Thursday, June 12, 2014

Giveaway winner and the many personalities of Owen

And the winner of the giveaway (as chosen by a random number generator) is #5, Annie Ditto!  Annie, I'll be in touch. ;)  Thanks to all who entered.

Owen's imagination is quite active (I feel like that's putting it lightly).  He is rarely just Owen, I am rarely just Mommy, Casey is rarely just Daddy, James is rarely just James, and we are rarely just home.  I think the most common phrase I hear from him lately is, "Pwetend...." followed by the characters we are pretending to be or the situation in which he would like us to be.  For example, "Pwetend I'm Hoakawees (Hercules) and you're Hoakawees' mommy, and Daddy is Zeus.", or "Pwetend I'm Captain Hook and you're Petoh Pan, and we're going to sword fight!", or "Pwetend this is our tweehouse, and it's very safe".  You get the idea.

It's fun to listen to, but can be somewhat exhausting for me to play that way (I haven't used my brain like that since I was a little kid.  Who knew it could be so hard?).  Anyway, we don't have an abundance of dress-up clothes, but I've tried to keep past Halloween costumes out, and this week he's been in normal playclothes probably...40% of the time?  He even slept in the monkey costume the other night, and told me that, "I want to wear this monkey tostume fohever!!"...we'll see.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Memorial Day and a Giveaway

Yes, Memorial Day was almost two weeks ago.  Moving on...

We had a great day.  First there was our church's annual Memorial Day pancake breakfast (can I just say how much I love that my older child can play independently at functions like this, and my younger is small enough to just sit and be held?  It's wonderful), then we went to Antrim Lake, and finished off with a barbecue with friends.  A long, fun, and exhausting day.  I only got pictures from the lake. :)

James slept

 Owen played

and played...

and played...

and played.

Lots of friends,

and sailboats.

Casey tried really hard to bury this umbrella. The wind kept blowing it over.  We finally gave up and laid it on the ground.

Blue skies.

A selfie.

On another note, this is our 101st blog post!  Woohoo!

To celebrate, I've decided to host a giveaway (cool, right?).  Just leave a comment, and you'll be entered to win something handmade (I'm not sure what...but the winner can make a request if desired)  by yours truly (if you live far away, I can always mail it).  :)  A winner will be chosen at random, and the entry period ends Sunday.

Thank you, and have a nice day.