Friday, August 30, 2019

Jamestown Open House

Today Aoife and Declan got to meet their teachers at the open house at school and Aoife worked at the Lemonade Stand fundraiser. Declan is in 1st grade this year and has Mrs. K and Aoife has the same teacher that Emmy had for 5th grade! She is also in class with one of her very good friends - so that makes this year already twice as good as last year!  So far things look great! Off to a good start!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

First Scrimmage

Aidan's JV scrimmage against Landon was today. It was a beautiful day and they played really well!  It's going to be so much fun seeing them play next week!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Haircut for Declan

Oh boy! Declan hadn't had a haircut in months and he really needed one before we could go to school orientation!  He looks so dapper now!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Maryland Renaissance Festival

 Yay! Another year of fun at the Maryland Renaissance Festival! Declan got a sword to go with his shield and had a great time being a knight all day. The other kids also had a great time and we got to watch a glass blowing exhibition which was super cool!! They threw knives and axes and used crossbows.
It's a great event to go to each summer! It's a great tradition!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Starting Field Hockey

Emmy and Aoife had their first field hockey practice tonight - and it was such a beautiful night!!  I'm excited for them to have a true fall sport.  Emmy will be able to try out for the high school team next year as an 8th grader and this will give her a little bit of an introduction. They ha a great time and really seemed to like it!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

2019 Building Museum - The Lawn

Today we went to the building museum while Aidan was at football practice. It was definitely better than I thought it was going to be. I couldn't figure out exactly what would be fun about this particular exhibit but the kids really wanted to go since we go to their summer exhibit every year. It turned out to be really nice and relaxing and everyone had a great time. The lawn was perfect for rolling down and there were lots of hammocks for relaxing. We had a snack - which is always the highlight of the day! 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Big Changes in Lacrosse

Emmy and Aoife have changed lacrosse clubs. After two years with Pride Lacrosse they have found another home with Stars. The opportunity for goalie training was too good to pass up. It's going to be so much fun watching them progress!

Picnic at Mt Vernon

Gramma and Daddy Jim invited us to the neighborhood picnic at Mt Vernon this year and it was so much fun!  The evening was gorgeous - the perfect summer night!! 
The food was great and Declan had a good time running back and forth between our blanket and the food tent getting everyone drinks. We did a house tour by candlelight and a hayride around the property as the sun was setting. We even got to go in the basement of Mt Vernon which was something I had never done before and was really neat! 
I hope this becomes a summer tradition for us - it was so much fun!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Visiting the Dinos!

Uncle Tim, Megan and Grace came to visit us this weekend and we thought it was a great chance to see the new dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. The exhibit is amazing - there is so much to see and do! I feel like we barely even scratched the surface - you could spend hours looking at everything and reading all of the signs!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Goalie Camp

Aidan, Emmy and Aoife all spent this week together at Frostburg State at a lacrosse goalie camp!  It was very quiet at home without them but I think that Declan had a great time being an only child for a few days. it was definitely a long way to drive to go up and back twice in 4 days but I think that they loved it. It was Aoife's first time away for camp and it was the perfect amount of time. She also had Emmy right across the hall! 
I hope that they want to go back next summer!