Sunday, March 31, 2013


 Happy Easter!
We have enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend...we had an egg hunt at the park yesterday, the boys woke up to find the Easter Bunny had come, we had a beautiful Easter mass and a delicious brunch at the Rivi with Ya ya and Pop pop. 
Hope your day was a blessed one.
 The big brothers in their Easter wear!  How handsome!
 The little brother joined in all the handsomeness too!
 Checking out their Easter baskets...EB was stingy with the treats this year, thankfully!
 Galvan loves it though!
 Waiting for the egg hunt to begin.
 G swinging with Pop pop!
 Finding eggs!

Friday, March 29, 2013

8 months

 This chubby buddy is 8 months old today!  He's such an awesome little brother.  Galvan is getting really good at scooting, rolling, sliding and turning himself where ever he wants to go (or to get his toys).  No crawling just yet, but it's looming ahead:)  Just like his brothers, hummus is a favorite first food.  He's also getting the hang of eating Cheerios's too...he's really good at picking them up, just can't get them in his mouth yet.  His month was filled with trips to the museum, a St. Patty's Day parade, a spring walk and learning how to clap!  We love you new boo, keep growing, developing and laughing.

Monday, March 25, 2013

almost Easter?

This is NOT what it should look like outside this close to Easter!
Our poor egg trees!

But, we did get to do all of this today while Galvan was sleeping!  The big boys even went out a second time while I was cooking dinner:)  Now hurry up and get sunny and hot!
 Declan shoveling some snow!
 Hanging with the awesome snow man we built:)
 This is how Conall looked at me when I told him to put his hat back on!
Kings of the mountain!

Friday, March 22, 2013

smelly and bam

An exchange of words between Declan and me while decorating our trees outside with Easter eggs:
Mama:  Watch out!  Don't step there, it's dog poop.
Declan:  How'd that get there?
Mama:  I don't know, but it's stinky.
Declan:  Yeah, it smells like a butt sandwich!
Mama:  What did you say?
Delcan:  Butt.
Mama:  We don't say that.
Declan:  Oh, sorry.
Oh my goodness, BC and I are still laughing about this!  Later that night we asked him where he heard that and he said Ninja Turtles! 
And now for the bam.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy St. Patty's Day!

 Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Friday we bundled up and headed down town for the St. Patty's Day Parade...a favorite around here:)  It was quite chilly, but once it started (and they gathered some treats) Galvan fell asleep and the older two had a great time!  We met dad at his office for a shamrock cookie too!  Sunday morning the boys woke up to find that a leprechaun had left some gold for them:)
 G just before falling asleep:)
 Waiting for some treats!
 Here's Conall's puppet and Declan's leprechaun face they made at school.
"Don't pull his beard, it makes him grumpy."
And check out Galvan's two little teeth...we're waiting on the next four to come in!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

4 yrs + 9 months and 2 yrs + 9 months

Boy, oh boy, these two have birthdays coming up!  5 and 3... oh my!
 Declan has been super busy this month at school.  He had a whole week of "Cowboys", they made horses, panned for gold, had a chuck wagon meal (he tried a brown bean (baked beans), but didn't like it...he said there was too much sugar) and was named sheriff!  He's also been eating like a giant...I mean, he just eats all the time and a lot at each time!  I'm pretty sure he could eat an entire box of penne noodles:)  He loves little oranges and Pirate's Booty too.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a couple of times and he's kind of getting into it, but Curious George and Scooby Doo are still a must watch.  We can't wait for it to get warm out, this guy (and Conall too) need to be outside!  He's really excited about turning 5 soon and now that he wears a size 5 he thinks he's even bigger stuff:)  We love you boo!
Conall...oh goodness, somewhere between dumping out more baby powder and drawing on the wall, door and toy box there's a little guy in there that is just too funny!  He brought over a snack that we knew he couldn't reach and when we asked how he got it, he told us "magic!".  Conall got a new carseat last week, he was so excited for the UPS man to bring it and of course they both loved playing with the box:)  Conall is loving school, he loves to pack his lunch and get his tote bag ready the night before and doesn't need Declan or me to walk him in his room anymore.  He's been working really hard on spelling his name and counting.  Conall you're a laughing ball of trouble, but we love you boo 2!

 Why do they think they still fit in here?! 

Friday, March 15, 2013

dads night!

"Dad, you are not going to miss this for the world!"- Declan 4 years old.
This past Wednesday was Dads Night at Declan's school and he could not have been more excited!  Tuesday night he was up til after 10 pm practicing his songs:)  After school he took a shower, got dressed up and even put some smell good on!  He helped dad pick out his shirt too.  The two of them went out for pizza before heading to his school.  He told me the next day that dad let him have some pop, but I shouldn't be mad because it was just a special night.  Once they got to his classroom they did puzzles and sang songs for all the dads.  They special place mats and name tags too.  They also made ice cream and had lots of sprinkles!  I'm pretty sure it was better than Christmas...I think BC would agree:)  Here's a little something awesome that they had made for their dads, so great, I mean who knew BC was so good at fixing our roof?!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

big spenders

Yesterday we went down to the toy store on Mass Ave (such an awesome place) because Declan has been telling us that his piggy bank is full and he wanted to buy something.  So we headed in to look at our options and to see how much it would cost.  It took us about an hour but he had picked out a pair of handcuffs and Conall picked out a whistle:)  This morning we counted all of their money and sorted out enough to pay for their purchases.  It was a good lesson in saving and spending and so, so fun to watch!

Monday, March 4, 2013

7 months

Our little Galvan C is 7 months old!  This little chunk is weighing in at 18 pounds!  His second tooth (lower left) has come in and he's working hard on the top two...I hope they pop through soon, he doesn't sleep well when he's teething.  He's grabbing and gripping everything, rolling himself all over and is starting to scoot to the side and to the back.  Crawling is sneaking up on us I just know it!  His little taste buds have experienced some avocados and pears, so far so good:)  Galvan normally gets two good naps in, but it really depends on the day.  He just lights up when his big brothers are around...he's their "little buddy" and he loves it:)  He's getting ready to switch car seats, he's just too heavy to lug around anymore! We sure are loving this chubby guy and can't believe he's only 5 months away from turning one!  Love you new boo!