Monday, August 31, 2009

Julian at 3 Months

Yes, that's right. He's already holding his head up, rolling over both ways, and working on his first composition. OK, so not the last part, but really...I think he's going to be crawling any day now!

Where's the Butterfly?

We were so lucky to have a visit from Grandma Queen and Pop Pop last night! Grandma Queen has been conditioning Owen from a very young age to find her butterfly tattoo under her shirt. She was always asking him, "Where's the butterfly?" On this visit, it was the first thing that Owen looked for! How do we explain this to future girlfriends? Oh boy...

Pop Pop and his boys. Owen was so excited to play trains with Pop Pop and hear his rendition of "Go, Dog, Go!" Good times were had by all!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chicago: The Wheeler Family

Chicago: Madelyn

One of my closest friends, Katie, lives in Virginia, but her mom lives in downtown Chicago. We were so excited to see our Goddaughter Madelyn and her sister Rysa. Madelyn is quite a dynamo. She insisted that she and Owen hold hands wherever we went...

Madelyn and Owen gave us a little musical performance
(what else do you expect from children of musicians?).

But the real highlight was Madelyn doing Owen's nails. After she gave me a most gorgeous manicure, she turned to Owen. We said she could do ONE finger. Leave it to Madelyn to be a little sneaky, and pretty soon after Owen was crying, "She was only supposed to do one!"
She did all five fingers a lovely shade of pale pink.

Chicago: TRAINS!

Owen and Julian got to ride on a real, live train in Chicago.
The first look of we go!

I suppose it was less monumental for Julian, but it still counts...

Wait, is that Derek Fawcett on the train? Derek, what are you doing here?
And why are you pushing an empty stroller? Oh, Derek...

Chicago: Uncle Danny and Aunt Erin

We had a great time hanging out in Chicago last weekend with Uncle Danny and Aunt Erin! Owen and I tried out the Wii Fit, and he's getting pretty good at some of the yoga poses.

Breakfast at Over Easy was GOOD FOOD! I had the Sunrise Omelette with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and gouda, while Jed had the Boston Creme French Toast. Oh my...

Then we walked to the park near their house. What a great place to play!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009