Friday, November 16, 2007

Sitting UP

Owen's nearly a pro at sitting up now. I can't believe that just two weeks ago he was falling forward and side to side and now he's independently playing. With his new skill, Owen has decided he's too big for his baby toys now so we bought him a tractor toy a couple weeks ago. It sings Ol' MacDonald and makes animal noises when you stick the animals or farmer in it. He loves it! He picks up the animal figures and waves them in the air or hits them against the tractor trying to get them into the holes. It's pretty entertaining to watch.
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Monday, November 12, 2007

New Car Seat

Ok. So we finally had to break down & buy Owen a convertible car seat. He's only 6 months! I never thought he'd grow this fast. We loosened the straps as far as they would go in his infant seat but they barely clicked into the bottom piece. Owen is just too tall. We got one of those Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 seats on closeout. It's really nice and the best thing is we won't need to buy a booster later.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Hip-Hip-Horray for Digital Scrapbooking

Digital scrapbooking where have you been all my life? I was pretty hesitant about starting digital scrapbooking which is pretty funny because I've worked in Photoshop since learning it in high school. I think I just didn't like what was out there at the time. It looked too cartoon-like and not realistic. To me digital scrapbooking has come a long way with realistic embellishments and papers. You can even get alphabets in different textures like corduroy or chenille. Here is my first attempt at digital scrapbooking and I must say it looks mighty fine. I had fun playing with the grudge brushes. The nice thing about it is once you do buy an element you can use it over and over again. Plus you won't believe how much free stuff is out there. I'm not going to completely drop traditional scrapbooking. I do have some layouts I still want to finish. I do have tons of stuff though but it can all be used in card making. I still want to do my cards traditionally. It's not very time consuming and I don't want to stop having my cards being hand-made. Posted by Picasa

Chicken Noodle Dinner & Dutch Apple Desert

We've started Owen on 2nd stage foods and it's a good thing because lately he's been a bottomless pit. The other day he ate a whole 2.5 ounces of carrots and then 4 ounces of applesauce for dinner. We've tried some dinner combinations and it's so funny to see his expressions. He likes the Macaroni and Cheese. I gave him Chicken Noodle Dinner & Dutch Apple Desert yesterday night. He gives these looks like he is going to retch and then after gagging a few times he opens his mouth up for more. He's like a little bird with his mouth open all the time.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Owen's Blessing Day

Owen was given a name and a blessing today by Barry. He got fussy again this morning but he was perfect during the blessing. The blessing circle was huge so it turned out to be an oval instead. Both Barry and I bore our testimonies. After a week of debating whether I would or not, I'm so relieved that I did. It was nice to share the spiritual knowledge I've gained through waiting for Owen. It sure has been a spiritually full weekend.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Together Forever

We had Owen sealed to Barry and I today in the Idaho Falls Temple. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that he is ours forever. After the court hearing I didn't quite feel that Owen was completely ours yet. I know Barry felt the same way but now it feels so real that Owen is our son. We were so happy that so many people made it there and Owen was a very good boy despite being so fussy and tired earlier. It was simply one of the best days of my life.

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