Wednesday, August 19, 2009

9 Months. . .

Logan will be 9 months old tomorrow. I read back over all my blogs since he was born and am having a hard time believing all that we've done and all the memories we've made in this short period of time. This is only 9 months of his life and I already feel that I've forgotten so much. How do I bottle up each and every memory and never forget it?!

Logan is more fun now than ever. I feel like I could say that every day. A new fun piece of his charming personality reveals itself each time we interact with him.

Logan brushing his teeth. . . sort of.



At 9 months:

We are playing lots of copy-cat games. Logan grunts. Mommy grunts. Logan laughs and grunts again. Mommy grunts. And on and on and on. . .

He is getting our third tooth - another bottom one.

Logan really enjoys finger foods - toast, yogurt melts, puffs, pizza crust, some cut up fruit.

He is pulling up on anything he can get to. He can even rotate from the coffee table to the couch.

Crawling. FAST.

Changing diapers is a two man job. Logan can roll over and be on his knees in less than 1 second (I swear! I'm going to time it.)

He loves standing on his changing table (supervised of course!) and playing with the letters on his wall. "G" is the most played with since it is in the middle. And he gets a kick out of when I point to each letter and say what it is and then point to him and say "Logan".

Bath time is, well, almost not worth it sometimes. It is very hard to keep him on his bottom. He wants to crawl around and play with the drain switch and faucet (which is covered in a plastic Noah's Ark thing), which isn't too dangerous I suppose, but he is also constantly pulling up on the side.

He is almost waving bye-bye. As long as there are no distractions he will wiggle his fingers. And his teacher and I both think he said "BA" the other day when I dropped him off.

Logan claps a lot, pats on things, plays quietly in his crib until he falls asleep, grabs his pacifier out of my hand and shoves it into his mouth, tries to help turn pages of his board books, and sleeps 11 hours at night, though he takes terrible 30-45 minute naps at school.

Logan's smile and sparkly eyes melt mommy and daddy's hearts and draw the attention of lots of strangers. He is a sweet, sweet boy and we are so blessed to wake up every day and get to spend it with him.

at the Doctor's Office

After our trip to the Aquarium and a cat-nap on the ride home, Logan had his 9 month Dr. visit. Thankfully there were no infant vaccinations on today's schedule, but he did get his flu shot. Did you know that under the age of 8, the first time a child receives his flu shot, he has to have it twice?! So we go back in a month for round 2.

Logan weighs 21 pounds 3 ounces. He is 29 inches long. His weight has gone down on the curve after it's spike at 6 months. Doc says he will probably hold steady now for several years (55% ish). We can tell because he's not growing out of clothes as quickly (thank Heavens!) Logan continues to spike in the height department, growing 1 1/2 inches since his last visit (65% ish).

Dallas World Aquarium

I took the day off work to join some friends for a play date at the Dallas World Aquarium. There were 5 adults and 7 kids. 4 strollers (including one for twins) and 1 wagon. What an adventure!

We had a blast and didn't have many melt-downs. Logan fell asleep after lunch just after strolling through the shark tunnel. We were surrounded and it was really neat!

Here are some of the pictures from my camera. Rachel and Emily took pictures, too, so I'll post more once I get those.

The Maclaren stoller gang



Joanna with Charlie and Amber with Cora


Emily pushing twins and Rachel pulling Will


Jack and Logan


Presley. Who helped Logan with his bottle at lunch while rubbing his hair. She is very nurturing.


Jack and Kate, who are even more precious in person than on their blog if you can even imagine how that is possible!


Emily took Jack to look at the birds and Kate got a little hungry I guess


Emily and Kate


Will


Rachel and Presley


Logan and Kate (he wants a sister so badly - that's all he'll talk about now!)


Amber and Cora

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend Project

We stained our fence




and re-stained the deck

Who needs toys?

Now that Logan's mobile I'm questioning all my toy purchases. Logan plays with a coffee table, an ottoman, a drawer, a stainless steel water bottle and Lucy's kennel more than anything else. And today he found Andrew's iPod charger 4 times and I can't even count how many times he tried to play with the brick fireplace. It is a nice break from all the singing toys, though!

Katie Bug

We went to dinner Saturday night with our old neighbors and dear friends. Katelyn was born 3 1/2 months after Logan, so she and Logan are good buds. By the time I got the camera out, Miss Katelyn had had enough of us. I think she was hungry. Or very tired because BOY! does she go to town in her jumper!

We miss you Travis, Liz and Katelyn!

Friday, August 14, 2009

On the move

And a video for those who like to see him in motion. . .
part 1 video

part2 video

Not-so-starving Artist

We attended an Art Auction at Logan's school last night. Each child had created a masterpiece and the parents were supposed to come buy them. Logan's was by far the best work of the bunch.


I'm pretty certain I know exactly what Logan was painting here, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please comment freely!

We also left with the class flower pot. I was the obnoxious highest bidder. This is the most expensive flower pot we will ever own I'm certain! Thumb print lady bugs. . .


At least all the proceeds went to charity (although I can't tell you for certain what that charity is!)

Pulling Up

Logan pulls up on everything now. I really need to baby-proof this weekend.

Lexie Came to Play

Kim and Lexie came over Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately for Lexie, Logan slept thru the entire visit. We went in his room to look at him several times. I woke him up at the very end to say goodbye and take a few pictures.

Finally!

Logan is finally holding his own bottle. Now if we could just get him to drink out of his sippie cup. . .

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lauren and Easton Visit

My college roommate Lauren and her son came to visit us this weekend. Easton is 7 months older than Logan and is just darling! We all had so much fun playing together, but at the end of the trip we realized that Lauren and I were so busy mommying that we didn't really get to catch up. I feel a girl's weekend coming on!

We took the boys to Joe Ts for lunch on Saturday. They are both guacamole fans, so I'd say it was a successful lunch.



Lauren and I have been wanting to see the new construction on the TCU campus, so after breakfast on Saturday we packed up the boys for a stroller ride. SO much has changed.

Old Student Center and Frog fountain


View of boy's side from Frog Fountain. New student center on right (backs up to Stadium Drive)


Colby Hall, our freshman girls dorm, is now hiding behind all the shiny new dorms.


Boys watching Baby Einstein after breakfast

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My favorite boys

Look at those eyes!

Andrew, you're a great dad and a great husband. Logan and I are so lucky to have you in our lives.

Since I'm already signed in. . .

I remember thinking when we got this lion that 9 months was SO far away. Turns out it was just around the corner . . .

I went to check on him before going to bed and I found him like this. He wiggled out of his blanket and must've been cold, so he curled up in the corner.

Goings on


Isn't she beautiful?!
We had an eventful weekend with visitors. First Andrew's cousin Derek, wife Wendi and PRECIOUS Raleigh came for dinner and play on Saturday. Then Andrew's old friend Austin was in town from Atlanta and stopped by to visit and meet Logan on Sunday.

Here's a series of pictures. Guess who was ready for bed?













Logan's first corn on the cob




If you were a mom in the 70's you probably know what this picture means. . .



"Ginger" Violet is what I call it now, because I swear that's what the nurse told me when I asked for clarification THREE times! You think you'd spell out a word like Gentian.

And if you don't know, then I will leave you guessing - magic marker? grape snow cone? Horned Frog spirit?

(and did you know there's a prescription for this now and that my child's mouth doesn't have to be "over-the-counter" purple?! His nurses must not like me!)