Friday, August 12, 2011

Please follow us!!!!!

Well, we're sorry to do this to everyone, but the time has come. For many reasons, we have decided to go ahead and change our blogging service to wordpress. Overall, I think it's going to just be easier for us to keep up, and for it to act the way we want it to act. Hopefully this won't be too big of a deal for you, but if you would, please bookmark our site, replace your feed, whatever you do, but please, please, PLEASE, follow us over to We really appreciate those of you that follow us, and would love to have you continue!!! Thanks!!!!!

The Management. ;)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer Surprise Box Day 3

Day 3 was exciting, as the girls were chomping at the bit to open their gifts, yet we somehow managed to wait until almost lunchtime!

Their Day 3 picks! All on their own, they picked different ones!

Hannah got some playdoh and the Cailyn got a lovely necklace, that matches her dress up dress perfectly!

Isaac's pick for day 3

Isaac got a Diamondback's Hat!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Surprise Box Day 2!

The girls were super excited to open their day 2 surprises! We managed to get them to wait until after breakfast (read: mom and dad have coffee) to open them.

Their picks for today

The both got pretty dress-up dresses!

Once again, Isaac was napping, so we did his later in the day.

Pretty princesses modelling their new gowns. :)

Thanks again, Granny and Papa!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More Summer Surprises

So, we had another lovely summer surprise today. A box arrived from Granny and Papa, containing a week of surprises for the kiddos! (Mom and Dad got a gift, too! Thanks!!).

Displaying the instructions. They are to open one surprise a day for the next week!

The packages they picked for the first day

We did the girls' gifts while Isaac was napping, so he chose his later. :)

Hannah got Gummy Bears!

Cailyn got Gummy Worms!

And Isaac got a new rattle! (is it just me, or does he look way older??)

Thanks to Granny and Papa for a fun way to pass the time in the last couple of weeks before school starts back! Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what surprises came our way!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer surprise

Now, I have to start off by apologizing for some lack of posting. I have some new software that I'm trying to get used to, and actually, I'm waiting on some other equipment to arrive :) So, in the mean time, I'm going to take some time to catch up on some over-due posts...

One evening a couple weeks ago, I was in charge of the kids, and to help bridge the gap to when Isaac was ready to go to bed (or perhaps the correct way to say that is that Isaac is past-ready to go to bed, but we just can't bring ourselves to put him down for the night at 4 in the afternoon. So days like that one when he boycotted his nap, much of the late afternoon is spent trying to help him bide his time...) I decided to just take the kids for a stroll up our road and kill some time. That's when our neighbor came rushing out of her house to ask if I'd seen the random patch of flowers that had popped up in the field next to hers. Since she's been there for many, many years, she knows for sure that it's been about 10 years since this particular patch of flowers had bloomed, and she was just overjoyed by it all. Amazing how the slightest event can bring us loads of pleasure, huh?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How to use a swing set...

So, at this moment, the girls are outside enjoying an absolutely gorgeous summer evening. A perfect mid-sixties evening with just a little hint of a breeze. I just finished putting Isaac to bed, and came out and heard delightful squeals...and then I saw why:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

In the paper

So, Tuesday night was the big photo exhibition. It was a great time! The Mayor came and spoke, there was a collection taken for Autism Ireland (which thankfully raised a bunch of money) and plenty of snacks and drinks. The turnout was really good! Some of our friends showed up in support, and some that couldn't sent their well wishes for us. This is the second exhibition I've been involved in now, and I was just as proud to be a part of this one as I was the last time! The most exiting part came today though: Our family was chosen to be one of the artists put in the local paper! Here's the picture of all of us!