Sunday, March 29, 2009

trying to call Gram...

He just doens't understand why he can't get this phone to work.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My two favorite people

Josh is an incredible dad, and Rowan adores him. There is nothing I love more than seeing them together, laughing and having fun. Rowan squeals with delight whenever Josh enters a room and watches intently to see what crazy thing Josh is going to do to illicit a laugh. I love my boys...

New Lens

Thanks to Lashelle and Kristen for suggesting a new lens for my camera. These were snapped really quickly with it right out of the box. Hopefully I will get a chance to experiment with it in the next few days. I wanted something that would really blur the background and take good portraits of our little guy.


A few days ago Rowan decided to sleep was after a night he decided to be up for two hours just hanging out. He has been waking in the middle of the night to work on new skills, when we go in there we find him waving or clapping, which is sweet, but at 2 o'clock in the morning you are just kind of mad. Needless to say after being up all night he was tired and this is how I found him when I finally went to get him. Do you think his legs ever fall asleep? They must.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Puffs, Fun, and Woo!

Here are a couple of newish videos that have kept us laughing or having fun. Especially the video of Rowan laughing hard. Rowan finds these words that just make him crack up, like "stop" or "feet," and lately his favorite has been "woo!" Enjoy the videos and we hope you'll laugh with Rowan...woo!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This one is for Auntie Katie! I can't wait until Rowan is old enough and I can tell him about his Auntie Katie who is a real live leprechaun. Rowan just wanted to make sure she knew he was thinking about her today and celebrating her very special holiday!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Beautiful gift

Our dear friend Lee Owsley, a very talented artist and quilter, made this beautiful gift for Rowan. Usually Lee quilts images that become amazing tapestries to hang on a wall. She was kind enough to make this more traditional style for Rowan to enjoy. She did put her touch on it though by embroidering his name on the back in all different styles and sizes. We love it and will cherish it forever.

9 months old

Rowan is nine months now, we took him for his checkup this week and everything looks good. He weighs 16 lbs. 11oz and is 27 1/4" tall. He is a little guy, only in the 3-5 percentile for both weight and height. I hope he is at least taller than Josh and I. He is developing quite a personality. He loves books right now and will get hooked on one and want it read over and over again. He is also obsessed with running water. Anytime he is near the sink or tub, he lunges toward it trying to get his hands under the water. When he is bathing, he isn't really interested in his toys, but mesmerized if I fill a cup and pour the water over his hands. We play this game over and over until he is cold and it's time to get out.

Friday, March 13, 2009

photo shoot with Kristen

These photos are about a month old, but we were without internet for about two weeks, so we are just now catching up with things. Here are just a few good ones from our photo shoot with Kristen.

This hat was Josh's when he was little...I think all three of the Hayden boys wore it. It was made by Rowan's great grandmother Mimi.

sleeping positions

Rowan isn't crawling yet but that doesn't stop him from doing crib gymnastics. After many weeks of making me laugh every morning, I decided to document a week. The very few mornings I find him in the same position I left him in, I know it is not because he didn't move, but that he did a complete 360 and is back to where he started. I know this because when we check on him before we go to bed he is almost always 180 degrees from where we left him. Please also note the various ways you find his blanket that he starts wrapped in.






And a's funny, I sleep exactly the same way

Future Wahoo?

Probably not....sorry aunties