Sunday, July 8, 2012

Put me in coach!

 We have been playing lots of machine pitch these past few weeks. Owen didn't really like all the sitting in the dugout but by the end of the season he was loving it!
 The machine was not very reliable at a steady pitch so there was a lot of swinging but not much hitting unless the coach pitched it to the boys himself.

 Owen has a spanish tutor for this summer to help him not lose all those great skills. She asked him to make his own spanish flash cards and this was his drawing.......Stewie anyone??
 We have played in the pool a lot with friends and tried to stay cool in the heat.

 We made the yearly trip to Payson lake before it got too hot.
  Love that Owen's feet aren't  touching the ground, dont hate me because there is a sharp stick in his hand :(

 We added new members to the family!! Kash is the cutest baby cousin with the most hair :)
 Owen had a minor disagreement with a stump in our backyard and this was the outcome. He asked me if he was going to have brain damage from it.....I may have laughed a little but I assured him he would be okay.
 We have been fishing with his new pole
 Owen calls this his official bike riding costume. Only this kid would want to wear a giant helmet and gloves in 90 degree weather!
My family had a big badminton tournament on the 4th of July as you can tell Owen took it very seriously!

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Camping Birthday Party

When Owen said he wanted a camping party for his birthday i immediately looked on my go to site PINTEREST to see what we could do. This is my version of the invite he liked the best.
 Jeremy and I took him to Toys R Us and after about  1 1/2 hours there we made it out with with this army guy set.  
We got the backyard all ready for the party which of course included using the four wheeler for a target practice game. I love these boys!! 

 wormy cupcakes

 The table mostly set up. Owen came up with the BEAR BLOOD PUNCH idea.
kinda like tigers blood but more gory somehow...
everybody got a compass and goody bag with treats 
I think everybody had a good time & Owen said it was his favorite birthday ever!

Jeremy's parents and sister Jennilee came over that night for a BBQ and more presents.
As soon as i got all the candles lighted on his cupcake and before we started to sing he blew them all out!
Silly kid!

We are so proud of  our little man and cant believe we really have a 7 year old kid!
Some facts about Owen:
* is now 4ft 2in tall
*still loves soccer the best
*still hates pizza but will occasionally eat the toppings only
*recently decided he loves celery and ranch
*hates sandwiches-this kid makes it tough for this mom to pack a lunch :(
* loves recess, math and library time at school
*has gotten some notes sent home about too much talking in class
*loves everything about mummy's and Egypt
*favorite movie right now is Aliens in the attic
*loves to go camping with dad

Monday, April 30, 2012

So its been a while but here is the break down in pictures

 Owen played his first round of Jr Jazz Basketball and loved it!
 Sometimes we blocked our own players........and Im pretty sure he has the biggest feet on the team
 He ALWAYS wanted to be the one to throw in the ball and thankfully the other kids didnt care
 These two are pretty serious about cinnamon sugar toast with cereal 
 We put in a basketball hoop for Owen to practice more and have more family fun moments. The hardest part was digging out the rocks! We had seriously 3 feet of straight rocks it sucked but we did it and owen got to put his hand in the cement! Its cool to watch all the neighborhood kids come and measure their hand against Owen's :)

 Owen is loving having lots of kids over to play pig and horse
 My parents got a new bed and Owen got their old one. Its really nice and huge for the first week this is how we found Owen when we checked on him for the night. He wasnt joking around he was really asleep in the middle of all those pillows!!

 Jeremy and I took Owen up to The Disovery Museum for spring break and he loved it!! Its one of his favorite things when we drive past the hospital and the lifeflight is taking off or landing so getting to sit in this one was like heaven for him.
 My cousin and his cute wife are having their first baby in a few weeks so I made these onesies for the little future rodeo champion
 There is a new bebe goat at grannys house. His name is buddy and he will not get any bigger than this! Love his midget horns and so does Owen!

Stay tuned for a 7 year old birthday party and Coach Pitch baseball pictures!
 Owen had his first Patriotic Program at school. It was MADNESS! He loved it but thank goodness its only every 4 years.
Pretty funny that he's doing the same wave in both pictures. Owen is one handsome kid!!
 One more year and this kid of ours will be baptized....crazy!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Where did our little boy go?

Today Owen had a dentist appointment.
 I went to pick him up from school a few minutes early so we wouldn't be late. Good thing I did because he was in Gym class and bumped into another kid. Yep his teeth were the ones he hurt...nothing major thank goodness I was just grateful it happened on a day we were already going to the dentist.
The dentist is not Owens favorite place, he is usually OK until they ask him to get in the chair then it goes downhill but today....
We got there just on time and the girl decided they would take him back, do the xrays and then bring him to another chair a few minutes later to do the cleaning. I was just about to go back with him but he didn't even look back at me so i stepped back and he went on his own!
Its a really small office so I could hear everything and he did really well with the xrays but then
the Dentist was free and just came in and did his exam
 still didn't ask for me.....
He came back out with a big grin on his face and said" I did it all by myself mom!"
I was so proud of him and gave him a giant hug, they came to get him for the cleaning and I was sure after all that he would say "come on mom "but no.....
Owen got in the chair did all the cleaning and even did the 1 minute fluoride treatment like a rockstar!!
I was tearing up and so proud of our little man!!
No cavities for him and some extra allowance makes for a good end to a Monday :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Indoor soccer

Owen got a new haircut from Aunt Tiff and he loves it! 
Tiff said he was charming all the girls by showing off his spanish speaking skills....  
yesssssssssssss spanish is taking over his brain!

 We also started giving him allowance. 
I was really nervous and thought it was too much too soon I didnt get allowance until perhaps jr high...
We got this cool chart from the Dave Ramsey Program just for kids 
He has an opportunity to earn up to $5.00 per week I know shocking amount of money!!
He has to check off what he does every night and then we pay him. 
Owen is also learning about Tithing and so far its been a little rough but we have a whole year to work on it before he will be 8.
He worked really hard for about 2 weeks. The first few days he lost money for not doing some things on the list or not listening to mom and dad. 
The first goal he made for himself was some $7.00 toys. So when he reached that amount off to the store we went. I have never seen that boy so proud of himself! 
 These pirates are pretty special to this boy and he is really getting the value of a dollar!
 Indoor soccer has taken over our free time and he is liking it pretty well. The "field" is way smaller and so far he has been injured:
Kicked in the head by ball x2
Kicked in the stomach/privates by ball 1
Jumped over the black edging to sit out and tripped landing really hard on both knees :(
after the knee think he said he only wanted to play outside soccer on the grass and I agree
 This is what happens most of the time for practice. The rest of the team is listening to coach and Owen is running around like a nut!
He has got this funny little victory hand shake he does with his buddy when they make a goal. It includes a chest bump....who teaches this kid these things?? I will try to get it on video next two games then we are done for a month till Basketball starts.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Goodbye 2011 Hello 2012

The tail end of 2011 was good to us!
We had a great Thanksgiving with lots of family and yummy food. 
We played games, went shopping with the girls, watched movies and stayed up late. 

 We have these great Pass of all Passes that let us get into a bunch of great stuff around the state for free! This is our first family outing to Utah Grizzlies Hockey game. Owen thought it was pretty cool especially when they got a time out for fighting. The passes also get us into 7 Peaks for free and that is really what Owen wanted to do all summer long.
 This is Owens very first Letter to Santa! I love his handwriting and how its all over the place. We took it to the post office together so I couldnt save it but this picture will be great to show him one day.
 We saw Santa
 We made it up to see the lights at Temple Square. The ride there was a little rough. This crazy guy cut us off and was yelling very bad words but luckily after that is was a great night. The lights were beautiful as always and the feeling at the Temple is better than Disneyland:) This is Owens cheese face he does it way too much in pictures and it drives me crazy but I love him still.
 We had a ugly sweater party and this year we had so many new ideas and not enough sweaters to go around so we put on some ugly t shirts. Its always too hot with sweaters on anyway. This one is my new favorite from this year 
Our family photo for the Christmas letter, including Dexter the wonder dog. We love him but man does he shed and all that hair is really taking a toll on our vacum :(
 Christmas Morning Owen slept till about 7:45 and Jeremy and I enjoyed every minute of him sleeping in! He came downstairs to tons under the tree and then in his stocking there was a letter from Santa that there was one more present downstairs because there was no room left for it under the tree. Owen was stoked to find a electric drum set down there! Santa really understands a moms needs for quiet sometimes so a drum set with headphones so mom doesnt go crazy is a great gift for the whole family ;)

 On New Years Eve Owen had a friend come to play and when he went to open the door the dumb rug slipped out from under him and he hit the table by the door. Result: his teeth went through his lip. I ran to him and all I saw was blood. I was so thankful there wasnt teeth missing but then I realized that there might be a need for stitches and I got sick to my stomach. Poor Owen always with the mouth accidents. We are gonna have to get this kid a mouth gaurd to wear everyday of his life.  He looks really somber here i had given him some Ibuprofen before we left for the instacare, and after crying pretty hard and being worried about what the doctor would do Im pretty sure he was zoned out by this picture. :( See the two little marks on his chin that's where the teeth came out....
 This is what the inside looked like and why we thought it might need a stitch or two. Poor kid:( Lucky for him and for us the nice Dr said it would heal on its own just fine and the mouth heals really quickly. So he sent us home with script for antibiotic just in case it got infected but it never did. 

This was the next night it was looking pretty gross but healing pretty fast too. Owen was pretty pleased to get popsicles too. 
This was day 3 and after that the bruising was basically gone and there are just two tiny marks on his chin that I have been putting Vit E on so hopefully they wont scar. We brought 2012 in with a bang so lets hope that's all for this kids mouth for the year. 

Owen is still loving his spanish immersion class and after the long holiday vacation he is happy to be back at school with friends. Owen also started indoor soccer and he will be starting Jr Jazz in March. Fun things are in store for us this year, we cant wait !!