Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet. (Well, as quiet as it can be with four extremely noisy children underfoot). We shared a great day with my dad and our best friend Julie. Food was great, company was perfect, and the day was fantastic.
Siobhan helped make pie!

Poppy and Connor at their handsomest!

Are words really needed here?

Aisling and our lovely friend Julie!

Thanksgiving is Wyatt's favorite holiday. He's ready to dig in!

Ready to eat!
(no, we still haven't painted the dining room. Are you volunteering?)

After eating, we decided to take a walk, since it was such a beautiful day!

We had a lovely day, and hope you did too. Per usual, the next day we went to get our Christmas tree. That's an adventure for another blog entry!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Aisling constantly does cartwheels around the house, and Siobhan sings. I was able to get the singing on camera. The cartwheels, not so much. Enjoy! (Oh, you should go all the way to the bottom of the blog and pause the music on the play-list down there so you can actually hear her sing)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Don't forget your mittens

Tonight Connor was excited to play the computer. Excited that is, until I reminded him that he had lost it for three days for hitting his sister. Then, suddenly he was miserable and yelling about how awful life was and how stupid he is. That didn't get him any feedback, so he went upstairs.

A few minutes later he came back downstairs with his suitcase, presumably packed. He let us know he was moving out. We said goodbye.

I reminded him that it was cold out and that he should grab a hat. He obliged, and grabbed his jacket. He then went out the door.

Curious, we went to check on him. What we saw was Connor sulking on the front porch. When he saw us, however, he bravely jumped up and started walking down the driveway yelling "I mean it. I am leaving".

"Okay" we called out. "Just keep warm".

We closed the door and went inside. Hoping he wouldn't take it too far!

A few seconds later, the door opened and he ran inside, yelling that he had been joking all along.

Yeah, he was joking. All along.

At any rate, I am glad he didn't actually go anywhere. If you want to run away from home, you probably need to live more down south. It gets cold early here!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Verb: to spread leaves all around the front yard of your grandfather.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Boston; a nice place to visit.....

The last weekend in October is always a long weekend in Vermont. We took the opportunity to head to Boston. We spent one day at the Boston museum of science, and another day to go to the Lego store, and American Girl store. It was a weekend well spent. It was nice to have some time to visit with my dad too.

First we went to the museum of Science in Boston.
Brush brush brush!
Playing with magnets:
We had discovered that there was a meeting for Lego Club members the next day at the Natick Mall, coincidentally the same mall where we were going for lunch at the American Girl Store. Score! Connor and Al hung out building things:Lego Club members also get a special t-shirt:
(obviously an exclusive club)There was also a little indoor playground in the mall.
Wyatt and dad waited while the kids played for a few minutes.
(Although this looks like a prison line up picture, I assure you it's not)
We then took everyone to the American Girl Store. Aisling had a gift card for her birthday. She was able to get her doll's ears pierced. (The things you can pay people to do these days.....) The girls were in heaven. They each got a special high chair for their dolls, as well as a special tea cup and plate.
Connor tried really hard to maintain a cool image; although I think he rather liked the can you not like three mini ice cream cones; even if you are surrounded by pink?

Wyatt was just thrilled with the whole weekend!

Siobhan and I shared a giant sundae:
You'd be surprised at how much she ate!
The girls had a blast, and I am sure they would love to go back there someday. Thankfully, we can send Connor to the Lego store!

We had a really great time. We also helped Poppy rake leaves the next day. I'll post those pictures later.

Visiting Boston makes me remember how much I love it there. However, I also remember why we left. Holy cow is there a lot of traffic, and so many people! And, everyone is in such a rush. Also, we got lost so many times. I think we went both ways on the Tobin Bridge. Ugh. I am so glad we are close enough to visit, but I'm not sure we'll ever move back!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween AKA Sugar high from now until Thanksgiving

Halloween was a blast around these parts. We found ourselves graced with the presense of Hannah Montana:
Snow White:And a wizard. Or, a dead wizard. Or, a wizard who found a wig in the basement and wanted to add it to his costume:
We (per usual) got a pretty late start out trick or treating. We went with our close friends, who (per usual) ended up waiting for us to run around like crazy getting ready.

It was insanely cold. We donned hats and mittens by the end of it. I'd say they still had a good time though!
Aisling's pumpkin rotted right through. She totally didn't care though, and carved the thing all by herself! She was such a trooper!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gum did you say?

Church today was a tad crazy. I take that back. Church today was a tad normal. We had all our four kids with us, and Aisling's best friend. The kids were totally wound up for a million reasons. Anyway, it was a challenge to make it through without attempting to sell any of them.

During communion, there is a phrase which is said: "And the peace of God which passes all understanding". This is a quiet moment. At that time, Siobhan popped her head up and shouted "Piece of gum?".

I think she was hoping for a free sample.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wyatt swinging and cracking up!

We took the kids to Boston a few weeks ago. (Pictures to follow I hope)
My favorite moment of the whole trip, though, was this one. Wyatt using the indoor swing at the Boston Museum of Science. (Turn your volume on)