Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Ok, I am officially awful...I have moved my blog back to wordpress.  A lot of my older posts did not copy over to blogspot very well.  The captions were messed up, the pictures were cut off funny, and links and galleries were missing from some posts completely.  Although the blogspot templates are so much cuter, the thought of trying to fix all of the old posts when I should be writing new ones was too overwhelming.  If you know me at all, you know I am too OCD to leave the posts all messed up.  I hope that you will still come see out updates over at www.emilysneed.wordpress.com

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Owen's First Haircut!

I have debated for weeks over whether or not Owen needed a haircut.  He had these cute little curls on the back of his neck, and his bed head was so cute!  But I ultimately decided that the majority of the time his hair looked scraggly, fuzzy, and like he had never seen a brush.  With the support of several friends, Andy, and my mom, I came to the conclusion that he needed to have his hair cleaned up.  Here are some pictures of Owen's messy hair...

We took him to Kim at Beck's yesterday, and she was awesome with him.  He sat in Andy's lap, and my mom fed him puffs and cheerios.  I was busy taking pictures.  Kim cut the fuzz off the back, but she left the top and his bangs just how they were.

Kim doing her magic...
All done!

It is true that a haircut makes little boys look more grown up, but he still looks like my little boy (especially from the front!).  Now he will look like a little clean-cut one year old for his birthday tomorrow and his party on Saturday!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ok, so I am a blog slacker...

I know it has been a while, but things have been so busy at the Sneed household, there has been little time for pictures and even less time for blogging.  Anyway, now I will hit the highlights from the past month...

  • On July 23, while I was out of town at a quilt show in Knoxville, Owen crawled for the first time.  He started out slow, but now he is FAST and in to everything!

  • The next day, Owen started pulling up.  He is getting too big, too fast!

  • I am still plugging away on my quilt.  I have completed more than half of my quilt blocks!  Pictures to come soon!

  • While grocery shopping the other day, I looked at the "year to date" savings on my receipts from 3 stores (CVS, Food Lion, and Bi-Lo) from those three stores alone, I have saved $975.00 in 2009.

  • I got a new sewing machine!  I am so excited about this.  It sews and embroiders.  I also got free classes for buying it.  Once I figure out what I am doing, I will be posting pictures of what I have learned to make.

  • This week, Owen got to switch from formula to whole milk.  This is a BIG deal for us.  His special formula was $27.99 a can!  Because of his protein intolerance, we had to phase milk in slowly over the course of the week, and his doctor has to evaluate him next week to be sure that he is not reacting to the milk.  Please pray that we are over the intolerance and Owen can have a normal diet!

  • In two weeks, Owen will be a year old.  This is impossible for me to wrap my mind around!  How can he have been here that long?  On the other hand, I cannot even remember life without him!  I wouldn't trade him for the world!

Ok, so that is all I can think of for now, and I will try to leave more frequent updates.  Thanks for keeping up with the Sneeds!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Thanks for my swimming pool, GiGi!

GiGi was not going to be satisfied unless Owen had his very own swimming pool this summer.  We found some on clearance, and we bought him a blow-up pool to splash around in.  I blew it up today, and Owen splashed and played for a while.  He LOVED it!  And that may be an understatement!




Happy Birthday, Nana!

Yesterday, July 26, was Nana's Birthday.  We went to the Mexican place to have a fiesta.  Nana in the sombrero was the highlight, but Owen eating a lemon was a close, close second!IMG_0032


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fourth of July

On the Fourth, we spent the afternoon at Joe and Jonie's pool.  Then we went to Tommy and Brittany's house to watch fireworks.

Daddy getting Owen ready to swim!

Daddy getting Owen ready to swim!

Don't worry, Andy is just outside the frame of the picture.
Owen LOVES to splash in the water.  Don't worry, Andy is just outside the frame of the picture.

Since just about all of our friends are competitive, we see lots of competitions when we are at the pool...especially diving.  Kyle and Joe have perfected their "gainer" dives.  This is a dive where you face the water, jump in the air, and do a back flip before going into the water.  Kyle wasn't there yet when I had my camera out, so Joe decided to challenge Cody.

Joe's Gainer
Joe's Gainer

Cody's Gainer
Cody's Gainer

These pictures are the funniest, but by the end of the day, Cody was much improved.

After a while, we headed home for Owen to nap before we went to the Richmond's for fireworks.  We all pitched in and one person went and got the fireworks.  They were AWESOME!  Definitely the best non-professional fireworks I have seen.  Some were a little scary, but I am blaming that on my "mommy nerves."  The whole time I was devising ways to shield Owen in case of a wayward firework!  I couldn't get any good pictures of the fireworks, but I did get a couple of Owen.  I was afraid that he would hate the fireworks because he startles so easily.  I was surprised, though, because he actually liked them.  He was pretty enthralled by the first few, but then the glow sticks the older kids had caught his attention!

Owen waiting on the fireworks to begin.Owen waiting on the fireworks to begin.

Daddy held Owen once the fireworks started.Daddy held Owen once the fireworks started.

Joe and Jonie, thank you so much for sharing your pool with us.  Tommy and Britt, we really appreciate you guys having us out for fireworks.  We really enjoyed our day!

Owen with the Animals

When we were in Murfreesboro, Pappy had a home show at the Rutherford County Association of Realtors.  Someone had decided to get farm animals as an attraction, so we took Owen to see them.  There was a camel, two ponies, a goat, and a couple of sheep.  I'm not sure if Owen would make it as a farm baby!

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