Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas morning 2012

The kids had another great Christmas! Here is the crew heading down to check out what Santa left them. Everyone was very happy with what Santa left, but the biggest hit was the tent that he left for Sullivan. That kept all the kids entertained the whole day.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Reilly is sick, not tired.

Reilly is sick today and missed the Halloween carnival in our
neighborhood. He was not too upset, but tried so hard to stay awake
for his mother and sister to come home and bring him candy. Eventually
he asked that I come sit with him and it was all over after that.
As I sit here with Reilly on my lap and watch Sullivan run around, I
just hope Sullivan doesn't get into anything and make me wake Reilly.

Hope you feel better tomorrow big guy!

G and Pop- Soccer and Pumpkin fans

G and Pop rode into town on their white horse in their white Camry to see Hannah and Reilly play in their soccer games, then they came to the pumpkin patch with us.  We all had a great time with them and were sorry to see them go.  We hope to get to see them at Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

At the pumpkin patch!

We had our annual trip to the pumpkin patch this year.  As always the kids had a great time, even if they didn't pose well for the pictures.  Here are some of the best pictures from the trip to the patch!

Hannah's soccer season

Hannah has been playing soccer on an all girls team this year, it is the first season where the girls and boys are separated.  She has been playing very well, and has shown a lot of improvement over the course of the season.  She almost did play this season because she said she didn't like to play.  When Mom asked why she didn't like to play, Mom had to really questions her to answer.  Mom finally got to the bottom of the problem...  Hannah didn't like the socks she had to wear last season.  Wow, to think, the world would not have known Hannah's soccer skills if Mom had not figured out the sock issue. 

Hannah fights for the ball.  Some girls in this league will elbow and push you out of the way to get to the ball, but it is not in a mean way.  The refs do not yet call any penalties for fighting for the ball.
 Hannah is ready to chase down the kick-off.
 The ref was clearly incorrect on the call.
 At this level they do not have a goalie, so the girls take turns playing fullback.  Hannah has gotten pretty good at fullback, but the league/coaches try to rotate the players into all of the positions.
Hannah's pigtails fly all over the place during the games.
Hannah's team is fully of really great girls. Lilly's (Second from the left) brother plays on Reilly's team.

Reilly's soccer season

Reilly played on his first soccer team this season.  He really enjoyed it, but he will need to work on it a bit.  He knows that he needs to run after the ball, but when he gets there he watches the other players kick it and score on Reilly's goal.
 Reilly and his first soccer team!
 Reilly with his "Yo Adrienne" face (from the movie Rocky for those of you too young to remember).
 Look at that form!  He probably should celebrate before he scores.
"These 15 minute quarters are killing me."  It is funny to watch the kids at this age play their games.  It is hard to tell if they like playing in the game or sitting on the sideline more.

The Skeleton, Old Man, The Good Vampire- Halloween 2012

The Skeleton, Old Man, The Good Vampire.  They are awesome kids and love each other very much.  We can't say enough about them.  They are very excited about Halloween next week. - Daddy

Sullivan The Old Man

Here is one more of Sullivan.  He is quite the character lately. He is also quite the ladies man, old ladies that is.

Who is ready for Halloween?

Sullivan, Reilly, and Hannah are ready for Halloween, are you?  This Little Old Man is ready, that is pretty obvious. -Daddy

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sullivan 18 month stats

Weight - 23 lbs 6 oz. (17%)
Height - 31 inches (15%)
Head - 48.5 cm (70%)

Sullivan is continuing to grow--slowly but surely.  He is still turned around backward in his bucket seat.  I think this is the longest any of them have stayed backward-- in a bucket seat no less! The good news he's backwards facing his brother and sister so they keep him entertained. He is a happy little fella as long as he gets his way.  He wants to walk E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E!  He thinks he's as big as his siblings.  He is still allergic to milk and eggs which is a pain!  On top of that he's a picky eater.  I continue to try new things with him.  As with the other ones I have faith that he will come around to eat more of a variety of foods.  He's a very verbal child.  Words:

SheeShee - sissy
I-E - Reilly
Ma (in a New Jersey accent) - Mom
Ma - More (this one gets confusing)
Dad - Dad
Buck-Ulll - Buckle
Tuuuuucck - Stuck (he uses this for everything - when he can't do what he wants to do)
Muck - Milk
Eat - Eat
Baw - Ball
Bobbies - Poopies
Cheeeese - Please
 BB - baby
Boppa - Papa
G - G
Bop - Pop

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Our little patriot

This is Reilly being the Statue of "Liturgy". God love him.

Thursday, October 04, 2012


Look who I just found in the pantry eating marshmallows!!

Monday, October 01, 2012

You better recognize

Every night Andrew asks Hannah and Reilly to tell him 2 things they
learned at school that day. Tonight Hannah's answer was that she
learned about meta cognition. Andrew corrected her and said "no, you
mean recognition". Emphatically Hannah said "no, Dad, I learned about
meta cognition." Like a ping pong ball, they went back and forth about
recognition and meta cognition. Andrew told her meta cognition was not
a word. Thanks to Wikipedia, Hannah was proven to be correct in her
learning about meta cognition. Now I ask you, do you know what it
means? Holy cow, this is First Grade!! We're in trouble!

Sent from my iPad

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Wednesday

From the cutest little 17 month old I know!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I have to say my first grader's hand writing is better than mine! Go Hannah!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hannah loses her 3rd tooth, with a little help from Mom

Hannah lost her third tooth the other night (with a little help from Mom), here is the video to prove it.
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Hannah lost something

Hannah lost her third tooth a couple nights ago.  She showed us it was loose before dinner and she wiggled it all night before she went to bed.  At bedtime she tried to pull it out, but it wasn’t quite ready.  After about 20 minutes in bed, she came back down stairs saying it was ready to come out.  Mom wrapped the tooth with dental floss and yanked it out.  Hannah was so happy, but you could tell it hurt a little bit.  But thought of the tooth fair’s visit that night helped.
Soon after Mom took Hannah to the dentist for a regular check-up, and the dentist said “It is getting a little crowded in there, you might want to consider going to the orthodontist”.  What Daddy heard was “Hey, you better start saving some money, this tooth situation is going to cost you.”

Reilly getting big!

Reilly has gotten big, really big, recently.  He is no longer the little guy who follows his big sister around, he does his own thing more often now.  One of the things he likes to do is play hockey, with one of Dad’s old hockey gloves.  He sometimes plays with Hannah, and sometimes with Daddy.  

He very much likes riding his bike, so much so that recently his training wheels blew out while he was riding.  We now have to decide to put training wheels back on or let him learn to ride without them…

Follow the leader...

Lately all three kids have been hanging out in the cul-de-sac riding bicycles and walking behind a walker (Sullivan only).  It is fun to watch them circle for hours; they really have a good time playing together.  It has been only recent that we let Sullivan walk behind his walker with the kids.  It makes a terrible noise, plastic wheels on rocky road, but Sullivan loves trying to be big like his brother and sister.

Just the boys...

After Hannah got on the bus for her first day of 1st Grade, it was just the boys left at home.  Reilly and Sullivan have been playing together at home without Hannah during the day.  Reilly loves pushing Sullivan in his stroller, but not really uphill back to the house.

Hannah's so big... Reilly too

Hannah took a minute to pose for her first day of First Grade.  Reilly hammed it up too.

Hannah is in first grade!

Another school year has started for Hannah, and this year she is in the first grade.  Everyone made the trip to the bus stop at 7:15AM on her first day of school.  Reilly woke up when Hannah did, and Sullivan didn’t want to be left out either. Everyone had fun at the bus stop, although Sullivan was a bit sleepy.  Hannah’s best friend Evan is at the same bus stop and Hannah and Evan re-created their “backpack pictures” from last year when they rode the bus for the first time.  Hannah told Daddy later that Evan is her boyfriend… Wow.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sullivan's 15 month stats

Sullivan continues to make us laugh.  He is such a happy baby.. always smiling, laughing, pretending to be a big(ger) kid than he is!  He is not yet walking...although taking steps and getting around just fine without walking.  He goes so fast on his little walker, that I think actually walking would be a setback for him!  Today he is 16 months and I'm just now posting his 15 month stats.  Oops!

Weight - 20 lbs 2 oz (6%)
Height - 30 1/4 in (24%)
Head - 47.6 cm (63%) 

This is a picture of him from the other day.  He is such a ham!

Hannah's 7 Year Stats

First of all, I can't believe my baby girl is 7(as of July 1)!!!!  Where has the time gone?  She is a beautiful, kind, sweet hearted, feisty, sometimes sassy, always fun, little big girl.

Weight - 50 lbs (45%)
Height - 45 3/4 in (12%)  (I'm not sure why they couldn't give the girl a break on the 1/4 inch!!)
BMI - 17 (75%)

Here's a pic of her from the other day. She's pointing to show that her training wheels are off!