Saturday, September 30, 2006


Eamon and Aine love to read. They can often be found with a book.


Aine woke up very early. Eamon started to stir and asked me sleepily, "Mama, where is my cousin Ashlyn?" I assured him that she was not here in our house; she is in Texas. Eamon rolled over and fell asleep. I think he was afraid he was missing out on playing with her.

Orange Juice

The other day Eamon & Aine were playing with two stuffed animals - Tuffy(dog) and Luffy (Panda). I asked Aine if her dog needed milk. She nodded and tried to suck on it's muzzle. Eamon piped up that his panda needed orange juice.

H: Oh, Luffy drinks orange juice?

E: I am full of orange juice.

Sunday, September 24, 2006


We made some pretzels today. The kids helped measure, mix, knead and shape.

Here is the recipe we used:

Pretzel Dough - from Mudworks

A warm, delicious yeast dough experience...


1 package yeast
1-1/2 cups warm water
1 t. salt
1 T. sugar
4 cups flour
1 egg, beaten
salt (optional)
large bowl
cookie sheet


1. measure warm water into large bowl
2. sprinkle on yeast and stir until soft
3. add salt, sugar, flour
4. mix and knead dough with hands
5. roll and twist into any desired shapes
6. place on greased cookie sheet
7. brush with beaten egg
8. sprinkle with salt (optional)
9. bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350°

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It's my job!

We stopped at the bookstore today. Eamon was looking for a book in the children's section, while Aine was sleeping in the baby carrier. I told Eamon that it was time to go checkout and that he needed to pick one book.

E: "Mama, I can't go. I am reading books. It is my job."


Aine helped her brother today with his injury. She held an ice pack to his head and patted his back. Here she is all smiles...

A Lesson in Physics

Eamon learned a lesson in physics today.

A 35 pound object moving at a high rate of speed colliding with the foot of a 190 pound stationary object ends in....

A trip to Urgent Care to get stitches/glue


We decided to paint a bit yesterday (Tuesday). I cut a potato in half to make a stamp to create pumpkins. I also figured we could make some spiders with our fingers and palms. The kids enjoyed the whole thing. The pumpkin making morphed a bit, however...

Friday, September 15, 2006


While eating a snack at Costco, Eamon noticed a man eating by himself.

He looked at the man, and said, "Excuse me are you lonely?" The man chuckled, and said no he wasn't.


E: Mama, you aren't scared because you are a big woman, right?

(Big woman=adult in Eamon's world)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Musings while falling asleep

Eamon likes to curl up beside me to fall asleep. His favorite spot is lying on my arm with his head partly in my underarm. Last night, Eamon had a few witicisms for me...

E: Mama, your armpit stinks.

E: Can I put my brain in your armpit?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Blowing Kisses

Aine now blows kisses to everyone that leaves. I also noticed that the sign for Thank-You involves a bit of kiss-blowing.

Eamon's Medley

Eamon sang this song last night while laying down to sleep.

Grandma, Grandma, sick in bed

She called the doctor
Shimmy of the feet
She'll be comin' round the mountain
She'll be driving six white horses, roll back
We'll all have cake and ice cream, yum yum
Wearing wool pajamas, itch, scratch
Grandma, grandma, sick in bed