Monday, August 31, 2009

Where has the Summer Gone?

All good things have to come to an end. Starting tomorrow morning both Mary and I have to go back to work for the year. We have had a great summer spending nearly every moment with Katie, Seamus and Helena; and we tried to have some fun the last couple days of vacation. On Friday Aunt Debbie and their cousins came over and watched and played with the babies. On Saturday we went to Aunt Becca's house to celebrate their cousin Drew's 2nd Birthday Party. At the party the babies discovered how much fun a four-wheeler Powerwheel can be. Lucky for them we recently were given one so we played on them the last couple of days, they got to show off their driving skills to Grandma and Grandpa Murphy today. On Sunday we took our final trip to the Zoo for the summer, but I'm sure we'll go in the fall. The kids also had their 15 month checkup at the doctor this morning. Katie is still the biggest of the trio measuring 31", 24 lbs 1 oz, and a cranium 18 3/4" in circumference! Seamus is 30 1/4", 21 lbs and also a noggin of 18 3/4". Helena is 29" long, a head that's 17 1/2" and weighs a dainty 18 lbs 8 oz. The doctor is pleased with their growth and how well they are doing with developmental stuff. The pictures are from the kids playing in the house and playing outside yesterday.

Seamus and Katie

Helena kissing Katie

Seamus on 4-Wheeler

Katie driving her car

Helena driving her car

Seamus in his swing

Helena in her swing

Katie deciding she likes her swing

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Haircuts, Fairs, and Visitors!

Okay, it's official. I lied. I said in my last post that I would try and be better about updating what's been going on around here but that didn't happen. Instead, it's been another 2 weeks and I'm just now thinking about where the time went. We have had visits from Aunt Debbie and the cousins, gone and seen my mom's cousin Suzy and some of her family at my parents house, gone to see Sister Mary at my aunt Kathy's house, went to the Armada Fair, played in the pool, played in the tent, washed our carpets, played dress up, and went to the Renaissance Festival. Okay, I lied again... when I think about it I see exactly where all of the time went over the past 2 weeks!! On top of all of this, Seamus got his first haircut! Maybe I should just post some pictures. They can probably explain the last few weeks better than I can at this point. Enjoy!!

Helena playing dress up

Seamus after his first haircut


Seamus and Daddy petting the rabbit at the Armada Fair

Helena and Mommy feeding the goat

Grandpa and Katie feeding the chickens

Renaissance Festival

Bryan and Helena

Kevin and Seamus

Shannon and Katie

Playing in our Ikea tent!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Busy, Busy...

Our first Popsicles!

Swimming with Aunt Kathy D at the garage sale

Helena at the corn roast

Seamus and Ashley at corn roast

Katie and Abby at corn roast

It's been a while since our last post and I honestly can't tell you where then time went but I feel like we've been super busy the last few weeks. We finished the month of July by having a huge garage sale. We sold enough of our stuff to have all of the baby equipment we still have fit into the spare room down stairs. Speaking of... if you know anyone who needs a triple decker stroller we have one for a good price! Around the same time as our garage sale we had a case of the stomach flu travel through our house. Seamus took it the worst and actually had to go to urgent care after barfing all over his sister (Katie) and himself at my Aunt Kathy's annual corn roast. I am still so happy we were outside at the time! Nothing a little water from the hose couldn't wash away. We did have to leave early though and I missed getting to hang out with the Huddas side of the family. Oh well, there will be other times. The big news is we have 3 walking babies! Seamus is still the best walker but Katie has been doing really well the last week or so as well. Helena has taken a bunch of steps but still walks a little bit like Frankenstein or as we call her Franken-bean! Yesterday Pat and I got to actually get out of the house alone and go golfing! Thanks again everyone for watching them!! We also had our last swimming lesson today. Grandpa Huddas has been nice enough to come along with us since Aunt Kathy D has been out of town. I think that officially catches us up. Phew! Tomorrow we are going to Birch Run to get ALL of us some new shoes. I hope! The plan is to try to finish all of our summer chores in the next week so we can enjoy our last week or so of summer vacation. Wish us luck! Personally, I'm not going to hold my breath. I'll also try to update a little more often. We've got lots of family coming in to visit so we should have lots to post!!