Thursday, September 23, 2010

our beach trip...

We had a wonderful time on our little get away - we couldn't have asked for better weather or location, it was beautiful. We decided to go the day before we left - not ideal for the planning type that I am, whew - but we made it out of the door with everything we needed and on the road we went! The road trip wasn't fantastic, Logan is not exactly a lover of the car. So much so, we stopped half way and broke down and purchased a dvd player for the car, desperate. It helped a little, but we were sure excited to arrive and get out of the car!!! Logan absolutely loved the beach - she was all smiles the minute her feet hit the sand.

We went to the beach and played in the water most of the time! She loved walking on the sand, it was pretty hard so thankfully it was easy for her to walk on. She walked and walked and occasionally would bolt for the water! We found 26 sand dollars on our beach walks.

We planned on leaving at a certain time, hoping for a nap in the car; you know, things never work out the way you plan. Logan was up at 5 in the morning while we were gone, I was able to buy us until 7 by putting her in the bed with us. The morning we left was no different, she was ready to go to the beach the minute she got up. Hum...not with our plan. Anyway, we ended up going to the beach early, the goal was to let her play and get sleepy. After about 30 minutes, we were swinging her, "hopping" the waves, and next thing you know....pop. Yea, the pop was a noise Cody heard and felt as we were swinging her. This little noise and screaming fit landed us checking out earlier than expected and in the local urgent care. A few x-rays later, we were on our way with a diagnosis of a sprain - she should feel better shortly. On the way home, we noticed she wouldn't move her all. So, we stopped at a  pediatric urgent care where they said her elbow was slightly dislocated, and they popped it back into place. It was simple, and she started moving it almost immediately. Apparently, it is a common injury in kids, but of course, it happened to us while out of town!!!! Her little arm is all better, and we are home safe and sound - happy to be sleeping in our own beds! Isn't it funny how wonderful you feel to get away for a few days, but you feel the same excitement to come home! Our beach trip was a success and we are already looking forward to next year!

*I know some of my pictures are cut off - sorry. If I made them smaller you wouldn't be able to really see them! You can click on them to see them bigger!!*

wordless Thursday....

Monday, September 20, 2010


Beach Bum...

If she were any cuter,
I think I might squeal...

She is having a blast at the beach.
Logan loves the "beach," you should hear her say it.
Well, maybe you shouldn't.
It makes me laugh...and it probably shouldn't.
You can imagine how it sounds :-)

As soon as her feet hit the sand,
she walks as fast as she possibly can 
towards the water and falls into the sand,
and just sits there and laughs!
It is perfect!

She is perfection...

raise your hand....

Raise your hand
if your at the beach!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

18 Months

O my, where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday I was holding Logan while she slept curled up so small on my chest. At 18 months old, I couldn't be any more proud of this little girl. Here are the things she is doing at 18 months!

*Logan only likes to sleep in her crib and sleeps all night long (11-12 hours) most nights. The only time she is up at night is if she doesn't feel well. She takes one nap at day, usually from 1:30-3:30, give or take a few. She sleeps with a "lovey," it is adorable. If we go in her room and it's not there, she calls it, "looooovvvv....eeeee!" She calls it with much authority - haha.

*She still eats (for the most part) a wide variety of foods. She still loves the pouches of fruit/vegetables (by the way...Target now sells them!! But they are expensive there), she still eats some pureed foods (she likes them and it's extra calories), but mostly she is a big meat and bread eater! She loves most all meat!

*She has 5 teeth (3 top, 2 bottom) but is working on cutting another bottom one. She lets me brush her teeth every night!

*Logan wears 6-12 month clothing - it depends on the brand. Carter's brand, a 6 (sometimes 9) fits her great still, but she is wearing the size 6-12 in brand Baby Gap. Yep, she is still small :-) She wears a size 3 shoe.

*Logan IS walking! She started walking on Friday, September 10. Logan has been walking for several months, as long as she was holding your hand. We knew she was able to do it, it was just a matter of time. At her therapy session (I am guessing a different environment, different toys, different person, etc...) she let go and started walking! She has been doing it off and on (mostly on) since then. It makes my heart swell when I see her stand up and take off!

*Logan's vocabulary is rather large, she will repeat anything, but some of the words she knows without being prompted are: Mommy, Daddy, Bobby, Nana, Pa, Papa, Mimi, Nanny, Ted, Bonnie, Jack, Izzy, ball, juice, milk, more, tractor, fish, oatmeal, diaper, bath, no, bed, baby, walk, chair, Elmo. Logan knows many more, I will probably keep adding to this list as I remember more! She says her words very clear and accurate - she has a very cute voice!

*Logan can identify all facial features; eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, tongue, hair, and chin. She also makes these noises: cow, horse, sheep, dog, owl, monkey, bear, tiger, snake, firetruck, tractor.

She is getting so big, not necessarily physically big, but she is becoming more mature and her little personality continues to emerge. She is a joy to be around and has a crazy, silly sense of humor! Sometimes I think she is going to be class clown, and others I think she is going to be the observer. Either way, we love her to pieces and can't believe she is 18 months old!

Monday, September 13, 2010

5 days before...

Just 5 days before turning 18 months old, our little love turned loose and took her first steps all alone!


We are so proud of her!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I am not sure whether BF stands for best friend, or boy friend in this case. Well, we will stick with best friend!!
Would you check out this cuteness?

Seriously....He feeds her, he holds her sippy cup for her, he holds her hand, he makes her laugh....
I think it is safe to say they like each other :-) They play very well together and have similar personalities.
They both can be very serious and shy, or very silly and outgoing! It is so nice having friends (moms too!) to be able to play with, we certainly enjoy their friendship!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

o, my heart

my heart smiles when I see this...
We went to the park this morning and had a wonderful time with friends. I thought it would be a typical park experience where she mostly stays by me and I help her do things so she can have a good time, but not this morning. This morning I saw my little love have confidence in herself as she tried new things. She went up the stairs the big girl way, not on her hands and knees; she stepped down onto a bouncing bridge, and loved every minute of it; she went down the slide by herself and she enjoyed playing with her friend. These are things Logan has always wanted to do, but wouldn't/couldn't. But today, she did.
I have many more stories/pictures about the park and her friends and just everyday happenings around here, but for now....I am basking in her smile.
She amazes me.

Friday, September 3, 2010

wordless Friday?

Too bad it's not Wednesday, because I would have Wordless Wednesday post! O well, I can have a wordless Friday, right? She's just too beautiful for words, the pictures do the talking :-) These are some from this same day - still more to come! She is sitting on her Pop's tractor, her great-grandfather, he would so love that!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

cream puffs & Pa...

This morning we met friends at the park, the weather in the morning has been nice, but it sure does get hot quick. The kids didn't seem to mind, they played pretty good. I'm a slacker - I have no pictures.

After we left the park, we stopped by the grocery store to get stuff to make my dad a dessert. Yesterday was his birthday (happy birthday Daddy!), and we (we, as in my brother haha) cooked out at my brother's house. My dad is impossible to buy a gift for, literally. So, I thought I would make him a dessert - which he loves :-) My grandma (his mom) used to make the best little cream puffs, they were wonderful, so I thought I would try to make some. I didn't use her recipe (next time!), but they turned out really well! I was so pleased, now I will be in charge of making the cream puffs!

Logan sure enjoyed the cream part of the cream puff! She ate a ton of it - we are on operation gain weight (more on that later) and she kept handing me her spoon and signing "more, more!"

Happy Birthday Pa -
We love you!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

these boots...

These boots are made for walking....
and that's just what she'll do.

No, she's not walking just yet,
but she will.

I just wanted to give you a little peek into what we did today :-)
Those are last years boots next to this year's new boots -
O yea, she looks adorable in them.