Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Birthday to us!

This year was a big birthday for Damian so we celebrated in style...

We had a great time away and are very thankful to everyone at home who helped make this possible!
We came home exhausted and ready for a vacation from our vacation!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Three Boys

Caelan's been counting. 

Actually we've all been counting trying to help Caelan with his counting.

He has no trouble at all counting to three.  (He can count higher than that but this post is about him counting to three)

Whenever Daddy, Ronan and Caelan are home, Caelan is all about counting the one, two, three boys!  In fact it's the minute that Daddy walks in the door that he starts talking about the three boys.

He's signing three on his chest. 
Three boys.
Three boys on the couch.
Three boys on one cushion of the couch.

Now he's taking it one step further.
No girls, right Dad?
This is the boys couch. 
No girls allowed!
oh my.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tooth Number Two

has arrived!

I thought it had cut through but was having a hard time getting a visual or a good feel of it.

Darcy spotted it tonight at dinner though. Definitely two!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


We were doing errands yesterday as a whole family.

I know.  Either crazy or very brave.

We came out from one store to find it snowing.

Caelan was so excited.  He talked all the way home about how he wanted to make a snowman.  We kept telling him that we'd have to wait and see if it snowed enough to make one.  He was relentless as he can be when he gets fixated on a specific idea.  Unfortunately we didn't get enough (read: any)snow accumulation to make a snowman that day but we told him that maybe if it snowed all night we might be able to in the morning.

Well, it started raining in the wee hours of morning and didn't stop.  When we woke up there wasn't any snow to be seen but plenty of tears from my little man who was so distraught over his snowman.

I told him that we could make one inside.  That we'd make a craft and build a special snowman.

I asked him to go down the hall to Mom and Dad's bathroom and to look under the sink for the cotton balls.  He headed right off.  Then promptly returned.

"Caelan do you know what cotton balls look like?"

"Umm. No." (with his finger on his lip as he contemplates this)

"They're fluffy white balls and there in a bag with blue and red on it"

"and green?"

"No, no green.  Just blue and red, maybe some white."

"and green Mom?"

"No Caelan.  No green. Blue, red and white.  It's in the cupboard under the sink."

"Ok Mom" 

Five steps down the hall from the kitchen and still many, many steps from our bathroom, Caelan calls out:

"I no find it Mom.  I no find it."

We went and found it together and made this

Friday, November 8, 2013

half birthday

Darcy and I were doing the grocery shopping recently when she drooled over some frosted cinnamon buns in the bakery section. 

Please Mom... With full on puppy dog eyes.

Being the mean mom that I am, I told her I wouldn't pay for those but that maybe we could make some soon.  Wouldn't she rather have the homemade ones, anyway?

I didn't get a very convinced look in return but she suggested that perhaps I could make them for her half birthday.

Half birthday?  Sure Darcy.  Sounds like a plan... Wait, when is your half birthday?

Well, let's count it out.  May. June, July, August, Sept, October, November. 

November 16th.

So you'll make me cinnamon rolls for my half birthday?

Yes Darcy, I will...  Don't expect any presents though!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An apple a day...

Look at these pictures I was sent today...

Yep, those are teeth marks!!
(As you can see those dang spots are still there, they're fading though)