Thursday, August 21, 2008

Give Peas a Chance

Taking a break from Olympic action to bring you some everyday Owen.  

He does a terrible impression of a choking victim doesn't he?  It's not believable.  At all.  Which of course makes it absolutely endearing.  He even tries to use it in situations where he couldn't possibly be choking but just wants to get our attention.

We've got one or two more ideas for Name that Olympian, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Name that Olympian II

He was Michael Phelps three days ago.  Now who is he?

Scott says Owen needs a wedgie in order to complete the look, but I figured cross-dressing him was pushing things far enough.  If thirty years from now O is on stage in Vegas wearing two pieces of black ribbon for a costume and singing "I Got You Babe" it will be entirely my responsibility.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Name that Olympian

Hello again.  We've been on hiatus from blogging in order to devote all of our time to watching the Olympics.  And since I've got Beijing brain, I thought it would be a fabulous idea to torture-slash-humiliate my child by making him impersonate various Olympians and let you guess who he is.

This first one is easy.  

And for those of you who wish I would stop trying to be clever and just get on with it, here are the latest Owen stats (as of his 9-month check-up Wednesday):
  • 17 lbs 13.5 oz (10th percentile)
  • 28.5 in (50th percentile)
  • May have a minor wheat allergy (Cheerio to the Cheerios)
  • Getting his front teeth  
  • Can balance on his feet by himself
  • Tries to say "bye bye" while waving
  • Used "da da" to refer to Scott for the first time yesterday

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


...delivering Aunt Becky's order for some Owen laughter.

And trivia from Owen's 9th month:
  • Cut two teeth (and judging from the quantity of snot he's producing, the arrival of his top teeth seems imminent)
  • Has mastered crawling
  • Pulls up (and cruises a little)
  • Prefers the tags on his toys to the actual toys themselves
  • Current Favorite food:  Summer Vegetables 
  • Most Loathsome food:  Bananas (fresh or from the jar...go figure)
  • When excited about a toy, he takes a knee, holds the object up in the air and flaps his arms wildly like he's performing some sort of Native American bird dance
  • Enjoys combining bullet items 1 & 3 by sneaking up behind me, pulling up on my leg and biting into my calf

ps Scott's comment in the video about getting hair all over Owen?  
    He'd just had a haircut.

Sunday, August 3, 2008