Friday, February 7, 2014

Catching Up October-December

I feel incredibly guilty that I haven't been documenting Seamus's life as I did Cyrus's. I also feel guilty that I have not been documenting all the incredibly adorable things my sweet oldest child says on a daily basis. I want to be better about writing everything down, and sharing our family moments with our friends and family who do not live near us, but man is life over whelming right now.

So I'm going to try and recap the past few months, and then my goal is going to be to write one post a week.
October we continued to settle into living in Delaware, and site see a bit.  We discovered that our neighborhood is awesome on halloween
Cyrus was a skeleton, THANKFULLY! He wanted to be a koopa-kid and mommy couldn't make the costume, so I was very happy when he saw this skeleton costume and had to have it.
 Our little monkey, was a monkey again. Ryan didn't realize that he picked out the same exact costume that Seamus wore last year. Oh well, he is a stinking adorable monkey.
 They loved getting candy!
November -
 We went to the Philadelphia zoo as a family, but Seamus got sick and vomited
We met Ryan's best friend Pat and his family at the zoo. Ryan, Pat and I went to Umass together and they rowed together. The Rufo's have two daughters close in age to our boys. I am very excited to have the Rufo's near by.

Cyrus's looks are really changing and I think he has some of the most beautiful features.
Seamus discovered animal crackers! He loves the box.
 We discovered Blue Hen Field Hockey!

And bought winter coats to keep us warm at the games.
 We had a Umass reunion. Okay not really but we did go to the Rufo's house and Matt & Liz Soroka (also Umass rowers) came. The Soroka's live in State College which is about a 4 hour drive from Pat's house. They were in town for the Philly marathon. Above are our oldest children. Madeline is almost 7, Cyrus almost 5, and Eva is almost 4.
And here are all our children. We are waiting for the Gruber's to add two more to this picture so we will have a Umass "the next generation" eight. Kevin Gruber also rowed at Umass and is Ryan's boss. They were not able to come on Saturday. But we are hoping to do a larger reunion get together when Umass visits State College to take on Penn State in football in September.
 We went to John's birthday party. John and Cyrus became fast friends at school.
Seamus developed some new expressions. I just love how expressive he is.
Seamus became a typical little brother...wanting to be just like his big brother.
Cyrus practiced being a Ninja Turtle
 We drove to Boston for Thanksgiving! Issy came home for the first time in 4 years. The car was jammed packed and poor Issy only had floor space.
 Buca showed the boys how to play guitar
Nana read stories
 The boys ate at the little table
We had fun with our cousins
 Seamus napped with Nana and the dogs
 We had fun with Aunt Mimi
 Double trouble were inseparable

We had our first cousin slumber party!
 We went to the enchanted village with Auntie Meaghan
If I had sent out a Christmas probably would have been the boys with Santa, but I didn't!

 Seamus got his first hair cut by Gina!
 We started a new family tradition (hopefully) of going to Edaville Railroad to see all the amazing Christmas lights and ride the Polar Express.
The boys went on their first ride together with out Mama
We went to Alexis's birthday party.
 We got caught in our first snow storm. It came in super fast and within an hour the roads were a mess. While watching the snow pile up, we bought the boys their first pairs of snow boots! We were only 5 miles from home but it took us almost two hours to get home. Cyrus loved the snow!
 Seamus wasn't a fan! I think he just didn't like all the layers and not being able to walk.
Seamus is a natural water baby. He loves to blow bubbles, we don't know how he learned that skill.
 The boys practiced playing field hockey in the play room.
 Seamus discovered the 3DS.
 Best part of living in Delaware - Being able to go home for holidays. We spent Christmas in Boston.

Decorating the gingerbread house led to many melt downs
 We celebrated Christmas Eve at Rachel's house, and enjoyed spending time with the Palmer family.

 I love how much these kids love each other, and I am so thankful to live closer to them.
 Christmas morning was spent at Nana's house. It was exactly as I pictured it, but I was so thankful to wake up at mom's and have my boys experience Christmas with Nana.

 Seamus loved his present from Nana.
 Amy and I work viking hats! She bought the boys a bunch of how to train your dragon toys.
Seamus was super cute as always!

WOW that update was exhausting!


  1. Hi Sarah! Just checking in. We talk about Cyrus from time to time... if something triggers is.. YMCA, BETHEL, First United Methodist Playground, Etc.... I hope you are enjoying Deleware. Are you coming to town anytime soon? Have the boys adjust well? Write me.

  2. HEY! HAVE you STOPPED blogging? I just checked your blog for the first time in a loooooong time. You haven't posted in over a year? If so, please let me know.