Wednesday, December 16, 2015

10th Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange

It's hard to believe we have been celebrating our annual cookie exchange for 10 years now!  We love celebrating with these wonderful friends year after year.  Here's some pictures of our fun!

The kids decorated t-shirts as a craft project.
The bizarre warm weather made it easy to play football outside!
Love all these crazy kids!
And love their crazy moms and teachers too!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Grace Goes to Oireachtas

This past weekend, Grace participated in the Mid-America region Oireachtas for Irish dance.  It includes Irish dance schools from NY, NJ, PA, and DE. What a whirlwind!  We had an early Thanksgiving on Wednesday, and then Thursday we hopped in the car for our ride to Philadelphia. It's a crazy busy weekend filled with sparkly dresses, big wigs and lots of dancing!

Grace danced in the Under 8 traditional set dance.  
Getting hair done and warming up!

She's ready to go.

She did wonderfully...received a recall and placed 11th in her group!

It was so exciting!  A recall is a huge thrill and we couldn't have been happier for her!

Grace also danced in an Under 8 4-hand team.  These girls are just the cutest!
They did not recall, but danced beautifully and we were proud as could be.

My mom and I had a great time with Grace on our girls' trip to Oireachtas!  So proud of Grace and all the Boland School dancers and how hard they worked!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween 2015 - Turtle Power!

I'm so happy that my kiddos have granted me another year of coordinated costumes!  I just love it and will take it for as long as I can get it!

This year they decided to be Ninja Turtles!

Liam as Leonardo

Grace as Michaelangelo 

Seamus as Raphael

Heroes in a half shell!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

School Pictures 2015

I was so happy about this year's school photos - I think they came out great!

Seamus, 5th grade

Grace, 4th grade

Liam, kindergarten 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LPA Fun at Great Wolf Lodge

We recently attended the LPA District 1 regional at the Great Wolf Lodge in MA.  I have been wanting to check out this cool place for so long, and a regional seemed like the perfect opportunity!  We road-tripped with our friends the Weissers, and met up the Leahys and many other cool people once we arrived!

The kids had an absolute blast!  

A perfect weekend road trip!  A great time was had by all!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Family Traditions

Oh, what a bad blogger I’ve been!

I fully intend to get back on track – and what better time than just after one of our favorite family traditions?  Pictures on the fence in Vermont!

Our family has been visiting this fence and taking pictures here in Manchester, Vermont for 33 years.  When my children were born, we started the tradition with them as well.  Here’s our fence photos for 2015!

Seamus, age 10


Grace, age 8


Liam, age 5


I am so blessed to be their mom!


Couldn’t do it without this guy by my side!


Another fall is upon us, and I am enjoying every minute of my favorite season!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Peter Pan Jr.

Seamus and Grace have had a busy few months, preparing for the upcoming Drama Club production of Peter Pan Jr.!

Grace was Lyria, one of Tinkerbell’s fairies.


Seamus was Hop, a Lost Boy.


The kids worked so hard and put on a wonderful production!

Taking their bows: The Lost Boys and Girls


The Fairies


The full cast along with Peter Pan taking flight!


Congrats to the Sacred Heart Drama Club on another awesome season!