"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do." -Edward Everett Hale

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ten Weeks

Declan has been hearing some talk about "spring break". 

And he's curious about what exactly this means for him...

 
When I mentioned "sleeping in" he got a little excited...


Then when I said, "No bus stops," 

he could hardly believe it...


For now my ten week old and I welcome Spring Break with open arms.

(We may change our minds before it's over.)


Friday, March 20, 2015

Nine Weeks

Declan had his two month check-up earlier this week. 

However, we can never be too cautious so we got a second opinion...


This doctor assured us we have a growing nine week old...


And a good sport, to boot.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Story Time

Reading is a lot more fun when little ears are listening...


It's a good thing we've got plenty of those around here...


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Green Patrick's Day"

As Piper likes to say, "It's Green Patrick's Day!"

Three of the five were lucky enough to go to school today. 

Before sending Lila and Easton off to preschool...


And after welcoming Piper home...


May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
-An Old Irish Blessing

Two Months

Declan braved the doctor's office yesterday like a champ. 

Two months old...

Two feet long...

Two sore legs...

Two more months and we'll do it all again...


Friday, March 13, 2015

Eight Weeks



While I can't say that Declan is ALL smiles, ALL the time, there are plenty to go around these days...


But there's no danger of these smiles getting old. In fact it's almost like the first smile over and over. Each day I hear, "Declan smiled at me," approximately 257 times. 

My number loving boy, Easton, counts the smiles. If I've left the room, he'll track me down to give the smile report. And I tell him to go on back because guess who doesn't smile when he's left alone?


Because after being surrounded by admirers for eight whole weeks, it's a little alarming when no one is there. 

Who can blame him?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Seven Weeks

Oh how can it be, 
Tell me it isn't so,
It's March already,
And we're covered in snow!

Of all the weeks to have snow days, it was Dr. Seuss week at school. Not only did they miss Hat Day, but also Green Eggs and Ham.

But we don't have to go to school to eat green eggs. (We do, however, have to go to the grocery store to get ham, but we're snowed in.)

So, green eggs it was...


We certainly don't have to go to school to have hat day either...




 Apparently princesses always choose a crown for "hat" day.

It's a stretch...


And not to forget our little firefighter...


 Who, just happens to be seven weeks old today!

 Today was good. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Dr. Seuss