Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend Update

Friday Night: PROM!  

Phil and I got fancied up... 

...my parents came over to babysit, and we headed to the high school where we work to board the buses with the seniors and their dates...

 ...and off to the New England Aquarium we went!
Myrtle the Turtle above, and her much smaller friend below

It was really cool having the Prom at the Aquarium.  The dinner tables were set up all around the penguin and fish exhibits, and then the dancing (if you can call what they did "dancing" - I'll have to write more about that later) was held outside in a tent by the water.

In exciting news, two of the penguins were, ummm, procreating while people were trying to eat.

In other exciting news, they served us clam chowder.  Seafood at an aquarium?  That's a new low!  I chose the butternut squash bisque instead.

Here are some of our coworkers and lucky prom chaperones with us:

We got home around 12:30, the students went back to the high school for an amazing all-night after prom party, and Phil and I went home and crashed into bed around 1 am.  Can you guess what time the kids woke up?  Yup, 5:30!!

I took this video of Xander while laying on the couch pretending to be an attentive parent:

Since my two preschoolers are *almost* done with their school year, I decided to take each of them to do something special.  Maggie and I went to get our nails done:

(One more picture over at Snapshots from a Sunday)

And then Eamon and I went to Target, where he got to pick out a new Skylander guy.  He picked Chop Chop (whatever that is?!?!?)  Of course, to negate my being a good mother and giving each of my littles some individual time, I neglected to take a picture of my time spent with Eamon.  Sigh.  So I'll just give you a random semi-recent picture of him instead:

On Monday, we celebrated Memorial Day by watching the parade pass right in front of our house, but first passed the time by playing with cousins in the backyard:

These munchkins ate way too many Dunkin Donut Munchkins:

Gettin' ready:

OK, to see us all together makes me realize why people make such a fuss over us wherever we go.  Are they all mine????? Yes, thanks be to God!

My oldest most mature sister and her cherubs (I keep trying to steal her youngest!!):

After cheering and thanking all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for us (whether or not they returned home) we headed to a barbecue with more family members.  

And then after that wonderfully busy and not at all relaxing weekend,  we fell asleep on the couch at 8:30 pm.

(Just like every other night!)


  1. What a weekend! Looks like a blast.

    I have about two photos from our weekend (not that it was that exciting) which included a welcome home party for our nephew who was in kuwait and time with my parents. I'm finding that with the two little girls my hand rarely gets to grab the camera :(
    Oh, and we spent portions of the weekend with Miss Greta entering some kind of new stage that involves her screaming/crying at a random time in the evening. Not sure what that's about, but not fun.

    Glad you had a fun weekend. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  2. Awww! It looks like so much fun! I wanna come over ;)

  3. You guys look super on your date!!! (We SO need to do that)

    Grandma and Grandpa must have put those kiddos to bed really early, huh? (haha)

    Loved the video of Xander....perfect music for him!

  4. I love that video!! The best part is where the kids clap for him when he reaches the remote. Such love!

  5. Oh my gosh, I do so love a super busy, not at all relaxing weekend! And the parade right from the front yard? Awesome.

  6. Love this post! You and Phil are so cute!

  7. love love love all the photos Colleen. It looks like a really fun weekend.

  8. You guys pack a lot of stuff into one weekend.
    Love the prom photos...and at an aquarium??? SO cool!
    Xander will be running marathons soon!


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