Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Relaxing Sat. a.m.

Owen was carrying around Jimmy's belt practically the whole morning today.

He loves to stand on his stool that Grandpa Hermanson made him for Christmas and longingly look out the window.

And this is from last week, but I just had to post it. Owen and I went up the road to Grammie's and picked blackberries. Owen couldn't get sooner did I give him a berry and he'd pop in into his mouth and ask for more immediately.

I'll take you for a ride on my big orange tractor

Whenever the garage door is open and Grandpa and Grandma Hankins' house, Owen heads straight for Grandpa's lawn mower. He is all about getting up on the seat and reaching for the wheel. What is it about boys and their "tractors"? It is so interesting to me how different boys and girls are from the get-go...we don't even have to teach them to like trucks, cars, tractors, etc.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Supper Discovery

Tonight Owen ate a little bit for supper, but then made a discovery....

At one point he had a finger in both nostrils.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Fun

Another little story:
The other evening, I had just gotten Owen's p.j.'s on him and it was nearing bedtime when Owen brought me his sandals.

I said: "Thank you" and proceeded to take them to his room to put them away.
Owen's responsed: Tears of frustration that Mommy didn't understand and reaching desperately for his sandals.
I said: "Oh, you want them back....were you just showing me your shoes, not giving them to me?"
Owen: Quickly took back his shoes. He toddled over to the door and held his shoes up to the door and looked at me with his big round blue saucers of eyes.
I said: "Ohhhhh, you want Mommy to put your shoes on so you can go outside!"
So I sat down and invited Owen to sit on my lap to put his shoes on. How could I resist that little guy's efforts in asking to go outside, even if it was just about bedtime??

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

King of the Box

Jimmy's birthday present came in the mail today and Owen had a blast with the box. Climbing in and out of it, turning it over and climbing on top, and...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Owen has been a bit of a bear on car rides lately. But we have discovered that if there's music with a "good" beat and volume to it, he'll just start bobbing his head to the beat. Sometimes it's a nice gentle bob accompanied by a cute little smile, other times it's more like head banging with quite the serious and concentrated look.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Owen's new pool

We purchased a kiddie pool for Owen over Memorial Day weekend and set it up yesterday. Owen is thoroughly enjoying his new toy. He is loves trying to climb the "rocks" to get up to the bird on the top (he doesn't get very far--too slippery), throwing his fish in and out of the water, and pushing the edges down so he can feel the water swoosh out of the pool over his hands. I'm confident that we will have many more hours of fun in this little pool this summer. :)

(I thought the car honk was Jimmy getting home from work--I think Owen did, too. When Jimmy watched the video, he thought by the sound of the hornthat it was Grammie and Papa driving by)