closer to the clouds

29 January 2010

the man is FIVE!

We are celebrating our delightful second born on this 29th day of January...His 5th birthday!

Owen is...Nov 2009

~O-Tastic! (nickname since birth)
~happiest with a toy in hand and his brother to play with.
~a cereal lover (gross!) the order of 3 bowls for breakfast every morning that his momma will allow it.
~tender and tough (lovely combination if you ask me).
~SO curious and perceptive. This makes him ask wonderful questions and make astute observations. (ie. "Momma, I can't see my own face!")
~a super-sleuth. If we can't find something Owen knows where it is!
~a complete JOY!

Nov 2009

January 29, 2009 - 4th Birthday
He looks like such a baby in this he has grown this year!


25 January 2010

good year

It feels like New Years Eve was an age ago now. We had such fun partying in the new year with our kiddos. We played paper football, had a talent show, demonstrated feats of strength, watched a movie, ate good treats, colored, and generally "made merry"! They were allowed to decide when they went to bed (Elyse was such a party pooper...heading to bed at 7pm). We figured they would drift off by 10 or 11. We figured wrong! Here is our "Welcome 2010" toast at midnight...

Mark and I were a lot worse off than they were. They weren't even CLOSE to being tired. (Plus, I am certain my hair couldn't look any worse this year than at the moment that picture was I've got that going for me this year).

We christened the year with a walk and some crisp play at the park. Here's to being outside even more in 2010..
2010 has also brought the increased curiosity and mobility of a certain 1 year old...

It's been a good year! I love these people!

23 January 2010

pull the plug?

Should a blog be kept alive when it is running on "life support" only?