Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mother's Day Pictures

For Mother's Day, my husband gave me the gift of getting my kids picture made. We headed to Olan Mills (located in K-mart) with the kids dressed in what they wore on Easter. They were such dolls!

Here's my husband and the kids (minus one) after getting the pictures taken.

Here's the little guy that refused to be in the picture with dad.

After getting our pictures made we went to my favorite pizza place, American Dream Pizza.

I picked up the pictures today and I just love them.

The Owen Bunch:

The Boys:






One more of Elisabeth that just makes me smile.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Overheard at the Owen House

Tonight we all went to David's preschool graduation. After the kids were in bed, this conversation took place.

Jane Anne: "I don't know if you get it or not - but things like Preschool graduation - they are a big deal to moms. Every minute of tonight was special to me."

Seth: "Ya, you're right, I don't get it."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

California Cowboy

This came completely out of the blue and caught me off-guard. This is a 30 second conversation with Thomas, my 4 year old with the attitude of a 500 lb gorilla.

Thomas: "I don't want to be in this family anymore."
Daddy: "What?" <--- see? completely off-guard
Thomas: "I said I don't want to be in this family anymore."
Daddy: "Oh. Well, what family do you want to be in?"
THomas: "Hmmm. Well, I don't want to live in this state anymore."

at this point I think he's either going to tell me he wants to move back to Washington, move to Tennessee or Alabama. There really are no other choices. Except...

Daddy: "What state do you want to live in?"
Thomas: "California."

I didn't see that one coming.

Daddy: "What family will you be in in California?"
THomas: "I want to be a cowboy. I'll live with the cowboy families."

in California.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Seth Then and Now

Seth is 35 today!!

Here's what he looked like when he was 2.

Here's a picture of him and Elisabeth earlier this week.

Be sure to check out his Birthday List and my Thursday Thanks Tank.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Elisabeth's Diary

Jonathan: "If Elsie had a diary, I know what she would write."

Momma: "What's that?"

Jonathan: "My brothers are crazy and they think I am."

Monday, May 04, 2009

Now that's Creative

Thomas loves to dress up. He has a regular playdate with a friend and on the weeks they are at our house, they always dress up.

Thomas dressed up as Batman yesterday. Thomas does not like bows. (I guess bows are too girly.) He always asks me to tie knots and not bows. Well, yesterday since it was Sunday, Seth was home.

Thomas -
"Momma, will you tie it in a big knot like Daddy does?"

Momma -
"Thomas, I don't know what you mean."

Momma to Daddy
"He wants a big knot. What is he talking about?"

Daddy -
"Thomas, do you want the knot with the loops?"

Thomas -
Yep! The knot with the loops... but not a bow!"

Daddy smiles slyly as he ties Thomas's costume strings in a bow.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

In the Fast Lane

On April 25th, Jonathan participated in a pinewood derby race with his cub scout den. He had a blast this year working on his car. Last year we bought a pre-cut car and did minimal work to it. This year he took the block of wood given to him at cub scouts and created his own car. He had use of some handy tools when we visited some friends in Washington (Thanks Keith!).

Jonathan was thrilled to win 2nd place in his den. He is set to race in the District race this coming weekend.

Jonathan and his friend Tyler before the races started
Jonathan's car (on the right) ready to race

Jonathan's car winning a race

Jonathan watching the race his car lost

The trophy table

Jonathan receiving his trophy

Jonathan posing for Momma

Jonathan and Daddo

Jonathan and Daddy

Jonathan and Momma

The race was even more special because Daddo was able to watch him. Daddo raced in a Pinewood Derby years ago. It was neat for them to share the experience.

Here's a picture of Daddo's car.