Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Here are some pictures of the treat Aisling and I made for Al tonight:

It's a brownie burger, cake bun, and sugar cookie fries.

We also got him a game called "Ladderball". It's a lot of fun.

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

fancy footwork

I got an incredible pedicure tonight. I am so pleased with it. I decided to go with a bright red color, to celebrate summer. I even went with a stylist who was actually able to make a house call. The treatment I got from her was fantastic; she was such a conversationalist! I'd share her information with you, but she's pretty pricey. I will share my photos, however.

Aren't you jealous?

Monday, June 15, 2009

cats, and rabbits, and well, that's enough. (oh my)

Our cats are outdoor cats. I don't love the idea, but we bought them when they were about 2 years old, and they had already been outdoor cats. We tried to keep them inside, and they were miserable.

Anyhoo, they are outdoor cats. As such, they do outdoor things. One of these things is chase mice. Every spring/summer we get dead and half dead mice left for us in the backyard. When we're really lucky (and we've left a screen door open) Smokey will bring a mouse inside for us. Sometimes, if we're extremely lucky, the mouse will still be alive. Oh yes, those are the best. Who doesn't love chasing around a half dead mouse through your house. No lie, once the cat brought a mouse into our bedroom for us. We were chasing this mouse around at 5:00 in the morning. He's also brought us a couple of birds.

Yesterday.... he upped the ante. He brought in a dead baby rabbit. Oh yes, that was an adventure.
HOWEVER.... today he brought in a LIVE baby rabbit!!! I knew because I heard the screaming in the living room. What they say is correct; there is nothing like the screaming of a rabbit....

I've never picked up a rabbit carrying cat so quickly. Out the door that scoundrel went.

We shall be revisiting our screen door policy.....

and perhaps our outdoor cat policy......

I love Vermont.... I love Vermont.... I love Vermont.... I love Vermont.... I love Vermont.... I love Vermont.... I love Vermont.... I love Vermont.... I love Vermont.... I love Vermont....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Siobhan's birthday

Here are some pictures from Siobhan's birthday present from Uncle Kevin: Enjoy!
Incidentally, Uncle Kevin is awesome, and is the best Uncle ever. E.V.E.R.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I can hardly believe it, but Aisling is done with preschool! It seems like just yesterday she started! She's off to kindergarten in the fall. For some reason I am finding this harder to believe than when Connor started. I am not sure why. What I do know is that the kindergarten teachers will be very lucky to have her in their classroom. She is becoming such a helpful and friendly girl. She is pleasant so much of the time, and always seems willing to help out. I am so excited for her to start school, and so sad that my baby is growing up....

Here's a little video they did at graduation:

Here's a few pictures as well:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gratuitous Picture Upload

It's been a while since I gave you all some pictures, so here's a bunch:
Chatting on the phone with her peeps!
First pig tails!

Playing in the sand at the baseball game. They were filthy!!!
The star of the baseball game!

Waiting as patiently as a seven year old boy can!
My best four year old girl!