Sunday, November 01, 2015

Incredible selfie

Took this on our way to save the world the Inflatable 5K we did the morning of Halloween. We got to run and bounce and climb and slide big inflatables and it was a lot of fun. Might have been nice if we had all stayed together but Eamon lived up to his costume as Dash and ran ahead - as we somehow knew he would. It didn't feel at all odd asking others if they'd seen a kid dressed like us up ahead - they knew his superpower!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

It wouldn't be Halloween without

 ... a ride on the tractor! This time we brought extra field hands for the pumpkin patch and Grandpa certainly came in handy for guarding and carrying pumpkins. Ms. Ellie proved her worth later on in the evening with carving and decorating. We're ready for Halloween now.

Sunday, October 04, 2015


Eamon's very generous auntie Kay got him an official Irish rugby jersey for his birthday this year - setting him up nicely for the World Cup happening right now, though you'd really have no idea that was happening in our neck of the woods. We've been following along thanks to RWC app which actually allows me to stay busy at whatever I need to do (painting and unpacking!). Next week is a big one (Irl v Fra) so we'll have to drop everything and watch it (bar or pay for view if we can). 

By the way, this shirt is by far Eamon's favorite right now. I don't think it even sees a drawer it goes straight from laundry to back to laundry and back again.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Free high fives

It's a bit of a gamble when you schedule something in advance and it's very likely when schedules get closer everything and anything clashes with it. This is the way it was with the Parks Half Marathon this year. No sooner had a registered when it turned out to be the same day as a triathlon himself was invited to and the kid's first fall soccer game - all starting around the same time. I do a lot of running on my own and I really wanted the support at this one event so I stood firm and my thing won out. However, had I foreseen the amount of time and physical exertion needed for all the packing and moving and cleaning and painting along with the long runs I could have taken a bit of a back seat!
 Anyway, best part of the event was High Five Hill (previously known as The Silencer) where I signed himself and Eamon up to give high fives to all the runners. They got to get up nice and early (drop me off at the start), walk through the woods and don special t-shirts and over-sized Mickey Mouse hands to give loud cheers and high fives between mile 3 and 4. I could hear them from about a half a mile away and knowing my kid would be one of them was extra special. Like really, really cool.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

10 on the 10th

Eamon started his day with a breakfast table of presents and his very own Top 10! Top 10 reasons why Eamon is Eamon. He requested ribs for dinner (and we made a trip to Outback where Ms. Ellie and Grandpa had introduced him to the best ones ever in his opinion.) and I made fox cupcakes which he got to share with his baseball team after practice the next day.

Two big high fives buddy - you've been a champion through this incredibly busy few weeks.