Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Birthday (WEEK) Dear Logan!

  I know it is cliche' but I am going to say it anyway: I cannot believe how fast the last four years have flown. This little boy is one of the smartest, funniest, and lovable guys I know.  I am so lucky that he calls me his mama!
What a special day our big guy had!  His daddy was a Watchdog at school, which means he spent the whole morning helping out!  

Logan brought in donuts with sprinkles for his classmates.  He even got to help Mrs. Wells pass them out!

Of course we had to take our laundry basket picture, isn't he handsome!?!

After daddy FINALLY got home from work Logan went on a treasure hunt for all of his birthday presents.  

He was adorable and kept telling us thank you for everything!

My little monkey and I in our matching orange!

After his special dinner of pasta & sausage we had our neighborhood friends over for cupcakes and ice cream.

After dessert he played with his friends at the park.  They all loved playing with Logan's new Mustang (thanks Claire!).

Saturday we celebrated Logan's Busytown birthday with his friends at Matt Ross Community Center.  The kids started by playing in the jungle gym.

Then we headed down to our party room where Logan made a wish off of his Huckle cake.  Nice work Grandma B!

Here are Logan and all of his pals!

They could hardly wait to go swimming but first...

Logan was very excited about these!

The turtle slide was a bit hit with all of the kids.

Logan and his friend Blake chillin' on a noodle.  They had a blast in the not-so-lazy river too!

Easton thought the party was a hoot.

Afterwards Logan wanted chips and salsa from Chili's.  Easton and Daddy watched the K-State game.  Daddy is teaching E how to do a "Wildcat 1st down!"

No birthday would be complete with multiple yummy desserts!  
We had a wonderful week celebrating our miracle boy!

Friday, September 7, 2012

4 years, 4 months

Last Friday we went to see Dr. Brunner for Logan's 4 year and Easton's 4 month well child checks.  Both boys seem to be doing very well!

He currently is 3' 5" and in the 75th-90th percentile for height!  He weighs in at a whoppin' 42 pounds and is in the 90th percentile for weight!  He is loving preschool and it so fun to hear him singing songs, talking about books, and quoting his teacher "Don't worry my friend, it's OK."  It is hard to believe that our little man is going to be four on Monday!  How did this happen!?!  I still hear plenty of "love you mama" and get lots of hugs and snuggles so I guess he will always be my baby.  He assures me that even though he gets bigger he'll still love me.  Last night he was up to use the bathroom at the same time I was feeding E.  He came in and found a small piece of lap to cuddle up on.  It was a great feeling to have both of my boys in our special rocking chair in the quiet of the night.  I guess I can take being exhausted if it means special moments like this!


I cannot believe that he is four months old already!  He is 21.4 inches long, putting him in the 25th percentile among other 31 weekers.  He weighed 11 lbs. which is also the 25th percentile for 31 week preemies.  His head however, is in the 75th-90th percentile, just like his brothers!  I remember being so worried about Logan's percentages.  Now that I understand that he will catch up, just like his brother did, I am not a bit worried!  We are going to be trying a new reflux medicine to see if it helps control the spitting up and fussiness.  This month he has found his thumb and he LOVES it.  Dr. Brunner was happy to see his head control is that of a four month old.  He needs to work on lifting his head on his tummy but I'm pretty sure he'll get it soon.
This month we made a mini road trip to see the Tveter family in Iowa!!  It was so great being able to love on my sweet nieces. It is hard to believe that they will be one in just a couple short months.  It was the first time my sister got to meet E.  We had a great time hanging out at dinner, playing at the pool, and going to the zoo (minus the part where LJ took off and we finally found him in a tunnel, ahhhh!!). 

 The cousins: Ellery, Logan, Easton, and Abigail
 I think E was upset that I made him wear his cousin's hat!  

 Logan and I fed the ENORMOUS fish.  They sounded like pigs as they jumped on top of each other to gobble up the food!
 Logan got an early birthday present from his Auntie Lauren and Uncle Brian, his first Lego set!  He has been asking for Legos for the past year and he finally got some!  He would not stop until it was finished.  He was exhausted from our trip, took one small break for dinner, and then two hours later...
 It was complete!
Just in case you didn't catch it in the slideshow, here is our 4 month basket picture!