Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

My birthday was on Tuesday and Andy worked with the boys to make a sweet gift for me.  He took pictures of the boys, interviewed them and then took a picture of the boys and added in mini-pixels of pictures we have take of the boys.  It was really cool and sweet.  The unfortunate thing is Aaron wouldn't cooperate and was wanting to be with me, so we only got pics of O and E.  

Happy Birthday


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Kerry's Wedding

My cousin Kerry married Paul on June 9th in Chicago.  It was a beautiful wedding and the boys had a wonderful time enjoying Chicago.  We stayed downtown right off Michigan Ave in a beautiful hotel. The boys were the only children at the wedding and for the most part well-behaved.  They had a lot of fun enjoying their cousins.

The view from our room - love love Chicago!!

Visiting the Hershey's Store between the wedding and reception

Cheesing out for the camera's

Owen and Eli with Aunt Gigi

Mimi and Owen

Messy Boy

The lovely couple
Father Daughter dance

Phil being a bad influence on Eli

Owen dancing with Rochelle

Eli cutting a rug

Andrea and Aaron

Thursday, June 7, 2012

On the Farm

We went on a whirl wind tour of the Midwest in early June.  I got inducted into my High School Hall of Fame  and my cousin Kerry was getting married the following weekend, so we decided to make it a road trip.  As part of the road trip we went up to see my dear friend Jenny and her family.  Jenny and her family live on a farm north of the Quad Cities in Iowa.  The boys thought it was so much fun!  They got to go on tractor rides, feed the cattle and we took them to the John Deere Pavilion to see the machinery.  It was great time!

Tractor ride with Leo

Eli's work boots

Owen's turn

Sweet Claire

The beautiful farm, it was so peaceful!

Looking at the cattle

Driving the tractor at the John Deere Pavilion

Owen in the combine

Ryan, Claire and Aaron

The McGarry and Cather Children

The boots hurt my feet - that is what happens when  I don't wear socks.