Well life has been kind of crazy! My sister Christina was in and out of the hospital a couple of times and feeling miserable but she is finally home and hopefully going to heal and be done with it! Her ward has been great helping out with her 5 kids! I think it was nice for me to be in the hospital with her (when I could) because my mom is not here! Yesterday she called us to come over and make cookies(4 different kinds) so I know she is back to her old self again! I dont know why but for us baking is like therapy! So my sweet little pumpkin turned 1 last friday. We had family over for cake and ice cream on sunday! Owen devoured his cake it was so fun! And he loves his firetruck that we bought him! He is still not walking but he scoots everywhere. He is getting stronger though. He has 8 teeth and he waves bye bye and he just started giving loves to me and stuffed animals. Its so fun seeing a new dog do new tricks. Its just like the first and second, so exciting!! I wanted to journal a little about his birth because I havent yet!(oops terrible mommy!) Owen Ray was born on September 28 2006 at 2:35 am. The doctor induced me around 4:oo the afternoon before. He was named after his grandpas. Ralph Owen Merrill and Raymond Oberly. Mark and I both loved the name Owen even before Olivia so that part was easy! It was a great delivery ( epidural) but I could still feel a little bit so I was able to know what and when to push. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces but then they sucked a bunch of fluid out of his lungs so we swear he weighed 8 even . Exactly like caden and Olivia 8 pounds on the dot! Totally wierd but who am I kidding I gained a little more with this pregnancy! Owen has always been a great baby! After the first initial week of hell I mean breastfeeding, he was great! He is a wonderful sleeper but thats because I trained him for schedules from the start. (babywise book is the way to go) Unfortunately I stopped giving him the occasional bottle of formula when he was 4 months old that when I tried to give him one later around 7 months he refused. I was kicking myself because I was sick and really needed to give him one. We got through that and around 11 months we got him to do a sippy cup so finally he was weaned just in time for his birthday! Yea for me! Owen is by far my picky eater! Caden was great and ate everything thats probably why he was and is 95% for his weight. But Owen loves loves dino nuggets. He eats them almost everyday! I do force him to eat some veggies too! He loves baby einstein movies and he loves getting into his big brother and sisters room and playing with their stuff!! This has been a great year and I have loved every minute of it thanks Owen I love you!! Happy Birthday!