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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Danny's Confirmation

Tonight, we went over to our cousins' house to celebrate Danny's confirmation.  It was nice to see everyone!  Before those pictures, though, I just have a couple from when Lily last came to visit.  How nice it is for all of the kids to be so close... Nana can play with all four of them on the swingset!
 It is really fun to watch the kids together.  Lily has SUCH a personality.  She is still calling me 'May-ya' and the boys are 'Jackandben," always one word.  She calls Mairead 'Raid' and the two girls are so sweet together.  Ben is still a little jealous.  When Lily arrived today, she was looking for me and then ran over.  Before she could get to me, Ben sat himself on my lap while glowering at her.  He's definitely my baby!

Mairead wore a new coat today and she loved it.  She gets more excited, now, about getting dressed up.  She asks to look in Nana's mirror (it is full length) and when I ask, "How do you look?" she says "Beautiful."  That's right, little girl... I hope you always think so!  The coat is from Jimmy and Jessica and it's so pretty.  I'm happy that it is just a bit big so that she can wear it longer!

Ben and Lily created a great game at Danny and Katie's-- ringing the doorbell and banging the door knocker.  Pretty exciting stuff!

Jack conned Mike into sitting and reading him several stories.  These kids get treated pretty well by their uncles and aunts!

For dinner, the boys had... cupcakes.  Eh, what are you gonna do?  They pretty much ate only the frosting, and they used forks to do that.  Whatever floats your boats, kids.

Mairead had a great time socializing.  The dress she is wearing was mine when I was younger.  I don't know if it's the dress or not, but she looked so much like me tonight!

The next few pictures were taken during The Hokey Pokey.  Mairead loves it and was very comfortable performing for everyone, which was really nice for us to see. Lily was a little confused by what was going on, but when the time came for clapping, she was thrilled.  She is really big on the clapping.

 Judy even got in on the fun!  I love moments like these because they remind me of the fun we had when I was little.  We treasure the great times we have with our family.   I hope my kids grow up with memories of fun, laughter, and all the good times we have together!