met an old acquaintance of mine who was visiting from Ireland, just by chance! It was shocking to hear that her children were the same age as mine and were attending my old school!!! I’m surely not that old???!!!
So no-one can look over your shoulder…
Eoin can be a bit of a challenge… But he can also be the sweetest thing you encounter all day…
The Middlesex County 4H Fair always signals the end of summer for me. It was great bringing Eamon for the first time. Next year I imagine he will be interacting a whole lot more!