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Thursday, April 27, 2006

why do people have kids anyway?

For as long as i can remember, i've wanted to be a dad. But as the prospect became more of a reality and less of a "yeah someday that would be great," i found myself thinking... "Why do people have kids anyway? It'll totally turn our life upside down, and i like our life. We'll be solely responsible for this little human for at least 18 years. And the world is so crazy messed up, do i really want to bring a kid into all of this?" But the first three months of Owen's life have taught me a few things, i think. Things are different in many ways because of him, but he has joined our life, and not the other way around ... so when we feel like Polish water ice, he just comes with us. Our favorite thing to do -- go for a drive -- just so happens to be his favorite thing too. We can still go running, we just push him along in his nifty stroller. Yes, the world is full of messed up things like genocide and war, but we pray that our little guy will be a mighty warrior in the fight for peace and love in the name of Jesus Christ. And every night before i go to bed, i take my cell phone into Owen's closet bedroom, shine the soft light on his fat little face, and in those moments i understand why people decide to have kids.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

a day out

yesterday owen spent the afternoon and early evening with aunt missy and aunt carla. they took owen so i could get some much needed rest. all that play time with his two aunts wore him out! thanks so much to my friends for taking care of him. it was such a help and i am very grateful for you both!

Monday, April 24, 2006

thank you stephen

well... well... for all of you who really know me, you know that i hate having attention drawn to me. so... i just wanted to really thank stephen henricks for announcing to the entire bridge family that i have a kidney stone. thanks buddy.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

what in the world!?!

so these were the headlines that i read today on people are just nuts, as well as the people who write about them. but of course, i am guilty of only reading these two headlines... i'm tired of war and politics, these were definitly more interesting!

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- An Oregon man who went to a hospital complaining of a headache was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt with a nail gun, doctors say.
nail gun

OAKLAND, California (AP) -- A carpenter who keeps his clothes clean by working in the nude was arrested after a client returned home early and found him building bookcases in the buff.
naked carpenter

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

bath time... again

i know that we posted the typical "bath time" photograph already, but owen's eyes look so beautiful in this picture. this picture was taken by memee, my grandmother.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

all the way from michigan

i cant believe he's 3 months old! people say that it's the mile marker of when things start to get easier. it's true, it does. memee and ken came this weekend to see owen for the 1st time. it was so great seeing my grandma holding her great-grandson.

Monday, April 17, 2006

we're bad parents

we put our little "scooter" down for a nap the other morning, walked out of the room.... about 10min later we hear ear piercing screaming. for those of you who have heard owen's "mad scream", it is quite nerve racking. so b checked on him and found this.... no wonder he was a bit upset.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

video chatting

Lindsay and I have started video chatting. Our computer at home has a built in web cam, so when I'm away from home at work (or anywhere with an internet connection) Linds and Owen can sit in front of the computer, dial me up, and i can watch them and talk to them. It's really fun. Owen gets a kick out of watching himself on the screen. On this particular day it was funny to see him go from being happy to downright angry in a matter of minutes. Funny too how mom keeps right on laughing while he's screaming...

Friday, April 07, 2006

we have a thumb sucker

well... i cant say that we have a habit down yet, and i dont want to jinx it, so maybe i shouldnt say... but, owen slept through the night, 2 nights in a row! that's going from 8pm to 6:30am. part of the reason - he found his thumb, finally! last night he was sucking on it so loud i thought he was going to suck it right off his hand.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

a hard days night....

my two boys... it's a tough job being a daddy.