Friday, November 28, 2008

First lip-shimmer, now this?

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Owen met hairspray at Mimi's house...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

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One year ago today was Owen's first visit up to Dorenbecher where he was diagnosed with PKU. In that one year, we've gone through 12 teeth coming in, cases and cases of Phenex 1 formula, several different diet plans, many trips up to the clinic, hunger strikes, and a parental education that was truly unique. But, look at Owen. He is so healthy. So smart. So agile. So entertaining. So loving. And, extremely wonderful all around. So, Owen and his mom and dad are extremely thankful that we live in a place and time where PKU is not a life sentence but rather a shift in thinking. We're thankful that Owen was able to spend his first 'eating' Thanksgiving trying stuffing and potatoes, made specially for him by his mom. We had a wonderful time at Aunt Karen's house celebrating with family.
Karen's house also has some great soft carpet, perfect for running.

Owen and Uncle Griff got in a great game of Guernsey Cow.

And, Owen was completely willing to ham things up, beyond any reasonable doubt.
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Thanks!

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Owen had a bit of birthday money to spend from Grandma Nancy, and this is what he chose. It's the Alligator Clacker.
There are two very cool things about the alligator clacker. First, it can be used to crash into things. And... what boy doesn't like to bash things into things?
And, second, when Owen pushes it, the three little heads chomp up and down. It's pretty cute.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Owen + Lip Shimmer

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Thanks to Mimi, Owen discovers, well... watch the video.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ready for winter!

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My dad got me this awesome hat before I was born. Now that it finally fits, we tested it out when the weather turned nice and cold. I'm ready to go see my friend Carter in Alaska... where ever that is.
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Party on, Owen!

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Last night, we celebrated Owen's 1st birthday. Yes, it was one day later than scheduled, but we had 100% attendance by Great Grandparents, 2 Aunts (one great, and one Jen), Two uncles (Uncle Griff and Uncle Carson) Grampa Denny and Mimi, Mom, Dad, Max and Tuck-Tuck.
Owen would personally thank each and every one of you, but his typing is still a bit rough. So... thank you! Owen had a great time.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hey!

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It's my birthday... I can eat cheerios off the floor if I want to! Buzz off!
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Chez Owen

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Owen is now one year old, and it's about time he start pitching in with kitchen duties.
Little did we know, he'd figure out how to use a toy frying pan as a weapon. Watch out!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A little partying goes a long way...

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Sophia, Maddison (both older women!) and Owen all had a little party celebrating the three closely spaced birthdays.

Owen gave hugs out for free!

And then came the good part! Crinkly paper!
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Owen: King of the kitchen

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Owen is the king of the kitchen in our household, but he sure chose an interesting throne.
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tricks & Treats!

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Meet Owen the Monkey!

He had lots of fun at the Neewollah parade.

And... Owen figures this whole thing of people handing out stuff is pretty good.
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