Thursday, December 4, 2014

Deer Meat and Quotables



Pawpaw gave us a deer! Spencer decided to process it himself to save money, and the girls were big helpers...



Averi Kate's big observation of the night: "That deer can't talk because he does not have a face!"

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The other day, I had a surreal conversation with Averi Kate that did wonders for my self-esteem...

AK: I want you to take that tummy off and put the other one on.
Me: You mean the big one? With the baby inside?
AK: Yeah. This one is kind of mushy.

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Claire (the first time she saw Owen without a diaper on): Wow. That's a different kind of a baby.

Hiking

 Before we get started, let me just make it known that Claire was a robot for Thanksgiving.


And this is what AK thought about it.


 Now, onto the hike...






 













(Almost) 4 Weeks with Owen

 

Have I mentioned how much I love this kid?


Owen is the perfect addition to our family. He has a great "third child" personality - easy-going, laid back, chill, go-with-the-flow. He sleeps a lot and enjoys observing and taking in the chaos when he is awake. He really only fusses when he is hungry or sleepy, and the only time he really outright cries is when his tummy is bothering him.


He is awesome!
 

Here he is getting ready to go to our church's Thanksgiving Dinner when he was 10 days old...



This is mostly what he does...


And sometimes this...

 
Hanging out with Daddy...


Owen's first Thanksgiving - and our first picture as a family of five...