Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Devil's Haircut

Owen's First Haircut

While many of Owen's friends are beauty shop regulars, Owen had yet to have his head coiffed. Allen claimed that he didn't need a cut until his hair was in his eyes, which due to his generous forehead was still several months away. I just thought since we had waited this long we might as well try for the record books. And so we might have, all the while ignoring comments from various friends and relatives concerning the length of his locks, had not Owen himself informed us that he wanted a haircut. Multiple times. Even threatening to do the deed himself.

So after failing to get an appointment at a children's hair boutique, we took Owen to Great Clips this morning where, after chastising us for waiting so long, Erin transformed our little guy from a toddler to a real boy in about 10 minutes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Owen really lucked out when Grandma and Grandpa Z moved to Iowa. Just this trip he's already ridden in a tractor with Grandpa Z, ridden in a semi-truck twice (once with cousin Kent and once with uncle Ken), and ridden in a combine harvesting corn. It's almost too much fun for a little boy who loves diggers, trucks and the like to handle.

(click here to see all the pictures)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Milk Shots

Earlier this month Elaine and I were having a glass of wine with dinner, and Owen expanded on his descriptions of what we all eat with this little gem, "Mommy Daddy drink wine. Owen no drink wine. Maybe Aunt Katherine's house." Well it's not quite wine, but Katherine did have Owen doing shots of milk this weekend when we stopped at Cleveland on our way to Iowa for Thanksgiving.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Messes in Texas

We try to make a trip to Austin each Fall, in part to replenish our Longhorn gear, revisit some of our old haunts and get our Tex-Mex fix. But mostly we go to visit Pop Pop, who hasn't been feeling too well of late. Owen had a great time rooting for the Horns with his Pop Pop Pop, and his presence brought a huge smile to Pop Pop's face and induced a fair amount of naps (though not enough for Owen).

Owen was a bit of a wild child this trip, terrorizing Aunt Janis & Uncle Truman's dachshund Brandy and Nana & Uncle Don's canine brigade. From a play-date with Calder Lewis on the roof of Whole Foods where they managed to scare away all other children, to a stop at Amy's Ice Cream where after a sip of milk chocolate milkshake he announced it was "party time" and proceeded to run up and down South Congress pausing only long enough for additional sips of said milkshake (we finally had to throw away the offending milkshake lest he implode), we seemed incapable of reigning him in. We might have hit the "terrible" phase of his two-ness.

Don't get us wrong, we aren't planning any trips to Omaha soon, but we might check out a few episodes of Suppernanny.

(click here to see all the Austin pictures)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Food for Thought

We were discussing the dietary habits of various species the other day (as we are wont to do) and Owen made the following observations:

  1. "Horses eat grass and hay."
  2. "Doggies eat goldfish and sticks*."
  3. "Owen eats watermelon."
  4. "Daddy eats food."
  5. "Mommy eats candy."
Yeah, he might be a little too perceptive.

* This is actually true. A dog absconded with Owen's goldfish crackers at the park on the way home one night and then later that same week, Garcon ripped a stick out of Owen's hand, hence doggies eat goldfish and sticks. He's probably scarred for life but on the upside, it's looking less likely that we'll have to get him a puppy.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


It's been a beautiful Fall weekend here in DC, and we've done our best to take advantage of it. Friday was Halloween of course, and Owen decided not to waste any of the day napping. He had a Halloween party at daycare, jumped on the moon bounce with his friend Cole at Eastern Market, handed out candy with Grandpa Fawcett, and went trick-or-treating at his friends' houses on our block. We didn't get many pictures on the actual day, but the weekend before Halloween Owen wore his tiger costume to the Halloween parade in Mom Mom's neighborhood, where we took several cute pictures. To complete our week long Halloween extravaganza, we went to the annual Halloween party at Brad & Marlo's house. Sadly the costumes at the party weren't what they once were, but Elaine's idea for me to go as Dr. Horrible was too good to pass up, so I borrowed Mom Mom's sewing machine and spent a couple weeks making what I think is a pretty darn impressive Dr. Horrible costume (I even did the embroidery!).

Today we took advantage of the extra hour of sleep we fell back into, and were still able to make it to the mall fairly early this morning to play around the pyramids by the National Gallery, and take in the new Ocean Hall at the Natural History Museum. All in all it was a great weekend.

(click here to see all the fun pyramid pictures)