Friday, March 14, 2008

Owen's Washcloth...

A very big thanks to Mike for the wonderful blog post he did yesterday. I was worn out from all of our celebrating! In the tub last night, I made sure we got this picture (for dramatic effect!) Here was Owen during his first bath. It was taken the night after we came home from the hospital. Note that the washcloth looks like a blanket.
This is Owen in the tub last night. It is not the exact same washcloth, but it is the exact same size.
At the pediatrician today, we learned Owen weighs 22 lbs and is 31" long. In the last year, he has gained 16 lbs 3 oz. Not too shabby!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Owen's Birthday Adventures

Well a year has gone by, so there is a new look on the Walsh blog as well as a new poster (Daddy). Mommy was worn out today from all the birthday celebration, so I volunteered to attempt to maintain the high quality work that has been The Walsh Fam Blog this past year thanks to my lovely wife Katie. So here it goes.

The birthday celebrations started off early last Sunday when we took Owen swimming at Katie's gym. He had a few apprehensions at first but the little fishy soon took to the water like, well a fish to water I guess. He kicked his legs a little and seemed to like going under with me a bit too.

As the week went along, the anticipation grew until it was finally March 13, 2008 and Owen was in fact ONE YEAR OLD!!! I apologize for the extra emphasis but Katie and I both thought it was a pretty big deal. Anyway the day began with exciting decorations designed by Katie and assembled by us both. Needless to say we had a festive morning. Owen received his first birthday gift from his parents, a very exciting tunnel which he can crawl through and possibly just use as a place to hang out with Lola and get away from it all.

After that I was off to work and Katie and Owen's fun day was just about to begin. They first went off to the library for a class which involves singing, dancing, and storytelling. Owen took a little nap next but was woken by a special delivery, some balloons from our very own Auntie Em. As you can tell he didn't mind interrupting his nap too much. Owen and Katie then moved on to the park to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Much swinging was done and of course much happiness and fun was had.

And finally what would a birthday be without a special birthday dinner. Katie and big boy picked me up at work and we went to Merle's BBQ to eat. And eat we did, well at least Owen whose insatiable appetite for French fries and all French fry related foods entertained us throughout evening.
He even got a special dessert of raisin bread pudding and vanilla ice cream.

The night concluded much like things began that wonderful night one year ago, with Owen naked. Now I know I continue to ruin any chance he has to be president someday with my never ending quest to take and post pictures on the internet of Owen naked but I just can't help it really. Well I hope you have enjoyed reading about Owen's fun filled birthday, and more adventures are sure to follow.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Impending birthday...

I just can't believe our little man's birthday is really tomorrow! I have mixed emotions about the whole thing. It has been a wonderful (and fast) year full of tons of great memories. Mike and I have had so much fun and learned so much about ourselves, each other, and of course Owen. It is sad that he's growing up so fast. This afternoon, he kept taking 3 steps before falling over. Scary and exciting! Looking back at the pictures of our tiny newborn, it is just amazing to think of how much we've all grown and changed and learned. It has been so much better than I ever could have imagined. I'll try to post some pics of our first birthday celebration tomorrow night!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Owen's firetruck

Over the weekend, we had some friends over to play. Owen helped push his buddy Abbie on the firetruck! They went around the house several times like this. Unfortunately, by the time I thought to get out the video camera, they were both getting a little tired. For awhile, Abbie was going fast and Owen kept up really well! It was so funny because he doesn't really bend his knees when he walks. He looked like he was in fast forward with his stick straight legs!

Balloon Video

This is a few weeks old, but Mike uploaded it! Enjoy!