Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cow Milky

Aine pulled out her farm animals and paired up the mamas and babies. Each baby was "getting mama's milky". Eamon joined in on the play explaining that cows have udders and that is where the calves get the milk.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Googlie Eyes

While Eamon was napping, Aine decided to construct some creations with the K'NEX. She really loved the big eyes.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Felt Landscape

I found some templates for felt activities on Wondertime magazine's website. They had cut-outs for all types of paper and felt activities. We decided to try the felt landscape as well as the lunch box and farm. I made enough landscape pieces to share with the cousins, but Eamon and Aine had other ideas. Sorry, guys!

Now that's Sharp

Eamon and Ashlyn were discussing the merits of axes in the car the other day.

Eamon: An axe is sharp. Sharp as your fingernails or toenails.

Ashlyn: I'm not sure about that.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Boss Nathan the shark

Ashlyn and Eamon love swimming. They especially love when Boss Nathan "attacks" their ship as the shark, bouncing and throwing them into the water.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Emperor's Clothes

Aine enjoyed playing with her cousin, Rachel. She quipped one day, "Hers got on her naked shirt!" Rachel had taken off her shirt, and Aine wanted to make sure everyone was aware.

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Last night Eamon crawled into bed with us. As morning approached he started to cry in his sleep. I asked him what was wrong. He said, "I am so sad." I asked why he was sad, and he replied, "I miss Aine."

Friday, August 03, 2007

2 1/2

Happy Half-Birthday, Aine!! Oh, you are a delight!

In the past 6 months, your vocabulary has blossomed, and you are constantly chattering away. You can often be heard asking why or what are you doing. You love to sing songs - Twinkle, Twinkle and ABC's are your favorites. Sometimes it is even a combination of the two. You can also be heard making up songs. Whenever you hear music, you put a little shake in your step.

Doll babies are very special to you. You have several favorites, and you can often be seen carrying them around the house. You even asked mama to hold one and take her with us to the store. You make sure your babies are well cared for and even buckled in the van. Bow-baby is your favorite, but you also have Kailana and Carson. The names are not always applied to the same baby, but you always choose the same two names after the two babies in your life.

You have begun to climb trees with your brother. You follow him as he climbs into the tree laughing hilariously as you say, "Mama, I falling". You think it is quite fun to be swooped out of the tree. Your favorite activity is swimming. You leap into the water and kick with all your heart. You have no fear diving under to grab toys off the bottom of the pool. You are trying to figure out how to take a breath - once you do there is no stopping you, our little fish!

Eamon is your constant companion. When you wake in the morning, your first question is where he is. You follow him around the house and become quite upset when he slights you. He is not always kind to his little sister, and you will often make sure he is aware of his misdoings.

You also LOVE your daddy. You will run to him when he comes home from work. You want to sit by him at dinner and always ask him to read to you. You want him to hold and cuddle you all the time. You love his hugs and kisses.

Aine, you have decided mama has sloppy kisses. You and daddy giggle over this comment as your spurn such affection. Your are teaching mama how not to sloppy kiss.

With your quick comments and infectious smile, you light up our family with your presence. We are happy to have you and love everyday exploring together.

Have a happy happy 1/2 birthday!