Friday, October 31, 2008

New pictures

As you all know by now, our friend Faith Oates takes great pictures. Here are some of her most recent ones.

And just to compare...
JT at 2 weeks in a basket

JT at 6 months in the same basket

Saturday, October 25, 2008


A couple of months ago Thomas showed me this boat on Ebay... in Havasu... "Hon, I really like this boat, tell me what you think" Looks pretty I like the red (and the fact that it doesn't have a purple interior we would have to replace like the last one you showed me). A few days after that... "the guy countered back with another offer... too much money". OK. I totally put it out of my mind. A week or so ago Thomas was sitting at the computer one evening with a red face and SWEATING... He says " I think I did a bad thing...." I said OH NO we do NOT need a porshe... whatever the cost was on Ebay you do not need one. "No, come look at this boat, it's the one I bid on before... he accepted the offer, way less than I though he would". Turns out he is a 25 year old mortgage broker, so he was making a TON of money, bought way to many toys and is selling them off one at a time to make his house payments now, he was holding on to his boat hoping he could keep it. So Thomas went out this weeked to buy the boat. We are so totally set for fun on the lake. I can't wait for next summer. I also have thought it would be fun to go out this winter sometime and just be out with sweatshirts on. Who wants to come join us?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Teeth... are you kidding me?!?

Today Jonathan was not his usual happy self for Grandma W. She decided to wash her hands and stick her finger in and check his gums... hmmm something poking her. When I got home from work she told me she thought Jonathan was working on a tooth... well I didn't believe her so I had a little feel and I got poked! When I looked in his mouth he has the bottom TWO poking up, no wonder crabby Bob has been visiting a little more often, poor baby! He is always a little drooly so I didn't think anything of that and he has been chewing on things since he could control his hands enough to get them to his mouth. I can't believe my little baby is growing up so fast! He is also sitting up really well this week and getting up on his knees and elbows. I am definitely not ready for that!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

adventures in solids

Strained peas anyone? :0)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Jonathan had his 6 month dr appointment yesterday. He weighs 16lbs and 13 oz and is 27 and 1/2 inches long. He is still in the 50th percentile for height and weight. He did really great through the whole exam but he wanted to touch all of the doctors tools so bad... she did let him hold the tongue depressor to keep him occupied. He did awesome with his shots. I had his pipie and lovie ready to go. He got really red in the face but then we told him what a good job he did and how brave he was and the dimps were back. :0) Yesteday afternoon and evening Jonathan decided to leave and "crabby bob" came over. not so fun. Thomas was gone at a golf tournament and Roxy started doing this coughing thing... I hate when she does that... this time it was extreme. Finally late last night when she was coughing in her crate we called the vet. Thomas talked to him and he suggested we try cough syrup. So while Jonathan is sleeping, we are up with the DOG!! poor Roxy... So today Jonathan is back to his happy little self and "crabby-bob" has left again but Roxy is still coughing.hmmmm. Hopefully we can all get a little more sleep tonight!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

6 months old

Wow... it is hard to believe that Jonathan has been around for half a year! It sounds silly but it is hard to remember life with out him. Friday night was a good example.... Thomas and I used to go out every- once in a while..... we were all in bed before 8:00... ha ha. He brings us so much joy we wouldn't trade him for anything!
Here are some of his latest tricks:
He is grabby- he loves to feel different textures and he loves to find "tags" on his toys, blankies, clothes any thing!
He can roll and he is discovering that it can get him places. He is pretty hesitant at home with the laminate floors but he loves to find the chair legs at grandma's house to suck on them.
He loves to jump... he will bounce in his jumperoo and laugh until he is so tired he can't take it anymore.
He loves to be outside... he goes on stroller rides almost everyday with the Grandmas.
He is just starting to figure out how to sit up... but he is still wobbly.
He giggles and shreiks when he is happy and when you tickle him.
He loves Roxy... she is patient enough to be still and let him pet her or her to give him gentle kisses. You all know Duncan is an INSANE kisser.... so we don't let him lick too much, so he could care less. He laughs at the dogs when they are playing.
He is ALL boy, he does this "bulldozer" thing where he puts his head down and pushes his knees up to run into Thomas and I or a stuffed animal. He makes growling noises and he loves to wrestle and attack with "kisses".
He kisses the "baby in the mirror".
He is a good sleeper... he does fight it sometimes for naps, he rarely cries but when he does... he rages like his arm is broken or something is REALLY wrong (it freaks out me, Thomas, grandmas, Auntie Kaitlyn....). But eventually those little red eyes close and he is a little sleeping angel.
He is a great eater! So far he has had rice cereal carrots and banana. He has no problem switching back and forth with a bottle.
He is growing more brown hair but he is still basically bald. So far the blue eyes are staying..... I think those dimps and blue eyes will help him get away with ANYTHING!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Since I have a minute to spare...

Since Faithy tagged me and I have a minute to spare....
Here are the rules of the tag:
- Go to your Pictures folder
- Go to the 6 th folder- Go to the 6 th picture
- Publish it to a new post and tell the story of the picture.

I thought it was funny that this was a picture that she had taken... how did she know?!? It's amazing to think that the little baby that was growing inside of me is sleeping in his crib as a big 6 month old! Taking belly pictures was so much fun. :0) Time flies... Enjoy each and every day!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The weekend

We didn't do a whole lot this weekend. Friday night we had dinner with my mom and dad and Alyssa and Jay at El Charo. They didn't ask if Jonathan wanted a kid's menu. (it always makes us laugh when people ask us that... um no he doesn't want any chicken nuggets yet... he doesn't have any TEETH!) Saturday Thomas had sales meeting so Jonathan and I pretend slept in until 8:00, I love it when he does that . (pretend sleep in means that we were up at 5 and 7 to eat with only a little bit of awake time in between). Then we headed over to Faithy for some 6 month old pictures. Thank goodness her little girl Hope was there to get him to smile all Faith and I were getting was a tounge sticking out at us. I can't wait to see how they turn out. Today was church, dinner and naps! Saturday night Jonathan didn't sleep too well, we think he might have been too chilly. Tonight he has a beanie on like when he was a newborn... we'll see if it helps. :0)
Helping momma make pancakes

A little morning reading in the laundry basket.
Trying to keep cereal from getting ALL over... he looks like he's getting his hair cut.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A few little laughs...

Yesterday one of my kinders gave me an apple.... I know how sweet and apple for the teacher. I took it and said thank you... she said did you look at the label???? ummm no I didn't. Mrs. Odenbaugh it's a JONATHAN apple.. make sure you tell your baby that ok... alright I will. :0)

Last night while I was trying cereal again Jonathan thought it would be a great time to show off his latest trick... blowing rasberries. yup. cereal all over. guess I shouldn't have encouraged him by laughing at him. :0)

Oh another funny from kindergarten. we made crows out of construction paper for our pumpkin patch. they were drying on the floor. one little boy came in and looked at them... he said "oh no.... Mrs. Odenbaugh all of the crows are dead! " :0)

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Last one

Happy Fall!! (A little late....)

Go Chargers!

Even when your team loses... TO THE DOLPHINS?!?!?!?!...... you still show your support.
(look at JT's socks) :0)


Jonathan has been eyeing us eating in recent weeks. His appetite has also been growing and the "frozen food" supply that I built up over summer is slowly diminishing. So we decided that we got close enough to 6 months and would start some real food. We are also hoping that the 3 am wake up calls will stop again if he isn't so hungry..... He did great! We got a lot of cereal all over but quite a bit actually got in his mouth. It was so cute my Mom (who watched him today) had to come over to see the big event. I think the best part was him sucking the leftovers off the Bumbo tray.... I have a feeling this kid is gonna love to eat! Of course we went straight to the bath afterwards!

This weekend

Last week on Friday we had the service for Grandpa O. It was sad. It was a little hard. He was such a great man who had an amazing impact on so many people through his career and everyday life. He will be missed. Thomas and I both took the day off of work to go to the funeral so we decided to head out of town early to spend some time away from everything this weekend. We had to sign some papers in Havasu so we got out there about 5:00. The cool thing is that Jonathan can make it the whole way and just starts to fuss for about the last 15 minutes or so. While we were out there we met up with Thomas' great Aunt and Uncle who we went out to lunch with and had fun meeting JT on Saturday. We spend alot of time just chilling at the house but Thomas also got some work done too. The only thing we really have left is to tile the master bath and redo the countertop and a few other odds and ends but the bulk of the work is done. I had fun just relaxing and resting! It was much needed. Here are some photos of all the work we've done.
The "purple" master bath - Before, during and after...
The guest bathroom with a new ceiling, new paint, new sink top, new faucet and a new light fixture that was 3.13 on clearance at Lowes.
The living room
Kitchen/ dining room
Bedrooms (not the best photos.....)
As I was looking around I am getting the itch to decorate a little bit..... the only catch... my "style" for the Havasu house is free or 75% off clearance at Walmart... :0) ( there is a really cute little kid table at Pottery Barn that I would love to put in the kitchen but unless Pottery Barn decides to mark it down to somewhere around 5 dollars it's not gonna happen. :0) ) We also need to get more pics of playing on the lake to decorate with! Anyone wanna come out and play?!?