Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Visit from Kris

 Laurie's boyfriend, Kris, came to visit us tonight.  He is here for work and we haven't left for vacation yet, so it worked out great!  It was nice to meet him - finally!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Aidan's first swim meet

 Since Aidan joined the swim team late, he only had a few practices before the first meet but he did great!!  He made it to the end, didn't drown and didn't come in last!!!  :)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Dinner With Friends!

 We had dinner with some great friends from our college days this weekend!  Our friends, Day and Chuck hosted us, Tracy, Betsy and Evan and all of our kids for dinner at their newly renovated house.  It was so much fun getting together - it had been almost 15 years since I had seen Day and Betsy and I hadn't seen Tracy since we lived in Alexandria (6 years ago!).  Hopefully once everyone gets back from all of their summer travels, we can get together regularly.  Everyone had a great time!!

The girls making guacamole:


 Day, Tracy, Betsy and me!
 Emmy and Brendan
 Declan and Aidan

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Aidan's First Swim Practice

 Aidan had his first swim practice today!  It was tough and he hung in there for a whole hour!  The kids pool doesn't open until 11:00 and practice starts at 10:30 so we had to wait a FULL 30 MINUTES on the pool deck.  You'd think it was a year!!  Everyone had a good time at the pool and we got a good swim in before we had to go home for lunch!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Visit from Emma

Our neighbors from Fort Campbell came to visit us for a little bit this afternoon!  It was so great to have Emma and Monica here!  I miss having friends right next door!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Air and Space Museum for Emmy's Birthday

 We visited the Air and Space Museum near Dulles on Emmy's birthday.  It was the perfect place to go so that everyone could run around in the air conditioning!!  It ended up pouring rain too - so it was even better that we were inside!!  Declan LOVES helicopters and planes so he was in heaven and the other kids loved watching Declan enjoy himself so much!  We'll have to go back again soon!

Emmy's 7th Birthday

 Emmy turned 7 today!!  She is such a sweet, smart, funny little girl!!  She is such a big help with Aoife and Declan and she is a great big sister - and little sister to Aidan!!  She has come so far since her First Birthday back in 2008!   Happy Birthday Emmy!!  Enjoy your day!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Emmy got her ears pierced!!

 Emmy got her ears pierced!  She is turning 7 in a few days and we thought that it would be a great birthday present!  She was really brave even though she was nervous.  She picked out a pair of little pink crystal earrings - perfect for her!  She is really looking forward to being able to wear new fun earrings but it's going to be a few weeks until they heal!