Saturday, June 25, 2011

Here are some funny photos of Owen enjoying his food.

One day Owen was kind of being a grump. So we gave him a piece of bread and let him eat it while watching Sprout. Good thing we have a vacuum!
When Miles and I were at Jason's Deli last month, Owen was eager to take part in the free soft serve they have there. He totally loved it.
These are just some silly pictures of him eating chuncks of cheese.
And lastly, these are pictures of Owen with a handful of Cheerios. I noticed one day that he was taking them one by one and shoving them all into his little fist. It was super cute to see him cramming them into his hand.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Poor little Owen has had his share of boo-boos lately. Last month, he got his first, bad owie. He was playing in the bathroom, when I heard a loud *THUMP* and crying. He had fallen into the tub and landed (rather hard) on his head. He ended up with this lovely goose egg:

Just recently, he was once again playing in the bathroom (I really need to keep that door shut...because besides the occassional injury is the whole splashing in the toilet water) and he pulled a basket of lotions down on top of his head. He got this scratch on his cute little face, as well as one on his arm.
Then, just a day or two later, came the worst of them. I had been playing the piano and left the bench out. He came around on the inside of the bench, stood up, and pushed it over. In doing this, he fell over and went face first onto the piano leg. He got a fat lip and bloody nose. These pictures don't really do it justice. It looked awful and I felt so bad for my sweet baby.Unfortunately, I know this is only the beginning. Already he is such a BOY and daredevil. He dives head first off of the couch and bed, lunges forward in the pool causing his face to be submerged, crawls head first down stairs, and leans dangerously to the sides and back while on top of Daddy's shoulders. All of this is done with no fear. I dare say we are in for a bumpy ride!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day and First Steps

For Father's Day, I got up early and made Miles a nice breakfast. Then Owen and I gave him his Father's Day card. Sadly, we didn't take any pictures. I've been thinking that we should take a picture of Owen (and hopefully other future children) with Miles each Father's Day. We'll start that tradition next year.

However, the big event of the day was that Owen took his first steps! I actually missed the very first ones because I had my back to him and was talking to my Dad on the phone. But Miles saw it all. We tried to get him to take more steps, but he wasn't too interested...until we enticed him with the iPad. We held it just out of his reach and would slowly move it back the closer he got. He would hold onto the couch taking side steps until he couldn't hold on any longer. Then he would let go and take some steps toward the iPad. It was awesome! We were able to get it on video too. I think that was an excellent Father's Day present from Owen.

And since I'm too lazy to figure out the video of his first steps, and we don't have a picture of Miles and Owen from Father's Day this year, here is a picture of father and son from last year around the time he was born:

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Miles turned 29 on the 17th! I always like the time after his birthday and before mine, because we are only a year apart in age. Although, with him being 29 and my 31st birthday fast approaching, it does make me feel a little old. But for now, Miles gets to enjoy his twenties for one last year.

Miles is so apathetic when it comes to holidays or celebrations, so he wasn't much help in letting me know what he wanted to do. On his actual birthday, I gave him his present in the morning. Of course he had to guess what it was, taking all my fun away. I got him a Blue Ray player. I was so excited because I felt like I actually came up with a good birthday gift...not just the lame ones I like to buy for him (clothes) or things he needs (socks, shoes, etc). This time I was able to get him what he loves...electronics! And not only that, but it was something that was affordable, unlike all the electronics he typically wants (an iPad, a big screen TV, a new computer, Bose headphones, etc). Anyway, even though he guessed what it was, I think he still liked least I hope so. :) Miles took the day off work to stay at home and relax. It was fun spending some time together and also letting him have the day to do what he wanted. Later that night we got together with the Hornes and went out to PF Changs for dinner. It was delicious and great fun to catch up with our friends.

The next day we did his "formal" celebrations. We invited some friends over for a BBQ. We had hamburgers, chips, watermelon, and soda. For desert we had a chocolate chip bundt cake with chocolate ganache. It's Miles's favorite and absolutely delicious! We didn't take many photos, but here's what we've got.
Owen playing with one of his future girlfriend prospects, Sophia:
Yeah, we're lame. We really failed on taking pictures. Those in attendance were: Marci Wright, Jeremy and Amanda Madsen, and Braden, Haley and Sophia Molyneux. Thanks, friends, for helping us to celebrate Miles's birthday!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Swim Class

Owen and I took a "Mommy and Me" swimming class together. It was done at the Orem Rec Center. We went three times a week, on MWF from 5 - 5:30 PM. Our friends, Kelli and Felix, also joined us. It was a lot of fun and really good for Owen to get acclimated to the pool and water. I think it was especially good since at the first class, he cried for 20 out of the 30 minutes we were there. But by the last class, he could float on his back and tummy (with some assistance), kick and splash while going for a floaty toy and go under water, all without crying...and usually smiling and laughing. We have been enjoying our pool this summer, but I haven't gotten any pictures of us actually swimming yet. I'll have to get Miles to come out with us and take some. Here are some pictures of Owen all dressed and ready to go to our swim classes.