Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Love to See the Temple

I love that each season has a look all its own. The snow looks so beautiful on the mountains and the Provo temple looks especially nice surrounded on all sides with a white blanket of snow.

Monday, January 28, 2008

President Hinckley

President Hinckley was the prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spanning my entire young adulthood, through the most critical determining years of my life. During this time and still I looked to his words as the Lord's mouthpiece. I am sad he passed away yesterday. I will miss looking forward to his talks in conference and his sweet sense of humor. His energy and positivity were an inspiration to me and all those who looked up to him.

www.lds.org Newsroom article

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

10 months

Logan's Grandma Wood sent him this place-mat and it happened to come on his 10-month birthday. Thanks Grandma!

Here's what Logan has been up to:
*Cheesing for the camera
*Waving (we went to ward choir and I was holding him while the director was leading and he looked up at her and started waving to her.)
*Giving Kisses (but only on his time-table not when asked! The other day I got some baby-food out of the cupboard and asked him if he wanted some tomato-beef and he promptly gave me a kiss)
*Opening and closing everything (especially the wipes, it is becoming impossible to change his diaper because he wants to look at everything within his reach)
*Getting into everything (purses, boxes, laundry baskets, etc.)
*Taking things off shelves
*Banging everything with toys or his hands and listening to the different sounds they make
*Throwing his toys, especially when he is in the stroller
*Eating everything that is put on his tray and getting frustrated while being fed, because I can never get it into his mouth fast enough
*Improving his drinking-from-a-cup skills, although he often gets a little too excited
*Ear-piercing screaming, which has developed just this week. We are hoping it is a little trick he will soon get bored of, before our eardrums burst.
*Everything electrical--keyboard, remotes, and especially phones.

His gentile laid-back baby stage has definitely come to a close and his toddler stage is wide open. He knows what he wants and often gets frustrated when he can't have it.

We took him out in the snow on Monday and he had a smile from ear to ear the entire time, although he had to squint his eyes because it was so bright outside!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

I came to the realization today that my baby's not a baby anymore. I have known this for awhile, but I think it finally hit me. I have the hardest time with change and he is constantly changing. About a month ago he just up and decided he was done with the pacifier. He hasn't sucked on it since. He will put it in his mouth to chew it, but no sucking. I still get the pacifier when it is time to put him to bed, mostly because it was part of the routine and I just can't let go of it.

He feeds himself at part of almost every meal everyday and when I am feeding him from a baby food jar or something he tries to grab onto the spoon to help it come faster and do it himself. He wants to be independent and sometimes I forget that he isn't my tiny little Logan anymore.

I also realized that he is going to eventually crawl, but right now his thing is just to roll . . . and roll . . . and roll. He rolls all the way across the room and in circles to get what he wants. When he is sitting he will go onto his knees for a couple seconds, but then he goes onto his stomach and rolls to reach his final destination. He is clever, I have to give him that.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Snow Day!

When Josh opened the door to leave for work we noticed that it was quite the winter wonderland outside! This afternoon I thought it would be fun to bundle Logan up and experience the snow for the first time. It has snowed before, he had just never had any close-up experiences with it yet. He was wearing three layers, so I was sure he wouldn't get cold.

He really seemed to like it. He couldn't move, because he was so bundled up, but I laid him on top of a vinyl table cloth on top of the snow.

You can't really see, but it looks like he teeth on the top are about to come through any second. I can almost see the corners, but Logan almost never lets me look.

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Year

For some reason New Year's was a hard holiday for me. I think it is because it is the end of the holiday season and signifies returning to normal life. I was having a hard time with goals because I have been feeling lately that I am not doing enough or that I am not doing good enough at what I am doing. I was reminded yesterday that we can't do it on our own. Through the Savior is the only way I will ever be perfect, I have to constantly be reminded of that. Every day may not go exactly as I have planned, but as long as I continue to do better and learn from my experiences I don't need to worry. So far I have only decided on one goal and that is to be more organized. I am not going to worry about each detail, I am just going to focus on organizing little by little and enjoying the moment, especially with Logan, because he grows so quickly.

I love my life right now. Logan got these blocks for Christmas, because I wanted to be able to play them with him. The other day we played and I would stack as many as I could on top of each other before he could knock them down. We did this over and over and he laughed and laughed to the point of hysteria. I loved it.


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