Thank you all for sharing in the lives of our three amazing children- Mairead, Jack, and Ben. We hope you visit often!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

10 Months Old- and a new game!

It may be hard to believe, but on May 29th, Mairead was 10 months old! These 10 months have been amazing and we are loving every second with her. She is so much fun and is really developing her own personality. Turning 10 months old means that turning 1 whole year old is not far away! We will be throwing a 1st birthday- belated housewarming party at our house on Saturday, August 2. We'll send out more information later, but we hope you can join us to celebrate and enjoy food, drink, friends, and our little girl!

Today, Mairead discovered another new game. The wind was blowing the curtains, so she investigated and found that they make for a great game of peek-a-boo!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hide & Seek and other new tricks

Remember when I said that Mairead is doing something new every day? Well, here are some photos of her latest tricks. For one, she likes to get into things and try to hide. It could be anything. A storage bin, for example, works well.

She is also working on feeding herself. Mostly, she just likes to play with her food, but she's getting there.

Here's more hiding... this is the bottom of her changing table. In looking at these pictures, I think it's pretty funny that every time she does something she is not supposed to do, I stop and take a picture before moving her to safety.

This one isn't really a trick, but when Connor came over this weekend, he sat in her walker and she used it to pull herself up to play with him. They are so cute together!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Mairead may look more like her dad, but she is already showing some signs that she will be a lot like her mom. She already likes baseball, for one thing. That sweatshirt is from St. Michael's College, and was mine when I was little. My dad graduated from St. Mike's just after I was born.

Then, her Grampy made pancakes in the shape of her initials. He used to do this for Maghan and all of the Monaghan kids when we were little.

Mairead loved the pancakes, and especially loved eating them all by herself.

Now that she has mastered the skill of crawling, she is ready to move on to bigger and better things, like climbing up steps.

And she loves to feed herself those little cereal puffs.

She is definitely going to be an independent person, which is both good and bad. We want her to be a strong and independent person, but we can already tell that the word 'no' is not going to be one of her favorites! Hmmm.... maybe she is actually more like her aunt... She is definitely fascinated by Jen, and she seems to have inherited her mischievous expressions. We could be in for a lot of trouble!