Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring in Here!

Kathleen and Owen are really excited that spring is here! The jogger stroller came today, so they'll be able to get around town faster and take longer walks. And the weather is supposed to be great this coming weekend (Easter)! We'll all be enjoying it!

Visit from Mamaw and Papaw!

This past weekend, Mamaw and Papaw Hudson drove up to visit Owen. They hadn't seen him since Thanksgiving. They brought Owen lots of nice toys and kept him really busy the whole time so that he was exhausted at night. We had a few nice meals at home - Kathleen made her favorite spinach lasagna and Phil made salmon and cauliflower from the Vietnamese cookbook. On Saturday, we had lunch out at a Greek restaurant and stopped by a local winery. One of Kathleen's friends from college and maids of honor Lisa also came down to visit on Saturday, which was nice timing, because we had babysitters and were able to get out for a nice dinner!

Big Boys Feed Themselves

We've been trying to get Owen to hold his bottle by himself while he feeds. He has a little trouble because he can't quite get his hands around the bottle to hold it up. So, he's developed his own way of getting the formula out: he sucks all of the air out of the drop-in liner and then sucks the formula out. He's our little engineer!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Test Run

Last weekend, we went down to see Grandmom and Grandpop Smith in Delaware and stayed the night. It was a beautiful day and we were able to get out for a little walk with Owen. And Mommy and Daddy were able to get out to dinner while Grandmom and Grandpop put Owen down to bed. This visit was a test run before our trip to New Orleans, which is coming up in April. Owen will be staying with Grandmom and Grandpop Smith for four nights while Mommy and Daddy get away for a little vacation. We want to make sure that Owen is comfortable at Grandmom and Grandpop's house. And, of course, he is totally fine there.

St. Patty's Day Party

The weekend before St. Patrick's Day, we had a little party with some of our friends with kids. We made some shepherd's pie and listed to some celtic tunes. Owen was, of course, the hit of the party. It wasn't a late night because many of our little guests needed to get home to bed, but we all had a great time.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We had a very nice St. Patrick's Day here in Bethlehem. It was an absolutely beautiful spring day and we all walked downtown for dinner. Owen got to see the Irish dancers, but I think he really liked the cute female bagpipe player. Dinner was great too - we had a smoked salmon salad, nice potato soup with smoked haddock, and corned beef and cabbage.

Looking Snazzy in His Jacket

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thank God for this Nice Weather!

Kathleen and Owen are really happy that the weather's been nice the last few days so that they've been able to get out of the house for a few walks. And Betsy is thrilled that the snow is melting and she can play around in the yard ... and also spend some time in the sun in the sunroom! Really hope that it stays this nice now! We can't deal with any more snow this year.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Welcome Francesca

Owen would like to welcome his new neighbor Francesca to the neighborhood. She was born last Sunday, February 28. We met Francesca on our way home from downtown this past weekend. Francesca's parents (Joe and Rebecca) were getting out for some fresh air after their families left. She's beautiful and so small! We forgot how small newborns are already.

Now that's it's getting a little warmer out, Kathleen will be able to go on some walks around the neighborhood with Rebecca and Francesca (and Owen, of course). That will be great for Kathleen, who is starting to get a little stir-crazy after this long winter.