I’m working on a way to share videos now that picasa has met its maker. Conor is desperate for his own YouTube channel, so I have finally decided to help facilitate it. Now to find a way to temper his expectations of a million subscribers…
I love this video of Conor at bat. I truly love his swing.
If you see this post change it’s because I’m trying to find the right code to embed it, and I will add some more videos when I get free moments.
Conor took part in a baseball clinic at the Lowell Spinners. It included free tickets to that night’s game, so we decided to make a day of it in Lowell, and fill in the time between clinic and game with a trip to a park we have always wanted to check out as we pass on our way to a game.
Watching the pitcher to steal a base
Eoin looks good in the dugout
We got to play catch on the field before the game
We sure worked up an appetite for ice cream!
We had such a fun, full day: baseball clinic, Irish breakfast (for me!), splash park, National Park historic mills site, catch on the field, the game, the fun zone at the game, and running the bases at game end!
Conor helped Eamon buckle into Conor’s seat… Eamon wants so badly to be a big boy…
Pleased as punch
They both think the driver’s seat is the ONLY real place to be, however.
If you sit on your brother you can see over the dashboard
We found ourselves back at Spot Pond on a lovely lazy Sunday.
We squeaked into the Good Harbor beach parking lot after waiting an hour in traffic to get there. Yuck!
Eoin and Eamon loved the waves. It was hard to get Conor to stop playing catch on the beach!
This is classic Eoin
School is out! Summer vacation is in full swing. It’s busy busy busy, but sometimes there are calm moments…
Trying out our new beach umbrella
Figuring out how to make a rainbow
Eamon gradually warmed up to the pool
Now on to Summer Sandlot Series!
Good job Conor!
A few people had mentioned fishing at Spy Pond in recent weeks, and told us there was a playground, so we determined to check it out.
It was more urban than we are used to, and we were not convinced we would catch anything, but we were successful!
Our first catch
Eoin caught his first ever fish!
Eamon even tried his hand but he was being a punk about accepting help
Looking over to Papa and Conor
Mid-season Conor’s coach organized a parent-child baseball game. I knew I couldn’t do it, straight after surgery, but Papa was game!
Papa almost hit for the cycle
Conor had a blast and still talks about the “All Star Game” almost two months later!
We got a great Big Papi t-shirt as a Red Sox giveaway last year. I decided to try and downsize the XL so it could fit Conor. I tried to make it about a size 10, using an 8 as a model and being generous with cutting, but I neglected to be generous enough with the sleeves. I also kept it longer because I didn’t want to hem through the design.
Measuring and committing
Pinning the sleeves
I think I overcompensated the size because I didn’t want to make it too small!!!
This was a fun project. Nerve-wracking, but fun. It will fit Conor well in about a year. He wore it already, so that’s a great sign. I’m also pleased it fits me! A bit tight on the upper arms and shoulder, and a bit shoddy underarm, but I learned a lot!
The last week or two of school can get pretty crazy. There are always little concerts or showcases, crazy hair days…