June 29, 2010

Piggy Banks!

Many moons again when we first moved Shaun into David's room, I was awoken at 5:45am by the sound of David crying "Mommy, Shaun broke my bank". I ran down the hall only to find David's piggy bank (that was hand painted by my cousin Jodi) smashed into pieces. He was so upset. I explained to David that Shaun is little and thought it was a toy, and dropped it when he realized how heavy it was. I wiped his tears and promised him a new bank.

I sent Jodi a message asking her if she would be able to make him a new one and also asked if she would mind making banks for all the boys! She's the BEST! I met her over at the Learning Express and purchased the new banks and she (along with the assistance of one of her co-workers) hand painted three new banks with the boys names and the Boston sports teams logos!

Check out their new banks! I can't even get over how awesome they came out! These pictures do not even do them justice!!

June 22, 2010

That Seven Week Smile!

I love little baby smiles! When David was 7 weeks old I took a picture of him in his bouncy with a big smile on his face! Then without realizing it I got a picture of Shaun in the same seat with the same big smile. When I checked the dates they were both taken at 7 weeks. So now I wanted to make sure I got one of Evan in the same seat, at the same time!

I brought down the bouncey seat on Saturday and started taking some pictures. He was having so much fun smiling for me!

Here are all three of my boys with their 7 week smiles!




June 17, 2010

Last Day of School!

Today was David's last day of his first year of pre-school. When the school year begins again, he'll be going to school three days! He has learned so much at school and he is already looking forward to next year!

What a difference a year makes! Check out these pictures of David on the FIRST day of school and the LAST day of school! He's really grown up so much!

June 13, 2010


Back in the day when the Doc and I were discussing marriage and kids, we always said we would would have three and call it a day. So with the birth of Evan our family is now complete! However, even though we are 100% sure of our decision not to have any more kids, I cannot help but feel a little sad. It doesn't help that Evan is such a good baby who has adjusted so well into our daily routine. Plus we'll never have the experience of having a little girl.

Yesterday marked 6 weeks since Evan joined our family and with each milestone he hits, brings feelings of pride but also some sadness, as this is the very LAST time we will ever experience these milestones. It really hit me last night when the Doc handed me the VERY LAST size one diaper (he never did fit into the newborn size!). Evan is now officially in size 2's. Our rolly polly is now in size 2 diapers and wearing 3-6 month clothes, which means I need to pack up all of our newborn and 0-3 month clothes and pass them on.

In fact, at the rate this kid is growing, he'll probably outgrow this swing soon and with no more little ones to need it, we'll be listing it on craigslist or something. I'll feel better though once Evan is potty trained and I never have to change poopy diapers again!

June 10, 2010

Shaun: Causing Trouble Since 2008

Happy Birthday to our little troublemaker Shaun! It is hard to believe that he is already two! He is growing into such a fun little boy, with a smile that lights up a room, he is our Mr. Personality. He is a ball of energy who keeps me on my toes WAY more than his older brother David ever did. He definitely keeps things interesting, that is for sure!!

The Birthday Boy!

Make a Wish!

Ice cream cake!

What a mess!

June 6, 2010


The advantage to having all boys, is that clothes can be passed down from one kid to the next. I have still had to buy some new clothes for each kid though, because each kid seems to be bigger than the next! But I definitely don't have to buy as much!

For example, below are pictures of the boys in the same pair of 3 month pajamas but David is 3 months, Shaun is 2 months and Evan is 1 month!

David 3 Months Old

Shaun 2 Months Old

Evan 1 Month Old!

June 3, 2010

Evan: 1 Month

I took Evan for a weight check yesterday and at ONE month old he is a whopping 12lbs 8oz! No wonder isn't fitting into 0-3 month cloths and ready to graduate to size 2 diapers!! At on month, David was 10lbs 2oz and at 6 weeks Shaun was 12lbs 6oz. David might be the oldest but he is definitly the small fry!

Here is Evan in the 0-3 month outfit I had bought him (he only got to wear it 3 times!!). Notice how snug it is. We passed it on to Liam and I hear it fits him just right!

Ah! That is more like it! A 3-6 month outfit where there is still some room to grow!

June 1, 2010

Memorial Day 2010!

Yesterday we had a cookout at the Stack's to kick off the start of summer! It was a gorgeous day, despite the smoke from the Canadian forest fires. The kids had a blast swimming in the pool, driving their jeeps around the back yard and roasting marshmallows! With the additions of Liam and Evan, the children now outnumber the adults! Needless to say, it was a little crazy but also a lot of fun!

Fun in the pool!

Truck Driving Kids!

Brady taking Thomas for a ride!

The delicious food! Ribs, Carne Asada and Beef Tips

Waiting patiently to roast marshmallows!

Thomas and Cameron

Roasting marshmallows in the new fire pit!

The newest members of the clan, Evan and Liam!

All seven boys! I have to say I was very impressed we got them all to cooperate, especially so close to bedtimes and after a long day!