Thursday, November 5, 2009

and now he is a Toddler.

I know I have not put any halloween pictures up but this to precedence over them.  Owen walked to us today! 

After a long day, daddy finally got home.  Owen was super excited and mommy was ready for a break.  So I stood him up in front of me and he walked right back over to me and gave me a big hug.  He was so proud.  So we kept having him walk form mommy and daddy and he clapped for himself every time.  

It is amazing how fast he is growing up.  And to think he will be a year old in December.  Here is a little video we caught the 5th time around.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Slow down....

Owen is ten months old...can you believe it!   I can't, he is growing into a little boy as we speak.  We have had a busy month and the holidays are vastly approaching.

We had some visitors for the IU vs UVa game (Suzanne, John, Judy, Grandma Chris, Papa...yes Owen calls my dad papa, and Aunt Stephy).  Lets just say I would be embarrassed to be an IU foodball fan at that game.  Owen and I were able to ride home with Papa and visit with some family before Andy and I were off to Chicago for a wedding reception for some friends.  I think we all miss Indy.  There is never enough time.  We miss everyone and wish we could be closer to family and friends.

Halloween Pictures will be up soon!!!  

Sunday, September 27, 2009

We Love the Fall!

Today we took Owen to the apple festival at Drumhellars Orchard.  He had his first hay ride and mommy let him suck on a freshly picked apple!  Andy participated in the apple sling shot while Owen watched in amazement!

The fall here in Virginia has so many fun things to do on the weekends.

Owen also climbed all the way to the top of the stairs today while following his dad.  Looks like I am in for daily stair-master workouts.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Blue Monday!

We may live in Virginia but my little man is still an Indianapolis Colts fan.  Can you believe that this was Owen eight months ago!

9 months old.

Go Colts!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nine Months Old!

Wow I cannot believe that Owen is nine months old today. He changes by the day. He is becoming more of a big boy these days. He is not my little baby that used to want to snuggle in my arms. Owen want's to be on the move most of the time. Here are some things that Owen has got himself into lately:

Almost every Saturday it is just Owen and I because daddy is usually working at the football game. I have taken him to the last 2 games. He knows how to make the Touchdown gesture with his arms up and claps with the fans. He seems to enjoy them for about 20 minutes, then it is usually time to go, but we make Andy's day by being there, so we go :)

Today Owen and I went to the apple orchard with my Junior League group. It was a lot of fun with the hot apple cider donuts (maybe next year Owen), apple picking, and Owen's little girlfriend Chloe, who could resist? It is great to have such a good friend with a little one the same age as Owen.

Tomorrow Owen and I will attend our first swim class! He loves the water so I am sure that he will enjoy it! Watch out Michael Phelps!

Owen has been crawling for sometime now and is now trying out big boy steps. Grandma Kathy bought him a little shopping cart that he chases me around with. It is so crazy to see our little boy actually walking! It gives me a little glimps of what is to come. He also walks around all the furniture from one to another.

I have noticed from being around litte girls that they are so much more talkative. I swear some things never change! Girls are totally born talkers! But Owen is saying some things these days...he mimicks a lot of things that I say. He says MAMA...yes Mama not dada! His newest "words" are dog and ball. I mean they may not be total words but pretty close. He pointed to Meeko and said dog and he chases the basketball around going "ball ball ball."

We are enjoying Owen so much. He is such a little ham! Everyday is a new adventure in the Platt household!

Come visit us soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

No shoes.....Please!

OK, so this blog may not be directly about Owen but I thought it was good knowledge for all new mommies and guests in homes with children.

Now I was not brought up in a house where we were to take our shoes off...shame on you mother (totally kidding). But more and more was I walking into homes where you were to take your shoes off. At first I found it quite annoying to be honest. But then I totally got the hang of it and now we have chosen to jump on the bandwagon and be a no shoe wearing home. Andy still yells at me when I forget. But hello I do have "mommy brain", so i need a reminder. So I started searching the Internet for cute signs we could put by the door for not only me but as a nice reminder that we would like our guests to take their shoes off. While doing this I found tons of blogs dedicated to this "no shoes rule". It is very interesting the issues people have and also the disgusting fact of the things that get tracked thorough your home. Now that we have a little mover crawling through the home we have these things to worry about.

Here is an insert from one of the blogs I enjoy reading Mommy Goes Green.
"Years ago, I found it annoying to go to someones house and have to remove my shoes. Now, it’s the rule in my house and I almost feel weird wearing shoes in other people’s houses. If you haven’t yet crossed over to a shoe free house, you might reconsider.

Recently, the New York Daily News did a test of two pairs of flip flops worn around New York City. Pair #1 went through bars, a park, rode subway trains and a roller coaster. Pair #2 went into a public restroom in a subway station. Pair #2 had almost 14,000 more bacteria than pair #1 (and traveled far less!).

Not only does this make you rethink your public restroom visits but why would you bring all this bacteria into your home? I have found that I do FAR less sweeping of our hardwood floors since we went totally shoe free.

Dr. Philip M. Tierno Jr., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, said that for shoes worn for 3 months over a summer, 93% have fecal bacteria on them and 20% have E. coli. Translate that to wearing your shoes in your house, leave some ‘fecal matter’ around and having your toddler eat a dropped grape off your floor. I’m cringing.

One other thought – if you have any open cuts or blisters on your feet – stay away from flip flops! You can pick up a serious infection from all the yucky germs floating around on the ground."

So next time you enter house it is always nice to ask if you should remove your shoes.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

So much to share.

First I would like to apologize for my lack of blogging but I have been quite busy chasing Owen around. Trying to keep him from getting to may bruises so people don't report me to child services, eating dog food, and keeping him from anything that can cause bodily harm. He is quite the crawler these days and wants to pull up in anything. I see walking in the near future. Dad is getting tons of enjoyment out of Owen these days. He has brought home a football from work for some early practice. They spend days wrestling on the floor, building forts out of boxes (andy does the building Owen just crawls in and out of them), and hanging upside down and flying though the air. Football season is about to start so we are looking forward to attending the games. We have lots of visitors this fall. We hope to see everyone soon!

Here is a video of Owen's eating skills.

Stay tuned for some more funy videos of Owen along with some recent picture.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Obviously way to long!

It has obviously been way too long since I have last posted. I am sure that many of you are wondering just how much our little Owen has been growing.

Well he is now over 7 months old. He weighs 21.5 pounds now and full of energy. He is sitting up on his own I no longer need to prop him up. He is also moving right along crawling and finding anything and everything he can to stick in his mouth. He is beginning to pull up on everything and loves to be on his feet. I have a strong feeling that we will have an early walker :/

We have spent much of our summer going back to Indiana and spending as much time with daddy before football season starts. Owen loves to wrestle with Andy and laugh at his crazy dance moves. Here are some updated pics from his baptism and throughout the summer.


We would also like to say welcome baby Matthew White who was born this weekend. The parents, Kelly and Ryan, have become close friend of ours in the past months and we wish them lots of happiness with their new little bundle of joy.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer time :)

Owen is now 6 1/2 months old. I can't believe it! These last few weeks have been full of firsts. Owen was baptized on June 21st. It was not only special because of the baptism but it also fell on father's day and his daddy's birthday. We were fortunate to be able to share this with our family in Indiana. The priest who married Andy and I baptized Owen in the church I grew up in. My parents had a cookout afterwards. It was so nice to see everyone that came. I will be posting lots of pics soon from, Meg Miller, the photographer we had there.

We stayed in Indianapolis for half of the week and then made our way down to grandma Kathy and Grandpa Kirk's lake house. It was so nice and relaxing. Owen had his firs swim and his first boat ride. We also got to spend some time with his birthday cousin Lilly. It is so crazy to see 2 little people together that were born on the same day. I look forward to seeing them grow up together.

Indiana was great and we never feel like we are there long enough. We hope to have some visitors here soon.

We hope everyone had a fabulous fourth of July. We spent out day at Keswick Winery with the Narduzzi's It was a beautiful day to have a picnic with great food, wine and family.

Here is a slide show from the past weeks.

Stay tune for pictures from the baptism and his 6 month session.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our fun filled weekend!

This weekend Owen and I were being very preppy and attended our first polo match with some friends. It was to support breast cancer awareness so it was a must that Owen where his pink. Andy wasn't to sure about his son leaving the house in a pink shirt but he was going to Baltimore for the weekend with the guys so he didn't have much say. I am pretty sure that even though Owen was sporting his pink he still looked all boy. As you can see he is already chasing the girls :) This is his new girlfriend Chloe. She lives in the same neighborhood and is about 1 month older than Owen. They had a great time playing.

Also this past Tuesday Owen finally received his first tooth! It is crazy how one day there is no tooth then the next morning there it is.

Friday we will be making the trip to Indy for Owen's Baptism and to visit with the family. Wish us luck....we are driving!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Owen is now sitting up. He is very sturdy! I am still not confident enough to leave him alone but that will come with time. I also thought I would show you all a video on his attemps to crawl. I laugh every time he does it, I am sure you will understand why. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Owen is growing up so fast these days. Here is a list of some of the things he has done this month.
1. He can sit on his own for about a minute tops... But propped up with the boppy pillow he is a pro.
2. He is scooting back. He cant quite figure out what to do with his arms. But I see crawling in the near future.
3. He wants to touch, grab, pull, and pinch everything.
4. He has a new best friend...his feet. They can occupy him for at least a half an hour a day.
5. Teething (yuck)...but still no teeth.
6. He is eating 2 meals a day and mommy is still making it all :)

We also made our first trip as a family on an airplane. To be honest I was more worried about Andy than Owen. He was very concerned about the other passengers. Owen did fantastic. A little crying but nothing to bad.
It was a great visit in Indy, although it is never truly enough time to see everyone. It was so nice to be there for my dad's 60th surprise birthday party. We can't wait to go back June 21st for Owen's baptism.

Just this past weekend I had a baby shower for my good friend Kelly who is expectiong little boy in August. It was a beautiful day and she got lots of goodies. I am so excited for her!

We also took Owen to his first winery. I am lucky to know the owners daughters' from my book club so we got to see how the wine was made and also taste a lot of wine. Owen wasn't to interested; he slept most of the time.

All in all May was very busy. Things have finally started to slow down a little for Andy so Owen and I look forward to spending lots of time with him.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I am 5 months old!!!

Happy 5 month Birthday Owen! Mommy and Daddy love you!

Monday, April 27, 2009

4 Months (a little late)

I can't believe that our little guy is growing up so fast. He is so full of energy and smiles. At Owen's 4 month appointment he weighed in at 15 pounds 11 ounces and was 27 inches long. Looks like he is going to be tall and skinny like his daddy. We have started him on solids, We are hoping that this may help a little with his extreme spitting up. He is doing great with the cereal and we are now going to start introducing veggies! I am going to try to be Suzi homemaker and make all his baby food. Wish me luck. Here is a video of Owen laughing and some pictures for you to enjoy.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stay tuned...

I will post Owen's 4 month blog soon...he has some teeth coming in! Lets just say I have been doing a lot of snuggling with my munchkin.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Lots of Updates!

We have had lots of visitors and many new things have been happening in Owen's life these past weeks. It is amazing how fast he is growing and changing. It is hard for me to keep up with the blog and he is super cuddly after visitors leave.
The first weekend of April Danielle came to visit us. It was her first to time Virginia and her first time to meet Owen. Owen and I made a trip to Richmond to pick her up at the airport. I dropped Owen at Aunt Bonnie's so she could get some time in with him while Danielle and I had lunch and enjoyed the nice weather. By 1:00 we were ready to get the little guy and head back to Charlottesville. He had been getting a cold so I was concerned he would be a little fussy for Bonnie and sure enough he was. This continued through Danielle's entire visit. So we rented movies and stayed in with the little booger.

I began to get a little concerned after day 2 of the fussiness so I took him in to the pediatrician to get him checked out. Andy thinks I am a little crazy at times but I was just be cautious. Owen is not a big crier so when he does it makes my heart ache. The doctor said all was good...he just had a cold and could possibly be teething. Yes teething! And possibly a growth spurt. I mean, he weighed in at 15 pounds at the appointment and is drinking 40 ounces of breast milk. I don't think I can possibly produce more milk for him. More to come on the growth spurt.

Our big boy is now rolling completely over and over again. No more leaving Owen on the play mat. I was in the kitchen at the sink and I looked over and this is where I found the little stinker.
My mom warned me of this when she was here and sure enough there he was about to make his way across the room!

His next milestone occurred on his first Easter. I decided that because of this growth spurt he was in need of some food other than breast milk. The boy has great head control, is interested in what we are doing when we eat, and weighs over 13 pounds. These are all the requirements in all the books so I decided that it was time and the fact that I don't think I can pump anymore milk. It was so exciting. He opened up and gobbled up his cereal. Here is a little video.
Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Kirk were here to experience the fun. We then packed up and went to Richmond to the Narduzzi's for Easter dinner. Check out our little bunny. It may be unnecessary humiliation with the ears but I think he looked adorable.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and Happy Spring!

Monday, March 30, 2009

It's been a while!

It has been a while since I last posted and I apologize. So much has happened in the last 2 weeks. We have had visitors the last 2 weekends, Andy was in Boston for a week, and we will be having more visitors the next three weeks. So to say the least we have been fairly busy.

Two weekends ago we finally got to meet Lilly. Owen's cousin who was born on the same day. It was so much fun to see the two of them together. She was such a sweet little thing. I am anxious to see what they are like together as they get older. Right now Owen jut gives Lilly the stare down. We can't wait to see the Curtis family again.

On Tuesday Andy left Owen and I to go work the NCAA tournament in Boston. I was sad to see him leave for so long but my parents came to the rescue. They arrived Wednesday night and my dad was immediately at work finishing the kitchen island he has been building me for months now. For those of you who know my dad, he is a perfectionist...and like he says you can not rush perfection. And perfection it is. Check out the builder/designer himself next to the finished product! Pretty amazing. I am truly blessed to have a dad who can build me things!

I also have some exciting news...Owen rolled over!!! I was so proud of him! He was a little confused on how he got on his tummy and why mommy was so excited.

Here are some more pics from the past few weeks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Owen's First March Madness

Dad's perspective:

The future AD is taking it all in. Although his Virginia Hoos are not in the tournament, he's enjoying the games and can't wait until he can attend in person.

Check out Owen's-Eye View!