16 months

Dear Owen,

You are 16 months old and you are able to do so many things!  You can say so many words now, every day I feel like you are learning and saying a new word!  You can say over 20 words and every day are learning a new one!  You can also point to and recognize many other words if we say them.  Yesterday you even put together your first small sentence.  We walked up the stairs where there always are shoes sitting and I had put them away and you noticed they were gone and you pointed and said “Shoes done!”  Such a smarty pants!

We also celebrated Halloween yesterday and you made the cutest Mickey Mouse!  It was so cute watching you walk around outside with your little Mickey Mouse ears flapping in the wind.  Adorable.

Love,

Mama

Mini vacation

Dear Owen,

This summer we went on a mini vacation to lake geneva and stayed at a place called timber ridge.  There was a water park inside the hotel!  It was such a fun place to spend as a family!   There was an arcade and a theater room where there was also crafts and bingo during the day.   We swam a lot and you were going down the kiddie slides on our laps and even with Blake! It was a perfect place to take you! 

Love, 

Mama

Walking!

Dear Owen,

You are officially walking!  You started a while back taking a few steps and then grabbing on to something but the other day you started officially walking on your own!  I’m so proud of you and it’s so cute to see how hard you try and you get so happy when you make it to where you are going.  I love you very much!

Love,

Mama

1 year old!

Dear Owen,

Today you are 1 year old! I can’t believe you are one year old already! You have brought so much happiness to our family you are always smiling and happy and are the sweetest little boy. We love you so much! You are a great little brother to Blake. Everyday you learn something new. I can’t even remember our lives without you and I can’t imagine my life without you in it. I love you so much!

Love,
Mama

All moved out

Dear Owen,

We are officially all moved out of our house. You lived there for about 10 months of your life. You will not remember it except for pictures. It was a great house. We had a lot of memories there in about 6 years of living there. But now it’s time for a bigger house for our family. We are living with Papa and Gigi while our new house is being built. In a few months we will be moving in to that new house and that is where you will grow up. I hope you will love our new house just as much as I have loved our old one.

Love,
Mama

Our New House

Dear Owen,

We officially bought and will be building a new home! We will be moving in a few days out of this house and moving in with Papa and Gigi for a while so that our new house can be built. I’m very excited to be able to move and live in a new home and to give you and your brother a great new house to live in!

Love,
Mama

Standing!

Dear Owen,

You have learned how to pull yourself up to stand. One day I put you in your crib and came back to check on you a minute later and you were standing there smiling at me and waiting! It was so cute! And now you started hanging on to the side and walking back and forth in the crib. I pulled out the walker toy so that it can help you learn to stand and walk. You are such a big boy!

Love,
Mama