Monday, June 15, 2009

5 Months Old

Wow, it’s hard to believe Owen is now 5 months old. He continues to grow and change so quickly. It’s been a super-busy month for us. O and I have enjoyed several playdates that allowed us to take nice strolls in the neighborhood. We were able to get together with Cass & Lilly and then Hillary and Jack. We also had Kasie, Tom, and Ava Grace over for dinner. Owen got to meet Ava Grace for the first time and they enjoyed becoming new friends.

We also went on a shopping excursion at Concord Mills. Brent took a day off from work and we all went down for the day. Owen loves to ride in his stroller and constantly looks from one side to the other whenever we are in malls. The day was great, going in the middle of the week meant there were a lot less people and we each got several things we liked. It was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to going back again soon.

Other notables this month include the introduction of solids! Owen loved them. I hope I’m not speaking too soon, but he appears to be a very good eater and is not very picky. We were able to bring the high chair downstairs and start using it. He looks like such a big boy sitting in it. So far, in addition to rice cereal and oatmeal, he has tried and loves peas, carrots, squash, and prunes. It’s funny to watch him…after the first bite, while we are getting some more on the spoon, he already has his mouth wide open for more…he looks like a little bird waiting for some more. So cute! We’re going to try green beans and then move onto fruits.

On Sunday, June 7th, Great-Grandma Anderson (my grandma) turned 85. We surprised her at her church that morning and enjoyed a delicious lunch at my parent’s house. She was so surprised and the day was perfect. Glad you enjoyed your big day Grandma!
Speaking of church, we are so proud of little O. Yesterday we got ready for church and left around the time O normally takes his nap. He knocked off to sleep in the car and when we got to church, we took him in the nursery and he was still asleep. He woke up right when we laid him in a crib and figured he would go back to sleep. They give each parent a pager and page us as necessary. Thirty minutes into the service…no page…great, we just assumed Owen was sleeping peacefully. We got to the end of the service and still no page. When we got to the nursery, we found Owen sitting in one of the worker’s lap just looking around. She then told me O never went to sleep and has just been happy and content looking around at the other kids in the room and playing in the activity center. Now that we know he’s fine in the nursery we won’t have to worry!

This past Saturday, we went to the Carroll family reunion in Reidsville. It was nice to see everyone and catch up with the ones we had not seen in a while. Little O was the center of attention and was passed around like a hot potato. He loved the attention and was very good during the entire reunion. Ben and Doris were there and it was nice to see them and chat with them. Also, Aunt Mylinda and Uncle Glenn bought me a jogging stroller and brought it to the reunion. I can’t wait to use it! Thanks Mua & Glenn.

Other activities include many day trips to Target and regular evening strolls in our neighborhood. We have a very busy summer planned, so I’m sure it’s going to fly by. We will be going to the beach next month for Owen’s first beach trip, how exciting. We plan to go back to Concord Mills for some more shopping next month, and Brent and I are planning to go to Asheville for a long weekend next month for our 5-year anniversary (July 24th). I guess I will have a lot more updates to post. Keep checking to find out how our summer fun goes!

All ready for my walk!

Lilly and Owen...takes good notes O...she's a smart and sweet one!

Auntie Doris at the Carroll reunion

Aunt Mua loves Owen

ummmm delicious!

more please.....

sitting in my big high chair

Rise and Shine

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