Sunday, November 20, 2011

Riordans in Maryland

Yesterday there was a family reunion in Maryland with some of Rich's mom's family.

Outside they had a neat bean bag game. Uncle Michael played Shea the first game.




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Emmy wanted to check out the equipment, make sure everything was on the up and up.



OR it could have been that he found a new toy.



Then he found a platform to speak from.



As is standard procedure in these things, the game quickly broke down into something totally different.


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Greeley was wearing a short dress with no leggings and it was a little chilly out. "You're going to catch cold," Uncle Michael said. "Mommy says I already have one," she replied. Uncle Michael lent her a hat to her anyway.



Soon it became less about getting the bags into the holes and more about getting the bags to hit your opponent in the face.


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Uncle Michael went to the other side of the yard - and, as usual, was followed. So we ended up playing that age-old game, "Chase Uncle Michael." Notice the frequent shots of Uncle Michael's bald pate.


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It was really cold outside, so this footage (of how the game transformed from "toss" to "war!") was taken from inside.


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Greeley in a position of power.


Further out in the yard, Atlee discovered horseshoe pits.


Emmy was very excited with these strange new implements.

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After playing with the horseshoes at his pit for a couple of minutes, I told him that Atlee had abandoned her pit so we could go get her horseshoes.


I would just like to point out that Emerson did this himself. He picked up the heavy shoe and then positioned it over his shoulder to carry it. I have no idea why but I was very impressed.




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