Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The little people garage is one of Owen's favorites. First, he stood up and used it as support. Soon after he started pushing it around the living room. Eventually he realized how fun it is to push things (anything - cars, socks, paci, the Noah's ark animals) down the ramp and throw things into the elevator shaft (one day I spent a whole hour looking for his shoe, only to find it in there.) Now, apparently, he has decided it is a jungle gym or chair of some type.
Owen has been wearing his sunglasses a lot lately! I guess it is coming to be that time of the year. Here he is looking very cool with his baseball cap on, too. He was helping Mike organize and pack up the "too small" baby clothes (there are more and more everyday!)
On the my last work schedule, I was randomly blessed with 2 Saturdays off in a row!!! I did have to make up those days during the week which was a little challenging, but it is nice to have an occasional change of pace. Mike, Owen, and I had lots of fun! My first weekend off was he first nice weekend in Chicago this spring. We (along with most of the rest of Evanston) decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and go to the Lincoln Park Zoo. We had so much fun!
It was great to be together and outside :o)
Unfortunately, the second weekend was back to normal April weather, 40's and rainy. We (along with the rest of Evanston) decided to visit the Children's Museum.
Mike is teaching Owen the finer points of painting. Hopefully Owen will not pick up any of his Dad's painting "skills."
We just couldn't resist getting a picture of Owen in the little dog kennels.
He loved opening and closing the door. Open and close is still a favorite game.
We had fun, but it was really crowded. Owen was nearly run over several times.
My next weekend days off will be spent in Kansas City and St. Louis for the boys' graduations in mid May. We are looking forward to it!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
3 April Fool's Day tricks that Owen played...
1. Went to the daycare at the gym and didn't cry (at all!)
2. Went potty in the potty chair.
3. Walked around his room for a good 5 minutes. Not just steps. He actually walked around the room. He looked like a drunken penguin.
Posted by thewalshfam at Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
After all of the craziness and excitement with Easter and Owen's birthday party, Owen and I rode home to Overland Park with my parents. Owen was almost asleep by the time we pulled out of the Walsh's driveway! We were really surprised he didn't get carsick after all of that cake! Our time in KC was very relaxing.
We also did some shopping and tons of relaxing. Owen had a great time playing with Grammy, Gramps, and wacky Uncle Sam. Of course, it went too fast! We can't wait until our next visit when the boys graduate in May.
Posted by thewalshfam at Thursday, April 10, 2008
Owen opening gifts with Mom and Dad!
Our polite little guy taking his time to read the cards!!!
And, here it is... Owen's first CU basketball jersey! He'll be able to wear it for many years to come.
Creighton's star this year is named P'Allen. (Sorry this is a little blurry, it's a picture of a printout of a picture.) Mimi and Grandpa had this made for Owen and even got it signed!
I hope he has the chance to show it off at a Creighton Basketball game next year!
Posted by thewalshfam at Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Well, we knew it was a little risky to take a 9:25pm flight with a one year old. What we didn't even consider was what we would do if our flight was delayed... we ended up flying out of Chicago at 11:00!!! Amazingly, Owen was a trooper. He wanted to go to sleep so badly. Mike and I took turns walking him up and down the B terminal at Midway. He kept covering his ears when they had announcements over the loudspeaker. Eventually, he covered up his face and passed out. He slept until the plane landed in Omaha and the flight attendant started singing. By the time we got to Mike's parents, it was almost 2:00.
Friday afternoon, we used our children's museum membership to take Mimi and Auntie Liz to the Omaha Children's museum. As soon as we walked in, Owen spotted the Easter bunny. He was so excited!
Owen and Auntie Liz having fun with the bubble tubes
Owen and Daddy in their fireman hats
It was very cool but there wasn't a whole lot for babies. We still had lots of fun.
Saturday we got together with Mike's grandparents, aunt and cousins. It was great to see everyone. We went out to lunch and someone told our waitress that it was Owen's birthday. He got balloons and ice cream and had so much fun. Thank goodness they didn't sing. He gets kind of shy!
After lunch we got together with our friends the Jorgenson's. Jay lived on Mike's floor freshman year and Lisa was in my nursing class and we were RAs together. They live in Sioux Falls, SD. Their son, Jonah, is 19 months. He is so cute and quite the chatty little guy! Mike and I were so impressed with all of his words. It was so fun to hear his little voice :o) We have so much fun when we hang out with Jay and Lisa. We always wish we all lived in the same town so we could get together more often!
Like Iggy, Jonah is also very into giving hugs! So cute! My parents got into Omaha around 4:00 on Saturday afternoon. We were so excited to see them. It was great to get everyone together. Susan and I took Owen over to their hotel for a swim. Owen had so much fun. He loved the water. He's quite the little fishy.