Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Little Update

Now that school has started, life is just plain crazy at our house! We've been busy as a family on weekends and evenings, and love love love spending time together. We've been to the park, apple orchard, mall, for walks around our neighborhood, and lots of other places.

Here's what our kiddos are up to lately:

OWEN
-is loving preschool and comes home singing songs on a regular basis
-likes to make up stories and giggles at all the funny parts
-uses words like "investigate", "actually", "gloomy", and "cumulonimbus"
-likes to play hide and seek
-loves to jump
-can identify the shape of Minnesota and a few other states
-is looking forward to Halloween
-likes hanging out with his friends Rebekah and Nathen (and Elijah when he's in town)
-only stops talking to eat and sleep
-has a great ear for music and the Beatles, Elbow, and Gungor are his favorite bands
(the other day he was trying to sing "Angels from the Realms of Glory" and it somehow morphed into "Yellow Submarine"- Ha!)
-likes to read the book "Owen" by Kevin Henkes( He says it's the story of when he was a mouse)


ZOE
-is the smiliest baby in the world
-looks even more like her daddy
-is almost 6 months old and is wearing 12 month sized clothes and size 4 diapers
-is one pound away from exceeding the weight limit for her carseat
-sings (Ahhhh Ahhh Ahhh)
-squeaks
-has learned the sign language for "more", "milk", and "all done"
-plays peekaboo- pulls the blanket over her face, then down again
-laughs at silly faces
-loves the mobile over her crib, and pointedly looks at it as we're putting her to sleep to remind us to wind it up
-LOVES her big brother and watches him all the time
-sits up in a bumbo seat and exersaucer
-eats rice cereal, oatmeal, peas, beans, peaches, prunes, bananas, carrots, formula, and milk(not at the same time)
-has hair that sticks straight up in the back
-usually sleeps through the night



Thursday, July 21, 2011

When Mommy Has Too Much Time on Her Hands...

YARRRRR!

Birthday PARRRRty


Owen turned 3 on July 12th, and we celebrated a few days before with a pirate themed birthday party, complete with friends, cake, ice cream, balloons, and treasure hunt! Here are a few pictures of the special day.

First the treasure hunt- did you know that there is a pirate in Arden Hills? He wrote us a message with sidewalk chalk!




Now cake and ice cream!




And friends! We had so much fun celebrating together!





Happy Birthday, Owen!

Serious Cuteness

Zoe has become very social and smiley lately. She gives big grins to Mommy, Daddy, and big brother Owen. Sometimes she'll even sing with us when we sing to her!



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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Special Pancakes


Today Mommy tried out a special pancake batter squirter. She made some letter-shaped pancakes and put them on plates to see if Owen recognized them. Here's what he said:

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Owen Sings for Zoe

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Owen says "Check this out!".

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birth Announcement

I made a little announcement for Baby Zoe at babycenter.com. You can check it out here.