Monday, April 28, 2014

Aoife's 5th Birthday!!

 Monday was Aoife's 5th Birthday!!!  It was a Monday so we opened presents before school!  She couldn't wait to for Daddy to come home from PT so she opened one present right when she came downstairs!  It was Crackle - the dragon from Sophia!  After that, we had birthday pancakes and then opened the rest of the presents when Daddy got from PT.  Aoife was so happy to get so many beautiful presents from our families!  I met Aoife at school with rice crispie treats for her class instead of cupcakes and after that we stayed at school to have lunch with Aidan and Emmy.  It turned out that the kids were dismissed early because of impending bad weather (that never materialized) but we all got to spend a fun afternoon together!  After dinner, we had chocolate birthday cake and then played outside with the bubbles that Grama sent! 
Happy Birthday Aoife!!

 A Zarina costume!!
 Baby peapod for her backpack!

 Aoife at school with Bonnie:

 Photobomb by Pascal!!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Aoife's Birthday Party!!

 On Saturday we had Aoife's birthday party at a local gymnastics gym. The kids had the BEST time and even the adults enjoyed themselves!!  The kids got to play for half an hour, eat/presents for half an hour and then play again for another 30 minutes.  They were all totally exhausted and sweaty at the end!  Afterwards we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner and Aoife was super excited to get the entire restaurant to sing to her!!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Clydesdales at Lucas

Aidan and Aoife got to see the Clydesdales that came to their school today (Emmy was on a field trip).  The horses were huge and they got to go on a hay ride with two of them!  Pretty cool!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Visit from Michelle Obama and Jill Biden

 We had something VERY exciting happen here yesterday!!  Dr. Jill Biden and Michelle Obama visited Fort Campbell to talk to soldiers and spouses about their initiative to help with employment and transitions.  After the big speech, they came over to where we were and had about 30 minutes where we got to listen to them make a short speech and then we got to actually talk to them and shake hands (get hugs!!!).  It was so cool!  They were both so warm and genuine!  It was such a treat!! 

Here Maria McConville introduces the First and Second Ladies:

 Meeting Jill Biden!

 Meeting Michelle Obama!
 A group shot of our table - it's so blurry but you get the idea!  Could I be smiling any more ear to ear???
 Picking up Declan and Aoife at hourly care where they spent the day - we are so lucky to have such a great resource!!