March 30, 2008

Frist Hike of the Season

First hike of the season plus first hike with James. It was fun. We even saw a beaver, well Daddy saw a beaver, but we saw a lot of evidence of a Beaver. We are even pretty sure that a tree truly fell while we were walking. It was neat.
The first bit of Beaver evidence.

Look the tree is still wet. We just missed the beaver. The tree that were believe fell was just behide us.

Mama sporting her new Moby Wrap!!James loves it he slept the whole hike.
The explorers!!!

March 27, 2008

Today a Miracle Happened!!!

Today against all odds, my Auntie Denise and G-Nana came to visit me for the first time - James. I was named after my mother's grandfather, G-Nana's husband. That made this a special visit for everyone.
We say against all odds because so often the family says they are going to come to visit and something always happens that they are not able to come. So today a miracle happened and we all truly enjoyed it.
G-Nana was the first to hold me and ofcourse my big sister wanted in on the action.

G-Nana did give Auntie Denise a turn.

G-Nana put me to sleep, then they watched me sleep or should I say wake up in my little swing!!!

March 26, 2008

Picture Day at Sears

We get pictures done stating at 3 weeks. Today James turned 3 weeks so we went to Sears to get his pictures done. He looks so cute.

Adriana had a turn with the camera too.
Next session will be his 3 month pictures and probably will be done at Walmart or Target.

March 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Amanda!!

Happy 18th Birthday Amanda!!
Amanda your little sister wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday.

Hope you liked the special Build-a-Bear Leopard, Ana, we made you. Adriana had a blast building it for you. We love you.

March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!

Adriana and James wishing you all a Happy Easter. He has Risen!!!!

Easter Blopper!!! Check out Adriana's face. She's is so silly!!!

An Easter ride!!

Adriana has always loved motorycles, I guess she is like her mother. She had a Blast with Joe Murphy-Niall, as referred Adriana to him as, on his motorscooter. She went WILD!!! He said ouch and she luahged through the whole ride. We tried to upload the video but we were unable, but here is a picture of Adriana and Joe on the scooter.

March 22, 2008

Easter Cleaning

It's the day before Easter, my brother and his family are coming over tomorrow for breakfast and an Easter Egg Hunt. What does this mean to me 2 weeks after James is born? I must clean my house starting with laundry. My bed is covered with laundry so daddy decides James needs to sit it some laundry.

Adriana wants to join in on the fun.

March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Visit

Heather and Even came out to visit us on St. Patrick's Day. Look at the natural holding James like it is old hat. It was a great visit. Heather came bearing gifts for all, James, Mama, and Adriana.

Heather and Even dressed in their Celtic shirts for St. Patrick's Day. Thanks also for a very tasty dinner Heather!!

March 15, 2008

Godparents and Baptismal Gown

MaMurph James' Godmother.

Mr. Murphy (Bob) James' Godfather.

James in his baptismal Gown. Adriana didn't want him to wear it because it was a dress. We told her it is the only dress he'll ever wear.

James' Baptism

Today James Raphael was Baptized a child of God, AMEN!!! The sin of Adam and Eve was washed away. He is pure!!! The Baptism was beautiful.

Fr. Peter Connelly O.S.B. celebrated the baptism at St. Benedict Abbey in Still River, MA.
His Godparents are Bob and Peg Murphy very good friends of our family.
Fr. Peter made very beautiful programs for all our guests to follow. He was great. He made everyone laugh, especially Adriana, as only Fr. Peter can. He made Adriana feel very special allowing her to be part of the baptism. He joked about James Raphael becoming a monk and us naming all of our boys after the Monks. James Raphael is the name of two of the monks at the Abbey. - Thanks you Fr. Peter for making this day specail for us.

Blessing Baby James, even Adriana got to bless him.

His sins are washed away, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
His is now baptized!!

The lighting of the candle.

The proud parents.

Mama getting to hold James again. Mama's blessing.

Unknown to us when we decided to schedule James' baptism today is also the feast of St. Joseph, which is usually celebrated on March 19th. (In 2008, if the feast of St. Joseph were to be celebrated as usual on March 19, it would fall on the Wednesday of Holy Week the Vatican has decided that the dates of the feast of St. Josephwill be moved. St. Joseph will be celebrated March 15, the day before Palm Sunday.) Adriana's baptism is on the Assumption of Mary August 15th so now we have Mary and Joseph feast day. Yes, we will celebrate James baptismal day on St. Joseph's day. We celebrate baptismal days instead of birthdays (they are more important.)

He is Baptized!!!!

Fr. Peter holding Baby James.

Thanks to Louise and Rebecca for taking picture.

Getting Ready

A pictures of James just before the Baptism. Getting Ready!!!

March 14, 2008

First Family Portrait

Our Parish is doing a parish directory. We were able to get our first familywith James portrait done for free. It was taken the day before James' baptism he was only 9 days old.

First Visit with Memeire

Today I met my Memeire for the first time - James.

Adriana loves her Memeire and her baby Brother. She must be in every picture these days!!!
Three Generations