This year and those to follow, Eamon & Aine will receive an ornament. The ornament will reflect their interests, ideas or thoughts at the time.
Eamon - this year he received tractor. Eamon LOVES machines. He enjoys riding around in the car spotting farm equipment, construction vehicles and cranes. He has been able to identify various types for a long time. Whenever we go to Home Depot or the like, Eamon spends a long time riding the tractors. He really enjoys visiting his Uncle Jim and actually riding on a John Deere. The only thing better than tractors to Eamon is trains.
Aine - this year, she received a butterfly. Aine loves nature. When we went to the Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Gardens, she was in awe. She would jump up and down and gigle in glee. She crouched down and studied the butterflys. One even climbed onto her shirt and then her shoe. We have visited the pavilion a few times to give her more opportunities to visit the butterflies. Now she will spot them on our walks as well as in our yard.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Last night we attended the Gilbert Holiday celebration. We missed the tree lighting, but we were able to ttend the concert. The kids loved it. Aine danced, twirled and ran around the grass. Eamon rolled down the hill, ran, and hugged Rudolph. It was a great evening.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
We spent several hours today at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden. It was delightful. We had our faces painted. Eamon chose Thomas, Aine wanted a snowperson, and I received a snowflake. Eamon & Aine loved running around the gardens and playing in the treehouses. I highly recommend this place as a beautiful spot to stroll and play. We forgot the camera, so these are the best photos we have.
Yesterday we attended the Plano Christmas Parade. The kids loved it. We enjoyed listening to the marching bands and shouting "Happy Holidays" to everyone. Eamon especially liked the fact that the parade participants handed out candy. It was incredibly cold, so we were all bundled up in our hats, mittens and blankets. Santa rounded out the parade to the delight of Ashlyn, Eamon, Aine & Rachel.