Friday, January 28, 2011


So, I know your surprised. I am too. I'm writing a new post.....I can't believe I haven't updated this thing since last February. I'm officially the worst blogger EVER.

Well, Charlotte just woke this is going to be a super lame first post. I had every intention of adding some recent pics, and updating you all on our very exciting (ha ha) lives, but I guess that will have to wait until my next post.....

I promise to post soon....

Friday, February 19, 2010

8 Months it Spring yet?!?

Hey Everyone!!! Hope everyone is doing well. Is it just me or is winter dragggggggggging on forever?! I'm so ready for Spring. My mom is right, even though February is the shortest month it feels like the longest. Hurry up SPRING!!!
Well let's see what's been going on with us....
Randall and I have been so swamped at work. It's been hard for us to keep our heads above water. It's been challenging juggling everything life has thrown our way lately, but we think it's just bringing us closer. We've been trying to make it to Church more and really putting God first in our lives. It feels so much better to let Him have control, than for us to try and control everything our self. It's amazing how much better you feel when you let God sit in the drivers seat...thank goodness for Him!!!

The kiddos are doing great. Evan is LOVING lacrosse and Randall is LOVING coaching lacrosse just as much, if not more. It's cute to watch them suit up and throw the ball around outside. Charlotte and I are lucky to have such cute boys!! Charlotte is still working on crawling....she tries so hard and just hasn't figured it out. She can definitely scoot herself around and is able to pull herself up to stand too. She's not only strong, but strong willed.....if we take something away from her she let's us have it for sure!! Hmmm, I wonder who she gets that from?? We had to lower her bed a few weeks ago because she's figured out how to go from laying down to sitting up and now she even pulls up on her bed!! We have a video baby monitor, so I use to be able to keep an eye on her after I put her down for a nap or bed, but now the little stinker scoots out of the view of the I have to sneak in her room to check on her sometimes. She's a smart one that girl! Sometimes she'll just stare at the camera, like ok mom......the gigs up come and get me. haha.
Valentines Day was low key....we got up and made blueberry pancakes and then went to church. It was nice just spending the day with the family. I'm very blessed to have such a happy, healthy family. I just love them all to pieces!!
Hope you guys enjoy all the recent pictures....
Love to all!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy New Year-Charlotte is 7 Months Today!!

I can't believe the holidays are behind us...what a whirl wind. Charlotte had a great first Christmas and she even figured out how to open her presents. Evan must have been a VERY good boy this past year because Santa was very good to him too!! We really enjoyed being with family and hanging out with our friends over the holidays....and of course eatting all the yummy food.

Randall and I celebrated our 1 Year Anniversary and mommy spent her first night away from Charlotte. We had a great night, but I was glad to be back home with my baby the next day....boy did I miss her!

Charlotte is really trying to crawl these days, I can tell she wants to but she just hasn't figured it out yet. She'll almost figure it out and then she'll just roll over and then cry for me to flip her back over. Needless to say mommy is getting a nice workout from all the practice. I can tell she'll roll over any day now....I'll keep you guys posted!!

Well, here are some pictures from over the holidays........hope you enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

6 Months Old!

Who's that?!

Chompin' on her yummy.

All smiles for the camera.

A little tummy time.

Charlotte LOVES her ducky.

So, I'm obviously not the world's best blogger. It's hard to find a spare minute to blog, I'm really not sure how all these moms do it, maybe there's a secret I'm unaware of...if so please fill a sister in!!! My goal is to post at the very least once a month...maybe that could be my New Years Resolution. Maybe. In all honesty when I do have a spare moment blogging just doesn't seem to be making it to the top of my list....who wants blog when you could snuggle up on the sofa with your hubby in the evening? Not me!

So, Christmas is right around the corner and Santa has been working very hard to make it a memorable one! We're having Christmas at our home this year and I'm thrilled! It will be nice not to have to travel this year and just be at home with our family. Plus we'll have left overs for days and that means momma doesn't have to cooooooook! Merry Christmas to ME!

As you can tell, I define my life with how old Charlotte's not December it's 6 Months. I guess that happens when you're a momma. She's really hitting a lot of milestones this month. She's sitting up all by herself....she does fall over sometimes, but for the most part she's sitting! She really does not like to be on her belly for long, so I'm not sure how long it will take her to crawl, maybe she'll just start walking and skip crawling all together...who knows! She really likes to sit on the sofa like we all do...I think she just likes to be like the rest of her family.

She's eating big girl food in the evening, she loves bananas....oh how she loves bananas. She gags when she eats peas, she loves sweet potatoes, peaches and prunes (go figure). We're actually very glad she likes prunes....gets the digestive system flowing. Until you're a mom you don't understand how happy you are to see a poopy diaper.

She's been so great about sleeping, this girl loves to sleep in...she'll sleep until 8:30am some mornings and she goes to be at 8pm. She must get that from her momma!! Naps on the other hand are touch and go, she'll go down for a morning nap....but an afternoon nap is hit or miss. Poor girl gets so tired, but it's like she doesn't want to miss a thing, like another episode of Yo Gabba Gabba. (If you have kids you know the pain I'm talking about). I know all the words and the songs continuously play in my head..."Don't, Don't, Don't Bite Your Friends....".

Her hair is turning blonder by the day. When she was born it had a touch of red in it, and still does if the light hits it right or if she has orange or red on, but for the most part this chicks got blond hair and blue eyes....her daddy may have himself a little problem when she's about 15. Thank goodness for big brother Evan to watch out for her!!

Well, I guess my next post won't be until after the New Merry Christmas and Happy New Year........I hope Santa brings you everything you want and you all get to spend time with the ones you love. (All together now....."Awwwwwww").

Love to all!

The Owen Family

Friday, November 20, 2009

5 Months Old!

Charlotte with her Godparents Uncle Chad and Aunt Brenden

MomMom and Charlotte

So Charlotte turned 5 months old on the 10th. I can't believe how fast she's growing. She's been practicing sitting up this month and started to eat oatmeal and peaches! She LOVES her peaches and she's been getting really good at eatting her big girl food.

This past weekend we had Charlotte Baptized and Randall's mom and stepdad were able to fly down to be here. Charlotte did really good in church and she loved watching the chore sing (to her). haha.

Evan starts Lacrosse this Sunday and he looks so cute in all his gear. Randall is really excited to see him play, since Randall played Lacrosse in college. We're all going to watch his first practice on Sunday...should be a good time. I'll try and remember to take pictures so I can post them.

Other than that...we're just getting excited about the holidays coming up...can't wait for Charlotte's first Christmas!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

4 Months Old!!

Charlotte turned 4 months old yesterday! Our friends Abby and Gregg were in town, so while the boys played golf mommy, Charlotte and Abby headed to the outlet mall in San Marcos to find some good deals! Abby and I shopped till we dropped, while sweet Charlotte napped the whole time (what a great way to shop)! I don't know if it was the cooler weather we had or all the white noise around the mall, but whatever it was Charlotte was out like a light. While she slept we found some really cute winter clothes for Char...what can we say she's a stylin' chick!

After we started our way back home Charlotte decided she didn't want to be in her car seat any longer and began to scream bloody murder for 20 minutes straight...poor Abby did everything she could think of to calm her down, but nothing worked. I couldn't do much since I was driving except try to get to our house as soon as possible. Sometimes a girl just needs to cry it out! I was very thankful she didn't have her melt down in one of the stores (which has happened before). It's the worst feeling hearing your baby scream and you can't do anything about it, but she eventualy calmed down as we pulled into the driveway. :)

I guess the biggest milestone we've had lately is moving Charlotte up to her own room. This past week it's been harder than ever to get her to go to sleep, but by Thursday we really had the hang of it. We think she's more aware of her surroundings now, so it's taken her some time to adjust to her new bed. We were afraid that she was keeping Evan awake since their rooms are right by eachother, but when we ask him in the mornings if she keeps him up, he just says nope...I didn't hear a thing (thank goodness for heavy sleepers)!

The other big change has been the fact that she's found her feet! She loves to grab them when we are changing her or when she's just waking up in the morning. She really splashes in the bathtub now too. She also loves to try and stand up when we are holding her, she must be building those muscles up so she can walk in the future. So cute!

I've misplaced my camera, so I'll add some more pictures soon. Love to all!

Meredith and Randall

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

3 Months Old!!

Charlotte will be officially 3 months old on Thursday. I can't believe how fast those last few months have flown by! It makes me kind of sad that she's getting older, but it is so fun to watch her grow! She is so funny these days, she loves to smile at her brother and daddy. We think she might be a bit of a flirt! She smiles at her mommy too, but whenever I try to snap a photo she seems to always be sticking her tounge out....maybe because she knows I'm the one who feeds her--haha. Randall can even get her laughing, which makes all of us laugh. Charlotte's also been sleeping through the nights for the most part, so she may be sleeping in her very own room soon!!
We were in Spring last weekend for a baby shower and wedding shower, so we're looking forward to being in town this weekend, especially since we will get to see our out of town friends at Ashley and Brian's Wedding here in Austin! Can't wait!