Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Boston Children's Museum

 What's a vacation without a stomach virus???  After our drive up and a big day on Sunday, we decided to rest on Monday and then go into the city on tuesday to visit the Children's Museum.  On Tuesday morning around 6:30 Declan work up throwing up.  He only got sick once and seemed fine, so we went to the museum anyway.  Aidan ended up throwing up about 10 minutes after we got to the museum (in the bathroom thank goodness!!) and then sat with Mimi in the cafe for the last 45 minutes of our visit.  Emmy, Aoife and Declan had a great time but Emmy ended up getting sick the next day along with Aoife.  I ended up getting it on Thursday afternoon and then Brendan got it that night.  We had planned on leaving to go back to VA on Friday morning but we ended up leaving around noon and driving halfway and then arriving home on Saturday.  It was not the most restful vacation!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Declan's Baptism

 We finally got Declan baptized!  Each child has taken longer and longer - Afghanistan and moving were part of the problem!!  We spent a week up in Massachusetts and got Declan and Clare baptized at the same time in Siobhan's church.  It was a nice private ceremony - although much bigger than Aidan's baptism when there were no other kids!  Here we had siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and more.  It was a lot more fun!  Aunt Amanda, who is Declan's godmother, flew up to be there!  We had to have a stand in for Declan's godfather and Clinton was so nice to do it!
Afterwards, we went to Siobhan's house for dinner. It was so nice to see their new house and to just enjoy spending time together!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Apple Cookies

I made these for teacher appreciation luncheon at school.  I had forgotten how much I enjoy working with royal icing!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

First Lacrosse Game

 Emmy and Aoife had their first lacrosse game today!  It was so exciting to watch them play - it's a great sport!  They had a lot of fun and their team won!
Emmy is #12 and Aoife is #1

 Emmy in goal:

 Emmy leading the team:

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Little Mermaid at Taylor Elementary

 Every year, the fourth grade puts on a musical and this year they did The Little Mermaid.  It was a lot of work - they had three casts, each made up of two classes and every kid had a part.  They made all of their sets and costumes too!  It was fun to watch everyone up on stage.  Aidan was a seagull and was in a few scenes - he said the costume was really hot!