Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Aoife Grace Cullinan

She's here! Aoife (pronounced EE-FA) (Gaelic for Eve) was born on April 28th at 4:43 in the morning. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz and is 21 inches long. She is doing great - eating and sleeping lots! She is a calm baby so far and looks like both Aidan and Emmy. Here are a few pictures from the big day!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The National Cathedral

This morning we went to the National Cathedral. I have been wanting to go for a while and I figured we better do it now or maybe it wouldn't happen! It was actually HOT which was a little weird since we haven't had a very warm spring. It seemed to go from 50 and rainy to 90 and sunny in one day.
The Cathedral is gorgeous and there are some beautiful gardens. We didn't get to see everything so I hope we get to go back but it is a bit of a hike from our house!

Outside the Cathedral:Side View from the Bishop's Garden:Inside:Playing in the Bishop's Garden:Fish Pond - Emmy's still talking about the fish!Gazebo:All of us - I am soooo fat I can't believe I'm even posting this picture!

Friday, April 24, 2009

More Disney Pictures

Here are some more pictures of the boys at Disney World - so much fun!!!It looks like the sun was a little bright!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Boys are Back

Aidan and Brendan got back late last night from Disney. They had a great time and did tons at the parks. I think the highlight of the trip was "Star Tours". Aidan got chosen to go up on stage, do Jedi training and fight Darth Vader. From the pictures he seemed to take the entire thing very seriously but when he was telling me about it he said, "That Darth Vader was nice, I think. He let us jack him up." I wish I had been there but at least Brendan got tons of great pictures!!
Here's Aidan before the show - he is tired already - it's only day 2! Brendan said that he just wasn't happy - but that all was about to change!Taking the entire Jedi experience very seriously - despite the puppy face paint!Aidan is right in the middle of this picture - the one with the hood on:Being trained in the ways of the Jedi (Aidan is in the middle - hood up):Fighting Darth Vader:I believe this is afterwards - on a speeder bike:More pictures are coming - I have to wait to get the rest of them off of Brendan's camera!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Girl Time

Brendan and Aidan left for Disney World yesterday - actually today but the flight was so early that they stayed in a hotel last night. Aidan really needed some Daddy time. All the traveling and long hours that Brendan works are especially hard on Aidan so we thought this would be a great opportunity for them to spend some time together - plus Disney is giving great deals to military families so it was almost silly not to take advantage of it!
Another plus is that Emmy and I get to spend some good quality time together! We went over to Mt. Vernon this morning because the weather was cloudy and warm - perfect! We saw lots of flowers, horses, sheep and lambs, bulls, cows, chickens, roosters, and even a pig - she was in heaven! Even better than that - she told me when she needed to go to the bathroom and we had no accidents! It is so nice to not have to worry as much!

Friday, April 17, 2009

More Emmy

Since Aidan won't sit still for more than 7 seconds I only got pictures of Emmy today at the River Farm. Here she is enjoying some Triscuits, strangling a daffodil, and wearing her new hat:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Walking by the River

My parents were here for the Easter weekend and we went walking by the Potomac one afternoon. The hope was that we were going to be able to feed the ducks all of the bread that I had saved in the freezer. We had a good time throwing bread at the ducks but they were less than interested - I've never seen a bird pass up the opportunity to eat - Emmy was very disappointed!