Aug

24

At the fair !

August 24, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Orla and Eoghan at the Dutchess County Fair - Click for more pictures

Orla and Eoghan at the Dutchess County Fair - Click for more pictures

We all went to the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck on Friday, where the Orla and Eoghan had a blast on some of the crazy rides. They were completely fearless, and had no worries about getting motion sickness on any of the rides. They even rode the mechanical bull, and got me to go up on it too. Jenn and Conall were content to watch from the sidelines, and enjoyed watching the two older kids and me ride the Dodgem Cars, as I showed them how I learned to drive !

It was great to spend some time together, as I hadn’t really seen them for a couple of weeks. Jenn and the kids visited New Hampshire, where Orla got to ride her pony Allie in a show, and then spent some time in Boston, while I managed a quick trip to Ireland to meet June and Ian.

We all had a lot of fun at the fair – the kids enjoyed it so much that they have been spending every day there. Over the weekend we also stopped off at the local swim club, where the kids got to attend their cousin Ace’s first birthday party.

I’ve posted a new set of pictures on the Photos page – you can see them by clicking here.

Aug

13

Holiday Fun

August 13, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Orla, Eoghan and Conall are having loads of fun in Concord, New Hampshire, where they’re visiting their cousins…

Squeezing in a fun time

Squeezing in a fun time

Aug

13

New Hampshire

August 13, 2008 | Leave a Comment


Jenn and the kids are in NH, where they’ve been having a great time… Orla has been enjoying Ally, her pony, while Eoghan has been catching lots of fish and having fun with Conall.

Meanwhile, I’m in Ireland, where I’ve been playing golf with Ian and hanging out with him and June and my godson… I’ll catch up with Jenn and the kids in Boston.

Aug

6

New Shoes

August 6, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Conall continues to grow and become more interactive every day. He loves grilled cheese sandwiches and French fries, and insists on feeding himself his yoghurt and cereal. He has four more teeth coming in – with those he’ll be pretty much all set.
One of his favourite things to do is to play ball; he’ll play catch with me for 20 minutes at a time. And he loves the pool at swim club, too ! He’s gotten very attached to Grandma recently (there’s no accounting for taste!) and doesn’t like to share her with anyone.
And today he’s getting his first pair of shoes – Jenn is embarrassed that he’s survived 16 months barefoot or wearing moccasins ! But now he’ll be all set when he hangs out with Orla at the horse stables, wearing his size 8’s…

Aug

4

Budding thespiansOrla and Eoghan had their theatrical debuts on Friday when they appeared at the Center For Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. Orla was Cinderella, and Eoghan her son, the Naughty Prince. Jenn and I, with Beth and GrandMa, went along to catch the show. It was a lot of fun, and both kids had a great time along with all the other kids in their class. My new retirement plan is to be their manager !

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