Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a rushed, but wonderful Christmas holiday. I say rushed, because I was planning on having one more week before Christmas, but with Dana deciding to stay cozy until December 2 I lost that week. So shopping was rushed, and I was there with all the other last minute shoppers.
This was our year on the East Coast for Christmas which worked nicely with Dana less than a month old. Mary Margaret and Marty once again had a full house (up 2 babies from last year) with Aunt Susan, Marty Missi Erin and Baby Marty, Dave myself Declan and Baby Dana, and Kelly! Oh and their rotten cat "Honey" (no one actually calls her that, but it is on her tag). haha I am so not a cat person!
After all was said and done, I was up several pounds and was ready to give up desserts forever... ok not forever...

Friday, December 5, 2008


What a difference it is with our second child. With Declan I think I hesitated leaving the hospital... Took my time packing up, not asking exactly what we needed to do in order to leave. This time I was unable to sleep after the last feeding in the night at five and was waiting until 6:15 to wake Dave. I think I was packed, and ready to leave the hospital by 9:30am.

For the way home, Declan enjoyed pointing out to his sleeping Baby sister Dana the Schulkill River, the zoo balloon, Boathouse Row, Art Museum, William Penn on City Hall, airplanes in the sky, and of course his and Grampy's favorite thing to talk about... the Pirate Ship! (It is actually the Moshulu, a tall ship with a restaurant on it.) We then arrived at our house and Declan then told her all our neighbors names and where their houses were. Finally in the door.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Mannion family has grown!

The Mannion family has grown - Proudly presenting the newest family of four!

Baby Dana has arrived!

Dave, Darcy, and Declan welcomed their beautiful, sweet and healthy baby girl ,
Dana Leigh Mannion, on December 2, 2008. She was 7lbs 12 oz and has a full head of hair!
Here's a little taste of the sweetness:

Dana Leigh just born!

Welcome to the world sweetness!

Smiley girl-

Proud Big Brother!