Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Birthday, Owen!

It's hard to believe it was a whole year ago that Owen was born. Time sure flies when you haven't slept in a few days and you're never quite sure what day it is :). We love our little Owen boy and it is such a joy to have him in our family. 
Here he is on the blanket his Grandma Lisa (Sarah's mom) made for him. Some of the quilt blocks are made from maternity clothes she wore when she was pregnant with Sarah. (On the left is the day we brought him home from the hospital, and the right is his first birthday.)

His birthday is on August 28 and we took him out to Red Robin for dinner - we had a coupon for a free kids meal. We got him grilled chicken on a stick and mandarin oranges, and he ate more than half of it. That kid loves to eat. He is doing great with his new straw sippy cup here in this picture. And he is becoming a big fan of his Grandma - she definitely spoils him and I think he's figured that out.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Owen 9 month update

Recent Milestones:
Found standing up in his crib
Eating things off of the floor that he shouldn't
Closing the lid to his toy box (storage ottoman)
Drinking from the sippy cup regularly
Standing on his own for a few seconds
Cruising along furniture
Choosing Daddy over Mommy most of the time he is home

Getting into trouble
Crawling fast
Climbing up on everything
Playing the piano
Frozen Yogurt
Little pieces of bread
Cell phones
My parents' dog
Playing with Grandma's wind chimes
Playing in the Grass

Going to bed at night (at least naps are easier now)
Going clothes shopping with his Mommy

Happy Father's Day!

Let's pretend I posted this yesterday. 

Happy Father's Day to my Dad - who has always been supportive of me and who somehow taught me to ride a bike, drive a car, and even do calculus (tears shed during the process for all three). The man who has become an amazing grandfather to my little boy.

Happy Father's Day to Kevin, the father of my child and future children. I am so glad Owen looks like his Daddy, dimples and all. I hope that he grows up to be like his Daddy, too. I hope that he likes Star Wars and Batman; I hope that he is silly, kind, smart, humble and loving. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Owen video series: pacticing "mmm" sounds

10 points if you can tell what show is playing in the background.

Owen 8 month update

Recent Milestones:

Being found sitting up in his crib after a nap
Saying "mama" and "dada" regularly
Turning around when hearing his name
Cutting six teeth (4 on top, 2 on bottom)
Drinking out of Mom's cup
First trip to the zoo

When Grandpa comes home
When Grandma comes home
When Daddy comes home
The "Cheers" theme song
Being outside
Making noise (babbling, banging toys together, any noise really)
More solids: Oatmeal cereal, cheerios, popsicles
Pretending to walk while someone holds his hands
Grabbing whatever Mommy is holding

When Mommy leaves the room
When Mommy hands him off and then walks out of the room
Strangers holding him (new development, used to go to everyone)
The vacuum

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Owen video series: Grandpa's little helper

Owen 6 month update

6 month stats:
19.5 lbs (97th %ile) and 26.25 inches (90th %ile)

Recent milestones:
Rolling over
Sitting up on his own
Putting his binky in on his own
Eating more solid foods
Blowing lots of raspberries
(aka making lots of fart noises)
Banging his toys together

Everybody he has ever met
His excersaucer (seriously it is awesome)
His binky
Bathtime (finally!)

Riding around the neighborhood in his stroller
Riding in the shopping cart now that he can ditch the car seat
Baby foods: yogurt, apples, carrots, bananas, sweet potatoes and peaches

(sensing a theme yet?)

Green beans
Sleeping in his own bed
3 hours of church

Overall he is a pretty happy baby, wherever we go he is admired and adored. He is now able to entertain himself for short periods of time which has made Mommy a happy lady. We sure do love our little boy.


Monday, January 16, 2012

A New Year's Blessing

Owen was given a name and a blessing on New Year's day at my parents' congregation on Jan 1. We were lucky to have some family travel to share the occasion with us. Owen is lucky to have uncles and great-uncles to be able to stand in the circle when Kevin gave the blessing!

L to R: uncle Austin (Katie's husband), Grandpa Tim (Sarah's Dad) Kevin, Great-uncle Will (Sarah's uncle) and uncle Justin (Kevin's brother).

Grandma Lisa made the blessing outfit with some help from Great Grandma Ruth Ann and aunt Brandy made the booties.

Owen video series: Rolling Over