Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What happened to my baby?

I cannot believe my little boy is already two. I honestly can't even express how fast these last two years have gone for us. After the Christmas fiasco we were very nervous for how Logan's birthday would go. It was wonderful! He loved opening his presents, and was so excited for each gift he got. I think his favorite birthday gifts were his Little People farm, his Handy Manny tool set that Aunt Ashley gave him, and his Cars go fishing game from Aunt Leslie. However, he loves all of his gifts from everyone. Thank you so much! Logan is such a wonderful little boy. He is all boy and loves to be rowdy and jump around, but he is also so sweet and loves to give hugs, kisses, and snuggle. We couldn't imagine life without this wonderful little boy in our lives!

2 year stats:
Weight: 22.6 lbs.- 1%
Height: 32 1/2 in.- 9%
Head: 19 cm.- 38%

He is still really little and not really gaining weight so the Dr. did got some blood work done on him and everything came back normal.

Opening presents on his birthday. My sister gave him that cute Birthday Boy shirt. It was kind of big, but maybe it will fit again next year!

Opening more presents and loving it!

Playing with his Little People farm. He loves Little People and got a farm from us and a school house from Grandma and Grandpa Quinney for his birthday. He also got an awesome castle from Grandma and Grandpa Johnson for Christmas.

Waiting to blow out his candle.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day

We left our camera at David's parents house on Christmas Eve so I don't have any pictures yet of that night. I will have to post about that later. Christmas Day was a whole new experience to say the least. We were so excited to have a toddler for Christmas this year. It turned out our toddler did not enjoy Christmas. He liked opening his first few presents and then got bored. When we got to my parents house for breakfast he was so overwhelmed and just cried and wanted to watch backyardigans. Later at David's parents he still was not enjoying the festivities and only relaxed when he got his new Cars chair and guitar. We still enjoyed our Christmas, but for the first time ever I was happy when Christmas Day was over. I have never felt like Christmas was a lot of work until this year.

Some highlights of Christmas were:
*When Logan sang Jingle Bells all by himself for our family Christmas Eve talent show.
*Watching Logan open his first few gifts where he actually enjoyed it.
*David playing with his helicopter for HOURS!
*Logan yelling at the Wii and saying "Are you kidding me?"
*My dad being so great and watching Logan on Christmas night while we played Wii even though he was still grumpy!

As rough as it was we really did have a wonderful Christmas and are so grateful for all of the wonderful things we have been blessed with this year.

I love Logan's face in this picture. He really liked his Furreal.

Playing with his race car set. That was one of his favorite gifts that Santa brought.

One of the only times he relaxed during the day was when he was eating candy and watching Backyardigans at my parents house while we all enjoyed opening gifts.

Sitting in his new Cars chair and playing the guitar.

David LOVES this helicopter. My dad, grandpa, and Layne all got them too and love them. It is a really fun toy.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

If I can't see you, you can't see me!

That is what Logan thinks anyway.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Turkey Sweater + Thumb holes = Ugliest Sweater

Last Friday our friends had an Ugly Sweater party. As soon as I found out about it I started thinking about what sweaters we could use. Unfortunately, no one close to us had any that were hideous enough. So I went to several DI's trying to find the perfect sweaters for David and I. I looked for a couple weeks and coulding find anything. So on the day of the party me, my mom, and sister decided to venture out again since we needed them that night. I found the most perfect sweater for David. It was in the ladies section but it was quite large so I decided he could have it. I found a pretty good one for me, but knew David's could potentially be the winner. It has tons of turkeys all over it. He was pretty excited when he saw it. So we get to the party and are just hanging out when all of a sudden David says hey in the pockets there is a place for just your thumbs! Who would even think to put that in a sweater they were making? Anyway, David won and very deservedly so. It was a lot of fun!

Me and the Winner!

Quin and Teresa wore Utah hoodies. I totally had that thought, but figured the friends putting on the party are Utah fans so I probably shouldn't. I am glad someone did though.

Angela and Jesse in their ugly sweaters.

The hosts in their ugly sweaters. Thanks guys it was a lot of fun!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Santa Clause

On Saturday was our ward Christmas breakfast. I am on the committee so I had to be there, but David had work. I asked my sister if she would come with me and watch Logan while I served food and cleaned up. She was so wonderful and said yes. It turned out pretty good. We ate breakfast and then some people in the ward sang some Christmas carols. After that it was time for Santa Clause to come. Our normal Santa we use just got knee surgery and couldn't come, so we got a recommendation from someone. It is amazing to me that someone recommended this guy. He had the creepiest Santa costume I had ever seen. His beard was straight and square looking and the mustache was falling off. None of the kids seemed to notice though. As we were waiting in line Layne was so excited, but Logan kept saying he wanted to go bye bye cause he was a little nervous. Layne sat on Santa's lap first which made Logan more willing to do it. He didn't cry but he was sure nervous and wouldn't talk very loud to Santa. But he did it and it was good practice.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hundreth Post

I didn't realize until I got on to blog tonight that this is my 100th post. Since I didn't know, and I am not really the creative type anyway, I will just do the post I was already going to do. Christmas Trees. On Tuesday night we were finally able to decorate our tree that has been up since last Wednesday. Logan loved it. He was so cute putting several ornaments on the same branch. He had a hard time with the ornaments with hooks so we gave him the ones with strings. I love seeing the branches that he did. He also put the angel on the tree. I must say I really love our tree. I always thought I would be the kind of person who likes a tree that has all different ornaments and doesn't really match. I always wanted a themed tree, but I love that our ornaments have to do with us.

Logan putting on some ornaments.

Logan and Daddy working together.

Putting the angel on top.

The finished product.

On Wednesday we went to Festival of Trees for playdate. I always think its so interesting to see what kinds of trees people come up with. Layne liked the tree that had a shark on the bottom, Annie liked all the girly trees, Lincoln liked the trees with gingerbread men, and Logan liked the trees with snowmen. I think the kids really enjoyed it. I wish we would have been able to spend a little more time there but we got a late start. We liked looking at the trees and loved seeing some of the gingerbread houses. Our favorites were the UP house and the Cinderella Castle.

The playgroup gang at Festival of Trees.

The awesome UP house. The balloons were Jelly Bellies. So cute!

The Cinderella Castle. It amazes me that someone would have the patience to make something like that.

Monday, November 30, 2009


We have been so lucky to have been able to go to all of the BYU home games this year (Thank you Grandpa and Grandma). And this game was a great way to end the season. It was a great game. We were stressed and yelling for a lot of the time, but our sore throats and pounding heads were totally worth it. Go Cougars!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nature Turkeys

It starts to get hard trying to find something to do for playdate every single week. Some weeks the kids just play together while we talk, but this week we really wanted to do something fun. Leslie went online and found a really cute and fun activity. Nature Turkeys. To start off we went on a nature walk around the neighborhood. We needed to find a lot of leaves and some pinecones. The kids loved it. They loved finding different leaves that were different colors. Logan just picked up random things, but he was the bag holder and loved that. After our walk we went back to my mom's house and started making our turkeys. All you do is glue the leaves onto computer paper to look like the turkey feathers. After those dry you get a long pinecone and glue it on to be the turkeys head. We found with that a hot glue gun would have worked better. Then you just cut out little eyes, beak, and the red jiggly thing and glue those on the pine cone and then you have these really cute turkeys!

Logan and Annie picking up leaves.

The three on our walk.

Logan and his leaf bag. He kept tripping over it.

This is just the "feathers".

And the finished product. Logan wanted to help Layne with his so I ended up doing Logan's. Next year when we try it again I hope he will want to do his own.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Our Halloween was so much fun! Logan absolutely loved it this year. First we went to my parents ward trunk or treat. Logan would say trick or treat at every car, but was not way into it. He was a little shy, but loved getting the candy. Since Layne didn't go to the trunk or treat later that night we all went around my parents neighborhood. I figured we would only go to about 5 housed, but Logan loved it! He would run from house to house yelling trick or treat and then politely say thank you after he got his candy. We ended up doing the whole neighborhood and he got quite the candy stash! Holidays are for sure more fun with kids!

On Sunday we went and did our annual Johnson family Halloween party at my grandparents house. It was so great having my grandparents back from DC this year. My grandpa put together an awesome spook alley. It really was scary. There were three phases. The first was in the basement. If you passed that stage you could do the next which was in the backyard. If you passed the backyard phase then you could go to the abandoned house across the street. I am proud to say I passed all three phases and it really was spooky! Great way to make a comeback grandpa! All in all it was a great holiday!

Trunk or Treat!

Getting ready to go out trick or treating. He wanted to leave so badly so I did not get a good picture of him.

Logan and Layne getting ready to trick or treat. I love how Layne posed in character without being told to!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Activities

We had a busy week this last week. This year my dad and David grew awesome gardens. My dad decided he wanted to grow pumpkins for the grandkids. We soon discovered that one pumpkin was taking all the nutrients from the other pumpkins. Lots of pumpkins would grow to be about 3 inches and then all of a sudden start dying. Except one! We picked this pumpkin last Sunday and it was huge and so heavy! In height it was just a little smaller than Logan, but weighed more than twice as much! 55 lbs!!

Logan Standing next to the pumpkin.

Sitting on the pumpkin.

David and Mark playing catch with the pumpkin!

Then on Thursday we went to Emily's school for their Halloween party. We have been putting Logan's costume on him once a week for the last two months to try to get him to not cry when he would wear it. It paid off. He wore it the whole time and didn't cry once. We had lots of fun. Layne was there too and Logan was like his little puppy dog. Their favorite thing to do was the ghost/pumpkin bowling. They also made witch hands out of popcorn and played ring toss with a big spider. It was lots of fun. Thank you for letting us come Emily!

Logan in his costume. Layne didn't have his costume yet.

Playing ghost/pumpkin bowling.

Witch hands!

Then on Friday we went to a carnival at a local farm. It was a lot of fun. They had hay rides and a bounce house, vendors, face painting, and games. I really wanted Logan to get his face painted because we had never done it before. I planned on it being his turn and him freaking out and not doing it. But that didn't happen. He sat so still and did awesome! And to make it better right before I was about to give her our tickets we won a raffle and got free face painting. Then we went on the hay ride around the farm and Logan did awesome on that too. We then played some games and all the kids went on the bounce house. Including Logan. Again I expected him to go in and scream. But he didn't. He loved it. This kid is sure growing up and doing a lot that he never would before. He is at the best stage right now!! We had a very fall festive week and it was so much fun!!

Logan getting his face painted.

Waiting for the hay ride! The Aulai kids are so awesome with Logan and he asks for them often throughout the week.

On the hayride.

Jumping in the bounce house!

Playing a fishing game. He played three games and won two pairs of fake vampire teeth and a pirate eye patch.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Which Witch is Which?

For playdate this week we decided to go to Gardener Village to see the witches. It was absolutely perfect weather! The kids had so much fun. Last year when we went they were all either very scared or at least weary of going near the witches. This year they were much braver. Logan was terrified of the witch that moved but the other two got pretty close. Until looking at the last witch when Annie was all of a sudden scared. It could have been because of the fake spider next to the witch. Anyway, we had so much fun going in all the little shops and walking around spotting the witches all around. We will definitely be going back in the next week if the weather stays nice to take real pictures of Logan. It was so festive!

Just drinking his juice.

They were so good at posing for me to take pictures.

This is the witch Logan was scared of. You can tell he is trying to run away cause he is barely in the shot.

And this is the one Annie was scared of.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Ducks on the Farm go Quack Quack Quack

On Wednesday we decided to go to the farm for playdate. It was perfect weather for this kind of activity and with the crummy weather just around the corner it was nice to be able to do that again. The kids had so much fun. With Logan getting older he loves to run around and play with the kids, and was actually excited to feed the ducks and chickens. He was running around like crazy at the ducks yelling "Quack Quack". We had so much fun. I am so sad that pretty soon our playdates are going to have to consist of indoor activities.

Feeding the ducks.

Logan feeding the chickens.

Cute kids playing in the tree house.

What a great place to take pictures!