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

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Miscellaneous July 2013

Since July was so hot, we were happy to welcome friends and family to the pool often.  So often, in fact, that the kids would wake up in the morning and ask, "Who is coming over today?"  We love having people here and the kids love having extra people to play with!  Our friends, Liam and Owen, brought these super cool water cannons.  The kids had a great time spraying each other with those. 

When you need a place to store your beers, a baby's stroller always works.

It's necessary, though, when the forecast looks like this.  Note that it was 8:27 am and already 82 degrees.
Our friends, Kacey and Maeve, stopped by one morning and Mairead gave Maeve rides around the pool.

                                                 Kacey enjoyed lounging on the float.

As many of you know, my brother was very sick at the end of July.  He contracted Legionella Pneumonia and was dangerously ill.  He was hospitalized for 11 days and it was hard on everyone in the family, particularly his wife and newborn baby.  We are incredibly grateful that he pulled through everything.  We saw Mairin a lot that week and were happy that we could do something to help.  We loved having her- we just wish the circumstances were better!  But we love seeing the kids with their cousins, and they love playing with them!

We found lots of new playgrounds to explore this summer, including 'Castle in the Clouds' in Littleton where the kids had a lot of fun.  We also spent extra time in local libraries to try to beat the heat.

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