Reid’s Farm League Baseball Season

This spring Reid chose to play Farm League baseball. Katie encouraged me to help coaching, which was fun. It was pretty adorable, all around.

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Reid likes to play a base position.
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We played against some small opponents!
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There was much goofiness.
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Reid is catching it! (And by “it” I mean his own glove.)
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At the bat.
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Here it comes…CRACK!
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Liam didn’t play baseball, but would have liked to, so he hung around nearby with a glove.
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The team on the bench during a hitting part of the inning.
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Uh oh.
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Yay, games done! We played two games total. Practiced a bunch. Nothing lost, many skills gained. It’s impressive how much they learn in a short time.

Carnaval do Québec, 2018 – The Saint Lawrence Canoe Race

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The first stage is to race across the ice of the starting harbor, before getting out into the open river.Yes, they are pushing across the ice as it cracks underneath them.
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The second stage, after the harbor, is to paddle upstream into the oncoming bergs. They do this on side of the river with less ice, so they can get as far upstream as possible before stage 3.

Stage 3 is when they cross the solid ice floe. This youtube video gives you a sense of how intense this is.

Finally, they tag the post on the far shore, and complete stages 4-6: going back the way they came.

Here’s what the river looks like on a nice, sunny day:

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Carnaval du Québec, 2018 – Palaces

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The Châtaeu Frontenac.
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The ice palace.
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I like these geodesic blocks, but the palace is often new-age-y in a bad way.
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See what I mean? This is an interactive art thing, where you large ping-pong type balls at those windows, which light up and make a note. They are all different tones, of course, and there is ambient music and a lazer show. New age-y, in the bad way.

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