Monday, April 26, 2010

17 Months

Lucy had him backed into the corner trying to get him to share.

Logan turned 17 months last Tuesday. He weighs 26.5 lbs. He has 8 front teeth, top and bottom molars on the left and his top right molar just broke through this weekend. He is in 18 month clothes.

Logan got his first official boo boo yesterday. He fell down outside and scraped his knee. It bled just a little bit and he wouldn't even sit still long enough for me to clean it out – he wanted to keep playing.

When he gets tired of emptying all of my kitchen cabinets, Logan heads to his room and reads. I love going to look for him and finding him there with books all around him. The book of the week is the Golden book about Fire Trucks. He points to the bell and says, "ding ding". Then I make the fire engine noise "we ooh, we ooh, we ooh" and he follows with "errr, errr, errr."

On Sunday Andrew put Logan down for a nap and as I often do, I watched him play on the video monitor in his crib before he fell asleep. He laid his monkey down, pat his back and said "night night." This just melted my heart. THEN he put his hands together, put them on the side of his face, laid down on his pillow and said "night night" and started making the "sheeew, sheeew" noise like he was sleeping. It just doesn't get much sweeter than that, folks!

We were at Sams last week and the very nice man checking us out let Logan hold the scan gun and push the button. Logan pointed it and said "beep." Unfortunately, now Logan thinks that he gets to hold the scan gun at every store. I told this to the kind checker at Lowes and she played along, too, but I'm having a hard time explaining to him that we can't do this all the time.

Logan has the worst allergies of any kid I've ever met. His nose is constantly running, his ears run non-stop, especially his right ear. Thank heavens he has the tubes! He takes Children's Zyrtec twice a day. And if we spend a lot of time outside, which we have lately, we have family sneezing parties

It is getting hard to keep track of words because there are so many now, but here are some highlights.

Amen ("maymen") – he repeats it several times after our nighttime prayers

Lawn mower ("ma more") – the new "ball" - he says it ALL THE TIME. It rained all last weekend, so we had to bring his lawn mower in from outside and unless he was eating, sleeping or bathing, he was pushing it around.

Drive – this is said as he holds out his bunny from the back seat. I don’t even remember how it started, but Andrew and I drive around town with a bunny on the steering wheel because Logan wants him to drive.

Bible – he plays with the stack of books next to my bed and knows which one the Bible is. Well, we thought he did until he handed me Sarah Palin's Going Rogue yesterday and said, "Bible."

Bike – We say motorcycle and bicycle, but Logan insists on calling them both bikes.

Logan still prefers to shovel food in his mouth using his hands. This fork thing is pretty complicated.

I can never get to the camera fast enough, but we catch Logan laying on this top shelf in our bathroom all the time.

This picture doesn't do it justice at all, but Logan has the cutest "funny face." He tenses up his jaw and stares at you with his big blue eyes. We crack up every time. And he laughs when we make the same face back at him.

Tonight Logan was drinking from an open cup and poured his water all over the floor. I grabbed a towel and started cleaning it up. Logan disappeared to the other side of the island and came back with a towel. He put it on the ground and used his foot to move the towel around just like I was doing. I was shocked that he knew where exactly I kept the towels and knew to go get one right when he spilled. These are the brilliant things he does every day that continuously blow my mind.

Logan, you fill our lives with so much joy. Every day you are learning something new and we are reminded how fun life is. How neat it is to get to experience it all again through your eyes!


Mimi said...

Logan, You must have such fun at your house..........I am sorry about your knee. I thought maybe you liked band aids..Your cousins really do..........See you soon. Love, kisses, hugs...........Mimi

Karyn Hatch said...

What a smart and funny little man you have! Can't believe how much he's grown and changed! :) Sounds like he keeps you busy and on your toes!