Tuesday, March 30, 2010


when i was younger i remember babysitting a little boy that was a screamer. i about lost my mind, and ever since then i would always say, "i will never have a screamer". i remember even telling quinn when we were talking about having kids, "he just better not be a screamer." well....that's what i get for saying never. jayden screams when he's sad, he screams when he's mad, and he even screams when he's happy. it doesn't bother quinn and he says to just ignore it, but i don't know if i can take it anymore. i swear one of these days i'm going to crack. it's a good thing he's cute. any advice out there?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

monkey boy

now that i have two kids, going on walks or to the zoo is not as easy as it used to be. before owen was born i laid awake one night stressing about how i would walk to the park with the boys without a double stroller and a toddler that likes to run. i found a solution...and the solution was one that i had made fun of for years. i always laughed at moms who put leashes on their kids, but not anymore. i bought one of those cute monkey backpack leashes for jayden and it works like a charm. now every morning jayden grabs his leash, begs me to put it on him, runs to the front door and whines to be taken on a walk. do i have a kid or a puppy?

Monday, March 22, 2010

oh happy day!

happy 1 month birthday owen!
your present...bring you home from the hospital.

Friday, March 19, 2010


baby o is finally out of the ICU and should be able to leave the hospital tomorrow! fingers crossed. he is looking so much better and now has the strength to scream at those mean nurses when they mess with him (which is usually right after he falls asleep).
here are our boys with their amazing godparents, who kept owen company in the hospital and kept mommy from losing her mind.
we love you guys.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"i only like good news"

lexi: "i have good news and bad news."

quinn: "i only like good news."

the bad news is that it is day 6 in the ICU and it doesn't look like we are going home today. i think owen's expression in this picture shows how he really feels about that. he is doing a lot better, but still can't go off of oxygen yet. thanks again for all the prayers. they seem to be working great.

the good news is that quinn's intramural basketball team won in the championship game! let me add that this was in the A league and also let me add that the team they played looked like NBA all-stars....big tall black guys...monstars in fact. no one watching thought that they could beat the monstars (who have actually been the reigning champs of this league for the past few years), but quinn's team played awesome and showed those giants who the real champs are.

the other good news is that i got into the UofL dental hygiene program! i will be starting the two year program in august. and no, i don't know what i'm getting myself into. is all i know is that i want to do it. call me crazy.

here are a couple pictures of pre-RSV baby o.
we think he's pretty cute.

Monday, March 15, 2010


today is day 4 in the ICU and baby o is slowly getting over this virus that is attacking his body so. all the prayers and well wishes seem to be pushing our baby toward a swift recovery.
thank you.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

baby o

owen quinn brown
born 6 lbs 13 oz
19 1/2 in tall
on february 21st
he has brought so much joy to our lives
he is such a good baby
and he already adores his older brother
(maybe tolerates is a better word)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


this post is for grandma.
pics of owen to come.