Thursday, April 22

Silly Owen

Can I just say I LOVE MY SON!! He is the greatest blessing!! I can honestly say I have the absolute best job in the world...being Owen's Momma all day everyday! I am so thankful that God blessed me with a husband who is willing to sacrifice so much so that I can have the privilege of staying home with our children. A lot of people wonder how we make it on one income...some assume Joe has a monster salary, but that's honestly not the case. We are thankful for the career, company, manager, and salary that God has blessed Joe with, but making it in this world on one salary is no easy task for us. We make many sacrifices as a family, but ultimately we believe we live an incredibly blessed life!
Here are a few pictures from our blessed life with our silly Owen!

Today we were reading a "My First Words" book, and we came to a page with a waffle on it. I said to Owen "Where's the waffle?" He quickly pointed to the waffle and stood up quickly while signing "please". He then looked at me as if saying "follow me" as he pointed to the kitchen and specifically the corner where the toaster and waffle maker are! He said please again and then went to his seat at the kitchen table!! I guess the boy wants waffles for dinner!

Throughout the day while Owen plays, he takes a quick break to "Re-charge" as we call it. He grabs either his monkey or his blankie, lies on the ground, and sucks his thumb...just for a few minutes...then he pops up with a new found burst of energy!

Owen likes to play naked...(yet another way he's like his father;-)

This boy LOVES to be outside! Sometimes I just can't take the FL heat so I offer a compromise and let Owen play on the lani...sometimes he doesn't play...he "re-charges"!

Owen loves play-dates with his friend Owen T.! On this particular morning my Owen kept trying to sit in Owen T.'s lap!!

Owen loves his sleep and he loves his crib! He now lets me know when he's ready for his nap! He picks up his monkey and blankie looks at me with sleepy eyes and I ask "Are you ready to go night-night" He usually says "yes" as he turns and walks to his bedroom and stretches his arms up to get in his crib! So funny!
One evening when I put him in his crib I just stood looking over into his crib where he was snuggled with monkey and blankie. I just wanted to rub his back for a second and admire how cute he is. Well he didn't want any of that...he just wanted his sleep...because he waved bye-bye to me and rolled over and closed his eyes!!!

Since he's been on his feet, Owen has been exploring new places to drive his cars...his current favorite places to cruise is on the couch and on top of his toy chest!

There was a day or two while Owen was cutting his newest tooth when all he wanted to do was snuggle (no complaints here!) So when Da-da got home from work they snuggled-up to watch a little E-L-M-O!

He's never really liked for anything to be on his head...but one day he enjoyed wearing my old toy McDonald's visor! Joe thinks he looks like a robot in this picture!

Wednesday, April 21

Weekend Trip to Orlando

This past weekend Owen and I got to tag a long on one of Joe's business trips to Orlando. Joe was able to choose the hotel we stayed at and it had the greatest pool! We've found that Owen is quite the little traveler! He does great in the car and usually has no problems adjusting to new sleeping arrangements (as long as he has his Monkey and Blankie)! Unfortunately is rained a majority of the trip, but it didn't stop us from enjoying the pool, outlets, playground, and Monkey Joe's Bounce House!

For whatever reason, Owen really liked the "just his size" pool chairs!

Someone's starting to get sleepy!

Now both boys are worn out! Time for a nap!

Since it rained Sunday we decided to go to Monkey Joe's!
Check out how blonde Owen's hair is getting in this Florida sun!!

Joe and Owen both had a blast going down the huge slides together! I think Joe was exhausted after climbing up so many times! What a good Daddy!

Peacefully sleeping! Our hotel room was nice...but there was only one room, so Owen's pack-n-play was tucked in the corner. We would put him to bed and wait a few minutes in the dark whispering pillow talk until we knew he was asleep, then we would turn on the TV and eat ice cream in bed! Now, that's vacation! ;-)

Tuesday, April 6

A fun day!

Owen loves to help his dada!! He is so inquisitive!

This boy is a straight up monkey! He loves the beach so much, I could hardly keep him still long enough to take a picture with him!!

As a result of being such a monkey at the beach... he fell asleep!

A quick bath in the sink when we got home from the beach!

Such a fun day!!

Monday, April 5


Owen enjoyed digging through his Easter basket! Each year we will include in the boys' Easter baskets one empty egg to symbolize the empty tomb and the fact that Jesus is ALIVE! They will also get some sort of devotional book/CD and a few other fun items! This year Owen's basket had a shovel! We've been spending a lot of time working in the yard and Owen just loves to dig with his daddy, but a neighbor commented on how Owen shouldn't use the sharp metal shovel we had provided (we didn't see the problem:), so we got his a plastic one!! The basket also included a few cars, balls, and candy for daddy!

This is one of Owen's better moments with the duck! At one point he slapped the poor thing right out of my hand!

Egg Hunt!!

I'm not thrilled about posting this pic of myself, but it's our only recent family picture!

My boys!!

Recent Happenings

Owen loves looking at books by himself, but one of my new favorite things he does is when he brings me a book and "backs into" my lap to sit with me so I can read to him! So sweet!

Our redneck way for Owen to play with water on a HOT March afternoon!

Owen never was that great with sippy cups but he is great with a straw!

Owen's love for cars is still thriving! He loves to take a cruise around the neighborhood in the front seat! Is that legal? ;)

My newest favorite pic of my big boy!

All the Grandsons! Mason should fit in nicely!

Yes, maybe I shouldn't be going down this giant slide when I'm 6months pregnant...but I just had to for Owen!

Owen having fun with his Aunt Sissy!

Cars, trucks, tractors...they're all the same to Owen!!

Beach Day! He wants to get out of the chair so he's signing "please" so I'll get him down! :)