Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sean is on the move!!!

The other day Sean started to walk!!!! He is still a little unsteady, but I am so proud of him. I think he knows that we are taking him to PT and he does not want to go. When he walks he is still up on his toe, so I still have to take him. Now I need my little princess to start walking.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Broken bone

Yesterday, just before we were getting ready to leave to go to dinner to celebrate my birthday, Aidan dumped a chair on himself. Of course Aidan cried when it happened, but Ruairi and I thought he was fine. We proceeded to go to dinner. While we where at the restaurant Ruairi wiped Aidan's hand with a napkin and Aidan started to cry hysterically. Ruairi looked down at his hand and noticed that his left middle finger was swollen and starting to turn black and blue. We left the restaurant, without eating our food and I called the doctor office on the way home.

The doctor sent Aidan and I to the after hours clinic and to get x-rays. Aidan did great at the clinic walking around playing. He did not do so well for the x-rays. From the way he was moving his hand around, and fight me, I thought there was no way his finger was broke. But, 45 min after the x-ray was done, the doctor confirmed that Aidan did indeed brake his finger.

Aidan is doing well and going on like nothing ever happened. His able to still use that hand to eat, play with his toys, and climb up on the furniture.


Here are some pictures of what we have been up to.

Aidan, Tara, and Sean


Aidan and Sean

Ruairi and Sean sliding down Grandpa and Grandma's driveway.


Sean hanging out.

Sean and Aidan jumping like monkeys after nap time.

Aidan, Tara, and Sean


Sean, Tara, and Aidan

Aidan and Sean



Aidan, Sean, and Tara


Tara with her new sunglasses.

Aidan's new sense of fashion.

Aidan's new trick.

Tara's new trick.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I can't believe that it is already April and the last time that I updated the blog was way back in January. Well, a ton has been happening with us since I have last updated the blog.
The kids were sick with colds, flu, and ear infections that started in the middle of February, and finally left us at the end of March. I was at the doctor's office with a child every week. I asked if there was some sort of frequent flier program I could sign up for, since I was there so often. I am so glad that is all over and the warm weather will be coming soon.
Very exciting news that Aidan is now walking. He is the first walker of the bunch. He started to walk maybe 2 weeks ago. I really hope the other two will follow soon. Tara is starting to stand up the middle of the room. She is so cute when she does it. She loves it when we all clap for her, and she claps for herself as she is trying to stand. Sean really really wants to start walking and he is a very good walker when you hold his hands. Sean is going to start PT again soon to help with his tight heel cord. He is always up on his toes when he is standing, and I think it is making it hard for him to walk.
Aidan and Tara have also earned their monkey tails. Aidan loves to climb, and is always climbing up onto the couch, the recliner, and the chairs. The boy is fearless, and I am just waiting for the day is going to fall. Tara is also a good climber and loves to jump on the couch. Sean loves to jump up and down, if you put him up on the couch. All 3 of them love to race up the stairs for bath time as well. All we have to say is "the gate is open", (the gate that blocks the stairs) and the 3 of them come racing. It is really cute. Aidan is usually the winner, Tara likes to take her time.
Since I have last updated I signed the kids up for a sign language class. It was a 6 week session, and I took someone different each time. Sean really loved going to the class. We learned a few signs, but I think that they all like that they had mommy one on one and got to interact with other kids.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

They are ganging up on me!!!

The past couple of days Aidan and Sean have become terrible sleepers. I blame it on the mouthful of teeth they are getting, but not sleeping is starting to take a toll on me. It started a couple of days ago that Aidan would get up at 6:00 am with his mournful little scream waking the entire house up. Not good, because Sean and Tara are now cranky till nap time. Since then it seems like it only getting worse and worse each night.
Last night Sean got up around 11ish crying and did not sleep till 12ish. Then as soon as Sean was finally sleeping around 1230ish Aidan got up crying. He was up till little after 1ish. The boys slept in till 7:45 this morning, but Tara got up at 6:45 and rolled around in our bed for the next hour. Of course she does not disturb her dada she only wants to roll around and disturb me.
I really hope that they all sleep tonight.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Snow, Christmas, and Happy New Year

Chirstmas Day at Mimi and Pop's House

Our Christmas Tree 2008

Aidan and Sean looking at all the snow on the deck

Ruairi and Kelly in front of tree at Macy's in Chicago on State Street.

Aidan, Tara, and Sean in the snow December 2008

This Christmas was way different then last year. This year we actually got to enjoy the holiday. The year before the focus was feeding, and changing babies. Aidan, Tara, and Sean all like to open presents, at least for a little bit this year. I think that Tara was the most into opening gifts. She really liked the paper. The babies were spoiled with gifts, not so much by Santa, but by family. The best gift came from Auntie Moira. She gave the babies her old cell phone. Tara thinks this is the best thing ever, and loves to talk on the phone. She is so cute when she gets on the phone she always says hi dada.
As shown above we did not have a real tree this year. It is a step up from last year since we did not even have a tree. The babies enjoyed their paper tree and the best part about the tree there was nothing that they could break on it. Aidan managed to break an ornament at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
The great snow of 2008. The snow was crazy here right before Christmas. I think it snowed over 2 feet. It would have been nice if we had a snow blower. Good thing we have nice neighbors that helped to remove the snow from the driveway. The roads were so awful it kept Ruairi and I an extra night in Chicago. Not that we minded having to stay an extra night, we spent our extra day at the museum.
This year has been a year of a bunch of firsts and I am sure that 2009 will bring on more firsts. We are still waiting for someone to walk. All 3 of them are getting close, but no one is standing on their own yet, but I am sure that it is coming soon. Hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy 2009.

Sunday, December 21, 2008