Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

 Happy Halloween!!  This year we had Aidan as a Ninja, Emmy as a witch - minus the annoying hat, and Aoife as a "Bat-erina".  All of the kids picked out their own costumes and were SOOOOOO excited to go trick or treating!!  Brendan and Mimi took them and I stayed home with Declan.  It was really cold and I didn't want to take him out if I didn't have to.  I enjoyed giving out candy!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Declan at 1 month

 Declan is 1 month old now!  He has started smiling on purpose which is so sweet and makes the other kids love him even more!  He's losing more and more hair by the day and if he's anything like Aidan, he won't have it back until he's 2.  He has Aidan and Emmy's blue eyes and Aoife's coloring. 
 Here's a smile and a giggle!

 Here's how Declan spends 99% of his time when Aoife is at home and they are both awake.

At the Park

 My mom was here to help out for 2 weeks but my dad had to leave on a business trip in the middle.  He came back the day before they had to leave to drive home but we got to take one last trip to the park together!  The kids love having their grandparents around.  I hope that someday we live close enough to spend more time together!!

Parent-Student Conferences

 This year instead of parent teacher conferences, the school held parent-student conferences.  The teachers put together notebooks with metrics and samples of each student's work and we sat down with our child and went through it - there were about 5 or so parent-child pairs at each time slot.  The teacher floated through the room answering questions and redirecting the students.  It was a good opportunity to see what they've been working on and what they need more work on.  The kids really liked being involved and were proud to show off how well they were doing. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Emmy and Aidan's trip to the Farm

 Emmy and Aidan had a field trip to the farm last week and Aoife, Declan, my mom and I crashed it!  We weren't the only ones with the same idea - there were lots of other moms who just happened to be there at the same time!  The kids had a great time.  We learned about how corn grows and how to remover the kernals from the cob and grind corn into animal feed.  There were also pigs, cows, goats and a duck to feed!  We also visited the corn maze and the pumpkin patch and we left with 4 pumpkins!  All around successful day - I think!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Declan at 4 weeks

Declan is doing great!  He's eating well, growing LOTS and sleeping at night from 9-4 am!!  I'm tired, of course, but at least it's not from getting up 40 times during the night!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Declan at 3 weeks and Feeding the Ducks

 Here's Declan at 3 weeks enjoying feeding the ducks!  Everyone else had an even better time and we used up all of the stale bread that we had in the house.  The ducks were really tame and came right up to the kids.  Aoife, especially, thought this was fantastic!

Declan at 2 Weeks

 Declan is so so so so cute!!  He is a super easy baby. He loves to eat and sleep and spends most of his time doing either one.  We caught him awake for a few minutes to take a couple of pictures with Emmy!

 Here is Declan doing his second favorite thing - sleeping.  It's been so nice having Gramma here.  She has been such a huge help!!

Customs House Museum

 We went to visit the Customs House Museum during Fall Break.  The trains were running so that was really fun and the kids had a great time playing with each other and all of the other kids that were there.  Declan was great and slept the entire time!