Friday, October 30, 2009

3 year pictures

A week or so ago, I took Owen's 3 year pictures. He was so sweet, trying to pose for me - so cooperative! I can hardly believe I have a 3 year old. He started Sunday School last Sunday and really enjoyed. They were discussing David and Jonathon and how they were best friends. When the kids were asked who their best friends were, Owen replied, "Hannah!" When they told me that, my heart about melted - so sweet :) He is also learning memory verses, which he has already memorized. We're pretty impressed to say the least.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The jig is up

OK, I've kept it a secret for 6 months, but now that it's over, I'm bragging on my man. : ) Since April, Paul has been training to run the Columbus Marathon. We were able to get a few days off of work, grandparents watched the kids, and on Saturday morning Paul and I headed down to Columbus. We headed downtown to pick up his race packet and then spent the rest of the day and night with Ben, Jaime, and Alayna. Dark and early (5 AM) Sunday morning we rolled out of bed, Paul got geared up, and we headed downtown again to find a decent parking spot. Thankfully we found a good place to park and had Paul to the starting area at 6:30 AM (an hour before start). Ben graciously came along so I didn't have to wander around Columbus on my own -thanks, Ben! It was mid-30's at the start with a slight breeze, but skies were clear and the sun came out once it rose. Ben and I saw Paul off at the start and then headed to the halfway point (got some coffee along the way) and cheered Paul on at the 13 mile mark. We then "toured" downtown while heading in the general direction of the finish. We caught Paul again at the 26 mile mark, where he had .2 miles to go (that is where the pic was taken). Paul finished the race and we caught up with him afterward, got a few pics, and then headed the 10 blocks or so back to the car. Paul is a modest man and would rather I had not posted at all, but....I'm so proud of him for his accomplishment. This was his first marathon, and he is now saying he would like to do it again to do a few things better the next time. He finished in at around 3 hr 38 minutes, tired, sore, cold, and happy he was done. I enjoyed the whole experience, walking around Columbus (i love that city!), spending quality time with Ben :), and cheering Paul on. Sunday night Paul and I stayed in a hotel downtown, went out to eat, and relaxed. We headed back north Monday noon to collect the kids and head home. A great get-away weekend (maybe not relaxing for Paul, but fun nonetheless!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Celebrations

OK, these pictures posted out of order??? And I still haven't figured out how to type between pictures so bear with me : ) The cake above is the one I made for Owen when we got together with our families over the weekend. He requested a Percy cake - the thing took me an hour and a half to make! Only for my child... The Rassi clan was in town for the annual Columbus Day weekend reunion, most of the Suvar's made it over, plus my family as well. There were about 25 in attendance for lunch and cake. Quite the 'party' for a 3-yr-old! : )
Yesterday, on Owen's birthday, we were on duty at Pine House. While the resident's are off at school in the morning, we have a little family time. We gave Owen his gift from us - a bike! We were pretty pumped to give it to him. We brought it out to him before lunchtime, hoping for an excited reaction. He stood there and smiled and then said...."can i have a peanut butter jelly sandwich, please?" not quite what we were looking for :) but about 5 minutes later as he is eating his PBJ sandwich, he says "i like the bike. i want to keep it." he then proceeded to bike all over the kitchen the rest of the day. i think he likes it...
For supper I made a pumpkin chip loaf of bread and put cream cheese frosting on it. And the resident's sang him happy birthday. Hard to believe our little guy is 3 and headed off to Sunday School next Sunday. Thanks to all who celebrated with us - Owen is enjoying all the gifts : )

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Owen!

I am currently posting while on duty so do not have access to a great newborn pic of Owen. When I get to my computer I will most definitely post one. But I didn't want this day to pass without acknowledging the 3rd birthday of our first born. It's hard to believe it has been 3 years already! He has brought joy and laughter, frustration and tears. But I am so glad God chose us to raise his Owen. Happy Birthday, Owen!