Friday, December 30, 2011

Owen's First Christmas

Obviously, I did something super wrong last week and accidentally deleted all of my images. I'll be working on it as I can over the weekend. Until then, enjoy this post (with pictures!).

Owen's first Christmas was awesome. I don't even really know what else to say about it, except that it was my favorite Christmas ever. Seeing him experience it all was so much fun.

On Christmas Eve, we went to Grandma and Grandpa's (Ross's parents) house.  Owen wore a sweater vest. (Who put me in charge of dressing a child?)

Thumbs up to Christmas!

Riding his new fire truck from his great-grandma.

Trying to figure out the ball popper from Grandma and Grandpa

New hat from Aunt Rachel. I love it because he can't figure out how to take it off.
High five for this one, Rachel :-)

The future of Racer Band?

Owen talking with Aunt Rachel

The best picture we could get of Owen & Daddy

Owen & Mommy (still holding on to that drum stick)

Laying down some beats with Grandma

Reading with Daddy

On Christmas day, we started by opening presents at home and eating breakfast (I make awesome french toast, just so ya know). 

Rupp decided to crash the Christmas Tree picture

Owen & Daddy opening gifts

He's obsessed with his activity table. He dances along with the music.

He stole the Reese's candy cane out of Ross's stocking

And the candy canes off of the tree.

After that, we ran off to Nanny and Papaw's (my parents) house. 

Reading books with Nanny

He kept looking up my dad's nose. Boys are gross. 

Pouting because I wouldn't let him break all of the ornaments. (Notice he stole Ross's stocking candy at my parents' house, too. )

Petting Big Kitty for the first time. Kitty was not amused.

My new favorite picture.

We ended the night at my aunt's house. I suck and forgot to take pictures there, but we had a ball. Owen loved all of the attention he got, and even put on a nice display of his 'tricks' while we were eating supper. 
My favorite part of that night was when my 8-year-old cousin asked me if she could borrow Owen to star in her silent movie, 'Attack of the million foot baby from OUTER SPAAAAAAACE!' 

Did I let her borrow him? Yes. 

They eventually fired him, though, because he wasn't being monstery enough or something. The best part was, they were so serious when they told him they were replacing him. 'This just isn't working out.'

I love my family.

I hope all of your holidays were as happy as ours! Now we're in the countdown (6 days) to Owen's birthday. Unreal.


  1. Love the photos and narration. Love you guys :) Happy Holidays!

  2. Love the photos! Thanks for linking up to New Years New Followers blog hop!

  3. Oh my goodness! How precious is he?!?!

    On a side note: I deleted almost all the pictures off my old blog until I learned if you upload them straight to your blog from your computer, you can't move them on your computer after that or their file name changes and they no longer exist or something, so you have to host them on-line... or never move them again? All I know is I almost cried (over a years worth of posts went pictureless!) and threw a hissy fit. I hope you get it figured out though, because he is too cute to not be seeing pictures of him :)

    Hopping over from the NYNF hop!

  4. Just found your blog through the New Year hop and started following! You have an adorable little boy! Looking forward to reading more from your blog in the future!

  5. I'm a new follower from the new years blog hop. I am excited to read your blog, especially because I saw some Kentucky Wildcat t-shirts in there. My parents and grandparents and everyone before them were from Kentucky and many still live there!

    Rachelle @

  6. I love the pictures! He's so cute. Thanks for linking up!