Thursday, May 30, 2013

Last Day of School - 2013

 Today was the last day of school.  The last few months have really gone by quickly and we are halfway to R&R!!  Aidan finished up 2nd grade, Emmy finished Kindergarten, and Aoife finished Preschool.  I can't believe they are all going to be together in the big school next year!
Emmy's class had a picnic to celebrate the last day.  It was really nice but windy! I brought our canopy and it was nice to have some shade - it would have been really hot!  After school we had our annual shaving cream fight with the Brown family.  We did it last year and it was just as fun this year although we were a bit rushed because we had to get everyone dressed and fed and off to Aidan's baseball game!

Baseball May 30

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Barsanti Field Day 2013

 Today Emmy and Aidan had their field day at school.  It was Emmy's first real field day since the PreK had their own small version of it last year.  The weather was great - warm but breezy so it wasn't as uncomfortable as it has been in years past.  I got their a little late and missed Aidan's class doing most of the fun stuff but I got to watch Emmy's class!  So much fun!!
Poor Emmy came home after field day and had a 102.6 fever!  She took a 3 hour nap and felt better but it was so weird!!
Aidan and Cale enjoying some inside time on the bouncy castles.
 Emmy and the parachute:
 Emmy running under the parachute and taking out everyone in her path
 Aubrey and Cale Brown with Aidan and Emmy

 Aubrey and Emmy
 Sack races!
 Emmy killing it in the sack race!
 tug of war


Memorial Day Weekend!

 We had a very relaxing Memorial Day weekend!  We really didn't do much of anything other than play outside.  It was great and I actually felt relaxed coming out of the weekend!! We set up the sprinkler on Saturday and then the pool slide on Sunday.  The slide has served us well over the past 2 summers but got a big rip in it on it's first outing this year.  Sad to say goodbye to it but we'll have to get another one!  They are a bit expensive but so totally worth it with the amount we use it!  We are looking forward to the last day of school on Thursday!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Declan is 8 months!

 It's incredible how quickly the past 8 months have gone!!  Declan is just the best baby!  He's cute and smiley and just makes everyone feel so good!!  He's eating baby food and starting to eat some table food!  He has 2 teeth and is sitting really well. He's not crawling yet and I'm hoping he doesn't figure it out until after vacation!

Roasting Smashmallows

 I love having our firepit!!  It's so much fun to light a little fire and roast marshmallows before bed!!  The kids get a kick out of it and since they LOVE marshmallows - who doesn't?? - it's a great dessert!  Poor little Declan just wishes so much that he could keep up with the big kids!!

Friday, May 24, 2013


 We have gotten so much use out of the trampoline that Mimi and Big Dan got us way back on our first Christmas here!!  The kids love it and any time anyone comes over they all want to jump! It's so much fun and it's great exercise!!