The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Preview

Here are a few pictures from Christmas. More to come once I have time to sort through them all!
Here is Jack on his favorite toy from Aunt Becky, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Paul and Grandma and Grandpa

Owen being excited
Jack with the best gift ever
He LOVES this thing
A bath after a messy Christmas dessert
Owens favorite part of any day. Dinner!
Jack thought Christmas was a bit too exciting. He conked out!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!

First we have a Christmas Message from Jack

Here is the Crossett family hanging out today

Owen walking around at Grandma and Grandpa's house
Rachel and Great Uncle Todd showing off the snowmobile pinata they made at the Bow family Christmas Party
Taylor and Owen
Bow family party
Aunt Becky, Jack and Megan at the party
Owens gift from Kevin...he LOVES it
Happy kiddo
The kids lined up for the pinata
Nick and Jack
Daddy and Becky made a garbage dump gingerbread house...not entirely on purpose

Sunday, December 21, 2008


It is COLD here today. We are talking wind chills down to negative 20 degrees. BRRR!!!!! Last night Aunt Becky and Daddy took Jack out to build an igloo in the cold. I don't know who enjoyed it most but it was pretty neat!
Pink cheeks after being in the cold
Here is Owen showing off some of his talking skills and staring at the camera skills looking dumbfounded

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Owen Walking
Jack by the Christmas tree

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh Goodness!

This is why we rarely eat spaghetti

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Pictures!

Jack will hate me for this picture some day but here he is on the potty at Grandma and Grandpa's house!
Jack and Aunt Becky decorated the tree over at Grandma and Grandpa's this weekend. Here is Jack showing off some ornaments.
Picking the perfect spot. This is where my camera battery died so I don't have more of that day! Darn!
Yesterday was the Larson Family Christmas Party. Santa came with gifts for the little ones. Jack is still unimpressed. He wouldn't let me go but he kept saying "Thank you, Santa. Thank you, Santa" very quietly.
That is a death grip!
Owen was equally unimpressed
The newest member of the Larson family. Four week old Baby Darren! He likes Santa (or at least can't complain about him yet!)

Friday, December 12, 2008

More Walking Progress

Here is a recent video of Owens walking progress. This is what he does all day now! Don't mind the lively Cash Cab debate going on around us. I don't think anyone realized I was taking a video!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Way Behind Again!

Well I haven't been taking any pictures so I keep forgetting to blog. Oops! Owen is a walking master now. I will take video later because he has improved so much. He even learned to stand up without the use of furniture so he just pops up in the middle of the room now and takes off!
Jack is still potty training and doing well. We are a bit stir crazy because we have been sticking close to home while he masters the potty!
Here is the only picture I have taken all week of Owen riding the little tractor in the basement.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We had a busy and fun day today! We went to the library to visit with Santa (and hit the book sale for lots of new kids books), we cut down our Christmas tree, hung out at Grandma and Grandpa's while they put up their tree and then came home to put ours up. It was also our first outing since we started potty training so that was interesting. Jack was afraid of the public restrooms but he did fairly well once we got back to Grandma and Grandpa's. It is still going better than I expected and I am encouraged at the progress!
Here is Owen meeting Santa. He almost looks like he might decide to like him in this picture
Now he is starting to realize he is with a strange guy with a fluffy beard
This is when he decided to let us know that he was unhappy about our choice in baby holders
Jack never even pretended to want to get near Santa. Having him on my lap was the only was to get him within 10 feet of Mr. Clause
This is as good as we were going to get!
Here we are arriving at the tree farm in a 20 degree snowstorm to cut down our tree
Owen with Grandpa searching for the right tree
Jack did a few face plants in the rough terrain
Owen checking out the snow
Daddy and Owen
Jack looking for trees
Owen with rosy cheeks after we got back in the car
Back at Grandmas and Owen is snuggling with the chair (He snuggles everything. He is quite the lovey baby)
Happy guy
Just being cute on the chair
He looks too old...he just isn't a baby anymore!
More snuggles
Owen and Jack sitting together and no one got hurt!
Owen "helping" with the Christmas lights
Jack wanted to help too
Here is our tree set up. We didn't put ornaments on yet. Hopefully we can get that done tomorrow and get some pictures of the finished product!