Friday, November 28, 2008


Niamhs 1st Thanksgiving

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and we spent it with Lucas' family. Dinner was delicious and I have to say the best turkey I've ever had. It was perfect. Also, the men did the dishes which was awesome and I think should become part of the tradition of Thanksgiving :) It was so fun to spend time with everyone. In the evening we visited my sister Kim, who was hosting Thanksgiving for my side of the family at her home. We visited with them and sang songs together, our little tradition. On this special day, I was reminded of all the many things I am grateful for. Here are a few, there are too many to list.

1. My Savior Jesus Christ
2. Lucas and my children
3. Family
4. The Gospel
5. Freedom
6. A home, food, conveniences
7. Health
8. Friends

Her favorite way to sleep.....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


My mam knit this cardigan for Niamh. It is so soft and warm.

I've been slaking a little, but I have a good excuse. No sleep! Niamh was 4 weeks old yesterday and is getting little chubby cheeks and is happy as long as she is fed and has a clean bum. I love just cuddling with her. She loves to fall asleep on my shoulder and I could just breathe in her baby scent all day long. Lucas says she has my temper already. She likes to be in the same room as us and cries if she is in a room alone. She actually smiled at me the other day and when she was eating, I heard a little chuckle. I remember yawning right about then, so I don't know if that is why, but it was sweet. I find that there is no time in the day to do everything and somedays I don't even get to check my email. The boys are doing a lot better adjusting. We are back to a routine but they are so wild and crazy. I guess it's just boys! Lucas has training all this week so he has been gone during the day. Although I enjoy having him here at night time, it's hard being stuck without a car. We only need one car right now because he works nights and I have the car while he sleeps during the day. I am hungry all the time, but I only seem to want to devour whatever chocolate is in sight. Not a good idea if you're trying to lose baby weight. We are excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas of course. Is it just me, or are the Christmas celebrations starting earlier each year. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas! The boys ask every day if we can put up the Christmas tree and I can't hold them off much longer. So, I think this weekend we will be trimming the tree. EXCITING!!!

This Friday, my sis Trudi and her fiance Tyler and watching Gavin & Tyrone while Lucas and I go out on our first date post-baby. Niamh of course will be joining us (I'm not ready to leave her with anyone yet.) We are planning to go see the much anticipated "Twilight" movie. Lucas is such a good hubby, he is willing to come along and watch it with me. I know it won't be as good as the book, but I'm still excited. I'm anxious to hear what you other Twilight fans all think.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wide Awake

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tagged (my first)

8 T.V shows I like to watch:

1. Chuck
2. Brothers & Sisters
3. The Office
4. DOG the Bounty Hunter
6. Desperate Housewives
7. What Not To Wear
8. The Biggest Loser

8 things that happened yesterday:

1. I went grocery shopping (and spent too much)
2. Niamh turned 2 weeks old.
3. Picked Gavin up from school.
4. Watched "The Grinch who stole Christmas." Lucas' idea.
5. Visited the In-Laws.
6. Did some early Christmas shopping for the kiddies.
7. Changed a lot of stinky diapers.
8. Ate Sloppy Joes for dinner (again Lucas' idea.)

8 favorite places to eat:

1. Macaroni Grill
2. Cheesecake Factory
3. Farm Basket
4. The Dragonfly (sushi)
5. Bahama Breeze
6. Claim Jumper
7. Olive Garden
8. Panda Express

8 things I'm looking forward to:

1. Niamhs Blessing
2. Thanksgiving with The Abbotts
3. The Christmas Season
4. Lucas' paternity time off work (yay I get him on New Years Eve)
5. Losing post-baby weight
6. My sister Trudi's wedding
7. Disneyland Trip
8. Visiting Ireland again

8 people I tag:

Kim, Renee', Krystal, Susana, Amanda, Lynette, Jess Autrey, Melissa.

2 weeks old

Niamh was 2 weeks old yesterday. I can't believe that! She is such an angel and I am cherishing every moment I can. She wakes up twice a night most nights and goes right back to sleep after eating. She loves to have her hands up by her face all the time. In her first ultrasound, she had her arms crossed by her face, so this is her cute little trait. Her hair looks like it's getting lighter, but it's still dark brown. She loves sleeping on her daddy's shoulder and whenever she is crying, he just sings an Irish tune and sends her off into dreamland. Her big brothers love to help out by getting diapers for me and whenever she is crying they are very concerned and come tell me.

If you look closely, you can see a dimple on her cheek.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

Gavin had a Halloween Party at school on Thursday. He dressed up as a vampire. Lucas and I along with Tyrone and Niamh were able to go to the party. It was fun, and there was tons of yummy food.

The costume parade.


Gavin with Ms. Sylvia & Mrs. Iglitz

Halloween Night

Niamh the Butterfly

Spiderman Gavin & Pirate Tyrone

Trick or Treating with Daddy