Thursday, June 30, 2011

How can I resist that grin :-)

Just a couple of pics and videos of Aidan - just love his laugh and smile :-) I still haven't posted on his birthday yet - I am so not with it these days!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Eóin the Otter

Daddy took the boys to a friends house to go swimming yesterday while I had a little break. It was nice to have a quiet house for a while and a nice surprise to hear how well Eóin did in the full size pool. His feet didn't reach the bottom at all unless he was on the step, but with his floaties on, he swam around on his own no problem. Jonathan originally tried to teach him to "doggy paddle" but Eóin wasn't getting it. Eventually he decided he wanted to swim like an otter and off he went, so I guess he "otter paddles" :-)
Aidan was a bit more cautious and stayed in the raft all day, but he still had a good time.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cool In the Pool :-)

Today the kids spent three and a half hours in their new pool. Great birthday gift Grandma :-)

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Daddy - an interview with Eóin

Happy Father's Day to the best Daddy there is! We love you!!!

This is a little interview with Eóin about his Daddy.

What is something daddy always says to you?
He says "obey"

What makes daddy happy?
the boys (Eóin and Aidan)

What makes daddy sad?
getting spankings

How does your daddy make you laugh?
by doing a funny joke

What was your daddy like as a child?
he looked like Aidan

How old is your daddy?
6 or 7

How tall is your daddy?
tall like mommy

What is his favorite thing to do?
check on the computer

What does your daddy do when you're not around?
he goes asleep.

What is your daddy really good at?
Checking on his phone

What is your daddy not very good at?
things - and that makes him sad

What does your daddy do for a job?
stuff on his computer

What is your daddy's favorite food?
fish (we are eating that right now)

What do you and your daddy do together?
Have fun.

How do you know your daddy loves you?
He is patient and kind

What does your daddy like most about your mom?
Because she makes him very happy

Where is your dad's favorite place to go?
Maybe to the beach where he can make something (hmm - I don't think we have ever been to the beach together) :-)

Monday, June 13, 2011

And the winner is....

We have had a busy few weeks here at the Harrison house and my morning sickness is back (boo), so I am a little behind in the blogging world.

I have lots of pics and news to post. but business first!

Congratulations to 
for winning a copy of Project Dad. I will contact you to get your address and get it on it's way to you very soon! 

The winner was drawn using (this line is is brown because Eóin asked me to make it so)

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Book Review: A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad

Emily Graham is anything but graceful and her well meaning aunts are getting worried about her marital status. Even more worrisome to her aunts than her clumsiness, is her independent streak and loyal commitment to the suffragist movement. The last thing on Emily's mind though is marriage - she doesn't need a man, but women's rights need her!

Carter Stockton is working hard to be a success, although not the kind his family would like. While he is expected to join his father's business, Carter is spending the summer playing baseball for the Lake Manawa team.

When Carter and Emily's worlds literally collide, they have quite a time figuring out whose goals and plans are really the most important.

The second book in the series, I again enjoyed the carefree, easy writing style that fits the summery backdrop of Lake Manawa. I enjoyed that some of the characters from the last book returned, but you would not have to read the first book to follow the story at all - it reads well by itself. While not a super deep book, it is a nice light summer read that still has a few lessons to teach.

Thank you to Revell publishers for a free copy of this book to review.