When you have parents that are like children themselves, you get presents early! We have had gifts sitting in our house long enough, we couldn't stand it anymore, so we "let" Logan open one of her gifts - haha! When we were trying to decide what to get her for Christmas, I came across this thing online that I thought would be perfect for her! Only problem - its HUGE! The kids on the picture must be about ten years old because it looks like it fits them so well! My (almost) 2 year old that doesn't even weigh 20 pounds doesn't clear the top of it!!!!! Even though she is a little small for it - she LOVES it!!!! I have a ton of pictures, but here are a few just for tonight!
She hardly ever wants to get out and tonight when we told her it was time to get out she asked for a pillow and blanket - haha! She wasn't really asleep, silly girl!
In case you are wondering (until I can get more pics up...) this is what she is playing in - we added the balls.
I have decided that if I don't start blogging again, I will never remember all of the cute little things Logan does that I never want to forget. Sometimes it seems like ours days are so long, and we do the same things over and over again, but it is those same things that we do over and over again that I never want to forget. One of my favorite times with Logan is putting her to sleep. I have always rocked her to sleep, and I will continue to rock her until she tells me she doesn't want to be rocked - she will not always be little and I treasure this time.
Every nap and before bedtime Logan lays in my lap and we have her "stuff." I laugh when I type that because when we even walk into her room she starts asking for her stuff. Her "stuff" consists of: 3-4 blankets, 2 loveys, a washcloth, (literally, a washcloth that has Elmo on it, she calls it Elmo's World, and she has to sleep with it) her bear (sometimes) and most times she has to throw a towel in the mix. She lays down on me and I cover her up with ALL of her stuff, then as she drifts off to sleep in my arms, I slowly remove the stuff until we are down to one blanket that she is allowed in her crib, the two loveys and the washcloth. Believe me, she knows if one of those things is missing! When we get her out of her crib, these things have to come out too - silly girl.
She doesn't just drift off to sleep so easily, I rock and sing to her. Lately she has become a little picky with my singing - lol. Here are the list of songs we currently go through each nap and bedtime: Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves the Little Children, Deep and Wide, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Chuggington (theme song...), Do Lord, Skinnamarink, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Usually I will sing the first line or two of a song, and she stops me and says.."No Mommy, tickle tickle..." She says tickle for twinkle - haha. She stops me about 5 times before the last time I tell her I'm singing the whole song -and that is the song I sing over and over and over again until she falls asleep!! Did you know that those songs don't really have that many words to them?!!?
Even though there are times when I wish I could just lay her in her bed and she would drift off to sleep on her own, I absolutely dread the day she doesn't want or need to be rocked to sleep. I love it when she falls asleep on me and I get to just sit and look at her. She won't be little forever, and its not like she is going to have to be rocked to sleep forever, so for now...I will enjoy rocking my little love and all of her stuff...
So here I am finding myself playing catch-up again! O well, I have a lot to blog about, just no time to do it. We have had a busy couple of weeks trying to get ready for Christmas. We put our tree up (first real tree!) the weekend after Thanksgiving, Logan LOVES it! She comes down the steps each moring saying, "our tree, pretty, lights on.." She loves it. She touches the ornaments, but does good (for the most part) about pulling them off. There are a few wrapped gifts under the tree, thankfully she hasn't been into those!
We took her to see Santa because we found out he was just right across the street and we were already going to be out - Well....it was a disaster. I officially have "the" screaming Santa picture...
Not only did she scream, she was fighting - haha! She loves the idea of Santa, she even walks around saying,
"Santa Clause, Ho Ho Ho!" but when it came to sitting with him, she wanted no part in it! Maybe next year, or we have try again this year, well see!
We said we were just going to get a few things for Logan this Christmas, that hasn't really worked out! She ended up with three big things, and just a few little things, which is ok. We are almost done with Christmas shopping, we only have a little more to get! I love Christmas shopping and it was sooo nice to get it done early this year. I love shopping, but not a big fan of the crowds, especially having Logan with me! She was a big helper and enjoyed shopping for everybody!
Those are two of our favorite pictures from our recent photoshoot with MckMama. We went down and had plans of getting our pictures taken and then going to the zoo - it was so cold, we were doing good to last through our 30 minute session! Needless to say, we skipped the zoo and went and ate - haha! We will have to try for the zoo when it gets a little warmer!
Sorry it has been a while - 2 weeks since I blogged last? Whoops...I wont let it happen again. Well, I might. :-) Logan is SO into everything - time seems to escape me. By the time the evenings roll around, I am exhausted from the day and blogging seems last on the list, even though I miss it.
Logan walks everywhere and I cannot keep up with her vocabulary. It is huge and she remembers everything. She talks all day and has started putting words together; her favorite, "Mommy more cookie please..." She gets the cookies down pat. She has been getting cookies because she has been using the potty like a big girl!! She uses the potty 2-3 times a day. I am not sure she knows when she has to go yet, but she goes when I put her on the potty. I am thrilled with this new stage and hope it sticks!!
She is so expressive and has soooo many faces, most of them silly. She is a character!
We are considering putting Logan in a Moms Morning Out program starting the new year. It is one day a week for three hours. I think she would enjoy being around other kids and it would be a break for the both of us. Logan's separation anxiety is not going away. I thought it was supposed to be just a stage?!!?? This stage for her has lasted quite some time. Sunday School isn't going well, neither is bed time, etc. She does not like for me to be out of her sight. I am not really looking forward to "school," (if we do it) but I think it would benefit us both.
We went to the doctor for a cold the other day - she weighs 19lbs!! She is my little peanut! I still take tons of pictures of her - lets just say she has a rather large scrapbook! Well - it is a digital one, but it's many pages! I wish I had time to actually scrapbook.
Her favorite food is spaghetti, or in her words, "depity." When you ask her what is in her tummy, she promptly lifts her shirt points to her belly and says, "depity!" It is her favorite and the only thing she eats a substantial amount of. I started giving her chocolate milk, it seems to be another favorite!
Little Elmo went trick or treating on Halloween night! We had our family and a few friends over to watch her trick or treat. When we put on her outfit and she had her "grand appearance," she was so thrilled with herself. She kept going into the bathroom and coming out again for her grand re-appearance - lol! We had quite a few participants in our neighborhood but we didn't stop at them all. She was so excited and seemed to understand the concept the more we went. We would carry her bucket until we walked up a driveway and she had to carry her own bucket! She carried it on her arm like a purse - silly girl! When we got home, she poured all of her candy out and examined it all. It was a great night and she had so much fun!!
wife. daughter. sister. going to be a teacher one day, formula feeding, disposable diapering, 100% vaccinating, baby food making, currently a stay at home mom to the best little girl ever.
husband, father, son, grandson, firefighter. He is great because...He changes diapers without complaining, rocks Logan and holds her tight when he puts her to bed, sings silly songs to her, changes his voice to match the character when reading her a book, makes the biggest, cutest mess when feeding her, can make Logan laugh, spends his days off with Logan.
Our Beautiful Logan
Logan is a special little girl who made her arrival into the world about 8 weeks early. She spent 28 days in the NICU. She is a little fighter and we love her to pieces. Read more by clicking on the button above "Logan's Story"