I want to take moment on the blog and talk about my love, Owen! He is the absolute sweetest thing in this house, different from the girls, sweet! Owen can make me laugh faster anyone else in the world! He is the funniest little boy and is developing his own funny personality. His innocence right now, is something I hope I NEVER forget!! Here are a few things about Owen that I have to get in writing so I will always remember...
Owen is so sympathetic to his sisters. If Claire hurts herself or is in trouble, he stresses out and usually ends up in tears too. So sweet...If Bree is crying or if she makes a peep in her bed, he quickly comes and tells me "B's crying!". If I don't catch him though, he will tell her to "stop crying"! Now, if he is the one that inflicted said crying...he starts crying too, hoping I will feel sympathetic too =).
Owen could live outside, LITERALLY!! When it is remotely nice out, he spends as much time as possible playing in the backyard with the dogs and just walking around or playing ball.
Owen is the pickiest eater in the house! He is very simple, hot dogs, chips, pizza, chicken nuggets, and anything sweet. He can put away an entire box of Capri Sun in one day and could eat hot dogs for every meal, including breakfast. When we all eat at the table, he will sit there, arms crossed and mad, refusing to eat unless it is one of the above foods!! We are talking, will go without eating anything at supper! It is stressful sometimes, but Shane and I are usually laughing when we are cleaning up....believe me, he makes up for it later when he sneaks his snacks. He will bring me a yogurt and spoon, smile real big and ask me to open it =)! Some things are just not the worth the fight in this house...
He still has his Christmas tree up in his room. Owen did not get the memo that Christmas is over!! He asks almost daily to watch one of his favorite Christmas movies!! I don't let him here, but Nonna caves and Owen watches them at her house. When I went to take his tree down, he was so upset and did not understand AT ALL...so I just left it up, WHO CARES!!!???
Owen can fall asleep anywhere!!!! As soon as we get in the van, he is OUT!! But he does not believe in sleeping at night! He is such a night owl...at night me and Shane will be downstairs and he will come down, hours after we think he is asleep (he falls asleep watching a movie), sit on the stairs and say "Daddy, movies over."
Owen obsesses!!! What do I mean, you ask??!! When Owen is interested in something, that is all we hear about for days (we refer to it as "Dog with a bone")!! Right now, he is obsessed with the Wii. I bet we get asked 100 times a day "Can I bowl? or Can I play mariokart?" He is relentless!!!! He finds a pair of shoes he likes and that is all we wear for days/weeks!! He is also so obsessed with bowling right now, he asks to go bowling at least 2-3 times a day, if we drive past Fast Lanes (local bowling place), he loses his mind!!!
Owen is still and I think always will be obsessed with sports, mainly football, baseball, golf and right now he wants to watch bowling (seriously) and fighting on TV. He would rather watch any of these than a kids show. He is constantly playing these sports (including fighting) in the house and outside. Everything he comes in contact with, he throws, kicks or hits with something! We are amazed at how insane he is about these sports already and we are not officially playing yet!!!
He calls Claire "Cwaire" and he calls Bree "B" =)!
O is extremely tough! If he we even know he is hurt, he gets over it quickly and moves on! He won't stop long enough to care!
He cracks us up and when he does watch Dora, Diego or any of these kind of shows. He gets so annoyed with the show and yells the answers at tv, thoroughly put out they are not answering back or that they are just too slow!!
He and Shane are like two buddies and are practically the same person in two people =)! They play too rough, at least I think so (and a couple grandmas think so too =)), but Owen is tough and STRONG WILLED!!
He has two buddies that he thinks are the absolute coolest - Harry and Maddox! They are TROUBLE when the three of them get together!!! Owen and Maddox have to be kept separated at school!!!
Owen is getting a little attitude - his new thing for example: Owen will ask Shane "Daddy can I play Wii?" I will answer "No, not right now." Owen will look at me and say "No Mama, I was talking to Daddy!" and vice versa, until he thinks he will get the answer he wants =).
If he is too bored during the day, he will come to me and say "Mama, can we go wun ewands?" (run errands)...he thinks "running errands" is going to the mall =)...when Shane put that together, that was a fun conversation =)!
Writing this, I realize that I have a little mess on my hands =), but I would not have it any other way (ask me that again tonight when he refuses to eat his dinner haha)!! He is so sweet and funny, constantly keeping us on our toes! Before long, Owen is going to be busy in sports and not willing to sit with his Mama and just chill or love going to Target and shopping just for the popcorn from the front concessions =)!! Owen is the only boy in all this drama we call Claire and Bree, but he holds his own and never gets lost in shuffle!! I was not really sure what I was going to do with a boy when I was pregnant with him, but Owen has changed me and I love him soooooo much!
Thanks for indulging me...these kids are just growing up too fast!!