Saturday, September 27, 2014

Football at Manassas

 The Admirals won their game in Manassas today!  It was a fun game!!  Aidan is #75
It was quite a drive out their so we went to a celebratory lunch at Chipotle on the way home - yummy!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Declan's 2nd Birthday

 Declan turned 2 today!!  How is this even possible??  The time has passed so quickly.  Declan loves being outside most of all and also loves trucks, trains, cars, bikes and anything else with wheels!  He is starting to potty train and doing very well!  He loves Aidan, Emmy and Aoife and his favorite time of day is getting them off of the bus in the afternoon!!  He's a sweet little guy and I'm looking forward to the next year!!

Making his cake!
Headed to the bus stop!!

Playing after bath time!
Headed to bed with all his new stuff - happy and tired!

Saturday, September 20, 2014


A few months ago Brendan thought that it would be a fantastic idea if we signed up for the Disney Marathon together.  I was very hesitant - to say the least - and I had never run more than 2 or 3 miles in my entire life.  I was terrified of the idea of 26.2 and as I thought about it, I became more and more panicked!
I needed a plan.  Jeff Galloway is the Disney Marathon consultant and he designs all of the training programs for all of their races.  I bought into the run-walk-run method of endurance running and I haven't looked back!  Declan and I run twice during the week for 30-45 minutes and then I run without the stroller on the weekends.  I have increased my fitness and endurance boundary to a point that I NEVER thought was possible and now I'm very confident that I will be able to complete 26.2  miles at the beginning of January!  It's pretty exciting!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Football pictures!

Football pictures came back!!  Aidan looks so grown up and handsome!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back to School Night

We went to the kids' schools' back to school night tonight.  It was fun to see where they spend so much of their time and get to know their teachers a little bit more. We'll have conferences in a few weeks but for now this will have to do! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fun at the Football Game

Mimi and Big Dan came down for the weekend to watch Aidan play football!  He was so excited to have them here to watch him play!!  We all had a great time at the game - there are always snacks to be had!
 Playing outside after the game!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Arlington Admirals vs. Ft. Hunt Federals

 A win today for the Admirals!!  Aidan was proud of himself for playing well and doing his job!  It's fun to have a win!!