Yet again, I've fallen way behind in my blogging. Here's a catch up post, which I'm hoping will spark more posts about our boys and what we've been up to.
Josh is now 3 and a half months old, and doing great. He's a calm and happy kid. He likes to eat and likes to sleep. But he LOVES his big brother. Josh is smiling all the time, and laughing occasionally. He's babbling like crazy, and says "Hello" back to you when you say it to him. He's pretty awesome.
Owen turned 3 last month, and is definitely acting his age. It's perpetually Opposites Day, and his favorite word is "no." He is active and funny and sweet, though, so it's not all bad. He's an endless source of energy and activity, which is tough to meet with a new baby on board. But even with a new baby in our family, it's impossible to remember when Owen was unable to talk or move. How far he's come in 3 short years!
So here's a photo timeline of what's been going on.
Josh was 1 month old on 2/17/12:
Owen loves to talk to Josh and play near him, and Josh will watch Owen exclusively when he's in the room. They're great brothers.
Josh's 2 month mark fell on St Patrick's Day - 3/17/12:
And the brother friendship started getting stronger:
Then Owen turned 3 years old on 4/3/12:
3 years old! Crazy how fast and slow that happened.
And Josh hit the quarter year mark on 4/17/12:
Sweet little guy.
Brothers hanging out:
Owen is finishing up his first year of co-op preschool. It's been a great year of play time, new friends, and a 2-hour break each week for Dan. We're looking forward to next fall, and the 4-day schedule! Here's Owen's (amazing!) preschool photo:
And another photo of Josh and his happy smile:
We've hit another transition period, with me back to work again full time, with two afternoons in the office per week. Josh isn't loving eating from a bottle, and basically refuses. That, along with Owen's 3-year old neediness, make for tough afternoons at home. It took me almost 2 hours to get home on Thursday, so that didn't help. He ate like a barracuda when I got home, and then passed out hard. I hope we'll all get used to our new schedules soon, because we don't really have other options. Sigh.
Ooh, I almost forgot! Enough of the bummer news, and on to the chickens! Yep, you read that right: chickens. We're adopting some Urban Farming habits here at Mudgett Manor, and picked up 3 baby chicks for Owen's birthday. They should start laying eggs this fall, and in the mean time, we're watching them grow. And they're growing fast! We should be moving them to their coop in the next few weeks, so that's exciting. We're happy to know that we're providing a good life for these hens, and in return, we're going to get some fresh and healthy eggs. Ginger, Henrietta, and Toby are welcome additions to our little homestead.
The chicks - week 1:
Teenage chicks - week 5:
Yep, we're crazy. But anything we can do to help keep us healthier and reduce dependence on factory farmings is worth a little extra effort. And they're so cute... :)