Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cowell Christmas 2008

We flew solo this Christmas -- no fam visited us this year.  We did have a great relaxing holiday, however.  This year, Jacob finally 'got' the Santa concept.  Our house has endured a toy/truck explosion and I am in desperate need of purging some unused toys to make room for new!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We've got teeth!

Asher has teeth!  Two of them, actually.  They came in yesterday, finally!!  We went for his six month checkup last week.  He's 16 lbs, 1 oz. (25-50%) and 27 1/4 inches (90%!!!)  So, looks like we're going to have another tall and skinny boy!  He had to get three vaccines (shots) but actually did very well and cried just a little.  He also got a flu shot, which he wasn't real happy about, since by that point he was tired and hungry and wanted to go home to sleep in his bed.  Mommy got a flu shot too, which she wasn't real thrilled about either.  

This morning after I fed Asher breakfast, I poured some puffs and cheerios out on his tray and he was able to pick them up himself and get some of them in his mouth!  What an advanced little boy!!  He is developing his 'pincer' grasp and will soon be able to feed himself table foods!! Yay!!

Halloween 2008

Our neighborhood gets really into Halloween.  There is a house decorating contest, judged by a committee of neighbors.  Last year we didn't even place in the contest.  So, this year we've ramped it up a bit at 506 Midsummer Drive.  We got a spotlight for our skull this year so it is visible at night.  We also have new black urns with black twigs and orange lights on the porch to complement our new Halloween wreath.  And of course, we have our grave yard with skulls and bones poking out of the ground.  Oh yeah, and the skeleton hanging from the tree......Here's to hoping we make a good showing in the contest!  Well, I guess we can't do any worse than last year, right?!?!?!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jacob for President

Grandma Cowell bought Jacob this Kenneth Cole suit last year. Even though it was way too big then, she couldn't resist. We tried it on the other day, just for fun. I just had to roll the waist band down one time and WOW, my little boy turned into a grown up! I can't believe how big he is. More so, I can't believe I'm the mother of a three year old boy!

After we got the coat and tie on, Jacob asked, "Mom, can I go to work now?" Of course you can, kid! Its time to start earning your keep around here!

Grandma Stephanie gave Jacob this laptop at the beach and its been quite a hit. He spends a lot of time in his room doing 'work' now. This laptop has so many educational functions, it is my new favorite birthday gift for all of Jacob's friends.


This picture didn't turn out very well, because I had to quickly grab my camera and try to capture this precious moment between brothers. They're having their first little conversation!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

OBX Slideshow

Sugarland and cars

Two of Jacob's favorite things are Sugarland and matchbox cars.  Check out this video of him dancing to a Sugarland music video and playing with his cars while we get the groceries put away at the beach house.  

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Jacob has really taken a liking to his little brother. He has started giving him kisses and hugs. I'll keep this picture for blackmail later.......

Silly Hat

Grandma Cowell sent us this silly Razorback football "helmet." Jacob loves it!

Getting serious about watching football when it starts in a couple of weeks! Woooo Piigggg Soooiiiee!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rice Cereal

I tried giving Asher some rice cereal today, just for fun.  I'm not quite sure if he liked it or not......

Friday, August 15, 2008

Asher Update

Since most of our blog posts are about Jacob, I thought it was time to update everyone on Asher.  Asher is quite a big boy for his 3 1/2 months, weighing in at an estimated 15 pounds.  He's pretty long too, my guess is 23 inches.  But, we'll find out for sure at his four month check up in a couple of weeks.  As most of you know, we've been having a lot of trouble with his sleeping endeavors due to his reflux.  We now have him on baby Zantac and I think its helping.  He has been sleeping a little better and he has been screaming less.  We've also changed formulas to see if that helps too.  As you can see from this photo, he enjoys sleeping on his tummy.    

Montgomery County Fair

We went to the fair this week.  Jacob really enjoyed the rides and animals.  Not to mention the corn dogs, gyro sandwiches, french fries, lemonade and funnel cake!  

Jacob & Dad on the carousel. 

Jacob with the piggies.....

On Jalopy Junction cars....
Jacob & Dad on the fire truck ride.   

Jake & Cole's Birthday

Last week was Jake and Cole's 3rd birthday party at My Gym.  Everyone had a great time.  Here's some of the best pics:

Jumping into the ball pit.
Getting ready to leave the house for the party!
Everyone on the gym swing.  
My little gymnist -- 2024 Olympics anyone???
Ryan, Allison & Jacob
In the ball pit.............again.
Woooo Hooooo!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Move Over Beethovan

During our visit to Grandma's house in Little Rock, Jacob became quite the little pianist.  Here's a video of him playing the piano and singing the "ABC song."  When he saw me break out the camera he became a little hesitant to perform; but as soon as he took his hat off, he got serious. [Just ignore Asher's crying in the background........] 

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Move Over David Beckham!

Yesterday was soccer again and Jacob was amazing out there! He was dribbling the ball back and forth across the field, kicking the ball into the goal and then shouting, "Goooaaaallll!"
He followed the instructions of Coach Matt and Coach Chris -- sititng on his color spot and sitting on the soccer ball when told, and doing the 'airplane' after each set of 'little kicks.'

Getting ready to leave the house for soccer - with uniform and new shoes on!
Even Asher was dressed for soccer!
Ryan, Jacob and Allison at the playground before soccer class starts.
This move is called 'airplane.'  They put one foot on the ball and their hands in the air.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Asher got so tired doing 'tummy time' on his mat today that he just conked out!  

Look at these feet!  They're so yummy that I just had to take a picture and put them on the blog!  


Yesterday we went to Build-A-Bear with Grandma and Papa.  Jacob made Puffy the Panda for himself and Elliott the Elephant for Asher.  Jacob picked the USA shirt and jean shorts for "Puffy," but went for a more preppy look for "Elliott" with the argyle sweater.  These new "bears" were introduced to the other members of our Build-A-Bear family, Curly Bear and Baby Jaguar.