Monday, August 25, 2008

eleven? seriously?

(insert cute picture of owey here which i can not download as i left my usb cable at home...)

my, my, time flies when you are having fun.
i can hardly believe that my little baby is almost one. and while i don't plan on celebrating every month-birthday for the rest of his life (it always bugs me when moms say their kids are 31 months or something ridiculous like that... get over it, your kid is 2 and a half...) i have to hold on to the last couple celebrations before we enter the world of a one year old.
last night i was thinking about this time last year... i was in the thick of pregnancy (literally) and while totally anxious and ready to get the show on the road and be done with this strange body that was kind of freaking me out, i was trembling inside at the thought of how drastically my life was about to change. and oh, i had no idea.
owey is my world and i can not imagine how i was ever happy without that heartbreaker smile in my life. he keeps me on my toes, keeps me giggling, keeps me sane on days i'm on the brink of a breakdown. i've thought a lot lately about all he will contribute to our family now recognizing his position as the big brother, and i can't think of a better role for this adventurous, independent little free spirit. though i want him to stay little forever, i can't wait to see all that he will become and am so grateful that my little owey came to this family. lucky us!

what he's up to:
  • walking is the only way to go
  • high-fives for all
  • makes a vroom-vroom noise whenever he plays with toy cars
  • loves books (still)
  • loooves dad
  • lets me cuddle him (yeah!!)
  • is a total water-baby
  • loves grandma and grandpa, grammy and papa
  • is in the 75th percentile for weight and height
  • loves to laugh and makes me laugh every day
i love you with all my heart owey o...

in other news... please forgive the leave of absence! we are now in san diego enjoying every moment of sunshine, family and friends and trying to store up for the winter! we will be here for two weeks (clint joins us on thursday) and while i am sure there will be much to blog about upon returning, for now i plan to soak it all in... enjoy the last few weeks of summer!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


once again, blog friends, thanks for your kind, encouraging, well-wishing, and sympathetic words. you're the best!
as for me, although i may be delusional, i am actually really excited about #2 and fairly calm about the whole thing. i haven't really been able to imagine what it will really be like once he/she is here, but i am excited for owey to have a sibling, and after all, i was off to a late start anyways... time to play catch-up, right? also, we were so worried it would take a while to get pregnant again, and i am just counting my blessings that that has not been the case.
what is on the forefront of my mind right now is how not to be the world's worst mom as i struggle to keep owey entertained while i want to do nothing but lie on the couch whining about the nausea (and watching the olympics of course. is everyone else as obsessed as i am?) anyhow- survival mode it is for the time being, and just looking forward to the months ahead where i don't feel like a total zombie (just a whale instead.)
and hopefully, for your sake, i will be able to fill this blog with more than pregnancy complaints. thanks again, friends. you always make me feel good.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

so you want details, do you?

i'm pretty sure you don't want ALL the details, but let me see if i can give you what you DO want to know:
pregnant? yes.
crazy? most likely.
planned? not exactly, but we're excited.
how far along? 8.5 weeks (you know i even count .5 weeks at this point... just anxious to get through 1st trimester!!)
due date? march 21st.
how old will owey be? 18 months almost to the day.
crazy? definitely.
sick? not like i was with owey, but generally want to puke all day and have to eat all day even though nothing sounds good. you know how it goes.
cravings? ummm... ice cream (not that that is anything new) and gold medals. and sleep.
predictions? though we would love owey to have a lil bro, i feel like it's a girl - just a totally different pregnancy and i am way ugly - you know what they say about boys give beauty, girls take away...

i think that's all. did i miss anything?
you still think i'm crazy, don't you? yeah... me too.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


this brought me to tears today. oh, i have so much to learn.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

field trips

in the last week or so we've headed out on a few family field trips in pursuit of some excitement. last weekend started off with a little feeding of the ducks:

and then a trip to idaho falls:

and then yesterday we decided to head out to jackson, wyoming. because, why not? it's only an hour and a half away, and with summer coming quickly to a close (hard to believe!) we thought we'd better take advantage.

it was really fun, and although it was only a quick day trip, we really felt like we had just taken a mini-vacation. just what the doctor ordered.

Friday, August 01, 2008

happy dad-day

happy birthday dad, papa, popsy...
we love you so much and wish we could be there to celebrate your special day.
if you want to know all the reasons my dad is so amazing, hear it from the one who knows him best here.
hope you have a fabulous day and that you "party-hardy"
xoxo, erickson 3