Friday, March 21, 2014

Liana is Eighteen Months Old!

My how time flies! She is a brave little explorer. She loves to climb and is learning how to get herself down from situations. She also knows she can ask me for something not in the room so she has time to climb up on the couch. She says water, baby, happy, memaw, papaw, Nolni (for Nolan), dada, momma, apple, nana (for banana), cat, and a few more words. She loves to say neigh-neigh for a horse.

She hasn't enjoying sitting still to read as much as Nolan did, but we are starting to do a little more lately. I have been reading some color books to her. She also likes to build things with her blocks occasionally. She is a happy girl and likes to dance to music. She makes silly faces with me too.

Pictures of Liana

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Paddy's Day in Dublin

Last weekend we spent some time in Dublin for St. Paddy's Day! And, by the way, it is Paddy's, not Patty's. We had heard the parade is crazy, but we decided to go for it anyway. We got to a spot on the route almost 2 hours ahead of the start, and within 15 minutes of being there, all good spots on the fence were gone!

We brought some snacks, as well as two strollers, and we needed both. There are many foreigners here, and lots of young Irish in for a good time. The fence was maybe 10 people deep where we were by time the parade started.

There were several American marching bands, and many groups with strange dancers and props. Many of these groups were quite colorful.

Pictures can be found here.