Friday, February 28, 2014

Declan and the Trampoline

 Declan loves the trampoline - now. When he first got on, all he would do was sit like this in a little ball and not move at all!  He eventually warmed up to it and even bounced a little.  He is seriously the cutest thing!!


Aidan is playing another season of basketball.  He's playing with the 4th and 5th graders and totally fits in!  He's getting a lot stronger and more aggressive!  I'm so proud of him - it's not easy being the youngest kid on the team!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Declan at Chick-Fil-A

We had another morning of car drop off - hopefully it is fixed for GOOD now!  Brendan and I took Declan over to Chick-Fil-A to play after breakfast.  He had a blast and got to play in an empty play area! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Aoife LOVES Spinach

What a funny little girl!  She loves spinach!  I caught her eating mouthfuls of it out of the fridge! 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Emmy Learns to Ride a Bike!

 Emmy FINALLY learned to ride a bike today and now she is all over the place!  Everyone got new bikes that fit them since they have grown a ton over the winter and now they are zooming all over the street!  Aidan and Emmy are even going for bike rides together in the neighborhood!  I'm really proud of Emmy.  I think she was determined to NEVER learn to ride a bike but Brendan is even more stubborn than she is and he wasn't about to give up this time!  Now she is so happy to ride around!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Morning with Declan and Aoife

We had to take the car in to be serviced because someone (Aoife) broke one of the seatbelts in the back seat.  After we dropped the car off, we were over on the other side of town anyway and we decided to stop for a snack at the local German bakery.  It's fun - yummy food and a play corner for the kids!  We spent the whole morning and had a really nice, relaxing time!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Aidan's Birthday Dinner

Here are some fun pictures from Aidan's birthday dinner at the Rainforest Cafe!
 watching the fishies!

 adorable hats:
 Aoife bonking her elbow

 birthday cake!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Aidan's 9th Birthday!!

Aidan turned 9 today!!!  It's hard to imagine that only 9 years ago we had zero kids and now we have four amazing kiddos.  It makes me so happy!!!  We started the day off with presents and had homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  I had never made them before but they were really easy - I used this recipe.  I made the dough and rolled them the night before and then took them out to raise and bake in the morning.  They actually took a lot longer to warm up and rise in the morning than I thought they would but they ended up sooooo good!  We hung out, had a fun day, had chocolate birthday cake after dinner and then spent the next day at Opry Mills Resort in Nashville and stayed overnight.  We got to swim in the pool and have a fun dinner at Rainforest Cafe.  It was a fun weekend getaway!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day with Emmy's Class

 Emmy's class had a little Valentine's party at the end of school and I got to go in and spend a little time with them!  They are super cute -I just love first grade!!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

February snow

We got snow the day to welcome Brendan home!  Good thing it didn't interfere with Aidan's basketball game!!