It's May! We have had a very busy month here, as you might have figured out since we're more than halfway through the month and this is my first post. My apologies, dear visitors! The first weekend in May we celebrated Moms' birthday by inviting some friends over for the Mosley-Mayweather fight. The next weekend, we celebrated Granny V's birthday up at Mt. Hood at Cousins Bob and Karlyn's. We stayed overnight at Cousins Scott, Kari, Morgan, Henry & Carson's cabin which is right next door. I got to see lots of family members, and they were all trying to get a piece of the Owen. Can you blame them? There's PLENTY to go around!
I still like this chair...even though I'm kinda big now
Me & Morgan: I was helping her tone her biceps!
Giving Granny V a little love on Mother's Day
Morgan helps me read the Sunday funnies
Morgan & Carson put on a show for ME
Auntie Feather loves Granny V A LOT. I know this because she celebrated Granny V's birthday with such enthusiasm she had to wear sunglasses the morning after the party.
In line at St. Honore for Mother's Day pastries...I had my first raspberry croissant. Yummers!
I watched the big kids on the trampoline--I wanted to get in there!
The third weekend in May was even busier than the first two! On Friday night we went to Mr. JR's surprise 30th birthday party. It was lots of fun to see Moms' and Pops' work friends and enjoy some tasty treats.
The next morning we got up bright and early and went to the Oregon Humane Society's Doggie Dash. My parents' co-worker, Miss Nicole, organizes a team every year called "Paws for Justice." For the last few years, "Paws for Justice" has been the top fund-raising team and this year I got to be a part of it--the team (thanks to Miss Nicole's tireless efforts) made over $6000! Maxwell, Moms, Pops, and I joined all kinds of people from the courthouse.
We got home from that, I took a nap, then it was a quick lunch and off to Cousin Kevin's 18th Birthday party! I got to see some new relatives I haven't met before, I got to see my Great Aunt Allison, and I got to see my Cousin Ava. She's grown a lot, like me, yet our proportions remain the same...
Saturday night we went to the MAC and watched the Portland Timbers with Mr. Norm, Miss Tida, Malik, Mr. Mark & Miss Lynne.
By Sunday, we were all pretty tired. Moms and Pops went out to Cochon 555 and I got to hang with Granny V and Grandpa Jeff!
Mr. JR has 4 kids, which means tons of cool toys...I wonder do they want a 5th? Because I could get used to this.
Me next to Baby Ben, 4 months old. I think the one problem with my idea of moving in could be our mutual love of food. He looks like he'd be stiff competition!
Heading off to Doggie Dash
In the new backpack. Psyched!
For some unknown reason I got really hungry right before the race.
Maxwell. You kind of need the Doggie for the Dash.
I spent most of the morning trying to get this string into my mouth.
A rare photo of the 3 of us, thanks to RSBIII
Look at the muscle tone on Ava's arm...weird.
Ava has lived a sheltered life--she has never seen cheeks like mine before.
I am Gigantor, Lord of the Babies
Checking out the soccer game
Pops and I practice our cheers
Me. Going for a Walk. Adorable...but trouble's in store for my parents!
On May 22, Pops had to pay off another bet to the Sewell so we headed east and took Campbell's BBQ over to see Mr. Travis, Miss Kim, Ella and Sophie. I had macaroni and cheese for the first time ever and it was GOOOOOOD. Ella and Sophie were nice enough to share their toys with me, but I think I might have been a bit out of control (see below, and let me know if you agree).
I also got a new haircut, courtesy of Moms. Pops bought her some clippers and she buzzed my head one evening when we got home from work. I was not a huge fan, but I liked it better than the time she tried to do it with scissors.
Spartans! Tonight, we dine in Hell!!!!!!
After I mellowed out, Ella brought me another toy to see
I turned one year old this month. Here I am on the anniversary of my birth.
The day after my birthday, we packed up the car and headed to Lakeview, Oregon. For those of you who don't know, Lakeview is in Southern Oregon pretty much where the borders of Oregon, Nevada, and California meet up.
It was my parents' fourth trip there, but my first. This time, Granny V and Grandpa Jeff came along too. Moms, Pops, and Gramps took a class at Thunder Ranch while Granny V and I hung out in town at the Inn. My parents were smart enough to pack a stroller and my walker so Granny V and I walked all around. When the weather was nice, we strolled through the town. When it was too cold, I did laps around the motel (to the delight of all the other guests, I'm quite sure).
On Thursday, Moms noticed a little goop in my eyes. By Friday morning, that goop had crusted my eyes over. By Friday afternoon, I was laying against Granny V and (gasp!) cuddling. SO, Moms skipped class and we headed to the doctor's office (thanks to Miss Heidi of Thunder Ranch for getting us the appointment). Not only did I have pink eye, but a double ear infection to boot! Moms was glad she took me to the doctor before the three day weekend.
Saturday I went up to the ranch for some photos, and then we all headed to Sunriver for a quick stay over. Sunday we headed home.
Sometimes the walker would get stuck, and I would YELL for assistance
Peek-a-Boo! (or....don't look at my pink eyes!!!!!!!)
A future politician roams the halls of the Fremont Inn
Me and the Heidis
The family with Mr. Clint--sorry, Pops, but he's "The Man"
Pops and I at the gate
Family photo at the gate
On May 31st, we had some guests over to celebrate my birthday. Miss Kirsten and Jack came, Uncle Bob and Auntie Feather, Granny and Gramps, and our neighbors Mr. Doug, Miss Stacey, and Parker. I had my first pizza and then everyone sang to me while a flame danced around on a cupcake. I didn't quite know what to do with it, especially because my belly was full of pizza and blueberries, so I ate a bite of cupcake and then I was ready to open all of my PRESENTS!
Sharing a blueberry with Auntie Feather
Clearly, I'm not comfortable being the center of attention
If you're not going to let me play with the flame, I don't know why you're waving it in front of my face, lady
I'd tell you what I wished for, but...I can't actually talk yet
My Busy Zoo from Gram
Parker helps me open my gifts
She helped me figure out what to do with some of them, too
To the Victor goes the Spoils!
The drum / band set from Gram was an early favorite of the toys she sent me. As you can see, I don't wanna work, I just wanna bang on the drum ALL DAY