Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Night Laughs and Workout!



Owen's big workout before he takes a bath! Dad wants to make sure that everyone understands that his hands are not on O and that O's feet weren't holding much his weight. Mom wants everyone to understand she was scared to death!!!
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This is O's laugh, ran out of time on the video otherwise it would have been longer! Gotta love hearing baby laughs....they are contagious ;)!



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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This is what Owen has been working on today (10/22)! Not sure what you call this method of moving from one place to the another, but I'm sure it will someday evolve into a crawl!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I just keep waiting for that one week where there was nothing going on and life was just boring. Pretty sure that's never going to happen! Todd turned 29 on Wednesday....I know, must be nice! We went out to eat Tuesday night with my folks to celebrate. Wednesday he had youth group so Owen and I went over to the church to have supper and give him his presents from "O". Thursday night I had the second half of my massage (a baby shower gift....the best ever!) and then went to see Sacred Heart play VB over at Central. Afterwards went to The Scheme to catch up with old coaching buddies and their kids...good times! Friday was the big South v. Central football game. Todd did color for this game instead of play-by-play. Owen slept the first half, with a few startles from erruptions of fans cheering. He made it all the way through the 3rd quarter and into some of the 4th before we headed home. As for the game....didn't turn out the way we would have liked it, the Stangs lost by a touchdown :(. Saturday marked the first day of baking in our new house ...whoo-hoo! When we moved in the stove was pretty ancient, and we decided around August we should look for a new one. First we got a gas range, it didn't work out to be what we wanted. So had to take that back and get an electric which was installed on Friday...yeah! I never thought I'd be so excited to bake and cook :)! We wrapped up the week with a trip to Sunny Side Pumpkin Patch with some church friends. It was a great day to be outside and Todd enjoyed his yearly corn maze challenge. Owen got to see goats and ducks, stand on a pumpkin and shoot a gourd....oh so fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Did This One All By Myself :)!

So...did this one all by myself....my husband will fall off his chair at work he'll be so impressed :)! Let's see our weekly update... Owen laughed for the first time on Saturday night while we were playing peek-a-boo! He hasn't done it again since, kind of like the rollover he did it one day and didn't do it again for a few days afterward....strange :)! This was a big week of firsts for "O". He had his first tractor ride with Grandpa. Grandma rode too, and said "O" was into watching the tire out the window and the drill, but eventually gave into the steady hum of the tractor and fell asleep. After the farming adventure we headed to Pastor Troy's for their open house and "O" went on his first hay-rack ride. No idea if I spelled hay-rack right, but it didn't have a little red line under it so must be somewhere in the neighborhood of right :). Saturday, we went to Bethany for Homecoming. We walked all over campus...they have put some major improvements in! Then we went to the game and saw BC's first win...we must be good luck for them. Owen did great at the game didn't fuss once, just hung out with Dad and his old baseball buddies. Well, I'm trying to shorten these up a little, I can get a little long-winded so there's the latest week of Just life!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Catching Up!

Well, as I anticipated I wouldn't be able to keep up a once a week update! Oh well, we all just do the best we can..right? On Saturday, September 20th Todd lost his Grandpa Bowers and we had his funeral the following Tuesday. It was a very nice service and it was good to see family. Friday Todd and I drove to Goddard with Tyler and Elina (the color guy and wife) to call the football game. We had a good time chatting and look forward to some more road trips with them. Owen spent his first night at Grandma and Grandpa's while we were at the ballgame. And I must say that was the best night of sleep I've ever had! You don't know know what you're missin' til you get it back :)! Saturday, Todd and I went to the movie "Fireproof". Excellent, an absolute must see for all married couples, engaged couples, those who hope to be married someday, etc. ! We are going to be leading a small group study based on it at our church, I'll keep you posted on how that goes.

The following week found Todd and I making a pretty spontaneous trip to Hutchinson to see "Shane and Shane" in concert (Todd's favorite group). It ended up being a "Pastor Appreciation" gift...bonus :) thanks Pam! And luckily we have a grandma on stand by that is always ready to spend time with her grandson. A plug for "Shane and Shane"....they're awesome!! Two genuine, authentic, humble, godly men that are very talented and have a great message in their music, so if you ever get a chance check em' out! Tuesday we ate at Gutierrez for staff appreciation dinner...mmm,mmm good! Thursday Todd went to a conference at COR (church of the resurrection) so Grandma came over after work to keep us company and take us out to eat...well, not Owen he doesn't eat anything but cereal. Uncle Kyle drove up from Southwestern college Friday to stay the night and ride out with us to surprise Gramps for his 50th birthday. I'd say mission was accomplished with the surprise, Rick had no idea :)! You can see Owen is up to a few new things in the pictures. He still LOVES walking (with someone's hands) he's even added a little hop/jump when he's super excited to get to his destination. He talks like Donald Duck now, he's closer to doing a somersault than crawling, he's losing a little of his "love for the road", and he got his first ear infection...but loves the amoxicillan :) Well, there you have it!