Monday, June 23, 2008

We're still not getting one...

Allen and I had tickets on Saturday to Anthony & Cleopatra (because nothing says "Happy 5th Anniversary" like a double suicide following a disastrous military campaign). Mom Mom & Grandpa Don graciously agreed to babysit for us and as a special treat, took Owen to visit Don's son, Jeff. Jeff and his wife Krista have a Bernese Mountain dog named Luna who's been trained to pull a cart which just happens to be Owen-sized. Owen happily took a test drive and quickly decided that canine carriages are the coolest rides out there.

Now with video!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day

After a lovely brunch, and nice long nap, we took Owen to the pool with Brad, Marlo and Mia on Father's Day. As you can see from the video, he thought the real pool was a bit more exciting than the wading pool on our deck...

Monday, June 09, 2008

Beat the Heat

We came close to setting some records in Washington this past weekend with 96 degree heat and the type of humidity that makes it feel far worse. Even so, we managed to have all sorts of outdoor fun on Sunday. Our strategy consisted of a two pronged attack: an early morning trip to the zoo, and a late afternoon dip in the pool.

We hit the zoo in the morning before the crowds and the heat materialized and managed a quick visit to see the lions and tigers; a stop in the air conditioned Great Ape House to hang out with the orangutans; a stroll through the mister; and Owen's favorite, a round of monkey high fives at the secret monkey statue garden.

During Owen's nice, long, sun-induced three hour nap, we realized that the neighborhood pool isn't open on Sundays. Not to be deterred, we blew up the old wading pool from last year's trip to the beach, and hit the deck for some backyard swimming.

Owen loved everything about it, from his new zebra swim trunks to splashing mommy with cold water. Looks like we'll have to take him to the real pool soon...

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Moppet News Flash

Owen now says "water" instead of "wa-wa." While I'm proud of his speech development and elocution, it makes me more than a little sad to see him grow up. Fortunately, he still says "ee-ah" for monkey.