Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Owen Did During the Squit Gun Battle

Owen loved the freedom to color.
Anna nicknamed him Doodle Bug.
Each of the have a bug name for their Memere
and Owen's was finally coined.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Water Gun Fight in Georgia

It's cold and rainy in Michigan, I am really missing the sun we had in Georgia. Looking at these pictures helps a little. 99 cent water guns made for hours of fun for these gunslingers. The shades protected their eyes from the water not the sub. Owen was an innocent by-stander although he was soaked and ready for a nap half way through the marathon gun fight. I think they were out there for at least three hours without coming in for a break.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Golf Anyone?

Great-Grandma's backyard for her birthday. Owen loved playing with the golf clubs. The kids and I played croquet and I didn't take any more pictures because once I put the camera down to play I forgot to pick it back up.

Visiting Grandpa Bernie

It's been almost 16 years since Ben and Kara lost their dad and Joyce lost her husband, but the love for him continues and grows as our children hear the stories. We are thankful to be closer to look after the grave site at the cemetery.

A proud daddy with a heart full of sorrow
longing to sit his baby boy in Grandpa's lap instead of on his gravestone.

May His Soul Rest in Peace.

Napping in Georgia

No clothes necessary (or wanted)!
Playing outside really tires him out, yeah me!
I love it here!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Owen's First Time in Leaves

Pointing at the neighbor's leaf blower.

Tentatively exploring the pile of leaves.
Anna and Luke joined him.

Anna throwing leaves over Owen.

Owen imitating Anna and trying to pick up his own leaves to throw.

Valiant effort.

Owen's New Car

Owen got a birthday present from Bama and PopPop a little early, and he loves it. His siblings are also very willing to push him and play with him in it.

I love this picture of Anna.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Moment in the Day

Anna chasing Owen down, as he roams the yard. He loves to be outside.

Boys getting the mail. A favorite activity of the day unless its raining.

Owen playing

I've always said Owen is a two parent baby. He thrives when he has both dad and mom home. He is doing so much better now that there are more adults in the house while we visit the grandparents. He is still clingier than he used to be but he is playing with toys again and emptying toy boxes and creating mischief. He also cheeses for the camera and even says something resembling cheese.

Boys swinging

First there were two

Then Luke joined the fun

The smiles say it all

To the moon

Back to earth