Thursday, April 29, 2010

Date Day

Eamon and I went to an ASU ballgame for a date.  We took the Orbit, which is the free transit bus for the city of Tempe.  Eamon read a little Star Wars while we waited.
We used Grandma and GrandDad's season tickets, so our seats were right behind home plate.

We cheered on the Devils hoping for a win.  Eamon entered the 50/50 raffle.  He also talked a bit to Sparky, the Sun Devil mascot.  He even posed for a picture with him.
We stayed until the 7th inning to find out if we won the raffle.  Alas we did not, so we headed home on the Orbit.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Milestones

Aine lost her first tooth today.  She has been certain that her teeth were loose for years - ever since her big brother had a wiggler.  Today she was pleased to find she had a wiggler that would wiggle out.  She beamed with pride.  Her wiggly work was rewarded with $2 from the tooth fairy.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Eamon turns Seven

Eamon is an amazing young boy.  He loves strongly and fights just as hard.  He reads incessantly - recently finishing the first two Star Wars novels.  His passion for all things Star Wars is consuming.  He will talk to you about battle droids, Luke, Anakin and Tatooine until your head swims...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Baseball and the Homeless

We recently attended an ASU baseball game, so Eamon and Aine are working on singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." We also have been serving meals once a month to the homeless through an organization called iHELP. Aine has taken these two events and morphed them into her own song. She now belts out, "Root, root, root for the homeless!!!" I don't think she realizes her error in the lyrics. Benton is now singing it too.

Money

Dave was giving Benton rides on his legs bouncing him up and down. Dave told Benton that he needed to pay another quarter - no rides without more money. Benton hopped down and returned with a piece of wood saying "Money." He handed it to Dave and hopped back up for another ride shouting "Again!"

Monday, April 19, 2010

Best Buds

Benton and William spent some time today on the tricycle.  Benton enjoys running after William trying to catch a ride.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Keeping the Youthful Glow

Benton and I spent the day together without the other kiddos, so we took a luxurious bath.  We started with a little clay mask inspired by his Uncle Steve.  Benton loved the mask.  He kept pointing at my green face and checking himself in the mirror.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hideouts

Eamon, Aine and Benton created their own fort in the family room today.  They continued to enhance the fort with playsilks and pillows.  They quite enjoyed their creation and were very disappointed when it was time to put the room back together.