Sunday, September 20, 2009

How do you like them apples?

Katie picking an apple

Helena apple picking

Seamus apple picking

Yesterday we took a trip to the apple orchard. It was our first time going apple picking with the babies and we all had a blast! We picked apples, ate donuts, drank cider, and even got to walk through the orchard a bit. I think the walking was their favorite part. They've all gotten so good at it that it's hard to believe it was only about a month ago that the girls were still mostly crawling. We went to the zoo today and got to walk through the aviary, again their favorite part. We also saw the hippo actually walking around on land instead of just sleeping underwater, which was pretty cool! We celebrated my birthday on Friday with cake and ice cream. My parents and Uncle Steve came over to help Pat and the babies sing. Thanks again for decorating dad, I really liked it and so did the babies! It's been tough getting back into the swing of things with work. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to get everything we want to do done and have time to spend with the babies when we are home. I'm sure it'll all work out but I'm not there yet. I guess when the house blows up completely, then I just won't have to think about it! Enjoy the pictures!

Helping Mommy unwrap her birthday presents

This is how Grandpa spends his days!

Monday, September 14, 2009

This weekend we decided to all go to the park to play on the swings. They also now play in the rocks and in one of the jungle gym thingies. Katie is still a fan of the swing, so all three have a good time when we go to the park. On Sunday we went to the zoo, and this time we decided to get the kids out of their stroller and go into the Butterfly and Bird House. This was the first time we all walked at the zoo since strollers can't go into these areas. The walking didn't last very long in the Butterfly House because Seamus kept trying to pull flowers off and Katie likes to step on things. Therefore we were worried for the butterflies' safety and we carried them until we were in the bird house. We walked again in the Bird House, and if we weren't holding their hand I think they all would have gone swimming with the ducks. Later on Sunday we tried coloring for the first time, and of course one of them (Seamus) had to take a bite out of the crayon. We now have drawings hanging on the fridge and days worth of food inside of it. We now officially have a "Mom and Dad Fridge."

Katie swinging

Helena swinging

Seamus swinging

Katie, Seamus and Helena playing in the rocks.

Katie playing in the rocks

Helena playing in the rocks

Seamus playing in the rocks

Seamus, Helena, and Katie coloring for the first time

Helena and Katie coloring

Seamus coloring

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


No pictures today sorry! Just wanted to post a message about today being 09-09-09. It's one of those things that make me smile and I know others (like Aunt Becca!) get a kick out of it too. We're officially back to work and looking forward to the weekend. I'll try to post more of an update with pictures later on this week. Until then, enjoy the day!