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

Friday, July 25, 2008

Animal Land

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of our activities while in New York was to visit Animal Land. It's a great place for kids where you can see all kinds of animals, ride a pony, feed the deer, and several other fun things. Dave and I took Mairead with her Grandma and cousin, Rachael, and we had a great time! Mairead wasn't afraid of any of the animals. She called the little ones, like the monkeys, 'cat,' the bigger ones, like the deer, 'dog,' and any kind of bird was a 'duck.' I think that's pretty good for less than a year old!

These videos are of us feeding the animals. The slideshow contains pictures from the rest of the day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

NY Birthday Party Slide Show

Thanks to everyone who shared a great day with us!

A Trip to Grandma and Grandpa's House

We spent the last 5 days in upstate NY visiting with Dave's family there. We stayed with Grandma and Grandpa, and really had a great time. Mairead tried all kinds of things, such as riding a (pretend) horse, walking with a walking toy, swimming and playing with her cousin, Rachel.

While we were there, Grandma and Grandpa were kind enough to help us throw a first birthday party for Mairead so that the NY family could share in her birthday without traveling to Boston. The slideshow on the next post includes some great shots of Mairead enjoying her first birthday cake, opening gifts, and meeting some of her dad's cousins for the first time. Thanks to Grandma, Grandpa, Ry, Dave, and Rachel for a great time. And thanks to everyone who spent the afternoon with us on Sunday to celebrate our little girl!

'Toby' is Rachel's horse, but she was kind enough to share with Mairead.

Rachel was such a great cousin-- she helped Mairead drink her juice!

I swear, we don't make her pose for pictures like this. She LOVES books! Before or after a nap, she will sit in her crib and 'read' whatever book is in there. She looks at each page, turns the pages, and talks to herself. Her dad and I both love reading, so I guess she is catching on early!

We also went to Animal Land as part of our trip-- I will post those pictures later. I took so many pictures this past week that I need to spread them out over a few posts!