Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Logan on Friday after school wearing his monster finger puppet. He's enjoying his favorite Friday past time - watching the lawn guys.

Tuesday's Halloween party at Ridglea. We met the Bolgers there for a fun night of dancing and sweets. Logan had tater tots for dinner and Ella had cupcakes. I know he will hate me for this some day. Andrew did not approve of this costume either, but I couldn't resist! This is probably the last year I can get away with sticking him in a farm animal costume. Sorry son, but I think you're darling!

Ella won 1st place for the 3 and under group!!! She boogied down on the dance floor all night, too. She was way entertaining! I warned Logan that we probably need to watch out for that Bolger girl. Her momma says she's feisty! :)

Wish I had bigger copies of these - these gals are gorgeous!
Super Star Singer Lauren

Dark Alice (Lenzy)

Cousin's Addi and Olivia at the Happy Hollow party last weekend. They have a very talented face painter that comes every year. Aren't these costumes great?!

Tid bits

Logan took his first big spill at the park last weekend. And he wasn't even climbing at the time. He was simply sitting on a picnic table bench facing away from the table and decided to face plant onto the concrete below. I instantly picked him up to console him and when he picked his head up off my shoulder there was blood everywhere. I panicked at first because I didn't know what the source of the blood was. We headed back to the car quickly to clean him up and head home. We realized it was coming from his nose and that it wasn't a gash. We were also glad to see his teeth all in tact. His nose didn't seem tender, so we didn't figure it was broken. We knew he was okay when he spotted a lollipop in the back of my car left over from the previous days tailgating. He was fine once that was in his mouth.

Just another "first" at the Thomas house. I don't like the sad firsts!
(and here I am 5 months pregnant!)

checking out the giraffes at the zoo

just another day around here

We took Logan to the airshow today and I knew that I had to get lunch in him before he fell asleep on the way home. We don't typically eat cheeseburgers (especially not McDonald's cheeseburgers!) in the car, but this was an exception. He was too tuckered out to eat anyhow and fell asleep mid bite.

Mimi and Grandpa Came to Play

. . .two weeks ago. They took Logan on a mini train ride after taking him to his favorite pancake spot. There was a HUGE excavator on the street outside, so they grabbed a window seat and Logan was completely content.

On Saturday we went to the Dallas Arboretum to meet up with cousin Derek (Judy's nephew), Wendi and the girls. It was so fun to see baby Kennedy again!

the best shot of Raleigh and Logan together

Sweet Kennedy. . .

Bob and Judy brought down Logan's birthday present early so they could see him open it. His birthday is just a few days before our Omaha Thanksgiving visit, so they won't make the party.

While he was opening the bag, we asked him what he saw inside. He squealed, "a puppyyyyy!" He was referring, of course, to the head cover on is new 3 wood!

Daddy showing him how to wear the bag. He wasn't a fan. He actually only took to carring the putter around at first.

Waiting for Mimi to get him a ball

The Pumpkin Patch

Three (wow, I've become a pathetic blogger!) weeks ago we went to a nearby pumpkin farm with our old neighbors and dear friends Travis, Liz and Katelyn. Unfortunately for my blog, they arrived after my camera battery died, so Liz has all the "couples" pictures.

Tractors were the highlight of our visit even though there were tons of pumpkins to crawl on and farm animals to see/feed/pet, including cows and donkeys. We also enjoyed a hayride (pulled by a tractor thankfully!)

After pumpkining we headed to dinner way past the kiddos bed time. They did great until Andrew spilled his cold drink across the table onto tired Katelyn's lap. It was a fun evening that only could've been made better by cooler weather. 80 degrees just didn't feel like Fall.

Hee Haw

A great shot of my boys

We couldn't leave Monkey out!

We fed the cows hamburger buns. Some of them were very pushy and one tried to eat my purse when I stood too close to the fence. I didn't have the heart to tell him what my purse is made of : (

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Internet, I sat down to blog about the past two very eventful weekends, but after downloading pictures and checking my email I just don't have the energy anymore. It's late and I'm tired. But here's one picture of my sweet boys to hold you over until I do make time to post more.

Frogs up after the TCU/Wyoming game October 9.

Friday, October 8, 2010

22 and 2/3 Months

Where does the time go?! I've been meaning to blog, but I'm just so dang tired most nights. I just wanted to post a few pictures for the faithful followers and maybe and update or two for myself. I was showing someone my printed blog book the other day and was reminded about how good I used to be at posting. Our 2010 book will be pretty thin.

Logan sees me with my sunglasses on my head and thought he'd try it, too.

Since the weather has been so nice lately, we've been heading to the park at least once every weekend and maybe once during the week, too. He is a little daredevil on the winding slide (in the background). He climbs up it and stands at the top looking over the side. Makes us pretty nervous, but we're aware that this is pretty low on the scale of dangerous behavior to come.

We had our trees trimmed the other day and then found this in our driveway. I don't think I've ever seen a praying mantis (outside of the zoo of course).

A friend of mine invited us to bring a friend day at Little Gym a few weeks ago. Logan learned to do a somersault (assisted) and liked to hang from the low bar. Here's a picture from Mr. Brian's iPhone.

Hannah turned 1 in late September. This was Logan's first time in a bounce house. It took some convincing, but we finally got him in. Logan still doesn't know how to jump. I'm not bothered by it really because we don't do a lot of jumping around here, but I took an online survey the other day and realized he's in the bottom 10% for this skill. Are all the other moms lying? Maybe we should practice more. Hmmm.

Silly, silly, silly is what Logan is these days. He is a silly little boy who does goofy things for a laugh. Hide and seek, running and screaming, walking like a bear in the buff before bath time, blowing bubbles in his milk, squishing his peas. He gets in trouble for the last two.

Logan screams his ABCs through E then kind of yells bits and pieces of the rest - in tune though! He also relates candles to birthdays. Our supper club was at our house last weekend and I was lighting several candles throughout the house and he started singing Happy Birthday.

One thing that really amazes me right now is how Logan knows his way around town. He points out the turn off to the road that takes us to the baby pool. The park is near my friend Kim's house and we were going for a visit the other day and he asked if we were going to the park. We've been for pancakes a few times a little diner and he starts talking about it when we get close. He knows when we pass Target or Walmart, when we're headed toward TCU. He knows that we pass roller coasters (Six Flags) and a the big ball (Dallas skyline) when we go to cousin Raleighs. I'm blown away at how much he pays attention in the car.

Brushing his teeth has become a chore again - a wrestling match some nights. He's sleeping great, but stalls at bedtime. We rock and read books, sing and pray, then we put him in his crib. For several months we have played a game where we give kisses through the bars of his crib. First, he would just move from one end of the bed to the other and get a kiss. Up top, down low, crib left, crib right, etc. Then Monkey joined in and we gave him kisses too. Next, was kissing multiple body parts - toes, hands, head, knee. And the other night when we had been through all of this, he paused for a minute and said, "high five?" So I stuck my hand through the bars, we high fived, and that was it. Can't wait to see what's next!

Logan is still content in his crib. He could definitely get out if he wanted to, but is never upset enough to follow through. Several times I've seen him pull up and get a leg on the top rail, but I warn him that he'll fall down and he stops. I don't want to rush him into a big boy bed, but we're in a dilemna about whether to buy Logan new "big boy" furniture or to buy Aaron (99% sure that's boy #2's name) a new crib. And do we move Logan to a new big boy room or do we leave him in his room? We don't want him to think baby stole his room, ya know? We're going to put this decision off as long as we can.

Other goings on include a visit from my mom last week for some shopping and the birth of Logan's second second cousin, Kennedy Tatum (Andrew's cousin Derek's second baby). My camera didn't make an appearance for either event. We took dinner to Dallas Wednesday to see Kennedy and OH MY GOODNESS! I'VE FORGOTTEN HOW SMALL BABIES ARE! It made me a little nervous about #2. Excited, but nervous.

Tomorrow is another TCU home game, Sunday we start a class at church after the early service, so Logan will be doing double-time in the nursery for 5 weeks, and Bob and Judy come on Thursday. Until next time. . .