Monday, November 10, 2008

Bowen Hears a Who!

I made Bowen's Halloween costume! He's an elephant if you cant' tell, and I'm really proud of this costume because I did it all by myself and it took at least 40 hours. I know I'm crazy. I don't think I'll make as elaborate costumes for my next children.


At BYU Law School (where my mom attends) they do trick-or-treating every year. She was one of the few people to have grandchildren there. I am so proud of my mom for going back to law school.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Almost 20 pounds!!!

Bowen had his six month check up and he was 19lbs. 3 oz. He is a healthy, happy boy!


Seth thinks Bowen's arms and chest resemble his fathers in this picture (Bowen is already developing muscles)



We visited cousins Luke and Chloe in KC, it was a really fun time. (Thanks Heidi!)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Fall!

Bowen's favorite toy

The corn stocks are from our garden

Good-bye old house

Bowen with Tagg his cousin (only 2 weeks younger). This was at Dane and Gays for Charlie and Haley's wedding open house. We love our new sister in law Haley

It's officially fall so I got out my decorations yesterday, although we will be moving in a month. We bought a house in Provo, and it's super cute. It has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, and is twice as big as where we're living now. We are so excited to be home owners. We are scheduled to move at the end of October. We will really miss our friends we've met in our neighborhood. We love you all!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bowen is Huge!!

He's so strong!

First Food (we didn't have a baby spoon)

Notice his leg, just hangin' out

Everyone says that babies grow fast, but Bowen has grown especially fast. At his four month chech up he was 18lbs. 3 oz., and 27 inches long. Needless to say I can't snap his 3-6 month clothes on him anymore. He better start walking soon, or I'm going to have back problems!!!

The newest update in our family is that we are looking to buy a house. We actually had a home under contract, but got out of the deal fast when we had it inspected (it had mold and bad electric and plumbing and roof). So we are looking for another house. We will be staying in Provo, since it's the only place in our price range. I can't wait to move and be able to paint some walls and really decorate.

Hope everyone is doing great and we love and miss you (well, the ones that don't live in Utah).

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer is ending



(Our first family picture)
We had an exciting last few days...

Seth turned 26 on Friday and we celebrated by going to Tucano's (all the meat you can eat)

Saturday I ran a half marathon with my mom and my sister Tiff. It was one of the hardest things I've done but I had to laugh because along the trail someone had written in chalk "this is nothing compared to child-birth". Although it's been 4 months, I don't really remember the pain, but I'm not ready to do it again, yet.

This summer I have been busy gardening. Here is the biggest zucchini I've ever seen!

I am including pictures from Bowen's baby blessing in June:

Seth blessed on Father's Day at our church. (In the LDS church father's give infants priesthood blessings. Several men put one hand on each other's shoulders to form a circle around the baby and they hold the baby in the middle with the other hand. The father, or another priesthood holder, says a special prayer to give the child both spiritual and physical blessings).

We had a picnic after the blessing, it was a nice day.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Our little cutie

Bowen is getting so big, and we are really enjoying being parents. At his last check-up, about 3 weeks ago, he was 15lb. 2 oz. (92nd percentile) 24 inches (76th percentile) and had a head circumfrence of 16 inches (44th percentile). So he has a small head on a big body, just like his parents.
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Friday, August 1, 2008

Bowen's new cousin


Chloe McClintock was born yesterday! She lives in Kansas City so we won't see her for a little while. She is just the cutest little girl. We are so happy for Heidi and Kyle and big brother Luke. It's so fun to have our family growing.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Finally...more pictures


Spencer


Bowen sucked his thumb for the first time at the Strawberry Days Rodeo.

Lexie

Luke

Luke, Ashley, Will, Kelly, Bowen and Kenzie


Bowen scraped his head with his nails. The first of many band-aids.
I figured I'd get a picture with these shoes since they won't fit much longer. This guy had huge feet and toes!

Ashley

Grandpa


We have been having a lot of fun lately. All of Bowen's cousins came in town, and everyone wanted to hold him. Ashley and Spencer especially loved holding him. We played at grandpa's farm and at the Kamas pool. Bowen feel asleep in my arms inside the pool for about 45 minutes.

Bowen was blessed on June 15th for Father's Day. I forgot my camera so Tiff took some pictures. (Hopefully she will remember to send them to me when she reads this). It was so sweet to listen to Seth bless him. Bowen is such a joy to have in our family and we are so lucky to be his parents!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cousin Tagg Came to Visit





Bowen's cousin Tagg came to visit from Colorado. This kid is two weeks younger than Bowen and is about the same size! He was 10lb. 12oz. when he was born. Tagg has a lot more hair and he's way more tan. These guys are destined to be best friends.



Bowen is almost six weeks old now, and he is getting so big. We think he's about 12 pounds. He has lost almost all his hair, except a mo-hawk on the top. He smiles all the time now and likes to try to talk. His newest trick is sleeping though the night!!! He goes from about 11pm to 6:30 am. He slept like that the last two nights and we hope it continues.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pole Vault 2007

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Seth wanted to show that I really could pole vault 13 feet before Bowen came along

Friday, May 9, 2008

Bowen is Growin'




This boy is all smiles



It looks like he's sleep walking


2 1/2 weeks old


About 2 weeks old


This is at about 1 week old


He likes to look left!


Good Morning


Cousin Cyus


Bowen's friends James and Carly


Cross-eyed!!!


I never thought being a mom would be so fun! He takes up most of my time, but I love it. Seth likes to make Bowen sit, stand and crawl. He is determined to have Bowen walking at an early age. Bowen doesn't mind tummy time, but he hates his bath. He just hates being naked I think. But he loves to snuggle and he is a very good sleeper. He wakes up to eat in the night and goes right back to sleep. What a blessing!