Friday, January 9, 2009

Owen turns FOUR!

On December 30th, 2008, our precious Owen turned four. Owen has brought so much joy and love into our home. All you have to do is look at those dimples and know that he is a special guy:It was 100% Owen's idea to have a "bug" cake:Although this cake isn't a work of art, A LOT of time went into it's preparation. Adam literally drove all over town looking for fake, plastic, bugs on terrible, icy roads. How hard can it be, right? Well, our #1 go-to store was closed due to excess snow on the roof- the 50% Off Card Shop. So he tried the Dollar Store which was also closed because it's excess snow had literally collapsed the entire front of the store. Adam tried Wal-Mart, Michaels, Target, Wal-greens. All he could find were flourescent green, stretchy spiders. Sorry Owen! We tried. You're worth every ounce of driving to look for fake, plastic, bugs! Lucy insisted on opening a few presents herself. Owen was an angel and said, "Here Lucy- do it like this!" He would then try to show her how to tear the paper while it was in her grasp. She wasn't too keen on his help. Thanks for being such a gem Owen.
Aunt Coco, Uncle Tyler, Grandma, and Grandpa came with lots of love, hugs, and gifts:We saved the best gift for last. We had it hidden behind the couch with a blanket draped over it. We played the hot/cold game until he discovered it. He exclaimed "Awesome!" about a dozen times tonight, after each present was opened. (Owen used to have a bike, but Adam ran over it one day. Owen loves telling Grandma each time she comes over, "My Dad ran over my bike." Now he can't say that anymore!)
Let them eat cake! Poor Owen, being a middle child doesn't allow much room for independence. As you can see, he had plenty of help with unwrapping gifts- and blowing out the candles:We love you Owen. Here is a brief synopsis of how you spent your third year: You spent much of it coloring. You would color and draw for hours and hours. Many times you'd get frustrated because you couldn't draw what you imagined. You'd often throw your pencil or crayon across the room and let out an angry yelp. At preschool you were the first to point out if your friends weren't staying in the lines. You love to dig! There's plenty of dirt in the front yard. You love to just sit and dig away! You and Jack also loved making dirt soup with "spices" as you called them. You're always willing to cuddle and for that reason we call you our cuddle bug. You're a terribly picky eater and before each meal you ask, "How many bites do I have to eat?" You are literally addicted to milk and sippy cups. However, this birthday saw you weaned of sippy cups! Hooray! You spend hours with your legos. Dad and I are always amazed at your long-term concentration, whether it's coloring, legos, or lincoln logs. You are amazing at entertaining yourself. You love Jack and miss him when he's at kindergarten. You'll often ask, "When's Jack going to be home?" You're incredible gentle to Lucy and you love babies. Whenever I baby-sit other children, you are so nurturing and helpful.
You're goodness at such a young age must be a sign of a remarkable human being. We can't wait to see all that you'll accomplish in your life time. You have endless gifts. We hope you use them as your Father in heaven would want you to. Happy Birthday Bogles


jessica said...

I love the picture of Owen on his bike with Jack's head in it...

What I love most about Owen is his voice. I will never forget when he was first learning to talk...His little voice using such big words!

Amy said...

Looks like a really fun birthday for him. I love when they're old enough to be excited about birthdays and Christmas and stuff. Your Christmas festivities also looked really fun. Be sure to check out my blog; there are a couple of interesting pieces of news in my last two posts. :)

Bethany said...

What a sweet boy! He is so easy to love, he is darling! We need to have Owen over for a play date!