Monday, May 26, 2008
It rained all day yesterday. Owen and I both like rainy days, but for different reasons. Owen likes them because he gets to play outside with the umbrella and watch snails. And I like rain because...well, I just like it. Growing up in Hesperia where it rarely rains taught me to appreciate it while it lasts. Tim put two snails side-by-side on the grass and Owen said, "Look! They're brothers!" So we named them Henry and Owen.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I had a fantastic Mother's Day on Sunday. While my husband cooked some delicious meals and made it possible for me to have a nice, long nap, what really made my day was my gift from Owen. I asked Tim to take Owen to the dollar store to pick out a present for Mommy, thinking that maybe I'd get a dish towel or a new potato masher or something, but like any typical two-year-old might do, Owen chose something that looked like lots of fun--for himself, of course. Owen bought me a red pool noodle. I guess that to try to keep him from spilling the beans, Tim coached Owen on the way home from the store to tell me that he bought me "hugs and kisses", but upon arriving our little honest O ran into the house and said, "We got you a noodle!" which confused me for a bit. I thought to myself, A noodle? Surely Tim wouldn't help him buy a POOL noodle, as we have no pool. And how is a pool noodle going to help me dry my dishes? But as sure as he said it, on Sunday morning Owen came out with my big red pool noodle. I thought it was so funny. He calls it "Mommy's Noodle" and likes to sleep with it.
The Sunday before that was Henry's blessing day. It was a really good day, but I have been hesitant to post about it because I don't have very good pictures of Henry. Rebecca Koford made Henry's outfit and it is so cute, the pictures I have don't do it justice. I'm planning on taking him to have some portraits taken, but it hasn't happened yet. Anyway, we had lots of family and friends over and it was obvious that Henry is very loved. He's also very well fed these days. As of this morning, Henry tips the scales at 11 lbs 5 oz, which puts him just above the 50th percentile and earned him his first four shots at the doctor.
I took some pictures the other day of Henry in the same pajamas that Owen used to wear. I'm going to post both pictures to show how similar they look at this age. Can you tell which is which? Here's a hint: Owen's the one holding the red pool noodle.