Before the presents were opened
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
A big Saturday, this past weekend with Owen getting to meet Santa Claus (several times). Once at the mall, where he was all business: told Santa exactly what he wanted (dinosaurs and cars) then sat on his lap for the photo opp. Owen was more nervous than anything else. Then it was off to see really cool video images of his baby sister (some pics on Flickr) and then down to Burlingame to see Caltrain's Santa Train (a train that stops at the train station all decked out in lights, with carolers, Rudolph, and Santa climbing out of the cars to greet everyone. And then afterwards, as we were walking down Broadway, we ran into Santa again - sitting in front of the Fire Truck.
I think it is safe to say Owen knows who Santa Claus is now.
Click this link for some grainy video shot from the camphone
Sunday, December 02, 2007
It was a weird weekend (WVU blowing their chance at the national title by losing to Pitt, slashed tires at the Festival of the Lights in HMB and some cold weather)… but we did get to the beach to draw in the sand, test ride the new bike (see below) and we “decked the halls.”
Here is Owen demonstrating his Birthday gift. For the last 3 years he has got some sort of "transportation" - 1st birthday was the battery powered four wheeler (it took a year for him to really learn it) The 2nd birthday was the tricycle (again it took a year to master it) And now the two wheeler (with training wheels)... But as you can see I think we are off to a good start. (Hopefully, this trend ends b/c at this rate he will need a car by his 5th birthday).
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
When ever Owen hasn’t played with something in awhile – it’s like it is a brand new toy or activity… and O gets fixated on it for a few days. This weekend it was watercolors and finger painting. Here is some video of O finger painting (don’t worry – it is set in fast motion… )
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Here is a picture of Owen and Uncle Bryan up in Estes Park, Colorado. Owen has definitely been to some playgrounds with nice views this year – here is another one.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
Dad actually had most of it.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
a pit stop on the-5 (after a tire blow out on the highway) the trip to San Diego to visit Aunt Kathy and Uncle Don was great. This year Owen’s cousins (Grace, Evelyn and Amelia) came along with Uncle Rob and Aunt Kathy (two aunt kathys got to be confusing for O) as well as Dee Dee. There was a visit to Sea World and a couple of trips to the beach as well as Owen’s first boat ride. Lots of quality time for Owen to play with his cousins.
More pictures at flickr
More pictures at flickr
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Last week was the ferry ride - this weekend we went down to Burlingame on the train (15 minute ride). Had some milkshakes and did some shopping.
O was very excited about the ride, a little scared when the train pulled up - but as soon as he got inside he had his face smack up against the window to look outside.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
After several days of cold, gray, foggy weather the sun came out early on the last day of the three day weekend and stayed out all day. We broke out the pool and partied all day (well O did – Mom and Dad did some yard work but managed to get cool every once in awhile with O)
It (the sun) was quite liberating for Owen… nice warm weather meant no need for clothes! So O pretty much had a diaper free (and clothes free) day.
There are some other pics on Flickr and a video (from a few weeks back) is below.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
What a fun day to spend the last day… doing nothing. In fact it rained. And it was warm and fun. The first part of the day was spent right out front at the beach here at the villas… Owen met his friend Mateo… Mateo and Owen were “Bros” for the rest of the day. They played on the beach and then went over to the pools by the hotel while Dad tried to sneak one last session in. The rain started to come down but that didn’t stop O and Mateo from running around, chasing birds and throwing rocks at the ocean. Dad got out of the water and ordered a couple of Mai Thais for Mom and him (Mai Thai Cliffy… Mai Thai). After a few Mai Thais, some nice hot tub sessions and cool rain the family returned home to the villa – O made it for about 15 minutes before he passed out in front of the flat screen filled with more sea life. What a great way to wind down.
This will definitely be a place we come back.
Dad went back to Ehukai for some more fun surf in the morning. More pool time. Today Owen was a lot more excited to be in the pool – the last two days he was very reserved but not today. We then went down to the reefs along the beach where Owen spotted some crabs – of course Mr Fixation couldn’t just keep walking and we spent awhile searching for the crabs hiding in the tunnels. For dinner we made our way down to Bonzai Sushi in Haliewa. Some amazing sushi – but O was distracted by the chickens running around in the parking lot. (on the news that night we saw there was an event like Ride A Wave – at Haliewa that day… Our friend “Jack” was there… but we got to meet the guest of honor the day later… Isaiah )
Friday, March 02, 2007
Dad started off the day checking out some of the North Shore surf spots – surf was on the smaller side for the North Shore (which was more than adequate). After checking out a few spots – Ehukai seemed to be the right call. Here is some video (not of me but happen to be shot the same day that I was surfing here). O and Mom hung out by the pool and then the three of us went for a nice long stroll along beach trails – ending up about a mile away at Turtle Bay Lagoon. A good place for a nap and just relaxing. Dad caught one last sunset session at Turtle Bay and then we warmed up in the hot tub that evening.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Chilling out by the hotel. A nice kick back day at the hotel playing in the pool – dad managed to grab some fun waves in front of the hotel and then we checked into our Villa (still part of the Turtle Bay resort). It was a nice change from the hotel room - a small studio apartment with very modern accommodations (read – large flat HDTV – “Finding Nemo” works better on this vs the computer screen). Click flickr for some pics
We left the north shore for a day trip down to Sea Life Park – sort of mini Sea World. Mom got to swim with the dolphins and Owen remained fixated on the sea turtles. We continued on to Waikiki for a little stroll around the town and some dinner at “Dukes.” - don't worry we will post some video/pics of mom getting kisses from the dolphins
The first full day was definitely a full day. Dad started out the morning with a quick surf in front of the hotel before we went for breakfast. We headed down towards Sunset Beach to an area called Sharks Cove – there was a little roadside grill – literally roadside… there was an old mobile home converted into a kitchen and the grill was outback behind the “restaurant.” The food was perfect – scramble eggs with fresh ahi and fried rice. Owen had a great peanut butter and banana soy smoothie. We then went and checked out Chun’s reef (a nice beach and surf spot) but I am not sure if Owen was tired from the long day before or spooked by a couple of waves when we were playing but we didn’t stay there for too long. After that O and mom went for a nice walk along Sunset beach while dad manage to sneak some more surfing in. Then back to the hotel for some fun time at the pool. Ended the day by going down to Haleiwa (small town on the north shore) to grab some dinner… after some minor complaints at the first restaurant, Owen settled into a smoothie at the second restaurant (from seafood with views to burritos in parking lots).
Monday, February 26, 2007
So we made it. We brought just one “gadget” shy of Circuit City on the plane with us. From a computer with a DVD to a video iPod loaded with Elmo to a digital camera and a camcorder (don’t forget the phone with the digital camera and video recorder). It’s good to know that the majority of the time spent flying was actually spent coloring. Sure – Dad did most of the coloring and drawing but O was having fun directing Dad what to draw…
Here is a pic of O watching the video iPod on the plane and here is a pic at the place we are staying – Turtle Bay – click on the link to see the place we are staying and go to flickr to see more pics. Hopefully, we will post some pics each day.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
One of the first books that we read to Owen was Brown Bear Brown Bear. It continues to be a favorite. Tonight while trying to capture some Valentines Greetings (sorry that didn’t work but Happy Valentines Day) … we did manage to capture Owen reading Brown Bear Brown Bear all by himself. He hasn’t done this before and it was a pretty cool moment.
Updated with YouTube clip
Updated with YouTube clip
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Its been awhile since the last post. Coming off the busy holidays and a visit from Grandpop Loughery - January kind of flew by – and here it is February. Owen started swim classes in January and we are making some good progress. He loves the water but definitely is still more comfortable if he is grasping on to Dad and a rubber duck. We also decided to take a vacation at the end February to the north shore of Oahu – we will bring the computer and upload some pictures while we are there. The winter has been cold (for northern California) but pretty dry up until this week. The rain is actually a welcome site – snow up in Tahoe!