Saturday, December 27, 2008

This week....

was a good week! Dad was home more because the office closed early. Logan loved seeing his dad's truck pull up the driveway. We were slacker parents though, and ran out of time to buy a tree, so we made due with three mini trees I had. Luckily, Logan doesn't know the difference.
Kyle is determined to make a basketball player out of Logan, so one of his presents was a hoop, but it is a little tall for him. We like to challenge him I guess.
The Holloways invited us on a boat tour around Huntington Harbor to look at the lights and Logan got to hang out with Reese and Drake who are his 2nd cousins.
And I got to hang out with Melissa
My older brother FINALLY got married so we spent the day at the LA temple.
I had to contribute to the money dance (although I ended up having to borrow money from my younger brother....I don't work remember).
Logan ran full force the whole day and night and got tangled in some tulle. He must know that ones of our favorite friends has a strong liking for tulle!

Life just keeps getting more and more fun with this kid around (and a little tiring also).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Logan meet Santa

Last year it was very simple to get a cute picture of Logan with Santa. He just sat in his arms and stared at him. This year we went to Disneyland and met Santa........not as easy. Just a sidenote, I'm a little sad at how big Logan got in a year.
So I had to sit on Santa's lap with him. Maybe Santa should've sat on my lap...I requested a larger Santa next time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Advent calendar/December birthdays

I got the idea to make a stocking advent calendar from Jill Tanner, and its taken me the first 10 days of December to complete and hang up. I just made two stocking patterns, they are fairly small, and are filled with a candy cane for Logan to put on the Christmas tree everyday, and a piece of paper with an activity to complete for the day. Of course Logan has no clue what's going on, but it seems like it will be a fun family tradition. For todays activity we made a Christmas tree cake and he enjoyed sticking his fingers into the icing on the cake, so I guess it was worth it. I tried to make each stocking different, but they are all pretty simple. Here is todays stocking.
Today a bunch of us got together for a birthday lunch celebration. Two of my good friends have December birthdays.....I'm glad these two were born!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Naughty or Nice

I don't know if he should get coal in his stockingor lots of presents under the tree

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Logan's chores

Wednesday is trash day. Logan loves watching the garbage trucks pick up the trash. He also loves his job of taking in the empty trash cans.
What a big help my little guy is!Can't wait until he can clean the bathrooms

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Party #2

Another fun day with the best weather and best company. Today we headed out to Disneyland with the Hess girls. "It's a small world" just reopened and I think the kids loved it! I hesitate posting this picture, you will have to forgive my plainness and largeness (no time for makeup since I had an early morning doctor's appointment and went straight to Disneyland, and the baby is makin me eat all these tasty foods hence the largeness)......Logan looks pretty cute though.
Can't go to Disneyland without a ride on the carousel.
Fun, fun, fun, especially because we haven't hung out with Megan and Collin for awhile. Thank goodness Megan works today though.....her rather brisk walking (and I'm a fast walker) was giving me contractions!

Monday, December 1, 2008

A perfect way to start December

Today we went to Sea World with the Hess girls! Megan's "happiest place on earth" is Disneyland, but Sea World is mine. I love everything about it!

We began with a ride in the Sesame Street area
And then let the kids climb around in the play areaand play in the bouncy house. We waited....and saw dolphins (who weren't on their best behavior today and had to be taken to the back for a few minutes)
we saw hungry seals
the kids loved the big fish in the aquarium
Collin loved the 3d sesame street show (logan wouldn't keep the glasses on)we touched some star fish
visited the manatees
Logan developed a new pose for all pictures when asked to "smile"
Megan knows my motion sickness problem and bravely took both kids on the teacups
We met Elmo, who Collin surprisingly feared to the point of tremblingand met big bird!

Everything else we saw somehow didn't make it on camera. We saw a lot of shows and exhibits and we wore the kids out, they were both asleep by the time we left the parking lot and slept the entire way home. I'm a little tired too!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Roller coaster

I failed miserably to finish the month off with things I am grateful for, because my camera battery died and I have yet to replace it. Thanksgiving was spent at my parents house. My parents invested in some toys to have at their house for when grandkids (Logan's the only one for now) come over. My dad caught a picture of Logan riding the roller coaster and it makes me crack up every time I see it. Who needs Disneyland?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Today I'm grateful

For chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven.....that melt all over Logan's face (and clothes).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today I'm grateful

for my friends. I used to see nearly all of them at church on Sundays, but we all live in different wards now. Our friend Amy, had a "thankful for friends" thanksgiving dinner at her house on Thursday, so we all got to eat and visit without the distraction of our children.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today I'm grateful

Yesterday is over! We had our first Kaiser peds appointment yesterday and Logan was quite a handful. Screamed the entire time, even when they were measuring his head. I guess he is familiar now with what a doctor's office entails. Poor guy got 4 shots and was so clingy and grumpy yesterday.....actually he still is today, but I've just come to the conclusion that I'm not going to get much done today, so I will sit around and hold him. Glad those shots are over!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Today I'm grateful for

My washer and dryer. Logan woke up at 2am with vomit everywhere and ended up vomiting every hour or so until 6am. Thankfully, I have a washer and dryer and will be washing loads and loads of bedding, pjs, and blankets. Kyle just called to tell me he wasn't feeling well, so it looks like I will be nursing my guys back to good health while getting some laundry done!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Today I'm grateful for

Naptime. Usually during Logan's 1 nap I have things around the house I have to get done. But about once a week I take advantage of the freedom and take a little nap too. Today, all three of us were deserving of a nap......4 if you count gato, but she sleeps all the time.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Today I'm thankful

For my hair tassy! Yesterday I got the flu and it came in handy as I ran to the bathroom to vomit my brains out. No vomit in the hair at least! I know I already posted this picture of Logan but you really don't want to see me in it! Sorry, no thankful entry yesterday....I just wasn't able to make it to the computer. Although I will say that I am very grateful Kyle came home from work a couple hours early to relieve me of my motherly duties for the night.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm thankful

I got to see this little guy via ultrasound today. But, it was probably one of the most uncomfortable ones I've had (the tech was pushing so hard with the probe), I had the fullest bladder ever (and was saying prayers that I wouldn't pee my pants), and during the 45 minute ultrasound the screen was faced away from me (until the last 5 minutes). Still I always love seeing my babies on the screen!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Today I'm thankful...

Logan got to play with his friends which means I got to see mine. Thanks to Sarah for having everyone over for lunch. It was a little hard getting a good picture of just these 4 kids. If I've counted right there was a total of 13 kids/babies among 9 moms. Fun times....except I think Logan broke a piggy bank.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Today I am thankful for

My mom....who decided to stay the weekend with us. This means zero diapers, feedings, entertaining Logan, etc for me. I just get to sit back, watch them play, and enjoy the little kicks I feel in my stomach.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Today I'm thankful for....

Sunday evenings with my family spent feeding ducks at a local pondas well as some forceful geese, that only hissed at us a few times.