Friday, July 30, 2010

It's a BOY!!!!!

Finally, after 9 long, torturous months of WAITING and NOT KNOWING!!!!!! (never mind the torture of pain Mama Lauren has suffered through....RIGHT?!)

It's a boy!!!!!! Ed and Lauren had their baby today! Nana Colleen, Grandma Muffy, Liam and I were all there to welcome the newest O'Sullivan-Hodges baby into the world! I have to admit, the waiting for Ed to come to the waiting room to announce the sex of the baby was kind of fun (in a Sriracha-Asian-hotsauce-in-your-eye kind of way). Uncle Dan, Aunt Melissa, and Cousins Noah, Gabriel, and Grace came later to say hi to Cousin Eamonn!

At 8 lbs, 3 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long, Edmond Joseph O'Sullivan V makes his debut into this world and into our hearts!!!!! Lauren's scheduled procedure went well with no complications. She was in great spirits after the delivery and is a happy, glowing mama!!!

I, the proud Aunt, did not even get to hold that lil stinker YET! YET!!!!! I am going back tomorrow!!!!! So, be ready Eamonn!!! Aunty Holly is going to smother you with kisses!!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Big Day In the Life of the O'Sullivans

Today has been an exciting day for us. We closed on our first home! We have bought a home here in Rockford, Illinois. Finally, we are settling down in one place.

Tonight Patrick hit his career 200th Home Run! And it just so happened the bases were loaded! GRAND SLAM O'SULLIVAN! Wow!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 7th, Counting 1-2-3(weee)

Out of the blue, Liam just started talking up a storm. It was like a switch flipped as soon as he turned 2. I mean, he was saying lots and lots of words before then. But it's something new every day now!

More Lockwood Park

Liam and I took a trip out to Lockwood Park. It was great! We saw horses, donkeys, pigs, cows, a llama, swans, chickens, goats and ducks. Liam rode his first pony. Her name was Nutmeg and she was beautiful. Then we took a hay ride where we saw the 300 year old Red Oak tree. We had a great time. Liam practiced his horse call ALL day long. We can't wait to go back to Lockwood with Dada.

Riding the pig

Looks like he belongs on a farm

300 year old gnarly Red Oak tree

First pony ride (Nutmeg was her name)

Really wanted to pet the Sicilian donkey

Lockwood Park

Media coverage of Patrick's success

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day at the Park

For the first time in 30 games, Patrick actually had a day off. So we took Liam to the park to play. Whew! What a busy blast of a time! He is so fast!!!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

10 homers

In Saturday night's game against the Lake County Fielders, Patrick hit his 10th home run of the season over the center field wall to put the RiverHawks ahead for the win!

With this home run, Patrick became the first player in Rockford RiverHawks history to hit 10 home runs before the All Star Break.

I'm not proud one bit. Can't you tell?!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fourth of July

Liam took his first train ride tonight at Road Ranger Stadium. He had a blast! Dada also hit another Independence Day Homerun for us!

2nd Birthday videos

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Birthday TWO Liam!!!

WOW! We had a great time celebrating Liam's 2nd birthday! We invited friends and family to celebrate with us at Alpine Park. We had cake, opened gifts, and
played on the playground. Fun for all! Liam got more loot for his birthday than he did for Christmas!

Patrick and I can hardly believe we have had this little perfect package for two years! Liam is the joy of our life! He makes every day so much fun. And we spend every second possible laughing with him and just being amazed by him. Seriously, it is ridiculous how much we love this kid.

Liam is saying so many new things every day, it seems. He is now saying,"Where's DADA!?!" And he is also counting 1-2-3! His favorite animal right now is the horse. He carries one around with him pretty much all the time. And he makes such a hilarious horse sound!

Patrick and I are so excited about all the fun we are going to have in this third year with Liam!