Tuesday, September 29, 2009

a new adventure every day

Logan enjoys being outside in the evenings after dinner. He bear crawls around and explores grass, leaves, and whatever other stuff has fallen from the trees.

And after that, he helps me load the dishwasher

On Sunday, Matt and Melissa had us over for a yummy dinner and Logan enjoyed watching Libby the beagle run like a greyhound around the house. Then he tried to follow her out the doggie door (while I was trying to put his PJs on him)

And here's some more pictures of playtime. . .

Monday, September 21, 2009

10 Months

Logan was 10 months old yesterday. I don't want to talk about it really. Someone called him a little boy today and I almost lost it. I was quick to correct them and reassure myself that he is still a baby, a very little baby.

At 10 months Logan is saying Mama, dog ("guh"), ball ("bah"), and on Thursday he woke up pointing at things. Where does he get this stuff?! Now he points all the time - at the sky, at outside, at Lucy, at his ball, and he and Andrew have a clap and point at each other game that is fun to watch. And I really think he tells me "nuh, nuh" when I take something away from him. Oh dear. . .

Logan still only has two bottom teeth. He is eating more and more table foods - cheerios, cheeto puffs, mashed potatoes, some broccoli, string cheese. . .

He likes to push things around the house, especially our kitchen chairs. Since I've never done this before I can't judge how close he is to walking, but if I had to guess, I'd say VERY.

Logan is a great sleeper as long as I scatter a few pacifiers around his crib. We have taken away his paci except for naps and night. I know I should just take it away all together, but he just likes it so much and I don't think I'm ready for that yet.

Twice last week ladies said to me, "what a beautiful little girl!" I'm not offended, but I did have to call my mom for confirmation that I am dressing him like a boy - polos, blue pacifiers, , no pink, no hair bows - we agreed that I am. Usually when you say stuff like that about babies you are very confident in their gender, though, right? Weird.

Sweet boy, you make waking up each day very exciting. You are the light of mommy and daddy's lives. You are so fun right now, so smart, so curious, so funny. We know that God has big plans for your life and we are thrilled that we get to be a part of your journey. We love you Bug!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Logan's First TCU Game

looking at the Mountain West flags at the top of the stadium

Tonight we took Logan to his very first TCU game. He was a big-time trooper because we stayed until 9:30 and he was awake the whole time!

At the start of the game he just didn't know where to look - at the horn, the flags, the fireworks, the crowd. It was so fun to watch him take it all in. I actually teared up during the national anthem thinking that this moment was the start of so many fun years of TCU football with our family!

As far as being in the game is concerned, he's just a one quarter man. Mr. Antsy Pantsy just couldn't be held for another second, but it was too crowded to just put him down in our row of bleachers. 'Can't complain about the great crowd though! I took him down to the tailgate for a stoller ride and some neighboring tailgater kids had bubbles that they entertained him with for a while.

Andrew caught a few pictures on his phone of Logan actually smiling. He is a very serious baby when there's so much new to take in.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Of rain, ear infections, and just plain mischief

Just wanted to post quickly to let you know what we've been up to indoors. It has been raining for days. All day, every day since at least Friday I think, maybe Thursday. All the days are running together. Here's our pool yesterday. I got a call from Logan's school on Wednesday afternoon that he was running a fever. I brought him home for some TLC, Tylenol and a good nap. The nurse figured it was a little virus from our trip last weekend. He still had fever on Thursday, but the nurse said to give it another day and to come in on Friday if it persisted. It did. During Friday's visit they found a double-ear infection. Poor guy! This is his 2nd ear infection and he doesn't show any obvious signs when he gets them - no ear rubbing or super-fussiness. I guess I'll just have to look for him to be extra tired and always assume that fever means ear infection. Live and learn!

Andrew and I juggled half-days at work on Thursday and Friday to stay with him, and I've got to admit that I really enjoyed being home during the day! I'm so tired today after my WHOLE day at work. Logan is extra tired today, too, from catching up with all of his friends. One of the twins in his class is walking now. Do y'all know what this means for us??? It won't be long.

Logan learns something new every day.

Like tonight for instance: Andrew and I were chatting in the kitchen, while I wasn't cooking, and all of a sudden Logan opens a cabinet. We just looked at each other in shock and then Logan flashed Andrew the biggest smile. I guess I should baby-proof for real now, huh?!

Can I get anyone a devilled egg???

I realize how funny it sounds to tell your son to "go climb on the bookshelf," but at each end of the island are a few shelves.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1st Trip to Omaha (part 2)

On Sunday we drove to Iowa for a family reunion on Andrew's dad's side. Andrew's cousin Molly hosted us all at her place and we had a yummy spread in her barn. (Hi Mike, Molly, Cole, and Jordan! Thanks again for having us!)

It was nice to finally put some faces on some family names. The kids all had fun running in and out of the corn fields and Logan even went on his first hay ride (sans hay). The sky was clear blue and it couldn't have been over 75 degrees. It was picture perfect.


A family shot

Logan fell asleep right after they took off I think. Andrew did a good job of keeping him shaded during his nap

The Thomas and Jenkins families

Lucy's on a new diet

Here's a video I took last week. I scrambled for my camera and missed some really cute laughs and licks, but you'll get the idea. . .

Monday, September 7, 2009

First Trip to Omaha (part one)

We just got back tonight from Omaha. This was Logan's first visit to the Mid West. We had lots of fun with the family and entertained many visitors (great to see you all!).

There are over 200 pictures uploading to my computer right now (courtesy of Bob Thomas Photography - ha!) I wish I could post most of them for you too see, but I'm s-s-s-SOOO tired that I'll just get some of the highlights on here.

Friday night cousin Olivia was cheering at the high school football game for the first quarter. It is a fundraiser for the school and every kindergarten girl's dream-come-true!!!

Logan and cousin Addison in the bleachers

Photo sessions with Grandpa

Three generations of Thomases

Mimi and Logan

Coming together. . .

All of our "major" short-term house goals are just about complete. Our trees were trimmed last week and now our back yard looks naked! It looks super really, but I was getting used to the low branches.

Our pool fence was also completed last week.

And our couch has been delivered after 10 weeks (though the deliver window was 6-8 weeks. grrr)

Now we're just waiting on our carpet-rug to be bound and our living room will be all cozy-wozy-baby-friendly.