Tuesday, June 19, 2012

6 months

My baby is half a year old, where did the time go.  I read somewhere the second half of a babies first year is when they reach lots of their milestones and start to change.  We'll once Owen hit 6 months he was sitting up, and started to roll over more constantly.  He has rolled about once a month since he was born but now he rolls from stomach to back most of the time.  Every once in a while he will decided he doesn't want to and cry until I flip him over.  Owen can also stand up when I hold him under the arms and he surprised me with two teeth coming in.  Since we are in DC I haven't gone to the doctor yet to see how much he weighs but let me tell you it's at least 20lbs this boy is a chunk.

Day #12 The Capitol!

Well this is our last venture into DC.  We had tickets to tour the Capitol building.  It was really beautiful inside.  Then we took a tunnel over to The library of Congress.  We stopped by the Supreme Court but it was closed for the weekend.  Next time we go to DC we will have to go during the week to see if we can listen to a case.  We have one more week of dog sitting.  I'm sad to leave its beautiful out here not to mention Owen insists on going outside.  He loves to listen to the birds and watch the trees blow.  What am I going to do back in Arizona when its 100 degrees outside.  I know Owen doesn't like the heat because when we go into DC and its hot he screams the whole time and when its overcast he dose fine.  Its a good thing my Grandma has a pool.  Well enjoy the pictures!


Library of Congress

Inside the Library of Congress!


View from the Supreme Court!

Re-try the Zoo!

My mom and Alyssa came to visit.  They had both been to DC a couple years ago and didn't really care about seeing the monuments but wanted to go to the zoo.  Owen did much better.  We drove there so he slept the whole way there and was well rested when we go there.  He spent some time in the stroller but liked to be carried most of the time.
At the zoo!
Moms feeding there young!

Panda Owen!

Sting Ray!

Auntie Alyssa!

DC day #11

Ryan took the day off.  We went to Annapolis for the day.  We took a cruise down the river and walked through the Navy Academy.

Mom and Alyssa enjoying the cruise

Owen chewing on something!

Where I want to live!

The Naval Academy.  If Ryan joins the Navy he can work there!

Look at that hair!

Mom and the Baby!

DC Day #10

As you can tell from our other post we have done most of the stuff around DC, but Ryan being the baseball fan that he is, we had to go tour The Washington Nationals Stadium. Owen was really good he made a couple of girl friends that loved him to pieces.  He would smile and giggle at them.  Then he got a little fussy and he feel asleep on my shoulder.

Next we tried to go to the Holocaust Museum but the tickets were gone for the day.  So we walked over to Jefferson Memorial and then went home.

The Nationals Field!

The locker room

Down on the field!

View from the Jefferson Memorial

Can you see the White house and the Washington Monument?

I guess the picture of the Jefferson Monument must be on Ryan's phone!  O well you'll have to go to DC to see it yourself!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Moving Day!

We have two more weeks left in the DC area.  We were renting someones basement, but now we are dog sitting in a huge gorgeous home. I"m pretty sure I want to take over there house and move in.  Four bedrooms upstairs, on the main floor; kitchen, living room, dinning room, and a sun room, in the basement another living room and bedroom.  The backyard is heaven.  A nice patio to go outside and enjoy the cool evenings, no Arizona heat.  Beautiful green trees, grass and plants.  Owen and I just came in from enjoying the shade and leaves blow.  The dog pretty much just lays there all day he is doped up on meds (doctor orders) but we still take him for walks through the neighborhood.   Not to mention they have every movie Chanel with there cable, along with netflix.  Someday I"ll have my own house, but right now its fun to pretend.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sinners Day 9

My boys Captain of the ship!
 Ryan and I haven't been to church since we have been out here.  About 3 weeks.  We promise to be faithful and go again when we return to Arizona in another 3 weeks but we are pretty much on a 6 week vacation.  Do you always go to church when you are on vacation???  I didn't think so.   We'll to begin on Friday I was going to take Owen for a walk but his tire was completely flat.  I swear it had a hole.  Ryan takes it to fill it  back up with air and Saturday morning its fine so we go on with our adventures.  This morning we wake up to it being flat again.  I was right it had a hole.  I can't go into DC without my stroller that's were Owen naps but we pump it back up again and it works.

Anyways, back to this fine Sabbath morning we were going to go to the Navy Museum and then to the Nationals Baseball game.  We'll that morning we find out there will be 2 players signing autographs and if you know my husband we have to go to that.  So I go buy him a ball to get signed, it came in a case and everything and we decided to the Navy Museum after the game.  We get there and walk the wrong way to get tickets and when we find the line it pretty long and they tell us the cheapest tickets they have is $95 or you can buy a standing room ticket.  We are not that dedicated to baseball, not to mention we don't have an extra $200 just laying around and I'm not standing with a baby for the game.  Now that I am typing this we could have done that since Owen made me stand with him the last game we went to.  O well, he was screaming by the time the game started and the tickets were still like $20.

On to the Navy yard.  Half way there Owen is screaming his head off.  He doesn't like the heat or being ignored for that long in his stroller.  Ryan carries him but he is a chunky kid.  Once we make it to the musuem I change him and I know he is thirsty cause Ryan and I are too.  So I feed him saying this is going to make you feel better.  I keep repeating it so he will eat.  Now I know he just wants to play so I send Ryan to look at the Museum while Owen and I play.  After awhile I Ryan comes back and we finish the Museum together.   Owen always tells us when its time to leave.  He started crying cause he was tired.  He screamed bloody murder halfway back to the car tell he feel asleep.

Fighting away!
Owens favorite way to be held

We couldn't go into the ship because its closed on Sundays

Running the submarine!

We decided it was time to repent and go visit the temple.  The GPS we have is 12 years old so it took us straight through the heart of DC to get there.  It was kinda cool to see everything and traffic wasn't bad since it was a Sunday!  I have decided on 3 places I could live if we moved there.  The neighborhood by the temple, the area we are staying in now, or Alexandria VA Mount Vernon area.

After visiting the temple and walking around the grounds.  I decided it would be so nice to get married there and have your wedding pictures on the grounds of this temple.  Not that I want to get married again (I love Ryan) or that the Mesa temple isn't beautiful,  but look at this temple... The Mesa one is just a box.  The grounds here were so big and green with flowers it was beautiful.  

Day 8 DC

First ever airplane
We Finally saw the National Archives Museum.   Every weekend I would say we we're going to the National Archives  and we would get caught up doing other things or Owen would be crying.  Memorial weekend we tried to go but the line was around the corner.  I thought it was just because it was Memorial weekend but we went again this weekend and the line was just as long.  We figured it was going to be like that every weekend so we waited in the line.  No pictures allowed but we saw the Constitution, Bill of rights, The Declaration of Independence, the Magna Carta and we wandered through the other things on display. 

Airplane and space ship
Owen had been refusing to nap he took like two 10 minute naps and it was 12 ( He woke up at like 6)  I went to change his diaper and was caring him around patting him on his back and he just passed out asleep.  So sweet.  Most of the time in DC he would cry a lot but today he was an angel.  I didn't know if it was because we were inside, it was cool outside, or it wasn't as loud.  He even stayed asleep as I put him in his stroller.  Then we walked to the Air and Space Museum.

We got there just before they started a guided tour so we went on that.  By that time Owen woke up I feed him and we began our tour.  Owen had other plans though and wanted to play.  I gave up and went and played on the floor with Owen for awhile.  Ryan enjoyed the tour a lot more than I would of anyways.  I did catch up eventually and walked thought the museum after.

On our way home we ordered Cheese bread sticks and a Philly cheese steak from Dominos.  We like that better than there pizza these days.  It was perfect we even ate by a pond and threw bits of the bread to the ducks and geese.  We knew it was time to leave when the Geese started hissing at Owens toes.  Sorry can't eat my babies toes.