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

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Dave Hickok Method of Babysitting

The other day, I bought a few new storage containers to try to make more space in our house. Mairead, of course, thought they were toys and wanted to play in them. They came in handy last night when Dave babysat Connor while Connor's mom, Jaime, and I went to dinner with our friends to celebrate our friend Jenn's engagement (congrats, Jenn!). Mairead and Connor fit nicely into the container, and this made it easy for Dave to keep tabs on both of them! Luckily, I bought three of them, so we have one for Mairead and one for each of the boys!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Thanks to Grandma for the sled- and thanks to Daddy for doing the hard work!

Today it was not too cold when Dave and Mairead got home from school, so we were able to take her out in the yard for a few minutes to ride in her sled. She was a little unsure of things at first, and she definitely did NOT like walking in the snow, but she loved it when Daddy made the sled go really fast!

In this second video, you can hear her laughing if you turn up your sound a bit. The video was not taken with our good camera, so it's a little tough to hear. But she was having a great time. I think she was saying the word 'again,' but I'm not sure. Poor Dave really got a workout!