Saturday, November 19, 2011

18 months

Look how big this little man is getting. He is still on the small side, but trying to catch up. He is healthy and happy, and that's what matters the most!

Height: 30.5"
Weight: 19 pounds 10 ounces
Owens doctor suggested that we try to bulk him up, by giving him anything he wants. If he has toast, make sure it has butter on it. If he wants chocolate milk, give him instant breakfast or pediasure instead. etc. He also asked if we would like to do some blood work to make sure there really isn't anything wrong. We chose to wait till Owen was 2, and in the mean time try and bulk him up. Hopefully something works, and he starts catching up soon.

We can't imagine our lives without this little man, and can't believe that he's already been here for 18 months. Man how the time flies when you are having fun!


Owen was the cutest monkey for halloween. He had a wonderful time trick or treating, and getting "nacks".

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!

I was lucky enough to score tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba live for half price, so Chase and I decided to take Owen. Since he loved the tv show and watches it constantly. I wasn't sure how he would act, or if he would love the show. Come to find out all my worrying before hand was for nothing, Owen loved the show! He was dancing, and going crazy for most of the show. I only wish when the show started and there were a ton of empty seats in the front, that we would have moved closer. Everyone that was around us weren't really into the show. The only thing he was hesitent about was when they shot confetti and streamers out into the audience at the start, and end of the show. The loud pop kind of scared him.

Before the show started

Proof Mommy and Daddy were both there, don't mind owen not looking at the camera he was too enthralled with all the people around, and the lady selling the light wands.

The show started, getting ready to dance!

Dancing to "all our friends are different"

Muno's rap about bugs

Toodee's song about winter being her favorite season. It even snowed in the theater.

After the show. Look at all the confetti on the stage.Yo Gabba Gabba knows how to have fun!

Walking back to the car, Owen got these adorable Muno and Brobee beanie babies. He carries them around all the time now.


Chase and I decided to take our little monkey to the zoo for a fun halloween treat. We picked the perfect day, as it was just the right temperature, and the zoo was pretty empty. Owen loved seeing the monkeys, elephants, playing on the playground, and feeding the ducks and swans.
When we were leaving, we decided to look in the gift shop to see if things were on sale since it was the end of the season. We had a coupon for 50% off a stuffed animal, and ended up getting Owen a huge leopard stuffy that is almost as big as he is. I love a good deal, and Owen loves tackling his leopard, and trying to carry him around.

checking out the black and white monkeys (I don't remember their name, they looked like skunks in trees)

Spider monkey, this little guy liked to taunt Owen that he got a snack. He came right over and was showing off right infront of O.

Checking out the elephants

By the rhino statue

Playing on the slide (Owen always goes down backwards)

Little goblins party

Owens GG (great grandma) hosted a fun party for all the little goblins in her life. She had yummy food, and drinks. A few games to play, and lots of dancing and music. Owen had a great time playing with Rowan and Zade, and trying to break everything GG owns. Thanks again GG for the fun party!

cousin Zade and Owen

Rowan, Zade and Owen (Put 3, 17 month olds together and you see how well they look at the camera.

Who would have thought that Owen would have such a young GG, doesn't she look great for her age!

Pumpkin carving

We invited Brena, Jered and Camden over the Friday night before Halloween to carve pumpkins with us, and have some chili and watch a movie. We had a lot of fun. Neither Owen or Camden would touch the pumpkin guts, and thought they were so gross. Owen finally got into it and started flinging the guts all over the place with a few of the carving tools. We decided to make his pumpkin simple, and carved a funny face into in. I tried a skeleton with a bat, and Chase did the Grim Reaper. We put our pumpkins outside after we carved them, only to find on that by Halloween they were all pretty rotten and didn't look like what was carved into them. Oh well, you live and learn.

Scooping out the guts

Owens gut scooping, he didn't pull anything out

Trying to touch the guts

Gut flinging fun

Finished products. (left to right, front to back) Camdens cat, Jereds funny face, Owens baby face. 2nd row; Brenas funky guy, Kims skeleton. 3rd row; Chases Grim Reaper, Jereds Colosseum (which ended up the colosseum of crush by Halloween).

Side note: I later cleaned all the seeds, soaked them over night in salt water, then roasted them because Chase said he would eat them. Guess who wouldn't touch them....

Pumpkin patch

We had a wonderful time at the pumpkin patch, picking out our pumpkins for halloween. Owen really enjoyed riding in the wheelbarrow, and running up and down the rows of pumpkins. He tried to lift a few that were too heavy for him, and was so cute trying. He finally chose the perfect little pumpkin for himself!

He loved the tractors, and pretending to drive them

Lifting the big one

Riding in the wheelbarrow