My boy is getting big! He wanted a sports party again (no surprise there!) The YMCA delivered. We were delighted and everyone had a blast.
They played hockey
I had learned from my buttercream fiasco and went with my favorite texas sheet cake with Perler bead toppings
I realize now why I like knitting, cross stitch and perler beads so much. I am not a freehand crafter… It figures – I’ve always been terrible at drawing.
We really needed this! We had a sunny, happy (barefoot!) day on the playground.
Such a happy time
I love going to the zoo on a clear cold day. We usually have the run of the place and the animals can be quite alert.
Beary pleased to see you…
There’s going to be a fight over the heated rock
Totally into the microscopes
We went to Roller World on a half day from school. I loved being on roller skates again!
Eoin always got right back up again no matter how often he fell
Conor hated the skates, insisted on roller blades, and then was in heaven
On February 3 Conor had his First Reconciliation. He was nervous, but it was a lovely ceremony and he did great.
A cosy chat?
Later that day Papa and I were invited to a friend’s wedding. It was a curling-themed wedding, with some gaming thrown in. Fantastic fun, and it was wonderful for both of us to get out by ourselves.
On a recent Saturday Eamon grabbed a nap while he could. Conor had practice at 12, Eoin had practice at 3.
He woke up when they tested the buzzer for the high school game
Papa was out of town so we stayed at the arena for the high school boys game. They are having a great season!
Conor was incredibly excited to get a puck that came over the glass. I had to save the boys twice from errant pucks! Mom-of-the-year award please…
Of course, when we get home they all still haven’t had enough!
Conor’s hockey team was invited to play against another local team at Patriot Place. It was the day before the NFC Championship game so there was a nice buzz around the place.
Conor had a blast and scored 7 goals.
Soaking in the atmosphere
Bedtime has changed considerably in recent months. Eamon is hanging with the big kids, and wants to be part of story time. He gets far too riled up, but we are working on it. It makes for some super cute moments between all the wrestling, screeching and blanket pulling…
Somebody’s not sleepy…
We all thought our Christmas break was far too short so we arranged for a massive storm to form out in the Atlantic and bring a foot of snow followed by a deep freeze…….. Yay long weekends! (But seriously, not that much yay… It was too cold to even enjoy the snow!)
Not much fun mommy-a!
The drifts were pretty impressive. It felt like they were up to three feet in places
Papa went out that night to tackle the snow before the deep freeze set in. We didn’t want to see what the three feet of plowed snow at the end of the driveway was like to shift once it was an iceberg
‘Twas the night before Christmas…
And all through the house…
Not a creature was stirring…
Not even a … mouse???
The two older boys got up earrrrrrrly but were pretty good about waiting for their baby brother to wake up (it’s usually the other way around!) Once Eamon was up he figured everything out pretty quickly!
The snow that started around 7am on Christmas morning was ready for some fun!
Not great for building, but fun for sledding!
The pudding was a success!
Getting ready to smash our gingerbread house
Mum, Dad, and I finished a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle in three days
And another one three days later
It was wonderful having Mum and Dad visiting for Christmas. They were rather shocked by the extremely cold weather we were having, but we tried to keep it as cosy as possible in the house so they might forget that next time they contemplate traveling to the Northeastern United States!