Monday, April 21, 2014

Two Littles

Here are a few pictures of the two little ones that are with me all day everyday (Jack's in school full time and Patrick is in preschool two mornings a week).

Charlie is a pretty happy guy most of the time.

Maggie enjoys a bath in the sink.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Super Daddy!

On April 6, Jim ran in his 3rd half marathon (all within a year) and got his best time yet!
My Dad came over in the morning and helped me pack up the kiddos and drive down to the race.
Kathryn, one of my best friends from high school, ran as well.
Jack and Patrick held up the signs they made for Daddy when we saw him along the course.
They were so excited to see him and cheer for him!

This year's crew was a lot smaller than last year, but I think next year should be a large group again.
Look at all the champions!
Thanks, Papa, for all your help!
A few days after the race Jim left for a 4 day retreat. I took some pictures of the kids so he wouldn't forget them while he was gone.  As if that is possible!

The boys made signs for him, too.  Patrick's says, "I love and miss you Daddy!"
The front of Jack's reads, "Let the water wash your sins..."
I helped Charlie with his sign.  It reads, "I love you, Daddy!  See you Sunday!"

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bowling Party

We invited all the first grade boys to a bowling alley to celebrate Jack's birthday.
Patrick was excited to be included in the fun.
Seeing his score on the monitor:

Jack didn't really care what we did for his party, as long as there was a pinata. 
 I made a bowling ball cake.
Charlie enjoyed the cake and ice cream (he chose a cupcake, hence the blue icing).

I think everyone had fun!
Maggie slept through the party, but here's a picture of her wearing her "worth the wait" onesie.  We bought this when I was pregnant with Jack and brought it to the hospital in case we had a girl.  We kept it for all three boys, and then gave it to my brother and sister-in-law (who now have 2 girls).  After Maggie was born, they sent it back for us.  She certainly was worth the wait!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

March Randoms

Here are several random pictures from the month of March.

Momma loves her little girl:
The boys helped me make shamrock cookies for St. Patrick's Day.
For some reason, Charlie (and Patrick) did NOT want me to take their picture.  Clearly Charlie was pretty upset about it.
My good friend Connie came in from Scottsdale for a week and we got to hang out with her and her two girls a couple times.  One day, we met them and my mom at the zoo.  The kids liked to go down the tunnel slide in the Children's Zoo.
Charlie didn't want to go down by himself, so Nana went with him.
Peek-a-boo Charlie!
The sea lion exhibit is very cool!
Of course we rode the train.  Patrick and Alexa had a lot of fun together.
Sometimes we even see animals at the zoo!  ;)   Here is a baby elephant we saw:
I wanted to give Connie's girls St. Louis Cardinals dresses, so my mom helped me make them.  Didn't they turn out cute?
Colleen gave Maggie this adorable Irish outfit that she wore on St. Patrick's Day.

We had a nice day at the end of spring break when we met up with friends at the park.  The boys loved riding their bikes.  You can see a couple horses in the background.

Patrick is doing a great job riding without training wheels.  He can do everything by himself except start.  I just have to hold the bike for him while he gets on, but I don't need to push it or anything.  He loves to practice his new skill.