Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Swimming: Take Two!

Every Memorial Day we go swimming at my aunt and uncles house. As I posted before Logan was not too fond of the water last time we went swimming. I was expecting this time to be much of the same thinking it would take him four or five times until he started to like it. Nope. He LOVED it!! He had so much fun. David would throw him in the air and catch him and he would laugh. He would get out on the side and walk into the my arms while I was in the pool and just laugh. He tried to swim away from us, dip his head in the pool, play with the noodles. It was amazing how much he loved it. So maybe we have a fish on our hands after all. When I got him out he was not too happy with me, but his lips were blue and he was shaking. So I got him out and my sister got him dressed. For the next hour he tried to go jump in the pool. I said "I don't know what I am going to do for the whole summer" and my aunt suggested just letting him go back in. So I got him in his swimsuit again and he got back in for about another hour. Then again he was mad when I got him out. I love that he likes it so much!

I love this picture of them because they are making the exact same face!

Everytime David threw Logan in the air I would cringe. It was freaking me out, but Logan loved it!

He hated wearing these goggles but I just had to get a picture.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Racing Day/Carnival

Today was a very eventful day. First off we had racing day. For those of you who have children who watch Backyardigans might know what this is. For those of you who don't it is an episode where the backyard friends have race around the world. They run, snowboard, canoe, and something else that I can't remember right now. A couple of months ago my sister Leslie was at the dollar store and found some stick horses and we thought it would be fun to use those for our racing day. Today was the first time we have had perfect weather to do it. Layne and Annie had so much fun with it. Leslie made obtacle courses they would have to go through with their horses. Logan on the other hand couldn't have cared less. He just wanted to walk around and try to pick up the cones. It was still a lot of fun with him though.

Last week I bought Logan two hats and have been trying to get him to wear them and he won't. Today he actually kept it on for over ten minutes. I was very excited about this. He is also very into sunglasses right now so he liked to play with those as well. He had not taken his nap yet so by the end of racing day he was exhausted. He went home and took a great nap.

After Logan's nap we went to the school carnival at the school that my sister works at. I used to work for the company that does the carnivals so it is always fun for me to go and see people. They also gave us wristbands half price which was really nice. We went with my sister, Layne and Elana, and Lincoln and his sisters. They are so awesome with Logan that figured Logan would love to go on the big blowup slides with them since he loved them at Classic. I was wrong. I had to get on the slide and go down with him and he still didn't like it. Later he went over to the Batman bounce house and really wanted to go in. So I went and rounded up the kids to take him in. He was so anxious to get in. About a minute before we went in I took his shoes off and he was not very happy about it, so when I stuck him in the bounce house he cried hysterically. After about five seconds he climbed out. Oh well. Maybe next year he will enjoy it.

Lincoln and Layne got their hair colored, so I thought it would be so cute to get Logan's done and get a picture. I figured Logan would cry while they were doing but he didn't. He was fascinated by it. When we got out of line we found out Layne and Elana had left. I was so sad I didn't get a picture with all three of them, but at least I got one with Logan and Lincoln. By the end of the night Logan was so tired and fell asleep on the way home.

At the beginning of racing day the kids were playing in these cars. I am so happy my parents got these cars. Last week my dad stayed home from work for a few days to work on the yard and when we got to their house he stopped to play with Logan. And as i have mentioned before my dad and Logan absolutely love each other and he lets Logan do whatever he wants. Logan wanted to go across the street and play in the neighbors garage with their toy car. My dad let him! In the garage! I was so embarrassed. She came out of her house and said "Oh I thought maybe it was a cat." Well later than night Lincoln's mom came to bring stuff for the garage sale my mom was having and she just happened to bring two of those cars. Perfect timing! My sister Hilary was so nice to buy them for the boys!

Annie and Layne on Racing Day.

Logan with his cute hat on.

Logan with his hat and glasses. I don't know if I will ever be able to get a picture with him wearing both things again.

Logan and I on the slide.

Logan and Lincoln with their colored hair! Everytime I would look at Logan I would crack up!

Emily and the kids when we were leaving the carnival.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not a Fish Yet!

Today was our first swimming day of the season! It was so wonderful. My aunt and uncle have an amazing pool in their backyard and they are so kind to let us use it. We were so excited to take Logan. Last time he went swimming was 8 months ago and he really liked it as long as someone was holding onto him, although at times he was adventurous. Tonight was a little different. Right when he and David got in he started screaming. He did not like it at all. He clung to David so tightly. If David moved him even a little he would cry. After a little while he started playing with a football and loosened up a little bit. Then a little more and a little more. By the end it still was not his favorite thing but I think within two or three more times going he will love it. That is our hope anyway. We love to swim and want him to be a little water baby.

We cannot wait for all of the wonderful family parties, playdates, and just going over for fun we will have there this summer. Thank you aunt Kate and uncle Michael for always being so generous with your pool and home!

Just got his swimsuit on.

Logan and David just about to get in the pool and Logan is already not too sure about it.

In the pool with Daddy. By this point he had been in for about half an hour and was just starting to loosen up because he had a ball. He would also laugh when he would splash someone.

Snuggling up in his towel. He was so happy once he was warm!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hotel for Dogs

I feel like all i have to blog about lately is playdates. I don't necessarily think yesterdays playdate is blogworthy but I have to blog about something. So here goes...For playdate yesterday we went and saw the movie "Hotel for Dogs". I was not too excited to see this movie but it was at the dollar movies so it wasn't like i would be out money. I actually ended up thinking it was a pretty good movie. It was a good story for kids. I am glad i didn't pay eight dollars to see it but I would definitely see it at the dollar movie again if someone wanted to. We had two new additions to playdate yesterday. My cousins Kate and Benjamin. Logan absolutely loves Kate and was so glad to have her there we are glad they could come.

I also added a couple other pictures on here cause they were so cute. Logan has this wiggles book that he loves. I am not sure why. We do not allow Wiggles watching in our house so its not like he knows who the people are. Its a little book about shapes and he reads it all the time. Usually when he is quiet I have to worry but lately he has just been laying down reading. He is becoming such a little boy rather than a baby. I love it!
Lately my camera and memory card have been doing stupid things so that is why this picture has a line through it. I don't know what the problem is.

The next picture is him folding his arms. He has been folding his arms to say prayers for a couple months now, but i just barely remembered to take a picture. It is so cute we say prayer time and he folds his arms right away. He doesn't fold them the traditional way and I know I will be so sad when

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Day at the Park

It was a beautiful day today, so we decided to have playdate at the park. We had a picnic lunch and the kids had so much fun playing. The first time we went to the park this season was a couple weeks ago. Since Logan is old enough now i put him in the swing and he hated it until Lincoln would pretend like Logan was kicking him. Then Logan thought it was funny. Well I thought i guess that is the end of the swings. I decided to try them again today and he loved it. He thought it was fun the whole time. It is amazing what a couple weeks will do to a child.

Logan also loves going down the slide. He will climb up all by himself and go down the big slide. He is so brave. And he going down the traditional way is not good enough for him. He likes to slide down on his stomach. He laughs so hard. I love to see him playing and learning to do things for himself. He is getting so big and is not my little baby anymore. He is definitely turning into a toddler. I can't wait to see what the rest of the summer will bring and what he will dare to do!

I love this picure!

He sure does love the swings. After being on for a couple of minutes though he looks like he is going to throw up!

Annie and Layne are so cute together. If one of them doesn't come to playdate the other one gets so upset. All three of them play so well together. I am glad Layne and Annie are so good with Logan!