Monday, December 29, 2008


We had a great first Christmas with Owen. We started out the morning at Dad's house, the afternoon at the Jones'. Christmas evening we had our own little Christmas at home. Owen was so much fun to have with us and it was great to watch him take in all that was going on. He got some great new toys and clothes too!

LOVE my little guy!

Bella with Uncle Ryan

Drewby playin guitar

Owen was such a big boy in the walker!

playing with cousin Bella

Attempting to eat the toys

Hangin' out with Uncle Matt

Trevor in his Spiderman costume

Taylor and her jewelry box

Silly Rylee girl

Owen hanging out

Playing with his new toys

Getting so big!

After recovering fro the busy Christmas week, we got to catch up with our cousins Kyle, Amy and baby Genevieve!
Danae, Owen, Vevey and Amy

We love you guys, thanks for visiting us!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What We've Been Up To

Whew! Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Had to get through a few big events and get back to "normal" life. Fortunately we have worked out a bit of a routine at our house. Just in time for Christmas :p

Owen is just about 3 months, and boy, has he been fun! He's starting to interact with toys, stick things in his mouth, observe things around him, and my personal favorite - SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT! He's done it two nights in a row now so I'm hoping it will stick.

Enjoying my toys

Tummy time

Looking handsome in a Hurley onesie made by Auntie Ruth

Just bein' cute

Spending time with Great Grandma and Grandpa

Hangin' out with my friend Colson who was born on the same day as me in the same hospital right next door!

Watching my cousin Taylor's ballet recital

Watching some gingerbread making fun with my cousins and friends

Tasting my first candy cane

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Oooh, an accent this time!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Mmm made a delish recipe for dinner tonight.

Crockpot Chicken Parmesan

2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 t Italian Seasoning
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t kosher salt
1 T olive oil
1 beaten egg
sliced mozzarella cheese
favorite jarred marinara sauce

The Directions:
--spread the 1 T of olive oil into the bottom of your crockpot stoneware insert
--whip the egg with a fork in a separate bowl
--mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and the parmesan cheese in another separate dish
--dip the chicken into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating both sides with crumbs, cheese and seasonings
--place the chicken breast pieces in the bottom of the crock
--layer 2-3 slices of mozzarella cheese on top

--cover with entire jar of marinara sauce
--close lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4. If your chicken is still frozen, it will take longer.
Serve with your favorite pasta.

I found this recipe at this wonderful website

Monday, November 24, 2008

2 Month Stats

Owen had his 2 month appointment today. It went well. Here are his stats:

Weight: 13.9 lbs (90%)
Height: 25.1 in (97%)
Head circumference: 15.4 in (25%)

When Owen was in the hospital with the UTI we were given an order to have a particular test, called a VCUG, done. We took him to the hospital this week for the test. Basically, they insert a catheter and dye so they can watch where urine goes in his little body. What they found out is that he has grade 3 reflux, meaning the urine does not always go to the bladder and empty completely, it travels up towards the kidneys, which is probably why he got the UTI in the first place. For now he will be on an antibiotic daily to prevent any more UTIs. The doctor is optimistic that he will grow out of it in the next year or so, which about 70% with this problem do. We will retake the VCUG in a year to see if there's been improvement. Pray that it heals up and there will be no need to take any further action!

I would add a picture but because of his shots he's a fussy boy today and I don't think I'd get a good picture out of him!

Owen pictures

My wonderful sister-in-law Tara took these adorable pictures of Owen at 2 months. Thanks Tara, you did a fantastic job! They turned out great!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2 Months

Owen is two months old today! Time has flown by. He is so much fun, though a lot of work. At two months I am starting to see some of his personality and preferences. He is absolutely a cuddle bug. He loves to be held and to snuggle, and I happily oblige when I can. I've also found that he has a temper, especially around eating time! He is a very impatient little guy :) He has started to sleep a little better too, though not through the night. Typically I'm up with him two to three times a night, usually around 11, 3 and 6. He's still young though, and I'm hoping that a full night's rest is around the corner!

He is starting to take an interest in things around him, including toys

He enjoys taking the occasional nap on mommy's bed

He still hates his swing

He likes to hang out with mommy on the floor while she does her makeup

And if it's taking too long he fusses and gets to lay in her lap

He loves his paci's

And if mommy is holding him he must have a handful of her hair - just to make sure she doesn't go anywhere

The best part of all, he is starting to SMILE!!!!

I just adore my little guy