Monday, 22 December 2008
Liam made out like a bandit.. thank you so much to everyone for making his first birthday so special!We also had a little family birthday party. Liam got to eat loads of cake.. which meant a big sugar rush and some interesting diaper changes.
He was so cute. Happy birthday wee man!
Oh, and I have a couple of cute little videos from his party, but they appear to big too large- hope I can get it on here at some point.
Great day! Happy Birthday to Jack!!
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving... I'm celebrating in spirit, in work.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Those are 2Ts, but still a little long in the leg. Well we shopped until we dropped. Maxing out the credit cards and having to buy extra suitcases, but that's what we do right? We were home for Halloween.. which was not as I remembered. There were hardly any kids trick or treating... weird, right? I remember those streets being flooded when I was young. But there was some amount of crazy decorations! Liam was dressed up as a monkey... so freakin' cute! He was fast asleep by the time we got around the 3rd court in my Aunt's development. Here's my sleepy little monkey.
Cherie and John's Wedding
One of the main reasons for going back to the states in the cold chill of autumn was for one of my bestest friends from high school's wedding. The service was lovely... and thankfully the mass wasn't as long as ours only about 40 minutes! Woo-hoo! The bridesmaids wore lovely long 2 piece wine coloured dresses. And Cherie and John both looked lovely. The reception was loads of fun... with friends I hadn't seen in years in attendance. There was some amount of dancing and I fear many embarrassing photos of me jumping around on the dance floor are floating around somewhere. Here are some nice pictures from the day...
The happy coupleThe beautiful cake...
Me with Andrea, Lorie and Vindy
The Maritime Aquarium
The day after the wedding Ollie, Liam, Aunt Linda and Mark all piled in the car and headed up the turpike to Connecticut to meet up with some of my university mates. We went to brunch with Rachael, Ian, Amy and her wee baby Mya. Rachael brought some of her albums from college and our European trip... pretty funny stuff! We then went to the aquarium for a bit of kiddy fun... Liam is still a bit young to properly enjoy it, but it was fun and really cute to watch him look at the fish and amphibians.
Me with Rachael, Amy, Mya and Liam
The trip was great, but it was good to get home. Sorry for the delay in getting these pictures up. I've been swamped. Stay tuned for more pictures of Jack's birthday party, Liam's upcoming birthday party and some random pictures from the past month.
We headed to the church which was just below the hotel which looked out onto the sea. It was a cold day, but the rain stayed off for most of the day. The bridesmaids wore gorgeous chocolate brown dresses and all looked beautiful. Siobhan was so beautiful and simply glowing! If you know Siobhán, you know she is bright and sunny and full of life. This day was no exception, if it is possible she was beyond happy! Here is the blushing bride and her new hubby walking down the isle.
The food was great. The company was even better. I laughed so much that night! All of our friends were there without our babies and enjoying ourselves. It was so much fun!! Here's the happy couple at the top table.
And cutting the cake.
Brilliant time. Congrats to the happiest couple in the world!
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Other than that, he remains a very content little man- despite his teething! I feel so bad for the wee man. There's really nothing that helps the pain, plus it's been making him crap like mad. He had 5 poos at creche and then another one before bedtime on Thursday. That in turn makes his wee bum super red and sore. Poor baby.
He's saying mommy and daddy more consistently now. More with Ollie than me. I have a framed collage of some honeymoon pictures in the hall. I often point to a picture and say 'who's that, Liam?'. He'll look at the picture and say dada or daddy. It's so cute! He's trying to stand without support and is able to do so for a few seconds before falling on his bum. He's able to climb all the stairs and has been managing to climb down from the very bottom of the stairs.
His appetite is ferocious! He goes mental at creche when it's food time and must always be fed first. He also eats some of the other children's food. Think he takes that after his daddy. He loves string/strip cheese. Loves it! I've recently introduced eggs. He really enjoyed his cheese omelet the other day. And his new favourite is french toast- with a little cinnamon. I'm still making all of his foods and have recently introduced rice, which he is enjoying but is a little freaked out with the texture. I'm going to try salmon next weekend.
Some recent pictures:
This is how Liam feel asleep the other day for his afternoon nap. Notice his lovely clothes- Ollie dressed him that day. It won't happen again!At the end of September, we enjoyed a bit of an Indian summer. Actually, it was the only bit of summer we had this year. We went to the park, for a nice walk around the development and then to a beer garden (duh, we're in Ireland) for a few pints (Ollie), coffee (me) and water and baby cookies (they taste a bit like animal crackers). Liam enjoying his cookie.
And another cookie...
Last and first shorts of the summer.
Sunshine out the front...
Still waking up before creche...Think he looks older than 9 months in this picture. Don't you?
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Hope you guys have a brilliant day!
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Liam's hair is getting so curly! It's very cute.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
I miss seeing my girls everyday, but I suppose that makes the times I do see them even more special! Can't wait for my October trip!
My toothpaste is Colgate, my shower gel and deodorant Dove, my make up and face wash Clinique or Lancome and my hair products and moisturiser always Aveda. I’ve used Aveda since I first moved to Philly in 1999. My aunt had gotten the shampure range as a gift, but regifted to me (well, she just gave it to me) and I’ve been addicted ever since. Heather used to always say the smell of the confixor reminded her of me- Buffy the Vampire Slayer always reminds me of Heather. Whenever I go home or my family come here, they bring me the moisturiser and the super size shampoo and conditioners. I just can’t justify buying it over here, because it costs an absolute fortune- try double the price!
Persil for laundry and washing up liquid, comfort pure fabric softener, and can’t remember what dishwasher tablets I use. I hardly ever buy bounty because I try and use the recycled brands. So, I’m not too bad. Not too bad.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
They had a petting zoo and kids learning zone at the market this weekend. He was a bit young to fully appreciate everything.
I don't have to hold his bottle for him anymore. He feeds himself and is very good at it! I'm still spoonfeeding his dinners... think it will be a while before he masters the spoon.
We need to get gates for the stairs because Liam has discovered how to go up.
Anya Eve McCoey was born yesterday morning, 2 August. She was 11 days late- showing some super diva behaviour. Mommy, Cara, is recovering well in hospital following a section.
The family photo.
Liam has the pick of the newest hotties in Belfast.