Saturday, January 31, 2009

Walking and Talking

Owen has started doing some walking on his own up to 10 feet or so at a time. Here are a couple videos of the boyo in action:

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Owen's blabbing has also increased drastically both in volume and craziness:

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stock Show

Sean and I have lived in Colorado for 4 years now and we've never been to the National Western Stock Show. But now that we have a native Coloradoan for a son, we figured this was a perfect time to check it out. Owen is at the age where he is learning animals sounds and likes to play with his Old McDonald tractor so it seemed like a great place to have a fun family outing on a beautiful January day.

When we first got there we saw a big train. Owen was mesmorized...


And it just kept getting better...
We saw baby animals:


and fancy cows...


Owen got to ride a pretend horse:


and a real tractor...


It was a really fun day! Can't wait until next year's stock show! Owen will be old enough for pony rides!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Owen's birthday!

Here are a few cute photos of Owen and his birthday cake, which was chocolate and shaped like a tomato. (We also had a big people cake made out of the same stuff.)




Saturday, January 3, 2009

Nice: Nov 17-20

The week before we left Bordeaux, we went to Nice for a few days. The purpose of the visit was for Sean to collaborate with Morby at the Observatoire de Nice (which is awesome and was designed in part by Eiffel). There was an Air France strike that ended Monday night but our flight was Monday afternoon, so we were quite nervous about the trip! Luckily, our flight was operated by a subsidiary so we were all set (but see all the cancelled flights on the board!). When we got to the airport, Owen did something for the first time -- he walked on his own while pushing the stroller around! He did this nonstop for about a half hour before we had to head in to the gates:



We stayed at a "nice" place in downtown Nice, near the Place Massena. Here are some photos of our trip...






Marisa's maternal grandmother was a Halevy and Sean's paternal grandmother is called Memere ("Mim"). We found them both in Nice.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Owen's is 1 year old!

A year ago today: "Holy crap, we have a baby!"

Today: "Holy crap, we have a one-year old!"