The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

Neil is officially old! He turned 30 today but the cake didn't want to wait so we celebrated last night. Here is Neil and the boys singing over the cake Jack and I made!

Excited for cake!

Aunt Sarah and Uncle Paul invited us to go bowling last night so we went to family glow bowling with them and Grandma and Grandpa. Here is Aunt Sarah showing Jack the ropes!

An expert already
Grandpa helping Jack. You can guess where this ball is headed!
Owen giving it a try

Check out how many pins he knocked down that time!
Even Owen loves bowling

Friday, January 30, 2009


Here are some new Owen pictures and videos. Owen just being happy as usual!

Snuggling the blanket

He LOVES pushing around this shopping cart!

Owen is also a musical genius
More music

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

All New

I haven't been blogging much because I haven't been taking any pictures lately and everyone hates a blog with no pictures. We are in a winter funk around here! We are all bored out of our minds and needing to get out of the house so not much new is happening but I will give a little update on the boys.
Jack has finally decided to let us in on his "ABC" talents and he sings them all the time now. He knows them perfectly and I love listening to him sing! He came down with a cold yesterday so he is all stuffed up and coughing and sneezing. He is running a fever tonight as well so that is a bummer! He is doing really, really well with potty training. He goes all day in regular underwear without accidents and only wears a pull-up for naps and night time or if we are out of the house. I am proud of how well he is doing and really impressed with how easy he has made potty training.
Owen is my little ray of sunshine. He is all happy all the time. He is changing so much. He is learning new words all of the time (today he learned "kitty") and is really developing his personality more every day. It is hard not to smile when Owen is around. He learned how to get on his Bounce and Spin Pony and his truck by himself so he is very busy! He has also transitioned from walking to sprinting everywhere he goes. The boys play together a lot now and love driving their trucks around the house or just chasing one another. On to the pictures!!!
Here is Owen with his balloon
Wrestling (and Owen is actually having fun!) and being afraid of my hand coming to tickle them!
The Zebra had been revived and gets HOURS of use every day
Owen trying to keep up with Jack on his Pony
Jumping away
All smiles
Sweet baby boy
I love this look!
My boy
The furrowed brow. He thinks it is so funny. After he gives me this look once he has trouble doing it again because he is laughing too hard and can't keep a straight face!
Smiley guy
Owen in his rocking chair
Trying to wiggle away
They love to play in the ottoman

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Play Day

First is a picture for Grandma and Grandpa living the life in Florida. This is our table just before we got this last inch of snow. Ugh!

Here is Jack rolled up in a blanket
Today we went to visit Great Grandma for a few minutes and then headed out to Castaway Cafe with Grandma, Aunt Becky and Aunt Theresa. This place is really neat and the boys loved to be able to run and play after being cooped up in the house in this cold weather! It is hard to see Jack in the pictures but I will try to navigate. Aunt Theresa is on the left and Aunt Becky on the right and Jack is a level above them in the middle by the blue balls.
Jack is by the blue balls again
Here is Owen with Aunt Becky
Jack running
Grandma letting Owen doing what he loves...EATING
I have no idea where Jack is but this is a good view of the play area
Owen climbing
Here is Jack doing his favorite spin out move on his truck

Here is Jack just being Jack and talking about the new president

Monday, January 19, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Meeting Baby Carter!

First we have a few random pictures from today. Here is Owen hanging out this morning.
Here is what I saw when I turned on the news this morning. It was even colder out here in the suburbs. I believe -16 at the time I woke up (without the windchill!).
This afternoon we drove out to meet Dustin and Tracy's three day old baby, Carter. He is unbelievably cute!
We got lots of open eyes!
Neil, Owen (looking huge) and Carter
Neil with Carter
Carter with the lady who hogged him most of the time ;-)
Jack checking out the baby. He kept saying "awww" while Owen looks on.
They were interested!
Congratulations Dustin and Tracy! He is a beautiful baby!!! We look forward to watching him grow up with our boys!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Owen sitting in the sun

Owen making a kissy face
Jack vacuuming with no pants and one sock
Owen with his popper