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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Catch Up-Spring

Well, here we are trying to catch up again.  I honestly can't even remember what happened in spring until I  looked at the pictures.  

It must not have been anything too exciting, except a lot of growing by our sweet baby boy, I'm sure.  In the spring he is about 15-18 months.  He probably weighed about 20 lbs. and was babbling up a storm.  

So it looks like I didn't even get an 18 month picture or keep the stats from his 18 month doctor appointment.  Oops.      

Here are some pictures.  Enjoy.

This boy LOVES books!
 Hugs and snuggles for monkey. 
 First chilly ride in the new wagon.  Thanks Nana.
 Easter Egg hunt at the Duck Pond with the Mallards.  It was over in like 10 seconds and Owen got like 3 eggs because we hoarded them around him so other kids wouldn't take them.  
 O with 1 of his eggs. 
One of many sicks days.  Snuggling with the big bubba.
 Happy Boy.
 Kisses from mama and dada. 
 Crazy Legs Walk .
 Just hamming it up in his robe.
 Cool dude.
 Brunch for Mother's Day. 
 First boat ride of the year. 
 Monona Memorial Day Parade. 
 Watching Dada out the back door. 
 Just hanging with the boys at the Terrace. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Playing Catch Up-WInter

Wow, again, where has the time gone.  I think I've started every post this way this past year.  We have been super busy this year. 

This winter was harsh for all of us.  It seemed like the cold weather would never leave and Owen would never be healthy again.  He seriously was sick every couple of weeks.  Besides that, we had several days of school off due to the POLAR VORTEX.  Some much appreciated days off during the harsh winter, but we had to make up for them this spring.

We didn't do too much this winter, after our cruise, but we did enjoy watching our boy grow.  Even now looking back at the pictures, O looks so young, just 4-5 months ago.
 Reading books with Daddy.
 Taking a bath on a sick day.
 Valentine's Day
 Snuggling with Mama on a Polar Vortex day off.
 Celebrating Daddy's birthday at Eldorado Grill.
 Watching the Daddy shovel the driveway.
 Ange & I enjoyed a weekend away skiing in Lake Geneva. 
 Reading with Grandma.
 Smiley boy.
 15 months old. 
March 15, 2014
21 lbs. 8 oz.  (10th percentile)
30 in. (15th percentile)
 Fun exploring the Children's Museum.

 Enjoying the basement Grampy finished this winter. 
 Snuggles with the big "bubba" in his Owen chair.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Christmas & Cruising

Well, Christmas has come and gone and so has Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day as well...I know, I'm a little late.  Better late than never right?

We had a wonderful Christmas and holiday break.  We spent Christmas this year at my Mom and Mike's.  With this being Owen's second Christmas, he was a little more interested in it than he was last year at just 10 days old.  He enjoyed opening the gifts and couldn't believe they were all for him.  The best gift, from Grandma, ended up being a box full of empty water bottles.  He just loved them and played with them forever.  Some other favorites included a musical car, puzzles, books and clothes.

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the holiday.
 Elfie Pointy Toes ready for Christmas.
 Christmas Eve-ready for Santa to come.
 Owen's favorite gift-a box of empty water bottles.
 Opening gifts with Mama.
 Wow--look at my new musical car.
 G.G. and Owen
 Our family.
 4 Generations-Grandma, G.G., Owen and Mama.

After a wonderful Christmas with my family, we headed to FL to depart on cruise with Andrew's family to celebrate Patti's 60th birthday.  We sure are lucky to get to have such wonderful travels.

We departed from Ft. Lauderdale for a 4 day, 5 night cruise to Key West and Cozumel.  It was AWESOME!  We were a little nervous about traveling with Owen on a cruise to other countries, but after getting his passport we were ready to go.

We had a joining room with Patti and Dan and that was great!  Whenever we put Owen down for a nap or bed, someone could hang out in their room, rather than being stuck in the dark while he slept.  Several nights, Dan offered to stay back after dinner so Andrew and I could go out and enjoy the evening.

Unfortunately, Patti, Chris (Andrew's Aunt) and Lindsay got sick so they all missed a day and evening or two.  Andrew also had an allergic reaction, we think to shell fish-can you believe it?!?!  Owen, though, did great!  He slept well, took long naps, and ate like a KING!  He definitely took advantage of the all-you-can-eat cruise mentality.  He had just started eating all adult food, no purees, and he loved it all-chicken, pasta, potatoes, eggs, sausage, pancakes, everything.  He also loved all of the attention.  Everyone we came across just couldn't get over how cute he was.  He also befriended one of the buffet managers who found us a high chair for all of our buffet meals.

It was so much fun to celebrate Patti's 60th with such wonderful family.  We really had a great time!  Here are some pictures from the cruise.
Leaving port in our matching shirts.
 Mom, Son and Daughter
 Bessicks and Suttons
 The whole gang:
Patti and Dan, Maddy (Ange's cousin) Andrew, O and I, Craig and Linds (Andrew's sister and her fiance), Chris, Mark and Kate (Andrew's aunt, uncle and other cousin).
 We must Muster! Muster Drill.
 Just hanging out on the balcony with Nana after a nap.
 Touring Key West.
 He loved looking at everything.  Here he was tired and ready for a nap.
 Ange and I in front of our boat.
 At port in Cozumel before Andrew went off sailing an America's cup sailboat, like we did in St. Maarten.  O and I toured the shops then went back on the boat.

 Aunt Linds keeping O entertained at dinner.
 Pass the baby-Uncle Mark's turn.
 Paca Dan and O choosing their meal.
 Playing Trivia at one of the bars.  We won!
 New Year's Eve.
 New Year's Eve Crew-Patti and Chris were sick.  :o(
Lindsay and Craig on New Year's Eve on the top deck rocking with our favorite cruise guests and crew members.
 One night before dinner.
Handsome boy on formal night.
 Our family on formal night.
 The whole group on formal night.
 Beautiful sisters-Kate and Maddy.
 Linds and Patti-celebrating Patti as Queen for a Day.
 Uncle Mark, Aunt Ceese and Owen.
It was such a great trip!

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