Wednesday, November 02, 2011

5 incredible years!

Oh how I love this time of year...

5 years ago-not so much. But every. single. year. since- LOVE!

Yes, THIS happened 5 years ago and changed MY world forever.

Changed my faith.

Because I now believe in miracles.

Changed my prayers.

Because I know my prayers are powerful.

Changed my heart.

Because Owen has melted it.

Changed my everything.

Because I can't imagine my days without him in it.

I'm so happy to be saying "Happy 5th Birthday Owen!"

There were deep, dark times when I thought this nor any of the 5 years before now would come. And now-look at you!

You are a preschooler! And oh, how you love Busy Day Preschool!

You love crafts so love all things creative, in fact. You love to dance, and sing (and with no formal training, even;-). You make crazy good coloring pages...and you even mastered writing your name as Owen instead of OMen! Ha!

The last 6 plus months have been super exciting as your physical growth has EXPLODED-off the charts! I can't wait for the official 5 year well-kiddo check-up next week, but for now, I'm guessing about 32 pounds and 39 inches...yes, seriously! That puts you on the growth charts! For the first time -EVER! You have a lean, muscle-y body that amazes us to watch!

You decided to try your skills as a barber this past might not be the career path you should pursue:

So, you ended up with my not-so-professional buzzing skills:

Oh yeah...sorry about the undies pic-I apparently didn't take many pics of you with this buzzed 'do...whoops. But, it was short! And the really weird thing is, when it grew back, there was a weird large area at your crown that is seriously lighter than the rest of the hair...

Well, you can't see it super well in this pic...but trust me-it looks like I tried to dye it;-)

No, not like this...silly!

You also got to go on your first cruise...that was super fun times, huh? I know you remember the swimming pools the most. And then, probably, the hot cocoa every night and the face painting in adventure ocean. It was a great time and fun way to end the summer (and your 4th year of life;-).

You are looking forward to playing t-ball this spring. You haven't participated in any other organized sports yet (well, except for that short stint in the Lil' flipz trampoline class...but we try to forget about that epic fail;-).

You love to play dress up and pretty much anything with Griffin. He calls you O-nen. And I love it. I sometimes call you O-nen because it's just so tute! (Yep, you can't quite say your C's so you replace it with T's;-).

You sure have come a long way! From this:

to this at one year:

to this at 2 years:

to this at 3 years:

to this at 4 years:

and here we are now at 5 years:

Holy face paint Batman! I sure wonder what the future holds for you!?!

But I sure welcome it with open arms!