Monday, December 31, 2007

Owen and Scrooge

IMG_2433, originally uploaded by megan bauer.

Owen had his last performance on Saturday, and he was sad (as were we). He did such a wonderful job and he really got to know the cast well. He loved the music, and he sang it in his sleep. What a wonderful experience.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Good Afternoon

IMG_2411, originally uploaded by megan bauer.

The first photo I've been able to capture Henry smiling. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Scenes from Christmas

My dad flew in for Christmas! The boys were super excited to see him and he must have been quite happy too, because Owen said to him. "Wow grandpa, I'm not sure I've ever seen you smile before!" Out of the mouths of babes! The boys got electric scooters and a giga ball (the yellow thing in the picture - you get in and someone pushes you around in it), but they haven't played much with those toys, because they also got new games for their Wii. And that's all they want to w/ the Wii! UGH! Luckily, Owen has soccer camp this week so he can't completely rot in front of the Wii. As for me...I'm tired. Henry hasn't been sleeping so much this week, and while he hasn't got fussy or colicky he certainly doesn't like to be put down. So, Eddie and I have pretty much spent every minute of the day holding him. If we put him down, he cries. Suggestions? It's very similiar to what Owen was like. I'm hoping to get my Christmas Cards out this week. (Now, I guess they are New Year's Cards)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tiny Tim's Solo!

Yeah! I got Owen's solo to download! Doesn't his sweet voice bring tears to your eyes?

More Christmas Carol

A Scene from The Christmas Carol

Owen had another great Christmas Carol performance. Last night my cousin Kate and her hubby Mark came from Pennsylvania to see it and today Owen had over 40 people in the audience there to watch him: friends, teachers, soccer team friends, neighbors....He was a little more nervous, but he still did great. Only one show left and my dad will be there for it. I taped his solo and it turned out great, but I'm having trouble downloading it to this site. I think the file might be too big. I'm going to keep working on it, because it's adorable. But, found out tonight you can buy the taped DVD for $25.00 (let me know, if you are interested), so I don't have to worry so much about taping it myself.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Good Night

Henry slept from 10:30-4:00 last night. Good Boy.

Friday, December 21, 2007

One month old

IMG_2319, originally uploaded by megan bauer.

Henry weighs 9 pounds and is 21 inches at one month. A little peanut! That's the exact size of Emmett at birth!

Missing Grandma

IMG_2314, originally uploaded by megan bauer.

Owen has taken to sleeping next to a photo of Grandma until her pillow arrives. Emmett carried the photo with him to school and the teacher said he never took it out of his hand. Kind of pathetic, really......

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Emmett's Christmas Program

My sweet, quiet, shy boy managed to sing all the songs at this years Christmas program (he did nothing last year!), but he refused to do the hand motions. Maybe next year? This video is funny! He's the only one not doing the hand motions. My mom left immediately after his show and we (all but Eddie) cried our eyes out all day. Emmett kept saying, "he felt so blue." Owen cried himself to sleep after calling grandma and asking her if she would mail back the little pillow she sleeps with so he'd have something to remember her by. Absolutely heartbreaking....And I'm not sure how I'm going to keep up w/ everything by myself. Maybe someday we'll get closer.........

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snowed In!

We were snowed in today! Around 13 inches of snow and still coming down.....
So, we made the most of the day. I gave the boys their annual new Christmas jammies (the green ones), we baked Christmas Cookies, and the boys snuggled a little more w/ grandma. Doesn't Henry look big already? Time goes so fast! My mom leaves in two days (sob, sob). What an adjustment it's going to be for all of us. I (literally) have not entered my laundry room in one month and I've hardly touched a dish. Plus, I haven't had to get up in the middle of the night w/ my big boys. We are going to miss her so much!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Photos from The Christmas Carol

Scenes from the Christmas Carol: Emmett and Henry awaiting Owen's debut.
Owen w/ Mr. Crachitt (his other dad as he calls him)
Owen w/ the Crachitt family (X 2)
Owen w/ Scrooge

Tiny Tim

IMG_2164_2, originally uploaded by megan bauer.

My mom made his outfit for him this week while she was here. Isn't it amazing?

Owen's first performance as Tiny Tim

Owen rocked his first performance as Tiny Tim. He absolutely couldn't have done any better. He delivered all his lines spot on, sang his solo beautifully, and looked adorable! When he first came out the whole crowd said, "Ahhh......". And, other than Scrooge he got the biggest applause at the end of the show. This video isn't my best effort (Henry was nursing at the same time), but it works! I'll videotape his solo at his next performance.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Henry - Christmas 379, originally uploaded by megan bauer.

Ho Ho Henry

Henry - Christmas 168, originally uploaded by megan bauer.

My friend and photographer, Amy, took this picture of Henry. I'll post some more after this one. They are absolutely wonderful!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Yeah! I got my video to post! (thanks, Amy!). This is nothing special, but a quick shot of Henry. Hopefully, more fun videos to follow. I was going to delete this, but I couldn't remember how? How do I do it, Amy?

Let it snow!

Snow day! School's out! Today was our first peek of the winter to come.....
1 foot of snow and more coming. My mom has repeatedly said that she can't believe people live like this for five months out of the year. Believe it, mom. It stinks!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The missing photo....

IMG_2052, originally uploaded by megan bauer.

Yesterday we went to cut down our Christmas Tree, and the batteries on my camera were dead. But, let me tell you what I would have taken a picture of had my batteries been charged.......
It was freezing yesterday! My car said 17 degrees, so I would have a photo of the snot dripping down the boys (and me and Eddie's) cheeks.
Mom and Henry waited in the car.
I would have snapped a photo of us walking through the zillions of trees, debating the merits of picking a douglas fir over a fraser fir (we ended up w/ a fraser).
And, I certainly wouldn't have missed a shot of Eddie laying on his stomach (in his snow suit....we have snow on the ground here) completely under our perfect tree trying to saw the (blasted!) tree down.
I may have had to use the video camera to capture the next hysterically funny scene. Eddie would saw three of four times then flop on his tummy, breathing heavily, and take a 10 minute break. After about a half hour of this, a young lad come by on his tractor. Owen ran over to him saying, "help, help...sir....our dad can't get the tree down." He then flopped on his tummy, sawing frantically, and the tree fell down in about 1 minute! Eddie thinks he must have had a sharper saw (whatever makes him feel better.....).
And finally, I would have taken a picture of Eddie strapping the tree to the top of the car.
What a afternoon!