Saturday, June 23, 2007

An Unbiased Opinion

I just had to tell you, all babies are cute, of course, but my gosh, he’s magnificent!
Random guest at Days Inn, Williamsburg, VA

Monday, June 18, 2007

Sailing on Father's Day

On Father's day Owen and I went sailing for the second time, this time on Innisfree with Elaine, Mom, and Don. He was actually awake this time, and like a good sailor he was happiest when he took the helm!

Friday, June 15, 2007

2000 Diapers!

We changed Owen's 2000th diaper today! (869 poopy diapers and 1131 wet diapers, with 124 leaky diapers and 84 open-air accidents.) The chart below shows more than you'd ever want to know...

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Free Ascent

As we mentioned in the last post, Owen has become quite the little climber. Check out this dramatic video of his ascent of Mt. Stairverest.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

On the Move

Our little boy is growing up. Owen is just about ready to take off walking and will almost run if he's holding someone's hand. He also started standing on his own for the first time yesterday -- just for a few seconds and only if you stood him up and let go of his hands. But today he did it on his own for a few seconds when he was playing by the shelves and was so into his toys he didn't realize he wasn't holding onto the shelf any more.

He's also rediscovered the stairs. We took down the gate at the bottom of the stairs to do some painting, and Owen quickly discovered how fun it is to crawl up the stairs. He made it all the way to the top without any help (don't worry, he was "on belay" the whole time) multiple times, and couldn't have been more pleased with himself.

If that weren't enough, he's also pretty intent on feeding himself now. He's not particularly adept at it yet and in all honesty, it's probably more accurate to say that Owen is intent on "feeding" himself, but it makes for some pretty entertaining as well as messy mealtimes.

Now if we could just teach him to change his own diapers...