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

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Beautiful Fall Day

Today brought us beautiful weather so we had to get outside and enjoy it! Today is also Mairead's BFF, Connor's first birthday-- Happy Birthday, Connor!

We spent some time in the yard and Mairead got a ride from her Daddy. We also played ball and pushed around her little walking toy. After that, we took a walk over to the soccer fields to see all of the kids. She loved it! The fields across from our house are full of people every Saturday and she just kept saying, "kids, kids" over and over. Someday, she'll be running around playing soccer, too!

The shirt she is wearing has a lion on it and says 'Leo' because that is her astrological sign. My grandfather's name was Leo, and he was a pretty amazing person, so I think it is very fitting that she has that sign.
The Irish sweater she has on was a gift from one of my students last year. Bridget asked her grandmother to make it for Mairead when the kids threw a baby shower for me. I have been waiting for her to get big enough to wear it- I love it and I thought it was so sweet of Bridget and her grandmother to do that for us.

We hope that all of you are enjoying a nice fall day, too!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Another New Word

This week, Mairead learned to say another new word, and the word is, 'clock.' It is kind of an odd word for a 14month old to choose to learn, but she has always been a girl of her own mind, and clock is what interested her, so clock is what she says.

I have the hardest time getting her to walk or talk on video because she is more interested in the camera than in doing what I want her to do, but today she was pretty cooperative. In this clip, she says, 'clock,' does her 'touchdown' pose, and is 'silly.'

In an unrelated update, we took her to the pediatrician yesterday for a pretty bad diaper rash, and learned that she is 26lbs. She is wearing mostly 24 month clothes, and is growing all the time!

I don't have any updates on the twins, so they are pretty much staus quo. We don't have another ultrasound until November 4, so it is going to be a long month of waiting to see them again! I am feeling pretty good. I still have some nausea and I am much more tired than I was with Mairead, but I suppose that is to be expected. The hardest part is that I am not supposed to lift anything, vacuum, carry laundry, etc. This may SEEM like a good thing, but it's very frustrating to want to do something and not be 'allowed.' But, I will do what I have to do to keep these little ones healthy. Thank God for my husband who has been amazing!