Friday, May 29, 2009

Thank you for the cell phone Louise!!!

Owen would not take his hands off his new cell phone even for a minute during this bath. He loves it! Thank you Louise!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Owen feeds himself for the first time!

We've fed him Puffs before, but he had never put them in his mouth by himself like he did tonight!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Impromptu Memorial Day BBQ

We got together with Molly & Tim and Mike & LuAnn for an impromptu Memorial Day BBQ at our place. The guys grilled up hot dogs, hamburgers and Italian sausages and we ate outside on the deck while Owen napped. Then the rain started so we headed inside for some board games. A good time was had by all. :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Boating with Ta-Ta and Pa-Pa

Today we went boating with Ta-Ta and Pa-Pa. When we got to the marina they had a picnic ready for us. We had a lovely lunch and then loaded everyone onto the boat. Owen's teeth have started to get to him. He was extremely fussy almost the entire time on the boat. That is, until Ta-Ta gave him some cold blueberry yogurt. That seemed to sooth his sore gums. For a little while at least. After a quick ride around the bay, we got back to the marina and packed up to go home. Owen was asleep as soon as we started strolling back to the car. He slept the entire ride home. Despite Owen's fussiness, we had a great time and hope to do it again sometime soon.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Playdate with Sarah Catherine

Owen's playmate Sarah Catherine came over today for lunch and a walk. It was fun for Steph and I to see how much the babies have grown since our last visit together.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Look who's standing!!!

Owen's new thing is to stand (holding my hands) and then he gets his balance and lets go. He stands by himself for a few seconds before plopping down on his bottom. He's using his baby gym to practice standing too:

Another tooth is poking through!

Owen has another tooth about to make an appearance. It's one on the side of his bottom two. So far no fussiness (I'm still knocking on wood), just lots of drooling going on.

8-month Teddy Bear pic

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Owen's 8-month birthday present

His top two front teeth are coming in! One is a little further out than the other, but they are both cutting through. And believe it or not, he hasn't been the least bit fussy. (Knock on wood). I tried to get a picture, but the little one wasn't cooperating. Hopefully we can get one once they're in.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Summer wardrobe

Ta-Ta was shopping up a storm! Owen is now the proud owner of this adorable summer wardrobe. If he could talk he would say: "Thank you so much Grandma Marshall!" :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Backyard picnic

The weather was so beautiful today that I decided Owen and I should have a picnic in the backyard. I made a sandwich and took Owen, a blanket, and a bunch of toys outside. (I slathered him with sunscreen first.) We had fun playing around on the blanket in the sunshine. It's definitely something I can see us doing again.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mommy's 1st Mother's Day!

I had an incredible first Mother's day thanks to my boys. Ben got up early and baked me homemade cinnamon hazelnut rolls. There was a fresh pot of coffee brewing when I woke up after sleeping in a bit. And my card was so cute! Mommy and Owen practiced crawling. I think it's going to be awhile before he really does it.

We had a relaxing morning and then went to church at 12pm. After church we headed out for part 2 of my mother's day present ~ lunch at a local winery. We did a tasting, bought a bottle and enjoyed the music and sunshine for an hour or so before driving home to put Owen down for a nap. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my first Mother's Day. :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Herndon Rocks - #1

Last night we went to the first of the free concerts in Herndon with Kelly, Matt and Kayla. We had fun enjoying adult beverages while the kiddos played and danced to the music. We're sure it was just the first of many Friday nights ~ the free concerts run all summer. (Did I mention they're free?) :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Molly and Tim tie the knot!!!

We had an amazing weekend celebrating Molly & Tim's marriage. It started with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner Friday night and then Saturday was filled with the excitement of getting ready, taking pictures, then the beautiful ceremony and reception. Everyone had a wonderful time and we sent them off to Italy in a flurry of bubbles at the end of the night.


We'd like to thank Aunt Hillary, Great Grandma Marshall, Pa-Pa and Ta-Ta for babysitting all weekend for us!