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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Monday, March 16

What a weekend-Sunday

Sunday was a much more relaxed day but still lots to do. In the morning all three kids "played" together, which was so nice to see. Okay, Mac just sat there and watched but HE thought he was playing with them. And it kept him happy and busy for quite a while. For the record, I think they were playing My Little Pony meets T-Rex! Duh. Who wouldn't?

Then the Bigs took a bath and low and behold...Finn lost is his second tooth. Just like that. I didn't even know it was very loose! Jim said he just grabbed it and yanked it forward. I guess the second one is far less traumatic than the first! I hope these two have a chance to grow in a bit before he loses the top two or eating could get really interesting. BTW: he told me this is his "zombie face." How does he even know what a "zombie" is?!?!

After bath, we met Lorry and Emma at El Loro for lunch and to celebrate Emma's birthday. Okay, we are a couple weeks late but I think last year, I gave her birthday present to her in the fall, so I'm doing WAY better this year! Then we went back to their place so we could see it and have some cake. Side note: They live down the hall from Jim's old apartment! Small world.

She doesn't even look like a kid any more! And she had to point out that she is ALMOST as tall as me. It won't take much. We stayed for a while (Jim was enthralled with a brain game Emma has!) and then ran errands in daddy's hunt for new running shoes (came up empty). Daddy was tired, so Mac volunteered to drive us home. How kind! He might need to grow a little first, though.

When we got home, Max and his family were outside, so Finn was gone before we even got out of the van. The kids played outside the rest of the evening, until it was way past time for dinner and Finn had to do his "homework" for today: build a leprechaun trap!

Neither Jim nor I have ever built one before, so it was a family affair, which was actually kind of fun. Finn is pretty sure his trap will be the first one to catch one but he isn't sure what he will do with the leprechaun when he does catch it (I LOVE the belief in all things at this age!). He put gold coins, a gold lego trophy and Lucky Charms in the box to entice the leprechaun. I mean, what self-respecting leprechaun will be able to resist? And then when he picks up the box, the yellow straw falls and the lid traps him! I wish I could be at school when he gets to school tomorrow and he looks in his trap.

There concludes the end of our weekend. It was a lot but all of it was fun and not stressful. I like those kinds of weekends. Kristine was able to sleep for SIX hours on Friday night since Zander wasn't there and baby Zachary was a good boy and actually slept, so we will definitely have Zander over more often so Kristine can feel human again, too! Maybe we can do a cousin's weekend and have Austin and Ben, too, so then Becky and Pete can get a break, too! We'll see ;)

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