Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Photo Shoot!

I had Owen's Birthday/Christmas photos done at Sears today. He was so cooperative, you wouldn't believe it!! I'm praying that his good behavior holds out long enough to get through his first skating lesson tonight. We'll see!

There were two additional photos that turned out really cute, but I am saving those for our Christmas cards. So, you'll have to wait and be surprised. ;O) For now, these are the runner ups.

How old does our little man look in these photos, it kind of caught me by surprise when I first saw them. The hair cut probably doesn't help make him look any younger I suppose! ;O)

Hope you are all having a great week and recovering from Turkey Day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Carving Pumpkins

Because of Gram's heart attack, we postponed Aunt Shawnie Day which is when we typically carve pumpkins. So, it wasn't until the night before Halloween that we finally got the chance to sit down and take care of these. Unfortunately, Shawn already had plans and didn't get to do it this year...she hates doing it anyway! ;O)

Owen really got into it this year. He wasn't too particular about following patterns however....
Owen got bored at one point and took quite a few pictures on his own....this one of Diana and the one of Will were Owen's shots!
I messed up saving this one, this is how blurry all of them were to begin, let me know if you want these and I'll send them full-sized to you so they are clear.

Halloween Day!

Sorry for the delay!!! I'm having issues with this latest version of Photoshop. I saved all the pics I wanted to post as I usually do, but it re-sized them to about 12kb making them really fuzzy!! Anyway, before I could get them fixed, Owen and I came down with a nasty head cold. I ended up taking Wednesday and Thursday off as well as Friday afternoon. We sent Owen to school on Thursday to give me some time to recover since he seemed to be recovering, but we decided he was even stuffier Friday morning and kept him home. We headed into town Friday evening to help Shawn move the last of her stuff and on the way in, Owen started to scream in pain and complained that his ear was hurting. Long story short, I am very thankful for my pediatrician's office being open until 9 (and fitting us in even though they were already overbooked) as well as our new Walgreens with a pharmacy open until 10 (we sat at the doctor's office for over 2 hours waiting for a break in patients, it was almost 9 before we got out of there)!!!! It turned out that Owen's ear was so infected, his eardrum was ready to burst. I felt SO bad!! He'd mentioned his ear off and on earlier in the day, but I figured he was just stuffy. He certainly didn't seem like he was in pain!!! Besides, the doctors won't prescribe antibiotics for mild ear infections typically. Anyway, he's been on super strong antibiotics since Friday and still seems to be suffering with a cough and congestion. I feel like I'm getting better, but still have to have my Kleenex at close hand!! I'm sure everyone will be thrilled to see me back at work tomorrow...;O).

O.k., so on to the pictures... We wanted to get a skating day in before Diana headed home and decided Halloween day was the day. Unfortunately, the skate rink had a carnival for the kids that day, so it was busier than usual and they had all the lights turned off. Not exactly an ideal situation for a little boy that's just learning! Owen gave up pretty early and was kind of a turd in general. This is him sitting in the bleachers with his hat tied tight so he wouldn't take it off, watching his dad and Aunt Shawn. I think he still didn't feel good which of course, didn't help the situation.

We grabbed sushi for dinner, so we made a practice trip to Uncle Doc and Aunt Lori's house in Eagle River on the way. Aunt Lori loaded Owen up with candy there! He didn't quite get it, but thought the candy part was great. We looked for a cape for Will to go with his vampire make-up, but couldn't find anything. It was just too last minute. So, this is how he went...

If it hadn't been for Will, I don't think Owen would have been willing to go out to trick-or-treat for real. But, once Will convinced him to get started, we couldn't get him to stop! ;O) It was only 27 degrees and Owen hit quite a few houses. I think Will and I were ready to quit long before Owen gave in to heading home!!

Hope you are all having a good week! We're hoping everyone is feeling better by tomorrow!! Unfortunately, Dave is starting to come down with this cold now and will only be at work for a couple hours today. Gotta love cold season (doesn't help that its sub-zero temps around here this week!!!).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....

Well, it's been a long month here and I've been really bad about getting on the computer to post pictures. In fact, I haven't taken many pictures at all if the truth were told. Owen's completed his first week at his new daycare this past week and seemed to enjoy every minute of it. I'm so proud of how independent and easygoing he is when it comes to meeting new people. I'd worried all month about whether or not we were making the right choice, but on Tuesday when I went to drop him off on his own for the first time and he turned to me and said, Don't stay today, otay mommy?, I knew we had! ;O)

Sunday morning we dropped my mom and Will off at the airport. They'd been here for two weeks taking care of grandma after she was released from the hospital and Will had wished for snow every day. So, of course, Sunday night we got about 4 inches. The first snow of the season!!!! Shawn said she heard on the news that we were within a week of beating a record for the first snow fall. I don't ever remember not having snow by November, although, we have had a few years that we got dumped on pretty hard and then it would warm up and melt come November/December. It's been plenty cold enough for snow though, even as early as September. I'm glad its finally arrive and it looks like we should plan on more in the coming days (we got about another inch last night). Of course, Shawn just closed on her new house yesterday and was hoping it would wait until after this coming weekend!!

Hope you are all having a great start to your week. I've got some more pictures to post this week and will plan on working backwards, so check back!