Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Seamus and Ciara removing pen off of Seamus' leg on 12seconds.tv

This is the first video I've just taken with the Blackberry and posted to 12 seconds. It's not much...Seamus had pen marks on his leg (not sure if it was him or her that put them there)...but they were trying to get it off.

There are fairly recent pictures posted to Flickr. Sorry I haven't written in a while, but work has been very busy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Flickr set just for some May photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26378635@N05/sets/72157618536323594/

 

Pictures from May…just general ones.

 

 

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Flickr set for Rochester vacation

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Uploading pictures to Flickr

I’m in the process of uploading pictures to Flickr.  I hope, over the next weeks, to be able to manipulate them so that they look better, but I’ll be sending out emails just to let you know there are new pictures up.

 

Here is the first set I’ve put up…these are pictures from when Ciara and I went to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix on 5/2.  That was Seamus’ birthday, and he was in Disneyland with Mike.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26378635@N05/sets/72157618450669599/

 

Enjoy!

 

Kelly

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Monday, April 27, 2009

A couple of pictures on the blog

A couple of pictures I posted on the blog...they are from a group of Twitterers getting together last Friday night on the West side of the Valley.  They had groups meeting on the East side, the North side, the South Central part of Phoenix, but not on the West side, until last Friday.  So, we quick got the kids home, fed them something, and headed out to this.  They were the only kids there (but we weren't the only parents), and for the most part, they were well-behaved (although getting antsy after a while...I don't blame them). 

Thank you to everyone who called, emailed, sent an e-card, sent a real card, or posted on my Facebook page to wish me a Happy Birthday!  Oh, I think Tina texted me...wow, are there enough technological ways to communicate now, or what??  I did get myself a new phone over the weekend...a Blackberry Curve (in pink), so now I don't have to be left out of Facebook...I can get it on my phone!  It's a little weird.  I'll probably look for a skin for it from decalgirl.com, like I have for my Kindle.

This week, Seamus and Mike leave Friday for Disneyland.  I am tentatively planning to go to a meeting on Friday evening...some sort of Listening Tour that Obama is having, and they have one on the West side on Friday, in Glendale.  I'm sure that Ciara will not want to stay the whole time, since it starts at 7, and she'll probably just bury her head in my shoulder for the first 15 minutes or so, anyway.  There's no venue yet, as far as I know...I hope it is a coffeehouse, so I can just get her some whipped cream...that'll draw her out!

I got an ear tube re-inserted into my right ear today.  It took 15 minutes.  Getting the kids dressed in the morning takes longer than that.  We talked about Mythbusters and Time Warp (2 Discovery channel shows) during it...and then I went to work.  Nice how convenient that is, eh?

So, the party is on Saturday May 9 for those of you in Rochester.  THERE WILL BE RIBS!!  You don't need to bring anything, I'm sure, but you can if you feel guilty.  I put in my request for those flavored Smirnoff Ice drinks...those are pretty good.  There's the backyard where the kids can run around.  Tina, you're coming, right?  RIGHT????  I'm hoping for some white hots too...the pop-open kind.  Wow...I can just run down to Weggie's and get them myself!!!!  I'm going to hate when vacation is over...not that I don't like Arizona, but it's going to be really difficult.

I'm not sure what we're going to be doing while we're there...probably go to the beach, Strong Museum, Nick Tahou's, I dunno what else.  I'm sure we'll think of something.  I can't wait!!!!

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Here's the picture of Ciara at the #wvfn. Yes, that's a Twitter tag. If you have no idea what that means, well, I'm sorry. :P

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We went to a meeting of people who use Twitter who live on the West Side of the Valley of the Sun. Here's a picture that one person who seems to be a lot better with a camera than I am got. There will be one of Ciara in the next post...but I figure with a name like 'Seamus'...well, I'm sure there's a Guiness in his future...when he's a lot OLDER!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ciara in bouncehouse at church

Spring Fling...bounce houses and games for free. Some Spring FLing though...it is over 90 degrees out!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Birthday list

In case anyone was looking for some birthday ideas for Seamus, here’s a list I came up with:

 

Monkey stuff

Bowling stuff (he already has a bag, ball, towel)

Disney or Princesses stuff (although I’m sure Ciara will be fighting with him over any Princess stuff)

Train stuff

Cooking stuff

 

He wears 4T or 4 or XS shirts (just depends on where you buy them…if you go into the Infants/Toddler section, he’s a 4T.  If you go into the Boys’ section, he’s a 4 or XS).

 

Kid’s board games (he has Candy Land already)…nothing wood, please (the dog eats the wood stuff).

 

Cheap Disney-related scrapbooking supplies (nothing too expensive, but he’ll be in Disneyland on his birthday, and he might enjoy doing a page about it if there are pictures from his weekend).

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Huh?

So, yesterday was Easter, and I completely blanked out on the fact that I needed to actually DO something for Easter so if you’re expecting pictures of the kids going on an egg hunt, or eating little chocolate bunnies…well, you can forget that.  I did have a special dress for Ciara yesterday…not one of those pastel Easter-type dresses, but it was nice and colorful, and she really liked it.  

 

So, I was telling Ciara how pretty she was, and Mike mentions that Seamus is handsome too.  I didn’t have any special clothes for him…but not to leave him out, I say to Seamus, “Yes, you are very handsome too!”

 

As serious as anything, Seamus replies, “I not handsome…I Scottish!”

 

We just burst out laughing.  We had told him he was Scottish when we went to the Highland Games in downtown Phoenix…but I don’t think he realized he could be BOTH handsome AND Scottish!

 

We’ve been trying him in underwear at night…he wants to, and he was dry for a couple of days in Pull-ups.  Well, he hasn’t been dry in underwear, and after last night, I think that maybe we should go back to Pull-ups at night.  Gosh…what a mess!  He needed to be dunked in the bathtub this morning…usually, we can just wipe him off.  Not this morning!  He wants so much to not wear Pull-ups.

 

He has cooking class tonight…so that will be fun.  I brought all the stuff that I needed for it, so when I pick him up, I don’t have to head back home.  This week, I’m bringing Ciara to daycare in the mornings.  She loves to sit in Seamus’ carseat when they’re not together.  I have no idea why…but she does.  She and Mike went to Disney on Ice on Saturday…I guess she liked that quite a bit.  They went to the Spaghetti Warehouse afterwards for lunch.  Seamus and I went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch…he really likes that place.  Afterwards, we went to Target.  He picked out a piggy bank from the dollar section…it was in the shape of a whale.  He was doing pretty well, but he dropped it in the kitchen, and it broke on the tile.  He was pretty upset about it.  He had kept asking me for change to put in the thing.  Maybe I’ll head out to the Target here near work, and see if they have any.  I picked up some cheap scrapbooking stuff for him too in the dollar section, so I want to order some pictures for him to scrapbook with, like he did one time.  He did a good job with it too!  Maybe I’ll pick up enough so that Ciara can do some too…I know she’ll like playing around with that stuff, too!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

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Here is a picture from March 2009 of Ciara. It is just a perfect picture of her. Besides cropping out some of the extra background, I can't change a thing.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

No more snow emails!

I have already had 2 family members comment on the April snow in Rochester.

 

I get it!  You guys have a lot of snow! 

 

If you don’t like it, then move to Arizona…I guarantee you, you will not need to shovel snow here in Phoenix.

 

So, I’m going to be sending emails to y’all this summer complaining about the heat.  I hope, however, that there is no snow when we come up there in a few weeks.  I’m looking forward to seeing some lilacs, you know!

 

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