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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Red Sox Nation (October 2009)

October 2009 was a great month for us! To start, Liam attended his first Red Sox game at Fenway Park. His mother told him that he had a dentist appointment and she braved the Friday evening traffic into Boston for his first visit to Yawkey Way. When he realized that he was going to Fenway (and not the dentist), he exclaimed, "I will never forget this moment for the rest of my life!" We had great seats in the first row of the infield grandstands, and I credit my sister-in-law Diane for the tip about StubHub. A great service that made this magical evening possible for my super-special son. Be sure to view the pictures from our awesome evening in the slideshow above.

Liam receiving his Bible was another super-special event for us this month. Not only did he look exceptionally handsome in his shirt and tie, but he was exceptionally gracious when being awarded his Bible, and the sound of his steadfast, "Thank you!" to Rev. Chaloner echoed throughout the sanctuary. What a courteous and polite boy. He told me later that he was "so happy" when he got his Bible that he almost cried. Pop-Pop came for the event and that was really special for Liam. There's a nice slideshow picture of the four of us heading to church. I love that boy.

Eamon and Duke took advantage of the fine weather on October to do some yardwork. My 4 year old is not the type of person to be restrained by his size or strength. He stacks wood, rides the tractor, and evidently, he also operates the leafblower, as evidenced by the photo above. (Please note the protective earwear he is also wearing. What a kid!)

Eamon is one of the funniest boys you'll ever meet. As my husband puts it, "He's like an animated comic strip!" The boy doesn't WALK anywhere ... it's always a shuffle, a march, a dance, or a sockhop. All the world is a stage for Eamon James Welsh. Here's a little video of him doing a presentation for me on urban planning in my office. "

According to these lines, these lines are important. These lines are the city lines." For the full effect be sure your speakers are on.

Eamon also benefits from, and seeks out, a daily dose of Alpha Dog in his life. He is always in search of Duke ... and even when my husband tries to take a short break and catch up on some rest, Eamon finds him, and hangs on for dear life. Casey took the slideshow photo above of Eamon clinging to the side of the sofa while napping with his hero. Anything to be in the presence of greatness.

Like most Octobers, we closed the month out with a festive Halloween. Liam was Jason Varitek (former catcher and team captain for the Red Sox) and Eamon was a red PowerRanger. It was the oddest Halloween. Almost seventy degrees and windy to beat the band.

I'm a lucky girl to have these three boys in my life.