Monday, March 10, 2008

Weekend with Aunt Rebecca & Joe

Owen's Aunt Rebecca and her guy Joe flew in from Orlando last Friday
morning, and we enjoyed a great long weekend together.  Having come 
from 70 degree weather, the Floridians were pretty excited to wake up 
Saturday morning and see snow!  Rebecca said it was only her 4th time 
ever to see the white stuff;  Owen is 25 years younger and the lucky fella is 
already on his third time.  (Though I imagine he would question his fortune 
when facing the prospect of being velcroed into that goofy blue hat again.) 

I learn so much when I watch how others interact with Owen, and seeing the 
way he responded to Rebecca and Joe's energy and enthusiasm (and 
sometimes just plain goofiness!) was a great reminder to me that I need to 
loosen up and enjoy Owen more. The little guy laughed, "talked" and moved 
more than ever these past few days, and I give our two visitors all the 
credit.  Thanks guys!

The only sad part of the weekend was that Jennifer couldn't be here.  
She planned to come Sunday morning but was unable to get a flight.  
I really treasure any time all three of us sisters can be together, and it 
just didn't feel complete without her.  Love you Jenn and hope you can 
reschedule a visit soon! 


Anonymous said...

These pictures are wonderful. Everyone, even Owen, looks like they had a GREAT time. I'm sooooooo jealous. I wish I could see him every day! I can't wait to do motor boats on his little tummy. Love you all! Oh -- I just love the little alomost cross-eyed pic of owen. It reminded me of a pic I have of you!!

Raimie said...

Shelley - Just reading your comments about your sisters.... got me all choked up! Your mother misses you all so much! You received one of the most wonderful "life lessons" that you will ever receive this weekend - your time is more important to Owen than anything! Don't ever forget this lesson. Keep up the great work! - Raimie

Joe said...

Owen is one of the tiniest humans I have ever met.

Kari said...

I am so glad that you had such a great weekend with Rebecca and Joe!! I know that Jenn was much missed! Rebecca will never forget this birthday!! Her first with her nephew! Have a great week! you can really see how much he is growing with each update!! He's growing too fast! Love to all of you! ~Kari

pb said...

I loved all the pictures! I know Owen had a blast with his Aunt Becky and Joe.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for posting the pictures!! So cute! Wish I could have been there. Hopefully in April... Love you so much!

Rebecca Davenport said...

I am missing you guys! I am jealous of mom and dad right now.