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Saturday, October 22, 2011

I Can't Keep Up!

As usual, there is just so much going on around here that it is hard to keep up with the blog.  One exciting project was when the guys (My dad, Brian, Dave, and Jimmy... and Jimmy's 'assistant,' Junior) spent a weekend re-doing the walk down to Nana's house.  It turned out to be a much more time consuming project than anticipated, but they did a great job with it!  They enlisted my cousin, Danny's, help for clean up and managed to get it all done in two days.  "Mary in the Woods" is very pleased with how things came out and the walkway is much more smooth now.

Unfortunately, Mairead had a pretty nasty cold and sinus infection two weeks ago and she was pretty much sidelined for a week.  Dave and I took the boys to 'Touch a Truck' on Saturday and they spent pretty much the entire time clinging to us.  They are in a weird 'shy phase' right now, so they didn't even want to touch or sit in the trucks.  We did eventually convince Jack to try out the fire truck.  He looks a lot like my brother in this picture.  He kept telling us, "You hafa shut the door.  I driving a fire truck now."

Today, Jimmy came by to show us his new car.  It has a removable top (t-top, maybe?) and can either have a real roof or be a convertible.  The kids loved climbing all over it. Jack made himself comfortable in the driver's seat.

Mairead is a nut.  She was rubbing her cheek on the car and saying, "Oooh, it's so smooth!"

The car is parked here, but doesn't it look like he has the wind flowing through his hair while cruising along?

These are cell-phone pictures from last week when the kids 'helped' Dave to clean up the dirt piles left from the Mary's Walk Project.  Nana is also 'helping.'

Random cute stories--As many of you know, I work from home, so I spend a lot of time at the computer. Jack has been trying to capitalize on this fact. When he wants to do something I am probably not going to allow, he points to the kitchen (where I usually work) and says, "No, Mommy. Hafa go do your work!"

I was working downstairs and Mairead was up sitting on her bed with her stuffed animals. She was reading aloud, "The Biggest Pumpkin Ever" and telling the whole story from memory.

Then, Jack cried, "Mommy! Help! I not beautiful anymore!" He had somehow gotten a thread from his shirt wrapped all around himself and he didn't like how it looked, so I had to make him 'beautiful' again.

Ben then said, "Jackie is beautiful now? Oh, thanks, Mommy!"

We had a great visit from Grandma, Aunt Ry, and Rachael today... I will save those pictures for a separate post about our day together!

NVMoM Halloween Party

We have several Halloween activities planned this year and the first was the annual Halloween Party thrown by the Mothers of Multiples group to which I belong.  Though the boys were incredibly and suprisingly resistant to wearing costumes, we were finally able to get them dressed.  Is this the cutest/saddest looking little fireman you have ever seen?

Mairead, on the other hand, was beyond excited.  She has been talking about going to this party all week and kept asking, "It's Saturday yet?"  She was an adorable dalmatian, even though the head part of her costume kept falling down... we'll have to fix that before the real thing next week.  She had a fantastic time at the party making crafts, dancing with the big kids, and looking at all the little baby twins.  We were all impressed by my friend, Renee, who had her triplet boys dressed as the three little pigs, and even decorated their wagons- one with straw, one with sticks, and one with bricks!  Their big brother was the Big Bad Wolf.  Ben pointed to one of the babies and said, "It's a pig."  He noticed the others and said, "It's a more pig!"  Even twins are impressed by triplets!

Dave's dad was a firefighter, as was my grandfather, so we think it's especially sweet and appropriate to see the boys in their fireman 'gear.'

Yeah, safe to say that we will not be using these shots as Christmas Card photos. 

Thanks to Kelly O. and the rest of the ladies who helped set up a great party!  We were all there very early this morning to get things ready for nearly 100 people, including some 60 kids!  Everything looked great and the kids had so much fun.  Happy Halloween!