Monday, April 30, 2012

It's all relative.

Owen looks like Daddy and like Twin. He can't deny that he's in this family!

We are family -- and a cute one at that! I love them!

By the way.. it's birthday week in the house. Oliver, Jared and Josh all turn another year older this weekend. A small, family gathering in Chicago is planned for our guys on Sunday. Should be fun!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'd like a small fry with that...

Not what you were expecting... right? But I'd take this small fry any day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Party Animal!

My son loves taking off his clothes. He just cracks us up.

Doesn't this picture look like something from Babies Gone Wild? Clothes half on, paci on the side of his face, trace of a smile, etc??? Hilarious.

And, again, loving the half on clothing!

He is the coolest guy ever.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Finding Balance

I think our family is finally shifting back to equilibrium. What, that only took us 9-ish weeks. I think everything has taken longer, gone differently at planned since the induction began but I wouldn't change a thing. Owen and I are healthy, alive and strong. I'm losing weight and he's putting it on.

Jared and I are trusting God and working together as we navigate this unknown territory without so much as a compass. We're getting there one day at a time.

The other day, I let Owen and J have some daddy/son time and I took B on a walk, just me and B at dusk. We needed it to reconnect. He'd been really trying my patience prior to that. It was just what we needed. We've been doing it almost daily ever since.

I really think that all of us are finally finding our way back together. It just took us awhile.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Owen's First Easter Basket

I had so much fun putting together Owen's very first Easter basket! I tried to fill it with things he will enjoy!

A bib for the occasion, several books (some religious and some seasonal), his own smart phone, some rattles, some eggs filled with change and a Jellycat bunny.

Someone already likes part of it!

And another someone always has to "help."

What's in your Easter basket? How are you celebrating this year?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dreaded Shots

Ugh, inevitable shots. Dreaded. Cursed. Feared.

We chose an alternative vaccination schedule where we go to the doctor each month but this way he only gets half the given shots at a time.

Let me just say that I know shots are important and needed for his sake and for the sake of society, but boy it was hard to watch. Mama cried a whole lot worse than little man. Hopefully I'll get better.

Owen really was a trooper and he handled them like a champ. I've never scooped him up so fast. He's such a great little guy.

I'm sure we'll have many escapades getting shots over the next few years, but we have one under our belt. Whew. One down... many, many to go.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mommy and Owen

I love my Owen. We are becoming fast friends. He takes great care in whacking us upside the head since he's discovered he can move his arms. :) Oh the things we discover together each day. It is just incredible.

(Can you believe how much he's grown in the past month???)

One month
Two Months
Two months

This is my embrace the camera this week!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tummy Time Adventures

Tummy time is fun! But baby boy gets to worn out!

At least he falls asleep with a smile!

Mommy made it look so much fun that Phin decided he wanted to give it a try. I'd say that he has mastered the art of tummy time. :)

 We are having so much fun with our daily adventures!!

Isn't he the cutest?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bright eyed and bushy tailed

In honor of Easter coming up, I thought I'd post some pictures of my boy all bright eyed and bushy tailed!

Enjoy my lovelie!

 He is the sweetest guy EVER.

Monday, April 2, 2012

What a sleepy, sleepy baby!

Isn't he lovely? I love watching him sleep!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Park Visit!

Owen loved the park!! So did Benton! :)

We had a blast!