Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We had lots of fun on our day home from work/school!
We started the morning with pancakes and then went right outside!

The boys had fun helping Daddy shovel the driveway.

Our court was plowed by 4 tractors and this is what they left us! PURE paradise for our two little boys~ right in front of our house! We had so much fun sledding down - over and over again!

It was hard climbing to the top...Danny Boy needed a little help!

What a ball! All my boys!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The boys have been coughing pretty bad again this season, so we had to go back to the breathing treatments.  We've had to do them the past couple of years, during the winter months.  
Danny is very good at his breathing treatments now - when he was a baby, he screamed the entire time!  He's finally got the hang of it.

Connor is a pro!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Boys' Rooms
Years from now I want to remember what the boys' rooms looked like when they were my little guys!  I think it will be fun to show them too!

This is where we like to display Connor's  trophies and medals.  If he is anything like his cousins - which I am SURE he is...we are going to need to invest in a larger shelf some day! I usually have his Colts Jersey hanging here too - or sometimes his Flag Football Jersey!   When I bought him the blue and gold jersey hanging there...he wore it every day for several days - it was his FAVORITE! He pretended to be on a real ream.

Aunt Colleen made Connor this car bulletin board for his 4th birthday ~ she is the MOST creative.  The Spongebob picture was made for Connor by one of my students.  In the top left corner is his shield that we made to display in his Junior Kindergarten classroom.  I see a picture of Daddy playing rugby and a picture of Nicholas in his SLDM football uniform - and of course a picture of R2D2 .  The big blue paper is Connor's famous signature - isn't it lovely???!!!

A view of Connor's room.  I know I know - a 4 year old really does NOT need a tv in his bedroom.  I blame Mom Mom O' for that one :)  She did it to HELP with bedtime and it really has helped! LITTLE STINKER!  We painted Connor's room right when we moved in - I love the colors of his's a great room.

This is a view of Danny's room.  Still so baby-ish!  The furniture was Aunt Colleen's when she was a baby and then I think all of Aunt Janet's kids used  it too!  The box on the shelf that says "BOY" was a gift from my mom when Danny was born.  There was a pretty planter and a yummy smelling candle in it too - I thought the box was SO darn cute,  I had to put it on his shelf!

Here is a wonderful view of Danny's room.  I just love his room! I know the stars and the moon will come down some day...but I love his room so much I will try to keep it this way as long as he can stand it!  The big puppy in the crib was a gift from Santa this year...Danny is a BIG doggy fan ~ just like his Daddy.  The cute circus cage was a gift from Mom Mom O for his first birthday ~ I love it!  The DANNY BOY letters are probably my favorite part of the room ~ just perfect for him!
My Little Helper!
Danny "helped" me vacuum the upstairs and it kept him busy for quite a while ~ I'm getting pretty creative with this cold weather.  He had fun and he in his little mind...I couldn't have done it without him.  Thank you, Danny Boy! You make cleaning lots and lots of fun :)

He means business! So attentive to detail!

Oh my goodness - I could eat you UP!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We are getting pretty creative on these freezing days! I have even given in and let the boys play with play dough in the house.
We have been doing lots of unnecessary cake baking AND muffin making! 
Connor has also learned to play on the computer this winter...he told me - "MOM! go to www.nick "slash" big green help" so I did and sure enough - full of SpongeBob games! 

Sunday, January 4, 2009

(It's so exciting - like we bought a new house!)
The table and chairs were my Grandma and Grandpa O'Malia's (Janet had them for a while).  The China cabinet and little desk also came from Grandma and Grandpa O ~ I love having pieces that belonged to my grandparents.  The tree came from mom.  The light fixture came from my generous neighbor, Tonya b/c it didn't match her room anymore.  The mirror was a wedding gift, as well as the vase on the table and the little lamp.
That pretty much leaves the tablecloth and the shear curtains, which I actually bought all by myself at Target!  Thank GOD for hand - me - downs!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't wait to host a "real" dinner...first ones to be invited??? MOM AND DAD, of course!