Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter and Things...

Owen has taken an interest in his stuffed animals lately, so for Easter we took him to Build- A-Bear to get a new puppy.  He got two, one big and one little one (the little one practically free).  Build-A-Bear wasn't all that exciting for him, but he thought the cotton-stuffer thing was pretty cool.  And he got pretty excited when he saw his puppies and lots of "bahs" (balls) in a basket!

The little puppy is his favorite.  He's been carrying it around like this all week. 

We scattered eggs around the living room just to see what he would do.  He did nothing, except pick a couple of them up and throw them.  So we put them in his basket for him and he shook them all out.  Most of the eggs were empty but a couple were filled with mini marshmallows.  Nothing better than marshmallows for breakfast!

After church, we had our friends the Archibalds over for a pretty non-traditional Easter dinner.  Their little girl Alli is almost two. I think they like each other!     

We do dress our kid, especially when girls come over.  

On to other things.  Owen is growing up!  He's 14 months and turning into a handsome little boy.

He loves to watch The Backyardigans, loves to play with balls, always wants to be outside, and thinks he needs to run everywhere.  He has such a goofy personality, and such a great belly laugh, and loves to show off.  Although he can be stubborn and very impatient, and kick and scream and throw tantrums, he can be very cuddly and sweet.  He likes to give "big squeezes" to mom and dad (more mom though).

He still has this crazy hair that will only grow straight up.  We've tried to let it grow thinking it will eventually lay down, but it doesn't.  So we just keep buzzing it.  And it just keeps growing straight up.  Maybe we need to try some serious hair product! 

And, he is finally saying momma! The biggest milestone yet;)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kicking and Screaming....

Someday, Owen won't appreciate these pictures.  

But just to give you a glimpse of our tantrum-throwing one year old.  Here he is at his best.

Kicking, and screaming, and scooting his little bum....

all the way across the floor...

a little further...

until he just can't go any further.   And gives up.

He had just spilled his sippy cup all over (hence the wet shirt) so I took it away. And this was his reaction.  I couldn't help but take some pics, the camera was right there.

After an unsuccessful fit he is real sweet and wants to cuddle.  

So....who wants to babysit? ;)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby William

Congrats to Ryan and Laura on the newest addition to their family, William Craig Denney, born on March 3rd.
  Will wasn't a big fan of taking pictures, but there were a few {short} moments of him sleeping and laying still.  He is such a sweetie.   


Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Three Year Glitch

Our very first day, in our very first home (townhouse, but I can call it a home right?), Brett and I celebrated our three year anniversary.  It was on a Sunday (March 13th, I know I'm behind), we'd been moving all weekend and it kind of slipped our minds.  Oops.

Until Sunday morning Brett said, "Happy Anniversary hun, I bought you a home. What did you get me?" Funny guy.  On Monday, he sent me an email with a link to this article with a note saying, "We made it!"

Apparently making it three years is a big deal these days.  The biggest obstacle couples face is called the three-year glitch, and that little irritations become a major issue within three years.  So big that it leads to divorce. 

What little irritations?

You mean how I don't squeeze the tooth paste from the bottom-up.  And I don't clean the top well, so it gets all gewy and sticky and the lid doesn't close right. 

Or how Brett insists all dishes "need to soak" before rinsing them off and loading the dishwasher, even if the dishes aren't that dirty.

Oh those. Yeah they are slightly irritating.  But we always find a way to laugh about them....eventually.  

We are proud survivors of the three-year glitch!

We'll survive 'em all....