Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.30.2016

Playing together nicely with Legos...basically a miracle! Even if it lasted for only about 2 minutes.

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.29.2016

B woke up from his nap very grumpy until he realized he had a visitor in his bed!

Play doh with mom... Lots of fun, but not good for moms type A personality!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.28.2016

Safe to say...they have their poppy's affinity for riding bikes.

Somehow B crashed (on purpose...boys), and lost his shoe. Crazy kid.

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.27.2016

The boys had a great night at Miss Collette's last night, and we had fun, too. While we went hiking and then wine tasting today, they played their little hearts out. 

All was right in the world when we picked them up. We really missed the double epic meltdowns! (Not pictured).

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.26.2016

Going to miss these two crazies a little bit....date night tonight to celebrate our belated anniversary! Slumber party for them at Miss Collette's!

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.25.2016

Sweet picture as I was leaving for work today!

And crazy tyrants when I got home. I especially love Owen's outfit. Yep, he dresses himself. Credit for self expression?!

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.24.2016

Quite the crew at Miss Collette's tonight...and only one girl in the bunch!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.23.2016

I really thought this might end worse than it did...he's more coordinated than I thought!

Kids helping poppy finish building the deck:

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.22.2016

We were all a little sad from grandma and grandpa leaving, so we took the boys on a hike to get their minds off of it. They loved it!

Later: cookies in camping chairs!

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.21.2016

Fairly lazy Sunday morning. We were all tired from the party last night. Yawn.

B was still fascinated by his new chair!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.20.2016

Birthday party day. Whoo! It was a shark and airplane theme since a certain 4 year old couldn't make up his mind.

I'm thinking a future in cakes might work?! (Kidding...but I was impressed with my shark cake given my limited abilities!)

All in all it was a successful party, and fun birthdays. 2 and 4 are going to be great years!

Take two: 8.19.2016

Birthday cupcakes for the birthday boys! Oh yeah: and happy 5 year anniversary to us.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Daily Owen & Bennett: 8.19.2016

Owen is four today....FOUR. Holy crap, it doesn't seem possible. Two might be believable. 4? No way. Owen made me a mom and I've said a million times that I was in shock for the first few months of his life- not that I was a mom, but by virtue of becoming a mom I was entrusted with this little guy AND by some sort of grace, I was actually keeping him alive. It truly left me in a state of shock and awe. Maybe that was just the sleep deprivation. But here we are, and 4 years later I still feel a bit of that. 

Owen is such a sweet boy. He's sensitive and he's shy, but he's also utterly vibrant and full of piss and vinegar. In the past year, he's gained so much confidence and has really come in to his own. He's all boy and has to be reminded not to be too rough, but overall, he is such a sweet kid. A kid. Sniff. Four years old. Bittersweet as they grow up. I am so lucky to be Oe's mom.