Saturday, November 27, 2010

happy thanksgiving!

owen's first thanksgiving!

i made my first pies: a chocolate pecan and a pumpkin cream. and also a couple of my all-time favorite dishes: green bean casserole & sweet potato casserole!

which is why it came as a slight disappointment that owen wasn't equally enthusiastic about sweet potatoes. i'm not convinced he'll ever want to eat. rice cereal never really did go well. for 4 long weeks. i was hoping that his 6 month graduation to a more flavorful solid would improve his opinion about eating. not so much..

Sunday, November 14, 2010

a weekend full of firsts.

we had an eventful weekend full of firsts with owen.

rolling all about, including front to back. (yes, he's performed this for nearly everyone else beginning a week or two ago, but it was the first i had seen him do it.) standing while holding on to something (we have to prop him up, he doesn't pull himself up yet on his own). holding himself propped up on hands and knees (again, with us positioning him). and, my personal fave: sleeping through the night. owen and i both slept from 8 to 6:30 last night, and it was the best night of sleep i've had since.. my second trimester of pregnancy. UH-mazing. i'm not holding my breath for a repeat tonight, but i certainly will take my 10 straight hours of uninterrupted sleep last night with no complaints!

while i don't have a picture or video handy of any of these firsts, i DO have a picture of the little guy sitting up on his own, which he's doing all the time these days! he really is getting so big...


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

owen's 1st halloween

a sweet little baby giraffe hung around our house this halloween. 

he was a good sport, and we had a photo shoot that afternoon. then later that evening, we dressed him up again for the trick-or-treaters. he sat on our front porch next to the bowl of candy, more than happy to stick his little hands in there to grab goodies to hand out. unfortunately, however, owen's bedtime came before we had a single trick-or-treater. maybe next year! or, maybe next year we'll join in the door-to-door fun!