Wednesday 30 April 2008

Sometimes its sunny in Seattle

On Saturday the sun came out and the shades went on. Should I be embarrassed that this is my husband and son? Nah! They're pretty flippin cute. All Owain needs is a little Cuban cigar to complete his look.

Not sure if I have mentioned it in previous posts but I belong to a first time moms group called PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support). We have been meeting for 12 weeks. Yesterday was our last official meeting but we all love it so much that we've decided to continue meeting indefinitely. These ladies have come to mean a lot to me over the past three months. I honestly don't know how I would have muddled through moving to a new city with a new baby without our weekly talks. I tried to take a lot of pics during the meeting but I am a LAME photographer. Luckily our leader, Monique, took some group shots with my camera.
I know what your thinking, "What a bunch of hot moms!" And cute babies of course:) Two of the resident hotties aren't featured in this photo but I'm sure they'll get their moment of blog fame in the future.

Friday 18 April 2008

6 Months Old Today

Its hard to believe that half a year has gone by already. To celebrate his half birthday Owain got to take a trip to the pediatrician's office and get immunizations Yay! Obviously, that sucked but the good news is that he won't have any more jabs until he's a year old. He was measured and weighed again. 27" long and 19.4 lbs. He is steadily growing and gaining weight but it has slowed a bit during the last two months. The doctor attributed this to him getting easily distracted while eating. This is so true! He turns his head at the slightest noise or movement. I may have to start feeding him in a darkened room. He has recently hit two major milestones. Sitting up unaided and rolling over. Below is a video documenting the incredible task of Owain rolling from his belly to his back. No more "tummy time" for this baby.

Sunday 6 April 2008

Eaty Photos Finally

He's had two meals now.

Yesterday, we left the house planning to check out our nearest Denny's over five miles away. (No, I don't know how we survive.) We got a little carried away and ended up taking a ferry ride to a place called Kingston. It's very picturesque with lots of coastline and moldy trees.

I don't normally bring my camera to Denny's so you'll just have to make do with this map of the ferry route:

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I only just convinced Heather that Kingston isn't on an island. The ferry crossing is 6½ miles but the drive would be 109 miles and over 170 without even crossing bridges. Google should never have given us Google Maps. Then I'd be sleeping right now.

Wednesday 2 April 2008

Awww Mom, Not That Picture!!!!

I'd like to say we've been too busy to blog but that would be a big fat lie. Here is a synopsis of life in the McFarlane household for the past 2 weeks or so. On Easter Sunday Owain got his first taste of rice cereal (that's what the movie is of in the previous post). It was all very exciting and messy, maybe that's why we haven't done it since. I had a birthday, 33, woo..., John found a new recipe to make for dinner, chicken curry, we've had it 6 times, and Owain and I were in a little fender bender during a freak snowstorm. I slid into a big 4x4. Thankfully it didn't even wake Owain up and there was no damage to the other vehicle, my car on the other hand has quite a bit of expensive damage to the air conditioning and radiator. Its in the shop now and I hope by the time all the repairs are made we haven't had to sell our first born to cover the costs.
Dang, that's a lot of candles, almost set the smoke detector off!

And finally, the most recent picture of Owain. He's a "maniac", looking for "fame" in his awesome baby legwarmers