Friday, December 19, 2014

Sullivan can be a ham...

Sullivan can be such a ham sometimes... He caught his Daddy taking his picture and he turned on the smiles, even if his classmate wasn't ready for her closeup.

Another Christmas Singing video (Sullivan)

Here is one more video of Sullivan from his Christmas sing at school.

Sullivan's Christmas Sing!

(Double click on the video to open it in a larger window)

Sullivan's school put on it's annual Christmas sing for his class.  Sullivan did his share of standing without singing, but he did a pretty good job participating too.  He is getting big and really trying hard to keep up with his brother and sister.  The cast is off his hand and he is ready to see his cousins and grandparents tonight!  Maybe he will sing them a song, but probably not. -Daddy

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Santa and the kids

Here is one more with Santa...  We have some great kids and I am sure Santa will reward them this year for being good (most of) this year.

Kids with Santa 2014... Unrealistic expectations

The kids enjoyed visiting Santa again this year.  Santa asked each of them to work on something, and they each got to ask Santa for a present from Christmas.  Sullivan is very excited about a bike with training wheels!, Hannah asked for chapter books, and Reilly asked for something a bit out of his range.  Reilly has been asking for an iPhone 6 Plus and a puppy.  We have explained to him that Santa will not bring him something things, and he knows that, but he asked anyway.  We will see what Santa delivers!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

The kids had fun picking out a Christmas tree this year.  As you can see they are all getting pretty big.  Sullivan recently announced that "Daddy his is favorite" (over his Mom).  Daddy is pretty thrilled about that, it was about time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Field trip

Hannah is on a third grade trip to pan for gold in Dahlonega, GA today! So fun! I'm glad she's experiencing something I did as a kid and have such fond memories! Here's a picture of her and her sweet friend!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Soccer love

To say this kid loves soccer is an understatement! Here he is celebrating a goal this weekend!

Round 2

And Sullivan has yet another broken bone:-( He broke his third metacarpal yesterday just running around the house. This marks the 2nd broken bone for him in less than a year. Headed to orthopedic doc tomorrow or Tuesday for a cast and prognosis.

Friday, October 24, 2014


And last but certainly not least-Hannah!


And my other handsome fella!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Sorry we've been slackers at posting this year!!

Here's a sweet school picture of Reilly! Such a handsome fella!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Speaking of birthdays and parties...

Sullivan had a kicking birthday party too....

Reilly and his entourage...

Guess who is six years old?

This guy!

Reilly had an awesome birthday.  His mother and father could not be prouder of him.  We even got an unsolicited email from his teacher informing us of how good he is.  That's right, a teacher said he is awesome!

Happy birthday big guy!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

No good pictures of the cousins...

Really, I did't get any good pictures of the cousins...

I think I see disdain for the camera man in this picture.

God Bless Hannah (Hannah's first communion)!

Hannah's first communion was today and she had lots of family here to support her.  Bebe, Poppa, G, Pop, Uncle Bill, Aunt Leigh, Aunt Jillian, and her cousins Cecilia, Charlie, and Winston (Sorry I didn't get good pictures of Jillian and the cousins) all came to see Hannah on her big day.  Of course, Mommy, Daddy, Reilly, and Sullivan are proud of our Hannah.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It is official... Sullivan is 3!

I think it is obvious from these pictures, Sullivan is one happy three year old!  He had a great day with a party at school, fun time at Monkey Joe's, dinner at a pizza joint (where he played video games the whole time), and opening presents.  We love our "little" guy, who isn't so little anymore. -Mommy and Daddy.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sullivan's first haircut

Sullivan had his first haircut in October (2013).  It was LONG, but Stephanie loved the curls.  Now they are all gone and he is getting big.

Digging through the archives... Pumpkin patch 2013

Sullivan MIGHT have needed a haircut, but Mom likes to hang on as long as possible.  

It is a tradition for us to go to the same pumpkin patch and get mad at each other while we try to get the ideal image of the three of them together.  It worked pretty well this year!

They do love each other, sometimes.

Kids fading out...

Back in November, at the height to college football season, Stephanie and I watched the three kids fall asleep one by one.  Who, was the first and last to fall asleep...  Reilly almost always falls asleep first.  Maybe because he plays the hardest.  Hannah was next, and after Sullivan tried several times to talk to and wake "Sissy", he passed out.  They are some great kids.  Babysitting opportunities are available!

Sullivan's cast

Soooooo, Dad has been neglecting the kids' photography needs.  I still take pictures, but due to my work schedule, not as much as I want to.  Even when I do, it takes me a while to get the pictures onto the computer and posted to the website, if at all.  Case in point, Sullivan broke his foot, healed, got back into a walking boot, then totally healed.  And NOW I am posting pictures of him in the original cast.  I cant say enough about his attitude when he was in the cast, he was still very cheerful each day.  He learned to run in it too, despite the fact that it was all the way up to his mid-thigh.  He is a great kid.

Curran, the big cousin

A couple weekends back, I had the pleasure of watching Curran, Hannah, Reilly, and Sullivan's oldest cousin, play a soccer game.  Not just a soccer game, but the Championship Game of a local tournament.  Curran played most of the second half and the team won big.  Congrats McGill-Toolen girls JV Soccer team!

Doughnuts for Dads!

 Recently, Dad got to enjoy a morning at Reilly's school.  Doughnuts for Dads, as opposed to Muffins for Moms, is the one day a year the Dads get to come into the class.  Reilly was very excited, even more so when Dad told him he could eat all the doughnuts.  We had a great time, and Reilly did a great job singing all of the songs.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Guilty Mom

Pre dentist treat (and I'm sure I'm up for a post dentist treat too!)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Poor (smart) Hannah

So today we rolled into the dentist for a routine check up. Hannah and Reilly went back to have their teeth cleaned while Sullivan and I waited in the lobby. After an hour they called me back to give me the update. Both kids were cavity free but Hannah needs some (4) extractions. Eek! Hannah has way too many teeth for her tiny little mouth (sound familiar grandparents?). So the dentist took 2 out today and will take 2 more Thursday. [I asked if they could do them all at once and they said that was too much Novocain. Hmm?] Hannah was a champ! Anyway we go back Thursday for the other 2 extractions.

Fast forward to tonight (post milkshake dinner). I decide to tell her she would have the other 2 taken Thursday. Of course she's now dreading it. I couldn't send her to the wolves again without her knowing what was going on! I promised her I would take her to see the new muppet movie if she was up to it after the dentist. She quickly declined and told me she needed a Disney Cruise. Ha! She sensed the guilt and moved in for the kill. Smart girl!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Hannah makes a funny!

At dinner last night we saw a really tall man. I'm talking probably 7' tall. Hannah said "I wonder how old he is. I bet he's tall for his age!"

Monday, February 17, 2014

At the car wash!

Still freaked out by the drive through car wash! Look at the death grip he has on his sister!

Park Day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Date night!

(And yes, that's root beer)!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sledding in Roswell!

This is our street. Not good to drive down but awesome to sled down!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rare Snow!!

A rare snowstorm hit Atlanta today while Daddy is in sunny Florida! The kids had a blast playing in the snow. We're praying for all those kids stuck in schools and people stuck for hours on end on the roads.