Saturday, June 30, 2007

Bob & Wendy

GrandDad gave Eamon and Aine a box of wood, nails and a hammer. They took them right outside and started to make a frame. They couldn't forget their safety goggles.

Friday, June 22, 2007


We spotted these bees in our palo verde. It was cooler this morning, so they were huddled close to each other sleeping. It was a cool discovery.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fruit Leather

We received almost 13 pounds of apricots from an organic farm up north. They were very ripe when we received them. Aine ate them with gusto, but we still had some. We decided to make some fruit leather. The kids enjoyed the process and the result.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

You can FLY

Eamon takes ballet through the YMCA. He enjoys the class. He had a recital where his group performed to music from Peter Pan. We went to watch and had a great time.


We bought a tent from Costco. Eamon is very excited. He wants to go camping NOW. He tells us that he already has a sleeping bag (Thomas the Tank Engine). Dave granted his wish to setup the tent. The kids thought it was the coolest thing ever.

Burnt Toast

Everything tastes better when in the outdoors...

Friday, June 15, 2007


Eamon & Aine love to hide. When Dave comes home from work, they run to hide from him. Often it is in the closet, sometimes under the covers, and other times it is on the floor with faces covered. They have discovered that under the train table is a really sneaky spot to avoid detection!


We make cookies often here. Usually once a week, the kids and I make a batch. We share them with friends, took some to a new neighbor and an old neighbor. We love cookies. Today, Eamon decided he want to make sugar cookies. We made the dough, and while Aine was sleeping he selected the cookie cutters to use. Our cookies were all sea/water creatures. He and Aine had a lot of fun frosting their creations. In the end, they were quite tastey.


H: Aine, are you eating beans in my bedroom?
A: No, beans hiding in your bedroom.

A Bill

While eating grapes this morning, Eamon said he has a bill, and Aine does not.

H: You have a BIB (as he had a frog bib on).
E: No, I have a bill.
H: I don't know what you mean.
E: You know. Like pelicans.
H: Ahhhhh, I got it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

All Aboard!

Eamon recently had to mail a few of his trains back to the manufacturer. The company issued a voluntary recall due to lead paint. We packaged up James and his tender along with a cargo box. He took it to the post office and told the person at the counter what he was doing. He is eagerly awaiting his replacement trains.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

High Temperatures

With our summer heat setting in, we have been going to the park in the early morning. The kids enjoy the time outside while eating their breakfast.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Amusement Rides

Aine likes to give her babies rides on the elliptical. She tells them to hold on, because it is a fast ride.

Getting Bigger or Discovering Fashion terms

E: Mama, those pants are too small for you.
H: Why do you say that?
E: Look at the legs.
H: These are called capri pants. The legs are shorter than regular pants.
E: Why?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Keeping Clean

I am making a few aprons for the kids and as gifts. They are pretty cute. They are each different as far as pockets and embellishments. I am pleased with the look.

Next an apron for me and as a housewarming gift.

Monday, June 04, 2007


This summer, the kids have been taking swimming lessons. Eamon is in his own class, while Aine & I are in a class. Both LOVE the water. The think they are fish! Each wants Dave or me to watch their newest swimming accomplishment.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Rash Guards and the pool

Eamon and Aine have new swimming suits - rash guards to protect their skin from the sun. They asked me to fill up the pool, so they could swim. Our pool is a rubbermaid tub, but it provides a lot of enjoyment.

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Corner of my Home

I have read many blogs that have pictures of corners of their homes. It may seem odd, but it is really interesting to contemplate and see.

I decided to take a picture of my kitchen corner. It is usually a clean space. I also wanted to show off my new rug. A friend of mine made it for me.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Twirling Dress

Another Ottobre creation for Aine. I picked up the fabric at the Memorial Day sale from JoAnn's. It was clearance fabric for $1/yd. Woo Hoo! Aine loves the dress. It was easy to put together. It only took a few hours while watching the end of 24: Season 2. It has a few spots where I had woobly stitching. I will probably make it again as it is a fun dress to make and wear. It is view #16 from 3/2007.

Oh, Boss Nathan...

Eamon discovered a bit on the laws of gravity and thermal insulation on Saturday.

Twirling and Dum-Dums

Friday, June 01, 2007


Peach Picking

We headed out for some peach picking today. We each had a bag, but Aine quickly decided the peach grove was not for her. She had tripped into a prickly weed, and she was frustrated with the different buzzing insects. Eamon took his bag and picked with a vengeance. We ended up with 13 pounds.Aine fell asleep on the ride home, so Eamon helped wash our harvest. We decided to make a peach cobbler. It was delicious!