Sunday, October 28, 2012

Owen's 6th Birthday

Ok, this post should have gone before the first day of school one.  Oh well!

 On July 30th, our spunky, sweet, outgoing, caring Owen turned 6 years old.  We celebrated by having a family party and a friend birthday.  The family party was also a housewarming party.  The friend birthday party was the next weekend.  We celebrated with  cupcakes, pinata and a slip-n-slide.  Both parties were fun.  It would have been more fun if you were able to join us!  Here are some pictures.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

First Day of School

Once again, I am behind on these posts.  For that, I apologize.  I figured that maybe people would like to see pictures from the first day of school.  The first day was eventful because Owen's bus forgot to pick him up.  I had to drive him there and he was late for his first day.  That was a little bit of a disappointment because I know he really wanted to take the bus.  On the second day of school, they switched him to a new bus which comes 12 minutes earlier.  So now we rush even more!  :)

Waiting for the bus! 
Waiting in the driveway. 

All ready to go!

Seamus's bus on its way to school!

Standing outside his school after the bus didn't come!  :(

So far, the school year has been going great!  Seamus is in preschool and Owen is half day kindergarten.  They both take the bus to school.  That leaves Meghan and I to enjoy the mornings by ourselves.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A boat, a bus and a train! All in one Day!

That pretty much sums up our day at Put-in-Bay.   The kids loved taking the ferry over to the Island.  Then we took the Island Bus into town and a train ride to see the rest of the Island.  We visited Perry's Memorial (It was closed for repairs.), the Antique Car Museum (It was the size of a barn.), the Island Winery and the fudge shop (Of course!).  Did you know that Ohio produces the third most wine in the country?  I didn't until I visited Put-in-Bay.  Maybe you should visit it too and get your own unique fact! :)

As a mom, I crinch at the food we consumed that day.  McDonalds, Pizza, Saltwater Taffy, Fudge, Wine (just Brandon and me.) and ended it with Toft's Ice Cream.  But isn't that what vacations are for??

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Great Wolf Lodge

For the start of our Sandusky vacation, we took the kids to the Great Wolf Lodge!  It is a super fun hotel with an indoor water park.  We spent two whole days swimming, splashing and sliding.  Seamus still asks when we are going back there.  It was one of the highlights from our trip and a great family memory.  I don't have any pictures of us swimming because I didn't bring my camera to the pool area. I didn't want to worry about it while we were swimming.  Here are a few in our hotel room and the lobby.  The best thing about our room was the kids' bunk bed.  I will keep you posted soon on the rest of our trip.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Beating the Heat

It just isn't summer without ice cream cones.  Besides for jumping in a pool, there isn't a better way to cool off.  Isn't summer great?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mother's Day at the zoo.

We spent Mothers Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  It was a great family day.   The weather was perfect!

On a side note, Brandon did offer to take me and the kids to a Mothers Day Brunch before the zoo.  I really wasn't in the mood for that with all three kids.  He brought home donuts instead.  A much more relaxing breakfast!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Brigid's Shower!

On July 17, 2012, baby Stetson entered the world, but before that we threw a party.  We celebrated his coming with a baby shower on April 28th.  There was cake, presents, food, hugs and lots of laughs. Oh, and a full bar.  We, Irish, know how to throw a baby shower.  Enjoy the pictures from the day.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Soccer, Soccer and more Soccer!

Well, the soccer season has come and gone.  I do wish we had taken more pictures.  At least we brought our camera to the first game.  Which was a very warm 41 degrees.  During that first game, Seamus declared that he hated soccer.  I don't blame him.  I would hate it too if I had to play in that kind of weather.  But I didn't get off easy, I still had to cheer in that nonsense.  Fortunately, the rest of our games were played in relatively nice weather.

Getting warm in the van during Owen's game!

All in all it was a good season.  Owen loved soccer and was sad to see the season go.  Seamus didn't seem to care either way.  At least he tried it and only time will tell if he wants to play again!  :)