Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mysterious Flaming Orb in Sky over Kilkenny

Well wonders never cease, the sun is shining in Ireland.
Katie doesn't want to miss a minute of it (and we've learned that a minute is sometimes all we get).

This weekend has been beautiful.  Blue skies and a nearly steamy 24 degrees Celsius (that's 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit for all yous Americans).  I can now calculate C to F quite efficiently.  If I learned nothing else during my 7 weeks in an Irish hospital...  Imagine my panic the first time I took a patient's temperature and the thermometer read 36.8!  Does one run for the ice packs or chart as afebrile?!

Our backyard is rocking this summer.  Nana got Katie a swing and Daddy put it together and Katie proved you don't need a big scary, upside-down roller coaster to wear your "Oh-Shit-but-I-love-it!" face.
Sidewalk Chalk.  BIG hit.  Katie likes to tell Mommy and Daddy what to draw.  Add, "Em....Boy!, em....Girl!, em.....Circle!" and this picture pretty much sums up all that we ever draw.  She loves her mooo-cow and bah, bah sheep.  The devil snowman... that one surprised me a bit.  
Our newest edition:
Its a big elephant slide paddling pool and you can hook up the hose so that water rains down from the trunk.  And only 13 euro!  What a bargain.
I've got my project for tomorrow...
Not nearly as much fun as my project for today... I'm absolutely spent!  But on a day like this, even I couldn't justify using the dryer.
When I told Katie the sun would be out again tomorrow, she laughed hysterically.
Once she realized I wasn't joking, she caught herself and said, "yeah, okay mom, I'll believe it when I see it."   
Yeah, well... me too.  Cross your fingers for us.


Jared said...

Holy cow she is getting big! She's a beautiful little girl. We've been through 4 inflatable pools at the Tockstein home. The Florida sun and native wildlife is not kind to inflatable pools. More than a few days outside and they turn into brittle garbage pits that are homes to dead lizards and cockroaches. But at 7 bucks a pop we aren't exactly breaking the bank.

Clodagh said...

Looks like you are all having lots of fun. xx

Debbie said...

So glad the sun is shining for you guys! Katie looks like she's having so much fun - what a totally fab backyard for a toddler!

erica said...

My favorite part is the bikini. I zoomed in for a closer look.

Kristy said...

Wow - I love the swing and especially the water slide! Wish I could be right over and throw our baby girls in there together!

Kristy said...

You know, once mine is born...and is old enough to go in the pool. Really I just wish we lived next door to each other. :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, can one miss Kilkenny, rain or shine, after only a brief two weeks? YES! But I am looking forward to seeing you Stateside, no matter what you might be hearing! : ) I just don't want to walk here, but I did there. Sigh. Hope you're feeling well! Laura