Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I swear it's a dress

We bought this "shirt" for Owen years ago from Nordstrom Rack. At the time, I said it was a polo dress for girls. Chad swore up and down that it was just a long shirt. I think this picture proves my point, don't you?
P.S. He's not wearing pants in this picture because he'd taken them off after using the bathroom. Even though I think it's a dress, I still put pants on for him to wear with his dress.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's official...

Here are the babies with their blankets.
Last night Lily completed the cycle. I was trying to get her to go to sleep and she just kept on crying. She wasn't hungry, dirty, cold, or hot. But yet, she wouldn't stop crying...she wanted something, what else could that be?...this blanket, no, that blanket, no, aha! this blanket! As soon as I put this blanket on top of Lily she was asleep. So, I guess that's her blanket. The boys went through the same cycle too. It's funny all of their blankets were hand-made by friends of the family.
Owen's blanket was made by Chad's best friends mother, (got that?), the lovely Karma. Luke's blanket was made by a friend of mine from Michigan, Kelly (she actually finished knitting it at my shower:)). And Lily's blanket was made by one of Chad's friends from work, Samantha. Lily's blanket is made of this ultra soft yarn too, I was angling to steal it for my own.
So I guess I'm in for Lily crying at the washer while I wash this blanket in the future. As I can't tell you how many times the boys when they were younger would sit through the entire cycle bawling in front of the washer and dryer waiting for them to finish, (they don't do that anymore). So here's to the lovely people in our lives that spent time to give a gift that will forever be part of my babies childhood memories. Thank you.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Who does she look like???

People say Lily looks just like Owen or other say she looks just like Luke. So, people...comment and tell whom you think she looks like. Here are your choices.
Mama (I think I was around 8 months)
Daddy, (Chad is wearing his mom's wig, sorry Vicky)

Owie ~6 months

Luke ~ 6 months

Monday, March 10, 2008

What we've been up to



Wanting to be picked up

Playing with chew toys

Sucking our thumbs (and sweaters)

Being perfect

Putting on hats

Getting daddy

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Person and Item of week

Person of the week...Mother Nature

Monday it was 75 degrees. Thursday we had nine inches of snow. Today we're outside in shorts. Man, that Mother Nature has sure got a sense of humor!

Item of the week...Dirt Devil Broom Vac

This is great. It's a broom, it's a vacuum. Owen and Luke fight over who gets to clean the floors. It works so well too, it even works on carpet. I got it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $40 bucks! (with one of their coupons...)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Person and Item of the week...

Person of the week...Owie!!

Owen is the person of the week this week, a few days late. :) Owen is just such an amazing little boy whom I love very much. He has a great personality, he is so kind, considerate and loving. But there are two very different parts that make up this boy. The first I just mentioned and the other is this, all-boy extreme adventure kid. If Owen gets hurt nine times out of ten he'll stand up and keep going, blood dripping and all. I guess when you've experienced true pain the little stuff like scraped kness and stiches just don't seem too bad.

One of my favorite things about Owen is you cannot make eye contact with him without him smiling at you. He has been this way since the moment he started smiling as a baby. This just does my heart good. I mentioned earlier is that he is kind, well he is! So friendly and nice to EVERYONE. He always tries to include everyone, (even his pesky little brother). Owen doesn't see Luke that way at all though, they are such buddies. I'm sure it's because of Owen's example too. Those two are thick as theives, this makes me happy.

Owen is always looking for the best in situations and people too. He focuses on the postives and doesn't let stuff get him down. I'm not going to carry on about this in this post because most of you know what Owens been through; but he is just so brave. He has suffered more than anyone can ever really know but he doesn't use that as an excuse. Often times when he is sick, he's got a great smile on his face.

Owen has a couple of passions; coloring, riding his scooter, and guitar hero. He seriously colors and does art projects for hours everyday. He loves to get his scooter way up high on the moutain (our driveway) and come screaming down at full speed. His latest passion is for Guitar Hero, he has mastered easy mode and is now playing on medium. He routinely beats grown men (not his daddy...where do you think he gets his talent from anyway) but he beats all the guys Chad has over for fight night. And he beats me almost every time, and I play on easy!@!

Owen is also a peacemaker. A week or so ago I was so angry with Luke I almost couldn't see straight. Owen sees this, comes up to me and starts rubbing my arm and consoling me. Telling me that it will be okay soon, and tries to get Luke to cooperate. He just tries so hard to do good and to be good at all that he endeavors to do. I know that he's going to grow up fast and I'm trying to enjoy him while I get to.

I just beam with pride because I get to be his mama.
Item of the week... The Name of the Wind
This is the title of a great book that Chad and I finished a few weeks ago. It is by Patrick Rothfuss. It has it all; action, adventure, suspense, and love. It's the best book I've read in a long time. I would highly recommend it! Read it and you won't be disappointed. I'll warn you though, it's a trilogy and you will be tormented like we are waiting for the next installment.

Isn't she lovely

I still can't get over how freakin perfect she is!