Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy 8 month-day!

Yesterday Owen turned 8 months old! As always, I can not believe how big he has gotten! In 8 short months my life has been completely transformed in such an amazing way.

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Owen is doing great! In the last couple of days he has learned to sit up on his own (he has been sitting up when we put him into the position for a while, but now he can go from laying down to sitting up on his own), to do a real hands and knees crawl, to crawl using his tippy toes, and to stand up in his crib and using his toys. What a busy week!

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Owen has been such a great eater lately. I am  now feeding him 3 meals a day of solids and nursing at least 5 times a day, sometimes more. I have introduced yogurt, cheese, chicken (which is really gross to puree yourself- yikes!), okra (jury is still out on that one), and pretty much all of the fruits and veggies. He is a happy little eater!

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This is how Owen likes to sleep in his swing now. Poor little guy is all hunched over- but he loves to sleep like this. I move him and he goes right back into this position!

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He is still so in love with our dogs! Now that he can crawl he loves to make his way over to “pet” them. Normally they both let him for a little while, and then get annoyed and leave. He just lights up when he sees them.

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He is always our incredibly happy baby boy. He loves people, loves to chat, enjoys making us laugh, and is such great sunshine in our day. Did i mention we are in love with him???

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This is what Owen decided to do with the 8 month photo shoot paper. We only got 1 good shot with it before he crumpled, ate, and destroyed it.

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“Who, MEEEEEE????”

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

We went to Gross Farms to visit their pumpkin patch on Friday.  It is a great little local farm that sells pumpkins, strawberries, other produce, dirt, mulch (which we also purchased on Friday), and many other things. It is fun having farms close  by.

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Sitting in the pumpkin wagon

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Owen pretty much refused to look at the camera at all when the pumpkins were around. He was so interested in touching them, looking at others across the way, and trying to crawl away.

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Standing with the pumpkins. Yes, he stands now (while holding onto something). I even found him standing in his crib yesterday!

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Sort of standing with no assistance!

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We really need to be better about taking photographs of Owen with US and not just of Owen. This is our attempt.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baby Dedication

Last weekend we were in Pennsylvania for Owens baby dedication at church. We do not have any photos from the actual dedication (no photography allowed), but we do have some great pictures (thanks to my sister who drove up from Maryland to share in Owens special day with us).

We always attempt to get family shots, but inevitably one of us wont be looking. This day, it was Owen!

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After church some friends and family all went to Johns parents house for lunch. Owen had the chance to play with his Aunt Michelle, Aunt Jean, Uncle Nate, and his friend Maeleigh (who was born just 2 weeks before him).

Owen had his first kiss from a girl…

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And his second kiss! This girl is a go- getter!

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Owen not too sure about all of the kissing. Maeleigh calling her friends to brag.

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Owen doing much better now! :)

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A picture of Maeleigh and Owens mommies!

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Group shot with the dads. This is Dan- John’s hunting buddy.

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Thank you so much to everyone who shared in our time in Pennsylvania. We appreciate the friends and family who drove several hours to visit with us!!!!! (Michelle and Melanie!)

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Check out my new teeth!

If you click on any of these photos, they will get larger so you can see more detail.

Check out Owens new top teeth. You really can only see 2 in these photos, however, he has 3 (maybe 4) coming in right now!

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Owen also has been trying to perfect his “Army Crawl” by getting up on his hands and knees and rocking. He isn’t quite ready to do a real crawl yet, but he is getting close!

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He also has been doing a great job with going from a sitting position to a crawling position. He is getting so big so quickly!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Thursday!

Happy Thursday everyone! All is good here at the S house. We are preparing for some weekend company, a garage sale, and lots of meal planning! The weather is getting chilly which has been so nice! Owen loves dressing up in hoodies.
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Owen now eats an afternoon snack which he loves.  He has gotten so big in his high chair!
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We hope everyone has a great weekend.