How awesome is Shutterfly?! I'll tell you, super awesome! We have made Christmas calendars for the grandparents for the past two years as gifts (and of course we're making more this year) and they love them! Last year we used the calendar as a tricky way of announcing we were pregnant with number 2! We also love to make birthday invitations for birthday parties:) They are so easy to make and are really cute keepsakes! We have already started searching for the perfect holiday card to send out, but there are so many to pick from! We love that you can pick 1, 2, 3 or more pictures to put on your card (it's always so hard to choose the best pictures)! We love all of the different styles to pick from and the colors are awesome. I love the top ten card, but how do we pick the number one?! One more reason Shutterfly is so awesome is that they are giving out 50 free holiday cards! All you need to do is blog about it! Thank you, thank you Shutterfly!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
So I'm not a huge Chargers fan, I liked them best when Ladainian Tomlinson was there, but I like them even more now that we met Philip Rivers! He was at the football game yesterday (Bishop Dwenger vs Cathedral) and we walked passed him on our way in and when we were finding our seats...BC knew who he was right away. He ended up sitting not far from us so we wandered over and I told him that I had two future quarter backs that wanted their picture with him:) He was very friendly and nice. After the picture I told him that my husband had him on his fantasy football team so he better play well!
We had a happy Thanksgiving at the Butler's this year and hope you all had a happy thankful day too! It was great to see my brothers and sister and all of our nieces and nephews. We drove up Thursday morning and Declan got to work helping grandma make pumpkin pie!
Here's what grandpa and BC did most of the day...watch football!
And Conall D enjoyed some football too!
With cousin Kiana:)
Conall still looks big even with big uncle Rob!
Playing with Delaney, Kiana and Dalton:) He had so much fun with everyone!
He loved Jake's old firetruck!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Yesterday we celebrated Conall's baptism! It was a lovely baptism at Christ the King with almost all our family there. Both of BC's grand parents (great grandparents to the boo's) were able to come down for this special day:) Conall wore the O'Rourke baptismal gown, as did Declan and BC when they were baptized. It's been in the family for nearly one hundred years. Conall's godparents are Uncle Andy (one of BC's brothers) and Sarah Weber (a cousin of BC's), thank you both! Everyone headed back to our house for a fabulous taco bar (a huge thank you to my sister for getting everything ready, it was awesome), cake and celebration! Thank you all for making this day so wonderful!
Conall's cake...thank you pop pop for designing the middle:)
The O'Rourke cousins...Conall (5 months), Kylie (7), Erin (2 1/2), Declan (2), Emmie (4) and Caitlin (7 1/2 months). Don't our boys look thrilled?!
"I don't like the dentist" pretty much sums up how Declan's dentist appointment went last week! We practiced opening up wide and counting teeth at home to get him ready and he actually let the dentist do it. He did not let her clean his teeth or look at them again once he closed his mouth! As we left the dentist he quietly, but in a don't take me back there again voice stated "I don't like the dentist"!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Dad had the day off yesterday so we all went to the museum! He and Declan attempted the Dinosaur Dig, but some big kids came in and our little kid decided it was time to call it quits:)
Here they are looking underground up at the big dinosaur, well the bottom part of them!
And here's the top part of them!
Little Conall D just hanging out and munching on his fingers:)
Declan was hard at work at the sand table...good scoop buddy!
Tea time with Dad and the bears in the mirror maze:)
Rocks! I think the ScienceWorks is Dec's favorite place:)
Checking out the water clock with dad!
And of course the carousel! Dad didn't know that you're supposed to be three to go on the up and down horses, but don't tell Declan because he loved it! He rode it twice! After the museum we hit up the pretzel shop...we LOVE that place:)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday evening we made our 3rd annual trip down to Lockerbie to go trick or treating! This year we took Fireman Declan and Little Bear Conall:)
We stopped at Subway for a quick bite to eat...Declan only wanted to eat Doritos and he ate them with his shades on! Conall was content just chillin' with his toys:)
Here's dad and Dec heading to the first house of the night!
Leaving with some candy in the bucket!
Grrr! Says the little bear:) He only lasted in the stroller for a short while before I had to moby him up!
And he decided to hibernate since it was cold out:)
Look at all that candy! It was so full and heavy, but he would not let dad carry it or put it down!
We told him before we left that he was not to pick an Almond Joy's...guess what he picked! Come on, no one likes Almond Joy's!
It was great Halloween evening with the two boys and we now have way too much candy! Dad needs to hurry up and eat it!