Odin- a little man with a big name

Odin became a little man with a big name on July 26, 2006 at 11:01 PM. He currently resides with his Mommy, Daddy, dog, Honey, cat, Grasshopper, and fish tank of un-named fish in Santa Cruz, California where he enjoys long walks along the ocean, daily visits with Daddy to the greenhouse in the backyard, and being social with Mommy and his friends. Odin will be getting a sibling at the beginning of October and he's really excited!

Current Age: 2 years (25 mo.)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

November 23, 2006

Visit http://ryanandstarswedding.blogspot.com/ for more photos of the wedding!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A lovely Thanksgiving was had by all!

Giving Thanks
by Rose A. Bell

"I sit alone thinking to myself about you and your love.
How wonderful it is to have you in my life.
You complete me in a way I have never known.
You have me now mind, body and soul.

You loved me for so long and I never knew.
Your heart was mine, could it be true.
You'll love me forever is what you say.
I thank the lord each and everyday.

I will never hurt you. I will never stray.
I can not live without you I will always stay.
You are my love. You are my strength.
With you in my life I will always give thanks."

We had the perfect day. The sun came out, the warm breeze blew, there wasn't a single cloud in the sky! More photos to come but this is just a small sample of what a wonderful day it was. We hope that all of you scattered across the country had as fabulous of a day as we did! You were all in our thoughts!
Lots of love,
Star, Ryan, and Odin

Monday, November 20, 2006

Odin always wakes up on the right side of the bed!

Just thought you should all see the little guy I get to wake up to every day!!! It makes getting up at 6AM worth it! (That and the coffee!!!!)

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Odin's New Contraption

As you can see, Odin is becoming the master of his domain! This "exersaucer" is his new favorite contraption. Odin had a very busy week playing darts with Daddy and his buddies, doing pilates with Mommy and lunching on sushi with his fellow pilates babies, graduating to the 4 month and older babies group at Sutter, flirting with his friend Kaiya and having a play date at her house, meeting the "kids" that his parents knew in utero in their childbirth class, attending a Kids on Broadway performance of Beauty and the Beast, and taking Honey to the beach! This week, Grammie and Grandpa arrive Tuesday, the wedding is Thursday, then Thanksgiving dinner! Odin can't wait!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Hams for the camera, put a smile on your mug!

Mommy went and had her makeup done today at the makeup counter in Macy's so Odin thought that a photo shoot was in order! Here are the entertaining results...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A face only a mother could love...

I can't help it- I, too, believe that my baby is the cutest in the whole wide world! Isn't he just the best? In between eating all day long (he's having a growth spurt) he actually paused long enough to pose for these photos today! I'm totally turning into one of those sick mothers who considers putting her baby into a "cutest baby" competition or submits her baby's picture for baby modeling. I am beginning to understand the dark obsessed part of parenting- where you sneak in to watch your baby sleep, or print his photo and put it on the fridge even though the real child is right in front of you...

Anyone have contacts at a baby modeling agency? Just kidding...sort of. Someone save me from myself!!!!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Under the sea
Under the sea
Darling it's better
Being a jet setter
Take it from me...eee.eee.eee
All of the Papas, they work all day
All of the Mommas, they slave away
While Odin is flyin'
He's never cryin'
Under the sea

His new trick is rolling over
It really is quite a feat
Last night Odin was a turtle
Went downtown to trick-or-treat
His Daddy, King Triton of the Sea
Mommy, a mermaid like Ariel
Poor Odin, little did he get to see
Fell sound asleep inside his shell.

Under the sea
Under the sea
We're back on the West coast
Mom cooked a pork roast
For my Daddy!

To everyone back East
Pack up your khakis
Come out to Cali
It's closer than Bali
Till then we'll miss you
But we've got lots to do
Under the sea