70 Degrees in February!

We really needed this! We had a sunny, happy (barefoot!) day on the playground.

Biggest smiles

Such a happy time


A Long Process

We decided about half a year ago to move Eamon up to a queen-size bed as soon as a good opportunity arose. His room will also remain the guest room hence the queen size.
I watched craigslist and Facebook and a good queen set came up in January. It was great getting two chests of drawers and a nightstand for our growing boy.
We ordered a mattress set from Overstock mid-January but they sent us the wrong box spring! We needed a split for our shallow stairway. It took a month of to-ing and fro-ing, waiting for deliveries that never happened, you name it – every possible mistake – before we finally canceled the order and got them to pick up the huge mattress that had been sitting in our living room for an entire month, waiting for a box spring. I went to Mattress Firm for their President’s Day Sale and was so much happier with the easy process!!!

Testing out the aerodynamics

The boys love it

Long Day at the Arena

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!

Some Time in Salem

I had an allergist appointment in Salem because my hands are still in tatters. I love to visit the Peabody Essex Museum. There was a small Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit and then Eamon and I enjoyed exploring the hands-on station.

Make your own crazy animal (with funky magnetic pieces)


Three Monkeys

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…

Bomb Cyclone

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

A White Christmas

‘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!