Friday, January 29, 2010

A few pictures and some reflections of being a stay at home dad.

As of lately I have been feeling more and more down about myself. I know it is my duty to make sure things are okay in my own brain, but it is hard when life has just kicked you and keeps kicking you. I have been unemployed for just about a year now, and it seems like no hope is in site. With Lindsie working during the days I am left with evenings and weekends where I am available for work. Those type of hours, I have found, are almost the hardest jobs to come by and when I do locate them they are very demanding for little pay, and they never get back to me. I miss being able to go into a job and feel like I am worth something and supporting my family.
As of now I am a Stay at Home Dad (and for the most part I love it. Owen makes things rad), but can this be called a job? We live in a society where it is okay to be a Mom that stays at home, but when you are a man people expect more from you. I take good care of my kid, playing, feeding, changing and teaching him through out the day. On top of that I make dinner and care for the house. I think that is a lot of noble work and makes for constantly busy days.
Well enough of my bellyaching, though being able to convey my feelings and express myself makes me feel a bit better. Let us humans look kindly on the Stay at Home Dads, as if they were equals to the Stay at Home Moms.

And now for the kid that makes me smile when I don't feel like it...

Owen loves being buried in his stuffed animals.
He is messy, but so darn cute!
How does the little piggy eat?
What a weirdo.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pictureless, but not anchorless

No new pictures with this update, sorry. I was busy with some art projects this week, plus we moved around the living room now that our t.v. has been mounted above the fireplace. Other then that there isn't much to report on from the Birds, but at least I posted this week. See you all next week.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Year and some left overs.

MORE pictures then you can handle. These are the leftover pictures from Christmas and New Years that I forgot to post.
New Years day.

Owen LOVES to read. He was just sitting there reading out loud to himself.

Mom and Owen getting along even though Owen was hoping Green Bay beat Arizona.
Lou getting ready to watch the Packers and Cardinals game.
Owen loves his chair Grandma gave him.
I like ice.

Peanut spent the night with us!
Shadow and his favorite Christmas toy.

The Birds in their Christmas pjs.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Sorry for the long break with out an update. Shawn here, I know this is one of your goto blogs each week and we are going to try and keep it more up to date. Here is what you missed (backwards).

We went to see the lights at Temple Square with our good buddies the Vellingas. We took Trax so we didn't have to deal with parking. The kids loved it!

I love this picture of Lindsie.

Jos, Owen, and Aleeya
Shawn, Aleeya, Owen, Lindsie, Leesa, Jos, Tony.

We spent Christmas at my parents this year. We slept over then opened presents in the morning. We, of course, were spoiled.

Owen was so enthused Christmas morning.

At least Mom was!

Pappa and Shadow
Owen and Grandma
Thanksgiving 2009
We went to Arizona and had a blast. We always love going down there and spending time with the Young family. We always have so many great moments and laugh a lot. No pictures because we forgot our camera (lame). Here are some from the month of November.
I made a turkey.

We were creative with our costume ideas this year for lack of dough. We love this time of year.
Owen was a skeleton.
Linds was a Vampyre.

I was Hobo Robin.
Our pumpkins.
Owen is TOUGH!