Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What is happening?

Ok, everyone. First off, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! We have had alot going on here at the Leahy Household.

I went to the Boston Bruins game the other night with my brother and SIL. Her brother works for the Garden and we got up on the Jumbo tron. Just like JD, however, I was too busy eating a hotdog and drinking an "adult" beverage to take a picture like Doug did. Funny story, I was dropping Anne off at school yesterday and a woman I don't know stops me and says "did you go the Bruins game the other night....were you eating a hot dog..." yikes. It was a great time and they won 8-5!!!!

In other news, we got a ton of snow here on the south shore. Anne LOVES the snow, JD not so much, he was good with a 10 minute trip outside and that was that. He prefers to stay inside and keep warm...I put some pics of the two of them outside and one of Doug, the kids, and Cayman (our boxer).

The other picture of JD is with his very best friends, Jack and Jack. Oh my god...he loves these boys!!! I can't get through a day without him asking me to go to their house for a playdate. I thought this picture summed it all up...he loves them!!!

I wish everyone a safe, healthy, holiday season and look forward to "chatting" with all my blog friends in 2009!!!! Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Survey

I copied from Jamie's post...I thought it looked fun : )

Christmas Survey

Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!
Just copy this entire post and paste into a new post/e-mail that you can send with the changes in answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person that sent it to you......Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapped, definetly...

2. Real tree or Artificial? REAL this year, but next year FAKE

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the 1st weekend in December.

4. When do you take the tree down? As soon as possible, usually the weekend after Xmas

5. Do you like eggnog? Not at all...:(

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Annie Doll and my red wagon...oh good times.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My brother, and sister. Kids are easy...

8. Easiest person to buy for? JD and Anne, they like everything!!!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No

10.Do you send cards or email cards? a little of both this year!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? oh I don't think I have had one :)

12. Favorite Holiday Movie? Frosty the Snowman

13. When do you start shopping for Holidays? This year? ugh, the last possible minute, I am still shopping and thinking of ideas.

14. Ever recycled a Holiday present? hmmm, uh yeah, most definetly :)

15. Favorite thing to eat at Holiday? Homemade cookies and hot cocoa

16. Lights on the tree? yes, colored ones this year, by request of JD and Anne.

17. Favorite Holiday song? Transiberian Orchestra. (sp?)

18. Travel at Holidays or stay home? We stay home for Christmas and not sure what we are doing Xmas eve yet.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and of course RUDOLPH (Jamie was correct, so I am sticking to it)

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? We actually have a large dog bone...he he. DOn't ask

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People who insist of buying gifts just to buy...Christmas should not be so retailized (is that a word?)

23. Favorite ornament? My personalized ones from my Dad each year...I love em!

24. Favorite for Holiday dinner? Ham and some munchies.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? an electric blanket.

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A family Christmas

We had a great weekend. We went to Sturbridge MA to see my Dad's side of the family. All his brothers and his favorite Sister. I think someone said there was 35 of us that showed up!! Not bad. Some of the cousins were missing (they don't live near here) and Uncle Tommy made a quick visit...it was good to see him. Aunt Diane if you are reading, I hope you are well, and remember a smile a day keeps the doctors away!!!

It was good laughs, good fun, and we are hoping for a reunion of sorts for ALL of us. Geez, what place can hold 50 or more of us...we will find it. "we are the Scannells, the mighty, mighty Scannells...etc. (a little song we made up when we were kids...thanks Andrea for reminding me of how "cool" we are...)

I attached some pictures of the family. Enjoy. My kids did not attend, it would have been to crazy and I would not have been able to catch up like I did with everyone.

Also, thanks to Aunt Patty and Shawna for "Sid" the Elf on the Shelf!!! What a great little concept. JD and Anne were fascinated by the elf changing spots the other night...thanks for sending him all the way up from GA!!!

Off to take a rest, I had a long night with Annie last night, she is not feeling well and no one got any sleep :(

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Family Day

Today was family day at Anne's school. We were lucky enough to have both grandfathers come to it!! Thank you to Pops and Grandpa!!!

The kids sang two songs and then we made gingerbread houses!!! Yummy!! Anne didn't have any idea who was coming to Family Day. This morning, I said "I will see you at Family Day" and her response "oh, just you?" He he, I kept a secret all day...

You should have seen her face when both grandfathers were there!! How exciting!!! Everyone had a fun time decorating (ah hem, eating) the candy to stick on the houses...

Tomorrow JD gets to make a similar house with his speech teacher...he is going to love it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

All is good!!!

Jon did awesome! We arrived at the hospital at 6:20 and he played until about 7:40am. The Surgery was scheduled at 8am and he was in the OR at 7:57 and out at 8:15....

Everything went very well. His ears were filled with fluid (not infected), he drained the fluid and added the tubes. All went very well. Jon (JD) got out of recovery at 8:45 and we were headed home at 9:30....

Phew! Another thing to cross off our list...so far so good.

Each night we ask the kids their "favorite part of the day" and "not so favorite part of the day"....

JD responses:
My favorite part of the day was playing at the hospital with my Dad. (my thoughts were "hey I was there too, remember me, I gave birth to you....LOL)

My not so favorite part was "not eating my peanut butter crackers after surgery" (Mommy made the mistake of bringing his favorite peanut butter crackers, and they wouldn't let him eat them because of allergies...I felt so bad for everyone involved)

On a side note, I had the kids pictures done this weekend. I will have to scan to share with you all. They came out great!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tubes, tubes, tubes

I forgot to post but JD will be sporting 2 new tubes tomorrow AM. It should be an easy procedure (he had the last one in July 07)

I have to be at the hospital at 6:30am, surgery is at 8am.

I will update when I get back :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Need some advice...or help...

(these pics are from 2007, look how little the kids are..)
Ok, the story goes like this. Doug and I took JD to Dupont Hospital to see Dr. Bober, and Dr. Mackenzie in March 2007. I was feeling guilty that Anne was not going with us so I purchased her a betta fighting fish. Yes, folks, I did. Another living breathing animal/human to feed, clean and take care of. What was I thinking?

Well, Nemo (the greatest fish in the world) is now not doing so well. Our first experience with Death. Now, I own a daycare, I talk to parents on how to deal with this all the time. Cats, dogs, even grandparents, friends, etc. So different at your own house, the questions are flying from Annie. What is heaven like? Do only cats and fish go there? Can he bring a picture of us to remember? Will he like it there? Can he visit us?

Nemo is sitting on the bottom of his very clean tank today...(Anne wanted to clean it up so he was in cleaner water) and not looking so well. I am tempted to go to the store and "replace" him...Am I a terrible mom? Should I pretend to take him to the "vet" and come home with a new one...I am perplexed....

So close to Christmas and she is devestated...and guess what she wants for Christmas? That is right folks, A HAMSTER....no way...I am not going there....

Any advice?