Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Festive October

The Pumpkin Patch
How Tall This Fall

The Hayride

The Patch

A Momentary Ninja Fight

The Pumpkins

The Twins Class Party
Silly Boys
Cute Little Behinds
Cowgirl!  Yee Haw!

Ryan's Kindergarten Parade
Waiting for Brother


There he is!

There he goes!
 Trick or Treating


What a great October!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ireland - the short version


We arrived in Shannon and headed towards County Kerry, stopping in a few small towns along the way. 

We stayed in a bed and breakfast, Brook Lodge Hotel, a block off the hustle and bustle of Killarney Town Center.  We spent our first night enjoying the town center where we found the worlds smallest bar and most enthusiastic elderly singer. 


We took a Ring of Kerry bus excursion.  Gorgeous sites!



We drove to Dublin.  Checked into our bed and breakfast and hopped on the Dublin hop on-hop off bus.  First stop Trinity University.  Next, we met up with Katie, Chad, Kayla and James at the Guinness Storehouse.



Matt, Mike, and Charlie arrived.  We walked through a park and took a tour of the historic Kilmainham Jail.  Then headed for a tour and tasting at Teeling Whiskey.



We learned and played Gaelic games:  Handball, Gaelic Football and Hurling. 
Good times all around.  Then we drove to Galway, checked into our house, and made our way to a nearby pub.



We took a tour bus through County Galway.

Cliffs of Moher



Chris and I left the others and headed to Shannon where we stayed in a fabulous bed and breakfast Carry Gerry House.  We spent our first-last night having dinner at Bunratty Castle.



We headed to the airport after one final Irish breakfast.  After 90 minutes in flight, the pilot announced we were having technical issues and would need to return to Shannon.


Finally back to NY.  Then an overnight drive to VA.  Man, I missed my babies!