Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tighe Family "horror" video

After many years of living in NYC/Brooklyn we finally got to visit Uncle Lorne's place of employment, Carroll Music Co. They're a famous supplier of musical equipment to musicians playing in the NYC area, as well as for movies and tv shows. Lorne showed us their stockpile of sound effects instruments, and we decided to put together a horror flick soundtrack. Apparently Grandma Tighe didn't get the "horror" part of it, but the end is worth it!


Last Thursday Mike (Dad) went to trapeze school with several members of his family in NYC to celebrate his sister Patty's graduation from NYU (Lory, Colleen, Patty, Mike, Lorne, and Mom for emotional support). Here are some clips from the school. We had about 15 min of instructions, then they started us on the trapeze. Really scary at first, but we got much better after the 5th or 6th times! The final move was the "catch", where the instructor is swinging from the opposite trapeze and catches you as you peak up. All the Tighes passed this test, although we didn't get them all on film. Mom always said we belonged in the circus!

First Patty;

Then Mike;

Then Uncle Lorne (the timing was off this time, but he did it too!);

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

after church fotos

Dad made some great sweet potato waffles, then off to church, with handsome boys, Mike too although not shown,, afterwards Mike used my new chain degreaser/cleaner (early mother's day gift) to clean up the bikes for a ride. I made a mushroom/spinich tart and an asparagus one, then we ventured out. Unfortuneately I do not have fotos of our bike ride. It was at first adorable to see both boys in the trailer, Mike hauled them against the wind to the airport and I followed along with pinwheels around my bike. A few cries and whines accompanied us but with a break at the airport and a search for any wildlife we only found stormy clouds. So with juice boxes gone and no more grahm crackers we again faced the wind ?? and then hail/snow we only heard the constant cries from the trailer (at this point comical),, heads bent down we hustled home for a fire and jammies. A great mothers day,, plus a special card from Mike along with a fancy candle and lip balm that i had to squirrel away from dominic,,

Dominic and New Felt Board

working on numbers and shapes with his new kitchen spatula

thanks ginger he loves the felt board and so does paddy so we wait until he is napping often-- thank you again-


After church we all headed down to the Fairgrounds for the Lion's Easter Egg Hunt (over in 4 minutes)

Daddy and Paddy before the Lion's easter egg hunt

Dominic all ready to start, I forgot to bring the baskets so we made do,,

however Mike noted that Mom's shopping bag was hard for Dominic to open and stash away his eggs so consquently we didn't get as many as possible with a proper basket,, ;) see first photo,, above

after church foto

this was the best we had out of 7 tries,, at least we got the green bunny and a basket and dominic's shoes

easter morning, dominic and his basket,,

paddy bowled over with excitement of easter grass

an egg in the easter grass

crazy egg and a smokey shirt,, very happy

1st Birthday Patrick!!

Paddy's personal cake,,, monkey curtesy of grandma,, flowers from mama, and snake in the grass from dad,,




big boy!

The cake,, fondant creatures and forest and buttercream...

no tears of frustration involved (amazingly) just fun with help from everyone, still trying to finish up left over frosting

Baby Turkeys!