Saturday, July 25, 2009


Our weekend started out great. David went golfing with his dad and brothers so Logan and I went out to breakfast with my most of my family. Then we really pretty much just relaxed the whole rest of the day til it was time for us to go to the bbq and swimming at my Aunt Kate and Uncle Michaels house. That is always so much fun to do. I of course didn't bring my camera so none of it got documented. It was for sure fun though.

Today we had a pretty relaxing day. David had work so Logan and I went shopping with my mom. Later we went to a little neighborhood party in my parents neighborhood. Although it wasn't little. Some people in their ward own a fireworks stand and decided a couple years ago to do a big neighborhood thing with all the extra fireworks. It was absolutely amazing!! We started off eating and then they did parachutes and streamers for the kids. Once it got dark it really got cool. I would say over 300 fireworks were done. At one point they had 18 fountains going at once. They did awesome coordinations with fireworks, fireworks that went in the air, and a grand finale. I have never seen such a cool "Legal" fireworks show. We will definitely be making it a tradition to go to that every year. Logan loved it too. He of course did his one handed "Woo", but he also started saying "Oooh, Ahhh" after each firework. The whole firework show lasted almost three hours. It was really fun!

Waiting for the show to start.

David, Logan, and Layne in between fireworks. Logan had so much fun chasing Layne around.

Some of the fountain fireworks.

In the air fireworks. David said these ones were called Roman Candles. It was cool about thirty people lined up and they all went off pretty much the same time. There were other air fireworks that were really fun too!

This is the grand finale. They took all the extra little fireworks and put them in one huge pile and lit it. It was a HUGE flame. We could feel it from a couple houses down. This was definitely a fun night!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Movies on the Lane

In Washington DC during the summer there is an activity called Movies on the Mall. They show movies on the mall and anyone can come and watch a movie while outside. Since my grandparents are now back from Washington DC my grandpa decided he wanted to start an activity that is similar. So last night was the first Movie on the Lane. My uncle Michael and aunt Kate have a big blow up screen so we could watch the movie outside. It was so much fun. The featured movie was The Princess Bride. We brought blankets, drinks, and treats. It was a great first fun. For next week we will definitely know more of what to bring. Like pillows, jackets, jammies, and maybe even an air mattress. This will be a very fun summer activity. Next Monday the movie will be Holes which will also be a lot of fun. Thanks grandma and grandpa for such a fun activity. We can't wait for the weeks to come!!

I also need to just update on Logan's weight. We went to the Dr. today and he gained a pound. Woo Hoo!! He is now in the 5th percentile and we don't have to go back til he is two!

The blow up movie screen.

Some of the group watching the movie.

Logan pretending to watch the movie but really playing with a cell phone.

I kept trying to take Logan's picture but the flash was so bright so he kept covering his eyes!

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July!

We had a very nice relaxing 4th of July. It all started out when I had to be up at 5:30 to go set up for our Stake Freedom Breakfast. Not so relaxing, but after I was done with that my wonderful sisters came and got Logan so that I could take a nap and David could go help clean the church. A little bit later we went to my parents house to get Logan. David has a garden at my parents house and loves working on it with my dad. My dad was making a drip system for their stuff to grow better so David decided to not go to the fair with us so he could help my dad. So my sister Hilary, Logan and I went to the Sandy fair. And I must say it was pretty lame. I think they had already put all the activities for kids away except the inflatables which Logan won't go on. So we looked at all the booths and I feel like there were half as many booths this year. Oh well we still got some pretty good deals and some good ideas for crafts. After that we went and got African Ice snow cones. They are the best snow cone around! About an hour later we went home and did snapper/pops fireworks with Logan and he thought it was hilarious. He liked to step on them best. Now came time to go swimming. It was so nice. We hadn't been swimming in a month so it was so nice to get in the pool. The barbeque we had was wonderful as usual and then came the fireworks. We usually do what is called the ring of fire. The kids hold hands and dance around the fountains chanting "Ring of Fire, Ring of Fire". Well this year was a little different. This year they did the Slide of Fire. They put the fireworks in the pool and someone would go down the slide over the firework. It was quite entertaining. Logan loved the fireworks. He thought they were so funny. After each firework he would raise up one arm and yell "WOOO". I thought for sure he would hate them. That ended our day and it was so nice. I love the 4th of July. I love the patriotism, the colors, and the BBQ's. I am so grateful to live in a country where I am free!

At the fair they had a firetruck and this thing to pose in. Logan did not enjoy it.

Logan with his monkey leash. Before I had Logan I was so anti leash. I thought it looked ridiculous. I think anyone who thinks this way has never had a child that doesn't want to be in a stroller and is very rambunctious. I don't think I would ever do a regular leash but this monkey one is so cute cause its also a little backpack. Logan loved that he could get down and play.

Logan and Daddy playing with snaps.

Logan looking through his pile to decide which one to throw next.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

18 Month Stats

Yesterday we had Logan's 18 month well baby check. His stats as of now are:

Weight: 20 lbs. 11 oz. 1-2 percentile
Height: 31 in. 11th percentile
Head Circumference: 18 1/2 64th percentile

So we figure he is short skinny and smart. His weight is a concern however. He pretty much weighs the same as he did at his last appointment which was three months ago. He did have the stomach flu a month and a half ago, and has been teething really bad. He didn't eat very well for about two weeks. He has been eating well again for a week now though. So we have another appointment in two weeks so we can see if he gains anything. If not we have to do some tests to see if he has any iron deficiencies or thyroid problems or anything else. I am not too concerned. I think its just because of teething and he is just plain little. I don't think he has been above the 5th percentile in weight since he was three months old. Not that its a good thing but I know he is healthy. The dr. told us to start giving him carnation in his milk so that is what we will be doing to help him gain weight. I am also very relieved that his head circumference percentile is lower than last time. It was starting to get off the curve but is right back on it now. Pretty much he is a healthy boy he just has to gain weight.