Tuesday, January 29, 2008

In Tribute


Ok, I better mention the death of our poor pooch Bongo (just to redeem myself when judgement day comes, I really never liked him much). He most likely died Sunday morning. Barry went out to feed him and he wasn't alive. Barry thinks he died from a heart attack. As you can tell from the picture he was terribly obese. Sadly the diets we tried didn't work.  Barry and his brother David drove out to Ririe and buried him at their Grandpa's farm.

Bongo came from the animal shelter where Barry's mom found him. He'd lived before with a family of two little girls and he slept at the foot of their bed. The parents divorced and poor Bongo was sent to the shelter. Good thing we had our dog Susie. She was his companion until she passed away Christmas 2006. Bongo has been terribly lonely ever since. Hopefully he's in doggy heaven just running around. He couldn't walk more than a couple blocks here.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

It's Been A While

 

It's been a while since I last posted so I thought I'd share some super cute pictures of Owen. He turned 9 months today. It's crazy. He's a pro at army crawling now and speedy too. He's getting more ambitious as to where he'll go. The other day Barry stepped out of the front room for a second leaving Owen in there alone. Owen got upset and instead of just sitting there he started crawling after him. He got all the way to our bedroom. It was the first time he'd left the front room. Now he goes all over the house (let the baby proofing begin).  He hasn't explored the tiled areas yet like the kitchen. The tile is just too slippery and he hasn't learned to crawl on his hands and knees. 

Barry is busy working on the basement. He and his dad got the framing finished. Now he's working on the electrical. My visiting teaching partner's husband is an electrian and has offered to help Barry. Pretty good! Barry is also taking an introductory Biology class on Thursdays nights at BYU-Idaho. His first test is Wednesday so all your prayers would be appreciated. Hopefully he'll do well enough to continue with it.

I'm still working from home and going to the office for half a day on Tuesdays. I enjoy it for the most part. It offers the flexiblity I need with Owen and I can run an errand or two.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Owen's 1st Haircut

Last night Owen had his 1st haircut, well rather his 1st trim. We couldn't bear to give him a big boy hair cut. He's just 8 months old . We had Jill our hair stylist basically even out everything and trim around his ears where he was getting little wings. I'd put up a before-and-after photobut it's not that big of a difference. I'll wait until he gets his big boy hair cut. Here's a cute one from this morning while he was watching a Baby Einstein video.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Owen Can Army Crawl!

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So yesterday we get an email from Barry's sister Amanda with a video attached of Eloise army crawling. For those who don't know, Eloise is exactly a week younger than Owen. I realize and I've been reminded the timeline of these first life events doesn't matter. It's not a competition but I was a little bummed. I told Owen this morning that Eloise was crawling and he'd better crawl soon. Well, wasn't it my luck that the one day a week I go into the office that he crawls. Doh! Anyway, it's fun watching him progress though it's happening way too fast. At least there are lots of fun things to come!