Friday, December 20, 2013

Conall's Preschool Christmas

 Conall had a busy week at preschool this week.  Tuesday his class had a book exchange.  He brought in Brian the Smelly Bear and came with Bug 'Em.  It was fun to see all the kids pass around books and open them:)
 Thursday Santa came to visit his school!  He told stories and sang songs to all the kids.  Conall seemed to really enjoy him:)  His class also had a pizza party afterwards.  Galvan even got some too!

Declan's first Christmas Program

 Declan performed in his first (of many more to come) Christmas Program!  All of the Kindergartners were shepherds and we think ours was the most handsome!  He did a fantastic job, but asked that next time he dressed up as a shepherd that I put a towel on his head!

Monday, December 16, 2013

letters to santa and gingerbread houses

We braved the cold and went downtown to mail the boys Christmas lists to Santa!  It was freezing, but the letters are in the mailbox!

 Last weekend I took the 2 big boys to the school to make gingerbread houses.  Surprisingly, more candy ended up on the houses than in their mouths!  Both houses turned out great!

 Declan's house is on top and Conall's house is on the bottom:)

Friday, December 13, 2013


 Last week we went downtown to the Hilbert Theatre for Yuletide Celebration.
The boys had a wonderful time, they loved getting balloons (a candy cane for Conall and a snowman for Declan), tons of sweets, face painting and of course seeing Santa!  Declan was so excited!  Conall wasn't hesitant at all this year:)
(Poor little Galvan stayed home since it was a late night and sitting watching a performance is not his thing right now).  We all enjoyed the music from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the singing and dancing were fantastic!   


Christmas tree

The two big boys helped decorate the tree while Galvan took a nap.
They did a really great job and all ornaments far!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

friendship celebration

 For Thanksgiving Conall's class had a Friendship Celebration.  The made headdresses and friendship necklaces.  After sorting M & M's they did a little pow wow dance and traded their friendship necklaces:)  Then they had a Thanksgiving snack of popcorn, cranberries and pumpkin bread!

Conall chose to have a bear by his handprint, it means strength:)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

our guys

Just a couple of pictures of our guys doing their thing:)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

shoe sheriff

Have a shoe that needs to be tied? 
Shoe Sheriff Declan is the man for the job!
 His teacher told them that there would be a new job in class...Shoe Sheriff...and if you can successfully tie shoes you will get a badge with your name on it to put up in the class and will be able to assist those friends who can not tie their shoes.  He told us this on a Monday and on Tuesday night he had mastered shoe tying:)  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ND game

 Yep, the O'Rourke's were in South Bend!  BC and I went to the ND/Navy game last weekend (the tickets were part of his birthday gift) and even though we got drenched before the game, we had a great time!  It was chilly, but campus was beautiful:)  I may have even cheered for the Irish at one point!  It was close 34-30 win, we stuck with them through the end!  I was not impressed with their cheerleaders, but BC told me I would be if they took a test:)

 Here's the view inside the dome. 
 Here come the Irish!
 Our good old buddy Dean Huppert from Fox Sports:)
 My handsome (and super cold) husband and I at the game:) 
I'll go ahead and type it....Gooooo  Irish!!


 We kicked off the Halloween season with a Kindergarten Parent Fundraising Costume Party...we were Jack and Jill After the Hill!
Then it was on to carving pumpkins!  Declan actually got his hands inside all the guts this year!  He collected all the pumpkin seeds he could and we roasted them...he ate 6, which is 6 more than I thought he would eat!  Conall chose a ghost for his pumpkin, Declan a spooky face and poor little Galvan had a silly face but the saw broke before we could carve it!  He didn't seem to mind though:)  I have no idea why he isn't wearing pants and Conall only has on one sock in the picture of them outside, that's just the way they's amazing that Declan has a shirt on!

 Conall had a Halloween party at school that Galvan and I attended.  Lots of games, yummy cookies (G had 2) and cauldron of brains (green cooked macaroni)! 

 And here's our boo's on Halloween night (really November 1st since the city changed it due to the weather). 
One brave fireman, a cute train conductor and one tough SWAT officer!
The boys had a ton of fun trick or treating and are still eating their treats!

 Happy Halloween from the O'Rourke's!