Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Disney report

The morning started off a little rough. Logan hid my eye contact case, luckily Kyle found them for me so I could see for the day. Then after Logan was all dressed, changed, fed, ready to go he got a hold of some lipstick and wrote all over the walls, his face and arms and his shirt. Little stinker.

But with some good planning, I still made it to Disneyland right when it opened. I had a plan (Small world, carousel, Casey Jr., animal zoo, jungle cruise, and Winnie the pooh). I knew I was risking my sanity taking both kids to the park for the first time, but decided I had to learn sometime. I should've had a child leash.

First ride of the day was it's a small world. The line was long, I had Nixon in the Bjorn and had to carry Logan until we got to the gated area. Luckily, a man on our boat lifted Logan in and out of the boat for me. Logan loved the ride. He kept looking at me like, "what magical place did you bring me to, where everyone is dancing and singing." It was worth the wait.

Logan waiting to get on the ride

Carousel: fast to get on, he loved it as always.
Casey Jr. was next: Logan lost it! Throwing tantrums, laying on the ground, hitting kids in line, walking through people (I don't know why they let him through). Everyone was staring at me like I was a crazy lady (probably true) and kept telling me I had my hands full. No pictures of Casey Jr., I was just happy when that train started. I was chanting with the train, "I think I can, I think I can."
Next the petting zoo. I have heard that people have ill feelings towards Chip and Dale, but they were hanging out at the zoo and so we took a quick picture with them. No problems there.
Logan's always well behaved when it comes to seeing animals, and pets them really soft. However, a little girl wasn't so soft and the huge sheep knocked her over and trampled over her body. Wish I had a picture of that, but just have one of Logan talking to a goat.
Then we ate lunch. I was nursing Nixon (who was a perfect baby all morning) while I was eating and he decided to have a major diaper explosion. Lunch was then over, he was covered in grossness, so we headed to the bathroom.
And then the birthday miracle came. While I was changing him I felt a tap on my shoulder and thought someone was going to give me grief about taking so long, but it was Lori Hess. She was there with her little girl, as were the Morrison's and Jones's (we hang out with them every Thursday at the park). So we spent the rest of the day with them and they were all so helpful with Logan. We went on more rides, they took Logan so I could go nurse Nixon in the fabulous nursing center, and let me go on a roller coaster.
Great day, but I was exhausted by the time we got home. Now I know I can handle it, which is good, since I can go back within 30 days to use my pass again....and I may just wait all 30 days.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

29yrs and 2mths

29 years ago today I made my debut into this world 2 months ago today I helped Nixon make his

We're off to celebrate at Disneyland!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Petting farm

There is a small petting farm right down the street from us that we visited on Saturday. It is very small (just goats, sheep, one pig, rabbits, birds, and one chicken). It is also only $1 to go in and $1 for food. Perfect to entertain Logan for a hour or so.

The workers didn't want the baby inside because of the fertilizer so we just hung out together.

They also have pony rides.....we'll have to go back next Saturday for that.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

it's hot

so we went to the beach yesterday.
Today Nixon and I both had doctor's appointments. He weighed in at 14lbs. I won't share with you all what I weighed in at:) Love his double chin.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I think he loves his brother

Logan has been doing a lot of kicking a lot of hitting
and a lot of time out
Any tips to get him to stop.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

easter blessing

Kyle's parents and brother/sis-in law came for a visit this past weekend. We spent Saturday morning in Venice Beach where Logan met the Easter bunny. Only in there would the bunny give out Chinese takeout containers filled with candy and a hacky sack. Logan LOVES anything with wheels, and wants me to sing wheels on the bus anytime he sees one, which makes walks around the neighborhood long. This monster wheel made him very happy to see.

The firefighters let him ride in their truck
Sunday morning Logan got a visit from the bunny

Nixon got blessed on Easter Sunday.
It's nearly impossible to get a good picture of these two Logan took a tumble or two moving quickly to get the candy filled eggs. Guess he didn't know he was the only one hunting.
Kyle's parents live in ID so it was the first time they met Nixon.
Brad and Tonya with their favorite grandkids

Nixon just had to mark his territory by vomiting on G'ma (see impossible to get a normal picture)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter egg hunt

Today we met up with some friends from church to have an Easter egg hunt. I decided to take the kids up early so Logan could play on the playground equipment, It ended up being a little bit of a nightmare at the park with Logan throwing numerous tantrums, hitting little Tav over and over again (sorry autumn), and running into the street forcing a van to stop from hitting him (sigh).

Here's the little culprit ready for the hunt
kinda standing in line with the other kids
happy to be finding eggs........and then he started throwing them out of the basket
More tantrums when I said it was time to go
After coaxing him into the car with candy I got him strapped into his car seat, hallelujah
He was out in a second
the whole time this kid was strapped to me in my carrier (he doesn't do well not being held)
He was amused!

Monday, April 6, 2009

My weekend

Nothing too exciting to report, just one kiddo with a fever and diarrhea Hoping Nixon doesn't get it next