Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pittsburgh Trip and Soccer

This past week was a busy one for us. The kids had their last day of indoor soccer for the season and I finally remembered to bring a camera so we got a few photos.

Goalie Seamus

Goalie Helena

Katie's got a wicked right foot!

Pat and I also had our nights of parent teacher conferences. The kids came with me for the final session and spent some time in the daycare that our Student Council provided. We had quite an end to that evening when the fire alarms went off and we had to evacuate the building. Let's just say that me racing across the huge high school to get to the kids and then standing outside in 30 degree weather with no coats for a while was something I won't be forgetting any time soon. Seamus was the only one who seemed at all upset about it, he did think it was cool though when the fire trucks came!

Over the past weekend we drove down to Pittsburgh for a surprise birthday party. Happy Birthday again Maria! We stayed the night in a hotel, which the kids loved because that meant they got to go swimming in the pool. The party was a blast and we all got to spend some time with extended family that we don't get a chance to see often enough.

Kid's table at the party

Our trip ended with a great breakfast at Helenea and Ed's. Our Helena was over the moon with being able to actually go to the "other Helenea's" house! She had been talking about seeing her with Grandpa for a whole week before we went.

The Birthday Girl!

Today we took the kids to go see Barney's Birthday Bash at the Fox Theatre. Pat and I are not the biggest fans of the big purple dinosaur but the kids seemed to like it. We were even home in time for lunch, naps, and house cleaning in preparation for Thanksgiving next week. Only 2 days of work coming up, woo hoo!
Well it's time to give some baths... enjoy the photos!

Preschool Photos

We finally got the kids Preschool photos! They even had a surprise for us with a couple pictures they took of the 3 of them together.

Seamus is a handsome boy!

Katie looks beautiful!

Helena looks cute as always!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween '11

This year's Halloween should have been sponsored by the good people at Disney. The kids made four appearances dressed as Buzz Lightyear (Seamus), Woody (Helena), and Jessie (Katie). The first time we went out for Halloween was Friday for my work's Family Night Trunk or Treat. The kids had a good time playing in the gym with the other kids. There were two parachutes to play with which were a huge hit. The next day Katie, Seamus and Helena played their last outdoor soccer game until spring. After their game we went Trick or Treating in Downtown Romeo with Grandma and Grandpa Huddas, Aunt Becca, Uncle John, Clay and Drew. Sunday after "Church School' and Mass, we got the kids dressed up again for a Halloween party at church. By the time the actual day of Halloween we were overrun with candy already and Mary and I were Trick or Treated out. The same cannot be said for the kids. They were running to every house when we went Trick or Treated at Aunt Debbie and Uncle Pat's house with Kevin, Uncle Tim, Aunt Robin, and Conner. We weren't sure if we'd make it, because during dinner at Aunt Debbie's Seamus barfed. I don't know if it as a combination of a stuffy nose and the excitement of Halloween, but he was able to tough it out and had a great time going out with his sisters and cousins. All in all everyone had a great time this last week, especially the kids.

Katie as Jessie

Helena as Woody

Seamus as Buzz Lightyear

Trunk or Treating at work

Snack time at the last fall game for The Pumpkins

Trick or Treating in Romeo

Helena at Aunt Debbie's house

Katie and Seamus at Aunt Debbie's house