Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

We had a lot of fun in the month of October. The kids were so excited for Halloween. Gavin was the character from the thriller, Scream. Tyrone was a soul taker. Niamh was a good witch and Isla was Supergirl. We went to our ward's trunk or treat and the kids got tons of candy. On Halloween night, we spent the evening with Lucas' family. We had dinner and then we all took the kids trick or treating. What a fun night it was. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, I can't wait to see what the kids will pick for next year.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Niamh is 5

Our little Diva, Niamh Liberty turned 5 years old on October 20. Niamh was so excited and counting down weeks before her birthday. She made sure I knew everything she wanted on her birthday list. We had a busy day on her birthday, because we have church at 9am and we were doing the Primary Program that day, so we had to be there early. So, we woke Niamh up at 6am to give her enough time to open her presents and get everyone ready for church. Niamh also wanted her curly hair straightened for church, so we had to have enough time for that. Niamh loved all her presents and couldn't wait to show all her church friends her new dress and earrings. After church, Grandma Abbott came over for lunch. That afternoon, all the relatives came over for cake and ice cream. Niamh had a wonderful birthday and loved every minute of it. This girl is one smartie pants. She is such a sweetie and loves being part of everything going on around her. She's a princess, but she's also a tomboy. She loves to help and is so good at coloring and drawing pictures. I want to keep her little forever, but I love seeing the big girl she is becoming. We love our Niamhy-Noo.

Grandad in America

We finally got my Dad to come to America for a visit. My sister, Kim went over to Ireland and brought him back with her. It had been 5 years since Lucas and I had been to Ireland and seen him. It was so fun to have him here. He spent a week with each of my 4 siblings and I. We showed him all the local sights and introduced him to all our favorite food places. He spent time in California, Idaho and Utah with my other siblings and then came back to Las Vegas for his last 2 weeks. It was so great to see him spending time with my kids and see them bonding with him. My Dad really enjoyed America and seeing how we all live. His 6 week trip went by so fast and it was hard to see him go home, but he plans to come back and visit next year. We can't wait!!!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gavin turns 9

Gavin turned 9 on September 19. We woke him up singing Happy Birthday, and then he opened his presents. He went to school on his birthday and had birthday treats with his class. That night we had pizza and I made him a cake. We had a little family party with just our family. On the following Sunday, we invited all the relatives over for another cake and ice-cream. Gavin loved celebrating with all his cousins who live in town. He got lots of great gifts and money so he can start a savings account. Gavin is turning into such a sweet young man. He is helpful and caring. He is so smart and has come such a long way with his brain balance program. He is a great friend and brother and is very helpful to me. Happy Birthday Gavin, we love you so much!!!