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Friday, May 31, 2013

Vocabulary.

Owen's vocabulary is expanding at an alarming rate. I feel like he's learning up to several new words a day. I had been pretty good at keeping up with the words he knew, but I think that's about to become  impossible. Here's one more attempt to record Owen's vocabulary at the age of 16 & 1/2 months.

Hi
Bye bye
Dog
Cat
Bird
Duck
Fish
Cheese
Cookie
Broccoli ("brocci")
Banana ("nannie")
Pea
Apple ("appa")
Berry
Cup
Fork ("ork")
Bite
Cook
Brush
Head
Mouth
Teeth
Eye
Knee
Toes
Shoe
Hat
Book
Keys
Block ("bock")
Please
Baby
Mommy
Daddy
Abbey
Re (for Auntie Cheri)
Hot-One of his newest words. I told him not to touch the stove because it was hot, so now he thinks
        anything you tell him not to touch is hot.
Light ("ight")
On
Off-Owen's newest favorite word. He constantly asks if things are off (lights, appliances, cars, etc.)
Push
Outside ("side")
Bubble ("bubba")
Grass
Potty ("pottsy")
Bath ("baf")
Car
Trash-Another of Owen's favorite words. He loves to find trash & put it in the trash can.
Crash-Owen loves to drop things & say "crash".
Stuck ("scuck")
Yeahhhh
Yes

I love listening to our little man talk & am realizing just how much he's taking in from this busy world around him.

Summer fun.

Owen & I have been on summer break for a couple of weeks now & we've been having lots of fun, with lots more to come.

Story time at the library on Mondays, morning walks with mommy, playing outside, finger painting, trips to the park, a roadtrip to GA to visit family, a trip to the zoo with mommy...so much fun!



Owen's 1st ride on Grampy's tractor



Perfecting the art of relaxation at the lake



Gardening.

I planted a little summer garden about 3 1/2 weeks ago, just after my summer break started...Summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, & bell peppers. I edged the garden with marigolds because I read that the smell of the flowers deters rabbits & squirrels (which are run rampant in our yard), and the marigolds excrete chemicals into the soil that deter slugs & many bugs. So far it appears to be working!

And, perhaps the best part-I also planted a little herb garden...cilantro, basil, oregano, & parsley. I love little more than the way fresh herbs taste!

Here's what we started with...

 3 1/2 weeks later...

We're so looking forward to harvesting some homegrown vegetables & herbs this summer.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Big guy.

I think this picture from Monday says it all...he thinks he' a big guy!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Last day of school.

I can't believe that today is Owen's last day of school in the Infant class at WBWP. It's been such a special year for us with our new friends there. We feel so blessed to have found such an amazing group of people to help us take care of our Owen.

Since Owen started attending WBWP last September, he learned to walk, to say many words, to eat at the big boy table, to eat with a fork (sometimes!); he transitioned from the bottle to a sippy cup and from breastmilk/formula to whole milk; he's learned to share & play with his friends; he's loved music classes with Ms. Donna; really, he's just grown up into such a big guy!

Here's Owen with his sweet group of teachers (Ms. Polly, Ms. Lin, & Ms. Pam) this morning...

Mother's Day.

I had a lovely week celebrating Mother's Day with my little man & his dad.

Owen & I had Muffins with Mom at preschool last week. Owen made some lovely artwork for Mommy at MOPS on Friday & again on Sunday at church and with Daddy. We did a little shopping on Saturday & I was treated to a super cute pair of white pants from my guys.

I feel so blessed to be this little man's mom!



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Where's Owen?

video

Owen has always loved to play peek a boo, but just today he started throwing his arms up & saying "Buuuh" when he uncovers his face. I love how 75% of the time he doesn't cover his eyes-mostly just his nose & mouth.

It's the little things like this that I never want to forget!