Papa has gone to a meeting in the Canary Islands so I have realized my true calling as a hockey mom. I brought the boys to practice (including photo day) and yesterday morning bright and early I finally got to see one of Conor’s cross-ice Mites games. I counted six goals and got some on video.
Watch as Conor moves from left to right and scores his fifth goal.
Turn on the sound to see him declare “Not in my house” after scoring his sixth goal.
We went to game 2 of the season against the Colorado Avalanche with a group from school.
Nap time on Columbus Day
Watching the game
Awesome family outing
Despite a very mild, warm September and October, there are still many small signs that the season is changing. We are back to lots of sports activities and can be found running around various places all week long.
Eoin is a totally different child in soccer this season
Waiting for Conor to get out of the shower at swimming
Watching Eoin at hockey
Conor is now in instructional cross-ice mites
It was definitely high time we picked up a pumpkin
Time to spookify
Immediately once Papa got home we tried to squeeze in as much of summer with him as possible. We used the library pass for a free morning of kayaking on Spot Pond. It was great fun, and Eamon’s first time, and our first time bringing the fishing rods, and also our first time taking two kayaks because they didn’t have the extra large canoes any more.
I tried to keep us all busy during the summer, especially when Papa had a long trip to Korea in July. We had some great playdates with friends.
I’m not sure how, but we had the playground to ourselves at Stone Zoo with Mark
We went to Chuck E Cheese for the first time ever with Alex
The sandlot league kept us busy
We had the Hall Memorial Pool to ourselves on a cloudy morning
Of course with three boys an empty playground still feels overrun…
We hiked into Breakheart Reservation for a swim and a picnic
Eamon went down a tunnel slide for the first time
We had a movie night with friends
Our excursion for coffee included a playground, a library, and a bakery
And then Daddy came home bearing gifts
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!
Now on to Summer Sandlot Series!
Good job Conor!
My children have a tendency to be rather soul-destroying in their relentlessness to get what they want. Hence, the calling to go to Wally’s Clubhouse starts before we’ve even sniffed a hot dog and continues until it opens in the 3rd. I insist on seeing every Red Sox player at bat and then I usually cave in a crumpled heap.
Wally’s new friend Tilly
We tried the Virtual Reality Home Run Derby for the first time. A blast, and Conor had some 500+ hits!
All eyes actually focus on the game once they have had a chance to play!