Monday, March 28, 2011

Name that tune

Look (and listen) to what Dada found for Buzz Lightyear, I mean Declan!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Yesterday we had Conall's 9 month check up!  He came home with one little band aid over his chubby thigh from one shot:)  He weighed in at 19 lbs 9 oz and measured 28 1/2 inches tall!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Conall had his first experience in the grass last week, let's just say he kind of sorta likes it, but not really:)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Irish Eyes

On St. Patrick's Day these little Irish eyes were...

watching the parade downtown
 collecting treats
enjoying the sunshine
 meeting up with friends (Clive and Zaley)
 sharing treats with friends
 taking a rest on a walk
 eating green waffles
and green avocado!
Happy St. Patty's Day 2011 from Declan and Conall!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

9 months

Conall is 9 months old today!  The three month countdown to the big first birthday is on!  Our little boo 2 has grown so much, he's now a stander!  He's been cruising on anything and everything for awhile now, but he's recently started to stand up on his own.  He has some really great balance (I like to think that's from me) and can actually stay there for up 10 seconds!  I don't think those first steps are too far away.  His top two teeth are slowly, but surely coming in.  The past 2 weeks have been quite horrible at night, but will be all worth it when those two pearly whites poke through:)  Conall is loving bananas, whole wheat crackers and vanilla yogurt!  He's also doing great with the sippy cup.  He's a curious little booger, but doesn't like when I go too far from him.  He loves his big brother along with anything he has, it's been a little tough keeping Declan's things away from him...he's a fast one!  And of course everything goes straight into his mouth!  Bath time is by far his favorite, he gets so excited when you walk in and start the water.  He loves being in the tub and even puts his little head under the faucet:)  He's still not loving his car seat though!  His 9 month appointment is next week so I'll update his stats then.  Conall is just catching on to "big guy" (both hands up) and waving, it's so fun to watch him develop.  His raspy laugh and grunts keep us smiling, love you boo 2! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2 years + 9 months

I can't believe in three short months we'll be celebrating boo's third birthday!  Time to start planning!  This year will be a bit different since he'll be sharing the birthday party with his little brother, but being the big brother means that he gets to pick out the cake this year:)  My guess is he'll want cupcakes again and that is fine by me.  As fun as this all sounds I'm not sure I'm really ready for him to be 3, good thing I have a few months to prepare.  Declan has been doing an awesome job going #2 in the potty, haven't changed a dirty diaper in so long.  The big guy undies will be making their debut soon:)  He loves school and I think he'll be a bit sad when summer break comes.  He's been singing a lot lately and lots of different songs too.  Currently we've been hearing Old McDonald, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had a Little Lamb and Monkey's Jumping on the Bed.  He loves his tool box and "fixes" everything he can, he knows all the names of the tools too.  We've been reading a Santa book at night for quite some time now, it's actually the songs Up on the Housetop and Jolly Old St. Nicholas, so he sings those too!  We can't wait for the weather to get warm and stay warm so we can be outside.  He loved the park last year, but I think he'll enjoy it even more this year.  Declan is a bottomless pit these days, after eating 2 waffles for breakfast he tells me he's still hungry!  And it doesn't stop...even after a turkey sandwich, cheese and hard boiled egg he wants more!  I think he could eat a quart of strawberries a day if we let him.  At least he's a healthy eater, he even tried zucchini the other night!  He's also started to fall asleep in his bed by himself and sleeps through the night almost every night- thank you buddy!  Now if we could just get him to share and be a bit nicer to his little brother (I know, it will take awhile, but it would be nice if it didn't)!  Here he is enjoying one of his favorite things...a soft pretzel from the pretzel shop!  We love you boo!

Monday, March 14, 2011

outside fun

Saturday we had a warm up and the two big guys went outside to work and play:)  After the little guys and I went for a walk (I can't wait to start walking everyday again...I think the Monon trail misses us) I even put together some of our new patio furniture (I'll post pictures when it's all up). 
Here's BC tearing up part of our weeds, I mean yard!
I love how he colored each stone a different color:)


This past week the Big 10 tournament was in town and BC was signed up to run the Big 10 5K, but it was a bit too cold for him...the little guys liked the free headbands though!  A little sad that Purdue didn't win, but happy they get to play in the big dance:)  From all of us, Boiler Up!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Thursday is normally library and pretzel shop day, but today Declan asked to go to the museum to see the trains instead!  I really wanted a pretzel, but I know how much he loves the museum so we packed our lunch and headed over:)
Here he is at the train computer.

Over the bridge at the train table:)
So happy to be there when the big train blows the whistle and the bell clangs!
Making a call in the train station!
Driving the little red train:)
Choo choo!
Conall in the play area:)
Dec loves the sand table!
Conall picked some flowers!
Big brother is watching over!
Declan put gloves on to plant the flowers:)
Planting some potatoes now!
And one of Declan's favorite...the big tractor!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Rah, rah, rah!

15 years ago we traveled down to Indianapolis for the High School Cheerleading State Championship and brought home the trophy!  This picture hangs in the hall at Wawasee and there has never been another year of cheerleading like that one:)  

B, B, B!

This is for the one and only Betty, Betty, Betty! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Conall D

Who knew walking behind a truck would make you laugh so much?!
(that's Dec in the background banging on stuff)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

looking out

Let's hope the little guys are looking out at the last of the snow!  (This was taken last week, no snow so far this week!)