Monday, September 21, 2009

Guess Who?

Can you tell which is Owen and which is Julian??????

PS: Mandy posted this, and I just want to confess that when she showed me this post, I got it WRONG!!!! - Jed

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

Aunt Ginny, Spencer and Greta took Owen to see Laura Numeroff at the local bookstore, and of course she read "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." The pictures look more like what happens if you give Owen a cookie...

Then they got a signed copy of the book "What Brothers Do Best." What a night...Owen had a blast!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Conversation Du Jour

We had NPR on, and there was a passing reference to Aaron Copland.

O: Did they say Aaron Copland?
J: Yes. What did he write?
O: Fanfare for the Common Man!
J: Owen, you're so smart!
O: Yeah. Wooshee Gaga.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Captain Funny Face (and his little brother...)

Four Months Old!

Grandpa Tim

Grandpa Tim was in town last weekend for his 50th high school reunion, and he had the chance to meet Julian and hang out with us at the house. Owen especially liked being tickled...good times!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fancy Cart

After his first trip to Meijer with his Dad, Owen bemoaned the fact that the "fancy carts were lonely" because he wasn't allowed to ride in them. The fancy carts at Meijer cost a dollar and include TV! Episodes of Bob the Builder, Thomas the get the idea.

Then one day Grandma Queen came to visit, and OF COURSE he got to ride in the fancy cart at Meijer! Of course.

We went back one day after Grandma Queen was gone, and again Owen was denied the fancy cart (I mean a dollar for a cart! And TV! Really...) I made up some story about how only Grandma's could buy and push the fancy carts. Then Owen made our shopping trip Meijer misery.

The next time I caved. A fancy cart? Of course! Owen brought up the problem of needing Grandma Queen. "Will she be there today?" Oops. Then I had to pretend that I was impersonating Grandma Queen in order to justify the fancy cart. It all got very complicated, but the ending was a happy one. I mean look at his face.

Plus, the pony rides are still only one cent.

And you don't even have to be a Grandma to let your kids ride!