Friday, May 29, 2009


Be sure to check out Eamon in the background.

Longmarsh Preserve

On Memorial Day we decided to go for a walk through Longmarsh Preserve. It is an area behind our house where beavers have built several dams to make these large ponds. It is quite an unbelievable sight! There are marked trails and if you follow the right one it should take an hour or so.
However, we decided to take another marked trail thinking it would lead us back to our car also and almost ended up in Newmarket. That is the next town over from Durham for those of you unfamiliar with the area. After checking Kirk's Blackberry for a map of the trails and flagging down a passing car, we headed back in the direction we just came from. Needless to say we made it out well before dark and Myles was a real trooper walking most of the time. Luckily we were prepared and brought bug wipes since the mosquitoes came out in full force part way through.

Beach Days


Myles has been enjoying playing soccer on Saturday mornings. He is really starting to grasp the dribbling with your feet concept and has discovered a love for being the goalie.

"Motorcycle" Man

Myles has been very busy practicing his biking skills this month. He enjoys riding his bike on our nightly walks and is very proud of himself when he conquers the hills. At the end of his ride he likes to point his fingers to the sky.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

9 Month Checkup

Eamon had his 9 month checkup today. According to his doctor he is meeting all his milestones. He also is growing nicely, especially his head. Eamon is 18 pounds and 27 1/2 inches. He is measuring in the 25th to 50th percentile for weight and height. His head is off the charts.

Myles at soccer practice

Myles had his first day of soccer practice on Saturday. He had a lot of fun playing Red Light, Green Light, kicking the ball in the goal and taking water breaks. He is also excited to be playing soccer with his neighbor and friend Hailey. Her dad, John, is his coach which helps too.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mini Golf

Kirk, Myles, Eamon and I went mini golfing for the first time this year during an unusually hot April weekend. Myles had a blast trying to get the ball in the hole and ended his round with a 50. Eamon wasn't able to play yet but he was definitely taking notes the whole time.

First trip to Newcastle Commons

Sitting outside our summer house. (I wish)

The water was freezing!!!

9 Month Update (cont.)

Eamon has made a lot of transitions over this past month. Shortly, after turning 8 months he figured out how to move around on his belly and mastered the move in no time. He also figured out how to go from sitting to belly scooting and back up to sitting. The last move he does in secret and we have yet to see how he really does it. Eamon is also putting his two new bottom teeth to use by feeding himself things like banana, avocado and rice. However, most days there is more on his face and clothes than in his mouth. His most recent achievement is pulling himself up to a kneeling position on things all around the house.

9 Month Update

New teeth!!

Eamon's first swing ride

Myles, Eamon and I have been visiting the playground recently now that the weather is getting warmer. Myles has grown to love going down the slide, walking across the bridges and climbing the rock wall. He is constantly telling me to go away and not hover like an overprotective mother. Eamon loves swinging on the swings which is a nice change from Myles at this age.

Myles at Jackson's Landing

Myles has been busy enjoying the warm Spring air. He is mastering the art of riding his new bike, playing golf in the back yard and playing on the playground. Recently we received his 3rd Quarter Progress Report from school and he is doing well. His area to work on is sharing according to his teachers. We are told he is quite the entertainer and can be heard on the playground telling his friends he has "an idea." Some other favorite sayings of his are "I LOVE IT!" "It smells like breath," "That's rude," and "Mommy, Mommy, tell Daddy..."