Sunday, February 21, 2010

Well, That Couldn't Have Gone Any Worse

Tonight, we tried to feed Owen some pureed carrots - his first solid food that's not rice cereal. Well, his reaction was not quite what we expected. He immediately started gagging, turned red, and puked up his meal from earlier. And then he wouldn't eat anything! So, we will be trying something different now.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Night Out For Dinner

Here are some pictures from a Friday night a few weeks ago when we got out for dinner at Blue Sky Cafe in Bethlehem.

Some Owen Pictures

Monday, February 15, 2010

Weekend Away in NYC

This past weekend, Mommy and Daddy went up to New York for the night. It was our first night away from Owen. Phil's parents came up to watch Owen and Betsy. They both did really well with them - didn't even seem to miss us when we got home.

We visited Kathleen's old roommate Liz and her husband Michael while we were up in the city. We had lunch and walked around midtown with them... just enjoying being in the city. We had dinner at an old favorite restaurant: Burrito Loco.

We stayed at a B&B in Chelsea for the night. It was actually very nice. When we got there, they upgraded our room to a larger room. It was very nice... even though we didn't spend much time in it. We'll definitely stay there again in the future!

We went to a concert while we were up in the city. It was a Mardi Gras party featuring three New Orleans bands: Tab Benoit, Bonerama, and Big Sam's Funky Nation. The later two are funk bands that we play for Owen when he's upset. The venue wasn't that nice, but the music was great!


Big Sam's Funky Nation

After the concert, we managed to get to a stand-up show at a comedy club that we used to go to (The Comedy Cellar). And we're glad that we did, because we were treated to a special guest appearance by David Allen Grier! The other comedians were great too! We had a nice full evening in NYC, but really wanted to come home to Owen and Betsy the next day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Owen's First Community Service

Last week, we served our first dinner with Owen helping us at Victory House (the local men's shelter that we help out at). We made our normal meal: beef stroganoff casserole and green bean casserole. It's an easy dinner to make, and the guys really love it. They all enjoyed meeting Owen, and Owen had a good time watching them all come by to get dinner.

So Much Snow!

There's a lot of snow out there! Phil almost didn't get out to work yesterday because the city hadn't plowed the back alley. It's a good thing that we have a neighbor who has a tractor with a plow!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Owen, the taco

Snow Day!

A big snowstorm blew through today - we got about a foot (on top of the six inches of snow that we already had). Lutron was actually closed today, so Daddy had the day off. Owen was very excited to spend the day with both Mommy and Daddy. We didn't do much other than watch the snow come down and make a fire, but we had a very nice day.

Betsy did not have fun going out in the snow. She pulled me right back inside. She had a lot more fun sitting next to the fire inside.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Natalie's Baby Shower

The weekend before last we went down to a baby shower for Phil's cousin Natalie. Baby Grace is due towards the end of February. It was nice to see all of Phil's cousins. Owen got to meet some more of the Smith family and was the center of attention for a while. Owen's excited about meeting his first new cousin Grace.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Story Time

Two weeks ago, Kathleen started taking Owen to story time at the library. Owen can't understand the stories yet, but he likes watching the other kids and hearing Mommy sing "Wheels on the Bus" to him. After story time, they stop by our favorite coffee shop. It is nice to get out of the house for a bit!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Geaux Saints!

Owen was cheering for the Saints tonight in the Super Bowl! What a great win! Well, Daddy was excited about Drew Brees wearing Gold & Black (Purdue colors) in the Super Bowl! And it was NOLA!!! Congrats on the first Super Bowl win, Drew Brees and the Saints!

Who dat say they gonna beat dem Saints!

Here we come NOLA!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

We're Back

We had some issues with the power supply for our laptop, so we haven't been able to post anything for the last week or two. And we have quite a few things to post. But to start off, here are a few cute pictures of Owen that we've been meaning to post.