Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Best Father's Day ever?

So I had the most amazing weekend. Went to Boston with Nichole and Kerrigan, and we played hard, and had a blast. Saturday was spent at Boston Commons for the Life is Good festival. There were all kinds of events set up for children to participate in, everything from sack races to face painting. There was also a live performance by Brett Dennen, a rising star and somebody you need to check out if you haven't already. We also took part in a giant mural made of individual wooden tiles, painted by people at the festival. Each of us painted our own tile, and later saw our artwork in the mural, which was really cool. The mural is supposed to be transported somewhere, so it will be cool to see our work later on. That evening was spent poolside, where Kerrigan had an absolute blast, then over to UNO for a couple of drinks with Amelie.

Sunday we woke up to rain, and another trip to the pool with Kerrigan. When I got down to the pool she had prepared me a coffee and some art for Father's Day, which was very nice. Following some aquatic time, we went back to the room to shower and get ready for the Red Sox game. We drove right into Kenmore Square and found parking in amongst the BU buildings on a side street about two blocks away from Fenway Park. We got to the game about an hour early in hopes to catch some batting practice, but because of the rain, the field was covered with the tarp. Our seats were amazing, two rows behind the Red Sox bullpen. We got some great pictures of Papelbon, Okajima and Wakefield warming up. In between innings Kerrigan would run down to the fence and try to get the players attention with all the other kids that were sitting around us, most of which were little boys. Her second time down she actually got a ball from Hideki Okajima as he was heading into the game!! She was on cloud nine, thought that was the coolest thing, as did I! I have been to like 20 games and have never gotten a ball, what a cool moment for her, in only her third game! The game ended in the bottom of the 9th with Nick Green hitting a walk off homerun, capping off a great game. Or wait... We heard over the loudspeaker that all fathers and their families were allowed to head down to the field and walk around and get pictures after the game! Are you kidding me, wow! The three of us went down and snapped a ton of cool pictures from the field. Kerrigan even got to get her ball autographed by Wally, the Red Sox mascot. What an amazing experience for her, and the absolute best father's day I have had!

We capped off the day with a trip to Hooters for some wing action. Now let me preface this with telling you that I gave Kerrigan options, and she selected Hooters because she wanted wings. I told her all about the place, and she was completely unfazed. She didn't seem to mind, and we had a great time with some great wings.

All in all, we had the best weekend, I didn't want it to end. I had an amazing weekend with my two favorite ladies. It couldn't have been any better!