Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Owen: Week 19

During this week, Mommy took you to the health nurse for your 4 month immunizations. You cried, but actually not very much. You are now 17 pounds and 5 ounces!! Quite a heavy little man. And Mommy can feel it. There are times when you want to be held, and honestly Mommy's arms just get so tired. Cody loves to play outside, but it's too hard for me to pack you around. So I have been trying to find other ways to take you out without you getting cold. Thankfully we have had a mild winter so far. I am really happy about that! Actually there is hardly any snow at all. And the temperatures have been anywhere from 0 to -10. Not bad at all. It's making the winter seem less daunting that's for sure.
You still enjoy laying down and playing with toys dangling above you. However, you are getting more able to reach and hold onto the toys. You are also waving your arms more. Mommy thought she would try you in the jumperoo. Sito bought this when Cody was about 5 months and he was still too small for it. But not you! At 4 months you can already touch the floor.
Mommy has shown you how to bounce in it a bit and you smile and laugh. You also are starting to try bouncing yourself. It's very funny to watch. You are quite content in there for longer stretches. Cody enjoys putting on little shows for you by dancing around, riding his toys etc.
Now that the carpet is in downstairs we spend a lot of time playing. It's great! I am no longer tripping on the toys in the kitchen and living room.
It's getting close to Christmas. Before Daddy left we took the time to set up the tree and put out a few things.

Owen: Week 18

Mommy always seems to be playing catch up with this blog lately. Just seems like there are not enough hours in the day. Yet at the same time the day can sometimes feel long. A lot of it is due to the fact that you are not always sleeping the best at night. Some nights you are sleeping really well and waking only 1 or 2 times. But there are other nights where you wake up 6 or 7 times! Mommy is extremely tired and feeling a worn out. Between you and Cody waking up I am not sure why I even bother trying to sleep.
Anyway, around this time, Mommy has started to try baby cereal with you. You seem interested when we are eating so I thought I would give it a try. You are able to eat it abit, but still struggling. So there really isn't any hurry anyway. We also had a special visit from Auntie Kelsey and little baby Emma. She seems so small next to you already! She is about two months old now. She is small and dainty! Girls are so different. It's nice for Mommy to have a good old friend who now has a baby. Kelsey and I have known each other since...forever! We are the same age and grew up in the same place.
Grandpa Richard also comes to see both of you as much as possible and its to see him play and smile with you both. He has a lot of fun with Cody now since he is eager to see things and run around.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oh Cody!

Owen: Week 17

HAPPY 4 MONTH BIRTHDAY this week, my little man! You are growing very quickly, but ummm...more in girth than anything! I love your chubby cheeks so much that I really cannot stop kissing them. Daddy came home just a few days ago and also cannot believe your size. He is having so much fun making you laugh and smile. He's constantly saying "Mommy look!" and showing me how he can make you laugh. It is so sweet.
During this week, we have been busy with things around the house, but Daddy has also been hunting. Your cousins Ross and Brad, the two oldest grandchildren of Grandma Barbs, were here hunting. I think this is the third year in a row that we have had them come out.
I think Daddy is a bit disappointed with hunting this year. He hasn't seen any really big bucks that he wants to pursue and hunt. He's usually got one picked out. One thing he is really happy about is that the basement is almost done and his gun room is ready. It's looking very nice.
We have not noticed any major changes in terms of your development this week. We are just really happy to see that you are such a smiley and happy baby.

Cody the Entertainer

One of the funniest and most entertaining things for Daddy and Mommy to watch is Cody showing off his many dance moves. I don't know where he gets them from but he certainly knows how to shake it!
Cody is also very good at posing while shooting his toy gun, pretending to use a bow and arrow and many other very weird moves.
Here he is showing some type of warrior pose!
Cody you are such a clown. I hope you always have a great sense of humor and make people laugh. You are such a great little boy.
Your vocabulary is growing by the minute. You are picking up everything now and make sentences that are quite clear. Nearly everyday you come out with a word that I didn't know you could say, or even attempt to say.
Daddy gets a real kick out of hearing you try more diffcult words like binoculars "nock-niss", octagon "Octdon", and every word like deer, and bear comes out like you have a british accent!

Owen: Week 16

The cold weather is here and Mommy is trying to get you two out as much as possible to keep sanity for all of us. Mommy has started to take Cody to the pool, which he is enjoying. But you are a bit little yet, and it's hard for me to deal with both of you at the same time. So mommy has been leaving you with Auntie Najala for a little while during the time that we go swimming.
During your 16th week, your Great-Grandma Cadieux, Grandpa Richards Mom, turned 91. The family hosted a very nice party for her with all of her children and as many grandchildren that could come. We took the opportunity to take some pictures with her. Unfortunately Grandma's memory is not the best in the recent months and she has been having more trouble remembering the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
It was said at the party that your Grandpa Richard was the biggest of all of her 11 children weighing about 10 pounds.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Owen: Week 15

We recently had a visit from Mommy's cousin Laurie. Andrew came to play with Cody and Baby Everly and you sort of played together on the floor. Well you still can't do too much, but you waved your arms a bit and smiled.
You are baby babbling much more now, making squealing noises and your laugh is getting stronger! It's so much fun to watch you squirm when we tickle you.
Mommy has been putting you under the jungle gym toy to play more and you are reaching for things and makiing noises.
Mommy has also started using the Bumbo chair with you and you are getting better at sitting in it. You look like a big marshmallow squished in there.
During this week of your life we got our first snow fall to stay. Cody was very excited and ready to jump and play. Of course you are too small, but I take you out for fresh air too and you seem to enjoy it. Soon I think I will be able to put you in the sleigh. I don't know if Cody will be willing to hang on to you though! He has his moments.
Mommy stopped to take some pictures of you during this week to mimick the ones I took of Cody at the same age. The one I have of him is one of my favorites, so I did the same for you, and now it's on the wall! You are such a beautiful baby.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Owen: Week 14

Just before Halloween Grandma Barb and Grandpa Norm came to visit you. Unfortunately we didn't get a picture of you as a newborn with Grandma, but we got one now! I think you are her 11th grandchild, one of many boys. You are also the youngest grandchild.
During your 14th week, Daddy had to return to work. He spent a lot of time hunting, but didn't get his "big buck". Of course you are two little to partake in these adventures, but I am sure that day will come soon enough.
Mommy has felt a bit more emotional this week and has really enjoyed cuddling and holding you lately. You are so snuggly and beautiful. I love the way you look when you sleep and I love those big toothless smiles.
I know I probably will not have any more babies so I am trying to appreciate the special moments I share with you. I love that baby smell you have and I want to burn into my memory so I never forget. I never want to forget the way your soft breathing feels, or the smooth, silky feeling of your baby skin. You are so special to me, just like Cody, but each of you is your own person. I love you both the same and differently at the same time.
I am noticing you kicking your legs a lot more. You are noticing that it makes your chair rock and like to kick to make it move. You are still looking at your arms in wonderment too.
You are three months old, but already fit into 6 to 9 month baby clothing! I have no idea how much you weigh but I think you must be about 15 lbs. Your thick thighs are so kissable!

Owen: Week 13

Oh mommmy always seems to be catching up! Hopefully I can stay caught up soon! We have been busy working in the basement, and mommy has had a bad cold so I haven't had much time to work on the blog. I am going to try to get caught up here.
Wow I can't believe that 3 months has passed. Everything seems to be going by so quickly. I think it is partly because Daddy isn't here so Mommy is always kind of focusing on when he will be home. With the long stretches, the months go by fast! Besides that the days are getting shorter which makes everything seem to go by faster too.
We have noticed that you are a very happy little baby! You are always smiling, and especially like when people are talking to you. You have a nice big toothless smile. You have definitely gotten over your fussiness, and you are developing a more predictalbe schedule now which makes life easier fo all of us.
You are starting to hold your head really well now and turn it well from side to side without losing hold. You are also moving your arms so that you can see them in front of your face. so mommy has been putting small things in your hands so you can see them. You still haven't figured out that your arms are attached to your body though!! Very funny to watch your facial expressions sometimes.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

In preparation for Halloween this year, I decided to carve a pumpkin with you boys. Well I thought Cody would be more into it but you were not! You were more interested in eating the oatmeal cookies we baked for Grandpa Richie earlier!
Earlier in the month Mommy took you two, with her friend Krista, to Wal-mart to go shopping and see about picking out a costume for Cody. Well it was easy. Cody, you just picked it out yourself. As soon as you saw a red fireman hat you stuck it on your head and wore it the whole time we were in the store. So Mommy grabbed the matching coat to go with it. It was so funny because for about 3 days after that was all you would wear.
Weird how it happened though, because you did not want to where it when it came to Halloween. You were very grumpy and didn't enjoy trick or treating. Owen, of course you are too little to understand what was happening. But Mommy had fun painting a mustache on you and making you into the cutest cowboy there ever was!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Owen: Week 12

On the 20th of October Daddy finally came home after a very long stretch of work! He missed you both very much. He brought home plenty of things for the two of you. For Cody some new toys and for you, baby Owen, some new clothes! What a lucky little boy. Not all your clothing has to be hand-me-downs! Daddy is getting into bow hunting now, which is not too thrilling for mom. It means I have to listen to hunting stories for 2 months of the year not just one! But Daddy is excited because he is eager to have you two boys be old enough to start learning about hunting with him. You both better like hunting or we are in big trouble.