Friday, September 28, 2007

1st Half-Birthday

Logan sits up all by himself now, but he uses his hands like a little tripod for support. He is also able to roll from his back to his stomach, but he really doesn't like his stomach, so he has probably only rolled that way less than 10 times. Mostly when we tease him with toys or other such things. He is really laid back and happy and I just keep thinking I am the luckiest mom in the world!

So Logan turned 6 months old on Sunday. The only real "celebration" we had was feeding him cereal for the first time. We did go to the park, but it took us too long to get ready, so on the stroller-ride over he fell asleep. Josh and I had a little picnic anyway.

He did go to the Doctor yesterday and Dr. Clayton said he is doing just great. He said Logan is teething, which I thought, but still no teeth have poked up. He got his shots and he doesn't have to get anymore until his is one year! I was, of course, concerned about his weight gain, but Dr. Clayton told me not to worry before I even asked about it. He weighed 13 lbs. 7 oz. He only gained 7 oz. in 2 months! It was funny because they wrote down that it was the 2nd percentile, but I heard the first nurse say to the other, "So what would you say that is," "Uh, probably the 2nd". They both said this as they looked at a point below the 5th percentile. For now, he is bound to be skinny, and I love my little skinny man.

He did measure in at 28 inches, he grew 2 inches in 2 months, which has been his standard since he was born. It puts his height in th 92nd percentile. One nurse said, "He is just putting all his energy toward growing. Tall & skinny, who would have known.

I am learning more about the computer as I have time to play around. Josh showed me some sweet tricks on the Mac and I am loving it more everyday! I made this little slide show for his half-birthday, it is a little long (4.5 minutes), but I had fun doing it.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Growing Up

I know starting cereal really isn't that big of a deal, but I have a little top 5 list of why I am just a little bit sad that he started eating solid food on Sunday, 9/23/07.

5. Feeding milk only has a certain simplicity, especially nursing, he is easy to take places and it requires only light packing. Usually all I have to take is a diaper, wipes and a pacifier.

4. Suddenly I am not the only one that can feed him. It is nice to be able to share this part of Logan's life with others, particularly Josh, but it was kind of special that he needed me.

3. Josh said I couldn't say this real reason, but I'll just say we will be going through a lot more wipes :(

2. I am now faced with what foods do I feed him? Books say all different things, and I want to start him out on the right foot, but how do I do that? I want him to eat healthy and have good habits, and it starts young. I didn't have to worry about that before.

And the number one reason is . . .

1. He is growing up too fast! I have been around kids long enough to know they grow fast, but it is more obvious with my own little one. He is constantly changing and becoming more and more independent, and while I am excited part of me loves taking care of every need.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Heber Valley Camp

This is our 4th annual camping trip to Heber Valley Camp with the DeWitt family. We haven't taken any family pictures since Logan was born and I have been wanting to take family pictures with Josh and Logan. There are always colorful leaves to take pictures by, so I planned for us to take pictures right when we got there. I didn't realize how hard it would be to get Logan to smile for the camera! He is such a happy guy, but it was hard to catch his smile at the right moment. I posted my favorites, and I added one of the best to the blog for our welcome-to-our-blog-this-is-a-picture-of-us section.

It was Logan's first "real" camping experience staying over night and everything. I had him watch as his dad and Beth started the fire and he had to have smelled the smoke. He was a little fussy when it started getting dark. I don't know if it was because he wondered why no one was turning on the lights, or if it was because he was cold, but I don't think he was cold, because I had him dressed in three layers. He slept almost as long as he normally does, so it ended up being a positive experience.

I just love camping. It is so nice that you forget about worrying about everything. It helps me remember the simple things of life and what is really important.

We have been wanting to add some pictures to the background of our blog, so Josh took these and other scenery pictures at the campsite. He is talented at everything he does, especially when it comes to art. He took the picture we have in the background of our blog of the fall leaves. I love the colors of the fall, but I also loved this picture of the lone yellow flower in the midst of the weeds.

Keith Urban

On 9/11/07 I went to the Keith Urban concert at the Energy Solutions Arena. Michelle got the tickets about six months ago, before Logan was born. I hadn't left him for longer than about 2 hours, so I was a little nervous. I went to the concert and had a really good time. It was nice, because being away from Logan made me realize how much I really do love being a mother. At the same time I need to remember to take some time to do things for myself, and have fun!

This is Beth, Jana, Michelle and I at the concert. It was a fun little DeWitt sister outing.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Tagged by Tiff

Jobs I've had:
1. Waitress
2. TA at Snow
3. Preschool Teacher
4. Office Administrator
5. Stay-at-home Mom

Movies I can watch over and over:
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Three Amigos
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
4. March of the Penguins
5. Princess Bride

Places I've lived:
1. Logan, Utah
2. Ephraim, Utah
3. Provo, Utah
4. Orem, Utah

TV shows I enjoy:
1. Arrested Development (DVDs now that it's canceled)
2. Iron Chef America
3. Good Eats
4. Any Challenge on Food Network
5. Monk

Favorite foods:
1. Fish, shrimp, seafood in general
2. Tiny spicy chicken (the kind you can only find in Logan)
3. Pretty much all sweets
4. Famous Dave's or equivalent BBQ
5. Cafe Rio (I have to agree with Tiff on that one)

Websites I visit:
1. Blogs
2. email
4. Bonneville Bank

Places I'd rather be right now:
1. Here at home--I am so happy right now
2. Disneyland with Josh and Logan
3. A Bed and Breakfast with my Hottie
4. On a walk with Logan

Getting Tagged:
1. Vhari
2. Emily Roundy
3. Launi

Monday, September 10, 2007

My little string-bean!

I love the fall, it's my favorite season. I love what I call jacket weather, and sweatshirts are my favorite article of clothing. The weather is starting to change and after almost freezing Logan during our walk on Friday, I got out some of the warmer clothes that he has, and since then I have dressed him in layers. The hardest thing is, I am not quite sure what size he wears. He doesn't really fit into traditional baby sizes. Length-wise, if the outfit has feet, he needs at least 6-9 months (his feet just touch the bottom when he stretches), but his 0-3 months pants and shorts are still a little big around the waist. He's just my skinny little string-bean.

Logan has always loved putting things on his limbs. I caught him putting both these toys on himself. One on his arm and one on his leg! Below was another day he tried to put his other toys on his foot. I can already see his little personality coming out.

Poor Cougars :(

Last Saturday was the first BYU football game of the year, and I forgot to take any pictures, so I took a picture this Saturday of Josh and Logan in their matching shirts! Josh just loves BYU football, so last Christmas I bought these shirts so they could wear them for the games. BYU did end up loosing, breaking an eleven game winning streak.

Yummy Cookies!

These are my favorite kind of cookie. I made them for my activity day girls.

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

2 1/4 cups unsifted all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. butter or margarine, softened
1/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 pkg. (4 serving size) Jell-o chocolate or vanilla (or really any flavor) instant pudding and pie filling
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 eggs
1 pkg. (12 oz.) chocolate chips (I used mini M&Ms this time)
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Mix flour with baking soda. Combine butter, the sugars, pudding mix and vanilla in a large mixer bowl. Beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture, then stir in the chips and nuts (batter will be stiff). Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets about two inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes.


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