Thursday, November 29, 2007

New pics...

Just wanted to let you know that we had Owen's Christmas pictures taken on Tuesday. You can see them at Click on the Northbrook, IL location and then order re-prints. The pictures are under Katie Walsh and the password is Owen. Hope you enjoy them!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Making Mike's life a little easier...

Owen has just thought of another way to make his Dad's life a little easier. I guess he has been helping Mike with his feedings for awhile. Saturday, he took the bottle from Mike and fed himself. Isn't that nice. Oh, to be Mike Walsh... Just kidding, honey! I love you!

Thanksgiving fun

A belated happy turkey day to everyone! Sorry it took us so long to post these pictures. We had a lovely Thanksgiving with the Lakofkas. Thanks for having us! Everything was delicious! Sorry we had to run back to Evanston. Here is a picture of Owen having fun with Uncle Frank.

Every Thanksgiving, I like to think back to my first year as a nurse on the postpartum unit at Creighton University Medical Center. On Thanksgiving eve, we delivered a 14lb 3oz baby girl (and she looked like a miniature sumo wrestler!) It made national news and there was a picture in Time magazine (really!) So happy 4th birthday to that giant baby! Owen had a delicious dinner of Gerber turkey and sweet potatoes, accompanied by applesauce with bananas and pears, and topped off with some milk.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Today I pulled Lola's beef flavored rawhide stick out of Owen's mouth...Sorry no picture. Mike was disappointed, but I'm sure you understand. Here are some pictures of him causing trouble in the bathroom. We'll have to remember to keep the door closed from now on! I also had to pick up Lola's food and water bowls today. Sorry, girl. Hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving. We'll try to post some pics of Owen enjoying his first turkey leg tomorrow night ;o)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Motoring along...

Today, I caught Owen pulling up on this basket (which is full of his toys!) Oh, life is getting more exciting by the day. Mike took this video this evening. It is a little long... Hope you enjoy :o)

Friday, November 16, 2007

8 months old

Owen, where have the last 8 months gone?! You are going to be one before we know it! You guys would not believe how much more he is crawling. If he sees something he want, he is going for it! He loves to pull the baskets off of the bottom bookshelves. Thank goodness I filled them with his books and toys. He is a very busy boy. His favorite toys right now are books, the new soft blocks from cousin Olivia, and learning puppy from Gram! To celebrate Owen being 8 months old, we introduced protein into his diet. Owen had chicken and apples for dinner (sounds yummy, huh?) and loved it. I think the is going to be a meat man like his dad and uncle Sam!


Sorry it's been so long since I posted on the blog. I'm going to try and catch up today. We'll see... Over the weekend we had company. Mike's Aunt Katie, Uncle Carl, and cousin Olivia came to visit. Olivia is 4 1/2 and very fun. We were blessed with beautiful weather and temperatures in the 50's. Who'd have thought?! We went to the Shedd Aquarium, the park, Church, and spent a lot of time at home playing with Owen and Lola. Olivia told me more than once that she would like to take them home with her.

Katie, Carl, and Olivia also made a trek into the city to go to the American Girl store where Olivia got Julie, the groovy 70's gal. We had so much fun and are really glad they came to visit!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Here it popular demand! We'll try to get a better video soon. It is hard to catch him in the act :o) At the doctor today he weighed 18 lbs 8 oz. For an 8 month old, that puts him in about the 25th percentile for weight. He's still an armload!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Oh, my!

Today Owen peed in his eye in the bathtub twice!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Owen had a very fun Halloween! He took advantage of several opportunities to wear his monkey costume. He wore it to our church's playgroup last Tuesday and all of the other kids loved it! Dominico is Owen's little buddy. He was born on Valentine's Day, so they are just one month a part. It is fun to watch Dominico to see what Owen will be doing next! After playgroup, we went to visit Mike and his friends at school. They loved seeing Owen all dressed up in his costume :o) I loved watching Mike show Owen off!

On Halloween, we got together with a couple of my work friends and their families. It was so nice to get everyone together. We realized that the last time we all got together with our husbands, was over 2 years ago! Time flies! The kids looked so cute and had a good time "playing" together. We had so much fun, we decided we have to make a better effort to get together more often.