Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Otherwise Declan is doing great! He's 17 pounds and sleeping 12 hours at night about half the time and waking up once the other half of the time. Not so bad for such a big and active baby! He's eating cereal, sweet potatoes, avocado and bananas and loving it all! He even takes a bottle when he goes to hourly care once or twice a week for a few hours so he doesn't have to come to work with me. He's on the verge of sitting up and pushes up on his hands when he's on his belly. I think he'll be crawling in no time!! He continues to be the sweetest baby on the planet and is super smiley to anyone and everyone who looks at him. He is so much fun and the perfect final piece to our family!
I wanted to make sure we got a picture of everyone together before Brendan left. Declan has been around for 5 months and we didn't have a picture with everyone - that's how you KNOW things have been crazy! We used the timer and this was the first try - a miracle to say the least!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Today Aidan had his first reconciliation so we spent the first half of the day at church and then we went to the park in the afternoon. Brendan is determined that Emmy will learn to ride her bike before he goes - so they practiced and practiced and practiced. She is getting better but still doesn't have it. I'm sure she will be riding by the end of the week!! Aidan is getting really good with his rollerblades - he's having so much fun with them!!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Aoife is in both the Tuesday/Thursday class and the Monday/Wednesday/Friday class at school. This means that when a holiday comes around she gets to go to TWO parties! Brendan went to the Wednesday version and I went to the Thursday version. I was really surprised that there was only one other mom - maybe the others have little ones that they can't bring. Here is Aoife enjoying herself and then playing on the computer once she was done with her snack. She has started writing her own nametag and it is adorable!!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The deployment is really coming up quickly now and we are trying to spend as much time as possible together. Yesterday we went to the park to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather before the rain hit today. It was great to be outside and get some fresh air!!
Friday, February 8, 2013
Aoife is Declan's biggest fan! We had a bit of a rocky start what with her trying to smother him and seeing just how far those little fingers could bend before he cried. Things are much better now - he has grown quickly so as to protect himself and now I'm just a tiny bit less fearful of what she will do to him. That being said - she LOVES him and could spend hours just sitting next to him singing and holding his hand. It really is the cutest thing!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Mimi and Big Dan came to visit us this weekend! We had a great time. They stayed in a hotel with a pool and the first night Aidan stayed with them and the second night the girls stayed with them. We all went in the afternoon the second day and swam and then went to dinner. Fun times!!!
Here is a picture of Declan that I took over the weekend - he's 4 1/2 months already!!! I can't believe how big he is getting - makes me happy and sad at the same time!