Tuesday, August 31, 2010


We finally got to spend a little bit of time outside today! It was not as hot as it has been being, and Logan was fussy, so we opened a pack of sidewalk chalk and headed out! She is such a little turkey; she discovered throwing forward today - she has been able to toss things behind her, but today she discovered that it worked the opposite way too, o dear! She kept throwing the chalk in my lap and laughing. Ha Ha.

Monday, August 30, 2010

finger paints!

I have tried finger painting with Logan once before, it didn't go so well. I thought I would try it again today, it was better than before, you can see the look on her face is, "Why on earth should I put my fingers into this nasty mess!?!?!" I will defiantly be trying it again soon!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

long week....

Seems like I have neglected my blog again....whoops. I am going to try and do better - I love looking back and pictures and stories on my blog and having those memories written down somewhere, but last week was pretty busy. Every time I would sit down to blog, something would happen or I was just simply too tired. Logan started with a stomach bug last Tuesday - it landed us at the pediatrician last Thursday and Friday, and in the ER Friday night. Sparing the details, she was feeling a bit better today and tonight seemed a little more like herself. She (so far...) has kept down a biscuit, and a pack of banana/rice today. This is great since nothing has been on her stomach since last Tuesday....thank you, Zofran. I am looking for a better day tomorrow - I hate seeing her sick.

Saturday we had company come into town, they are dear relatives who I love to pieces and wish we could spend more time with each other. Between trying to keep Logan well and having company, we were busy.

I cannot wait for cooler weather here - it has been sooooo hot. It has been too hot to spend much time outside. I am looking forward to Fall and being able to spend more time with Logan outside. I see many park trips in our future!

I have missed blogging, and keeping up with my bloggy friends - I am off to play catch-up!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

vroom vroom...

Happy Birthday yesterday Cody! Yesterday was Cody's birthday! Logan rode with Cody the other day working on a "tractor" and she has said since, "Daddy, tractor, vroom, vroom!!" She loves her Daddy!

Logan wished him a happy birthday - we practiced all day the day before saying it, and she sort of said it to him - it was cute! She gave him a card and he didn't open it right away, she didn't care for that. She put the card back in his face, telling him to open it! We gave him one of these pictures in a frame for his birthday! 
We love him very much and hope he had a great day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

O Poop!

For those of you with weak stomachs, don't proceed reading...or scroll down to see "cute" pictures, they are not cute pictures today. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Well, it happened. Logan did what every (well, most every) child does at some point. A little background: She discovered taking her diaper off recently. One day I went to get up up from her nap, and she had a lovey in one hand, and her diaper in the other. I didn't think a lot of it. A couple of days later, she kept trying to get it off in the morning, I told her no, etc...Again, I didn't think too much of it.

That afternoon I heard her wake up from her nap. But after a second, it was silent. I assumed she had fallen back asleep as she often does. Silly, silly me. About twenty minutes later, I hear with a very faint, shaky voice, "Mommy." I started up the steps to get her and by the time I got in her room, she was all out crying. Then, I saw....

(this is a nice picture, if you don't want to see more, don't keep reading...)

My first reaction was...."O My Gosh!! Is this what I really think it is?!?!" Then...I looked at my
beautiful daughter. My beautiful daughter not only took her diaper off and distributed the poop nicely all over her bed and floor, she decided it would look good on her face and body as well. Yes, yes, a little make-up artist I have on my hands. I didn't catch any pictures of her because by the time I came around to thinking it was funny (and grabbing my camera), she was already sitting in the bath tub (after I cleaned it off of her face, and mouth. Did I say mouth? Yep, I did. She thought she would taste it as well). She knew what she had done and the look on her face was priceless.

It was all over her crib rail protector...


all over her sheets....
(adding another warning here....)

Can you say..MESS!!!!!
She is a mess, and I had quite the mess to clean up!

Like I said, at first I wasn't too pleased with her, but after a few minutes, it was pretty funny. I called Cody right away and told him, he didn't say much. After I got over the shock and realized it was a little funny, I called him back and he said, "I couldn't really talk because I wanted to laugh!"
Ha Ha....sort of.

Lesson learned, don't put her to bed with just a diaper on!

Friday, August 13, 2010

all clean...

Yep, she was in the dryer.

Every morning when I do laundry, she always helps. She stands at the dryer and puts the wet clothes inside. Every morning, I watch her raise her leg and try to get in. She is never successful; partly because I am always watching, and because shes just not that tall! However, this particular morning she thought I was no where to be found and she could really try to get in. She did. It was pretty funny to watch, and she was quite creative in her efforts to get in. Once she realized I was standing about three foot away, she just started laughing!!

She was so content in the dryer! She had her juice and a stuffed animal that she managed to get in there with her! She cried when I took her out!!
She is such a mess!!

She seems to be feeling a bit better, but coughing kept her up last night. Hopefully she will continue to feel better over the next couple of days!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

where o where

Where o where could my little girl be?

Yep - that's a Motrin dispenser in her hand - she toted it around all morning.
more importantly -  where is she?
any guesses?

On a more important note - she is still sick. She slept better last night than the night before, but not great.
However, she woke up with a cough - ick! She is just so congested - I hate it for her. Even more so, I hate that I cannot do more for her. We are suctioning her often, which she loves,...........not. Even being sick, she still had a pretty good morning and managed to get into everything, literally.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

little darlin'

My poor little darlin' doesn't feel good today. She didn't sleep much last night and was crying most of the night. I took her in to the doctor this morning - her ears look perfect, her throat was great, and we left the doctor with the, "it's a cold," answer. Which I am glad it is nothing worse, but at the same time, if it had been something we could treat, things would be a bit easier. She didn't nap much this afternoon because she gets all stuffed up when she is flat. Elevating her bed does no good because she is a fish, and ends up the wrong way - so we basically are hurting her by doing that. So we loaded her up with Tylenol/Motrin during the day (she has fever) and before bed. I pray she sleeps good tonight, she is so exhausted.

feel better my baby - I want to see this happy face tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

fun day!

This morning we went to the park with some friends - Julie and her two adorable little boys. Her oldest is a bit older than Logan, but they actually did really well together. It is so fun to watch Logan interact with other kids. Today, she was so serious most of the time, I think it was because she was just taking it all in.

It has been soooo hot here, we haven't been getting outside as much as we usually do. Today we just decided to get over the heat, and let the kids enjoy outside! They loved it! And it actually wasn't that bad, we found a shady spot under a tree, and enjoyed a nice breeze most of the time!

are they not adorable?

what a passenger she is!

sandy piggies are so cute!

We left the park with sandy, sweaty, tired and red faced kids!
They seemed to have had a great time and
we are looking forward to going back soon!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

all things Logan...

I try and do these post around a "milestone month," you know, like when you go to the doctor and stuff. But we have had a few changes lately, and she deserves a post all about her, now!

I have no idea what she weighs, just that she is still small. Hopefully this will continue to not be a problem, and she will continue to be "just small" as her doctor put it last time we visited. She is totally off bottles/formula and has been for over a month. I must admit, it has been very nice not washing bottles and pouring formula all the time - that stuff stinks, literally! She transitioned very well, she never even acted like she missed the bottles. We sort of stopped cold turkey, she never really knew. Since stopping bottles/formula, I have noticed a slight increase in the amount of table food she eats, which is great! Does she drink enough whole milk to make up for the "lost calories" of formula? No, not at all. She only drinks 2-3 oz. a day of milk. What can I say - I try. If it becomes a problem - well, we will cross that bridge if we come to it. For now, we are enjoying a normal 3 meals a day schedule, and it's great!

She is holding "Hop Hop," the bunny Cody and I made for her!

Logan still isn't walking. I am quite certain that she has the ability to walk, she is just scared. She is very sturdy on her feet, but she will not let go of your hand or walk any distance on her own. She has taken a few steps at different times, but nothing that she got really excited over and just wanted to do again! She will walk when she is ready, and I am fine with that. We always watch her use her right vs. left, etc, to see if she has a specific dominance. She walks better with you holding her left hand. When you hold her right, she side-steps but when you hold her left, she walks fairly normal (still throwing the right leg a bit). It all has to do with the weight shift over her feet. We see PT this week, so we will see if she has any insight. She still prefers to "W-sit," but will immediately fix her legs when we tell her too, so I am hoping it will become less of a habit over time.

She is still pretty consistent on the "Ba" words, but now she is expanding her vocabulary quite a bit. She will repeat anything we tell her to say (kind of fun!) and retains a lot of it. I am very pleased with her language development, and I feel confident that the speech therapist will also be pleased when Logan is evaluated again at 18 months. She is still signing, and we continue to keep introducing new signs to her.

We are down to one nap a day. We are still getting used to the new schedule. Logan doesn't do change very well (neither does her mother) so it has been a little rough, but getting a lot better. She started giving me a really hard time going down in the mornings, but was still so exhausted if she didn't nap. It got to where it was taking me about an hour to get her to sleep (I still rock her). Finally, after a few weeks of pondering what to do, we just decided to stop putting her down in the mornings and move the afternoon nap up a bit. The first week of no morning naps, she was a booger and soooo ready for an afternoon nap. Recently, she has gotten used to staying up longer in the mornings, and is sleeping longer in the afternoons, it really has worked out good.

Are your retina's bleeding yet? Whew, that was a lot of updates!!! Overall, she is doing fantastic!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


She is so silly.

Her grandparents got her this chair,
(back to school gift - haha!)
and she is in love.
It fits her perfectly
she owns it!

She sits and stands in it.
She puts her stuffed animals and blankets in it.
It's adorable.
She loves being on the sofa,
so now she has her own little place.

Not much time for blogging tonight...I'm watching The Bachelorette - lame, I know.