Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Day of Preschool!

Today was Logan's first day of preschool. He has been looking forward to this day for a long time. My sister Emily is a preschool teacher and he would get to go to her class every once in a while, but he couldn't wait til it was his turn to be in preschool. We bought him a new Cars backpack about a month ago, got him a new first day of school outfit, a treat for his classmates, and he was ready to go. We had a meet the teachers open house on Monday and he didn't want me to stay, so today when I dropped him off he went right in and did great. I got a little teary as I sent him off. I can't believe he is already in preschool!

I saw this on Pinterest and had to do it. Such a cute idea!

Picture in front of our house for his first day of school.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Woo Hoo!!

This guy is FINALLY potty trained. I would dare say Logan is one of the most stubborn kids I have ever met. We have been trying this potty training business for a while and every time we would ask him if he wants to go he would simply say, "No." Now I am the kind of person that truly believes a child will potty train when they are ready, but I was starting to get very frusterated. I know he is a smart boy and he wouldn't potty train because he wanted control. We kept telling him we would take him to Planet Play when he was potty trained. He didn't care. We told him he couldn't go to preschool til he was potty trained. He didn't care. Finally, one day he had a friend over (this friend is 8) and Logan was so embarrassed he needed his diaper changed. That night he said he wanted to go potty on the toilet and the next day he decided he wanted to wear underwear, and has only had 1 accident since. We knew he would do it when HE wanted to and I am just grateful I am only changing one child a day now. I am also grateful that when he decided he was ready he trained himself and I am not changing accident clothes all the time!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Island Park/Yellowstone

For Christmas this last year my grandparents gave us a trip to Island Park and Yellowstone. It was a lot of fun. David couldn't come because of work so we missed him like crazy, but it was fun riding with my parents and Hilary.

Some highlights from the trip were:

-Brooklyn eating beef jerky and absolutely LOVING it!
-Logan (very newly potty trained) not having a single accident on the way there, while there, or on the way home.
-Logan kissing and playing with a frog.
-Running in the mountains.
-After all of the kids hit a pinata my mom brought, my dad went to hit it (not very hard) and it broke in half. Logan went around chanting, "We love candy, we love candy!"
-Watching Logan on the horse.
-Me horseback riding.
-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Thank you so much Mike and Kate!!
-All of the tacky souvenir shops. Seriously West Yellowstone has maybe the most tacky souvenir shops EVER!
-My cousin Jenna's horse was named Rat and had a hard time going over logs. Every time a log would come up she would say, "Its ok Rat. You are doing so good Rat." It just sounded so awkward!

It was great trip. Thank you so much Grandpa and Grandma for all you do for us!!

Brooklyn eating beef jerky. This girl loves everything except baby food!
Hanging out in West Yellowstone. She was so happy to be sitting in the stroller so much.

One of the waterfalls in Yellowstone.

Another waterfall.

Logan really wanted to take pictures the whole time. Most didn't turn out very good but some were cute. This is one I took of him taking them of us. Cute kid!
My parents took my kids for me while I went horseback riding. Probably my favorite part of the trip.
Logan was way into these goats at the horseback riding place. He was so excited when the guy told him he could pet him.
On the horse. His name was Scooter.
Logan said his favorite part of the trip was riding the horse too. His horses name was Skip. He looks so tiny on the horse. He only rode around the corral. It was so cute and he loved it!
At one of the waterfalls there was a gift shop with this bear. Logan wanted to see a live bear so bad, but this is the best we got.
Also, thank you so much to my mom and dad for letting me and the kids ride with you. It was nice to not have to drive 5 hours by myself.