not a fan….

March 30, 2010

Grammie and Grandpop Sowle have been in town for the last 10 days and the little man is finally starting to take to them and even letting them hold him. This is progress considering he has quite the separation anxiety these days, especially from me. My parents took him to meet the Easter Bunny today while I was at work. Let’s just say he wasn’t a fan!


st. patty’s day

March 17, 2010

I can’t believe how much he has grown since last year. Here is a pic of the little man last St. Patrick’s day. Stay tuned for a pic from today.

birthday preview….

February 22, 2010

The big day came and went sooo fast! The little man’s party was a success…here is a sneak preview pic of Rowan at his party, courtesy of my friend Jen, who took some awesome pics at the party! Thanks Jen!!!!!

Stay tuned for  more party pics….

birthday boy

February 19, 2010

I can’t believe the little man is 1 year old today! Words can’t begin to express the emotions I feel remembering the day of his birth. As all you fellow mothers know, having a child changes you forEVER in a way that no one can describe and that you can’t comprehend yourself until the moment you first see your child!

On Rowan’s birthday, this is my wish for him….

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly…to listen to stars and buds, to babes and sages, with open heart; await occasions, hurry never…this …is my symphony.” – William Henry Channing

Here are some of my favorite pictures from that day.

my bday weekend

February 11, 2010

To make up for my lack of posts…here is a pic of Rowan and his girlfriend Kaylin. I have a feeling they will be best buds someday. Kaylin and her parents visited us on my bday weekend and came all the way from NJ! What a treat!

p.s. think it’s time the Kelly’s upgrade to a larger car?

Thanks Kim, John and Kaylin for making my bday one to remember! We couldn’t ask for better friends!

almost one!

February 11, 2010

I can’t believe the little man is almost one year old! His bday is just over a week away and I CAN’T WAIT! Planning has kicked into full-force and all the details will be wrapped up by the end of the weekend. Here is a sneak peak at his Circus/Carnival themed bday…the invite!

bday boy

The invite design is by one of my ABSOLUTE favorite Etsy stores. Check out more of Amber’s brilliant designs at her Etsy Store announcingYou. I was dying to get her “owl love you forever” card for Rowan’s first Valentines, but time just got away from me…maybe next year!

Unfortunately we didn’t have our camera with to capture a pic of the little man and his first dinner with a rock star! My cousin Derek was in town with Everclear (he’s their sound engineer) for the Rock n’Roll marathon – they played at the finish line. So the Bob and I picked up Derek & Art in our little VW Jetta for an authentic mexican dinner at TeePee. It was great to spend time with Derek and get to know Art a bit more – great guy! They were both really impressed with our son’s wall licking skills! Good times!