Monday, January 30, 2012

transportation day

Last Friday was transportation day at the preschool.  This is one of Micah's favorite days.  They have all different types of transportation that the kids can get on and ask questions about.  Last year we followed Micah and Ben as they ran around to check everything out.  Ben moved this past summer, but on the first day of school this year Micah met a boy named Kaiden and they've been buddies every since.  They had a great time showing us around!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Logan was baptized at our church this morning and a lot of our family came in for the day.  It was such a blessing to have so many of them there to share the moment with us.  After church we packed into our house for some yummy lunch and socializing time.  Thank you all so much for coming!

mimi, papa and logan

nana, poppy and logan

Saturday, January 28, 2012

big babies

One of Micah and Connor's favorite play and tv viewing spots is Logan's swing.  Ironically they both HATED it when they were babies :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

rocket balloons

Tuesday I ran to Babies R Us looking for a baptism outfit for Logan.  I found a super cute one in about 10 seconds!  Since that didn't take long and babies r us is right next door to it I ran into HomeGoods.  I love that store.  I bought the majority of the curtains and bedding for Micah and Connor's room and Logan's room there for great prices.  I was looking for a fan but they didn't have any.  On the way out I spotted this box of rocket balloons.  I immediately new my fellas (including the big one!) would love them and at $5.00 I couldn't resist especially since I saw the same thing on for 12.99!   It also came with a balloon pump and I'm about the worst balloon blower upper ever so this was exciting stuff.  We sent about 10 of them up in the air that afternoon and they loved it.  They go very high and then turn circles and flips all while making a funny whistling noise.  And if they don't get stuck in a tree on the way down you can use them again ;)


blast off!

Do you see it!?

Monday, January 23, 2012


Micah, Connor and Zach have had great fun playing our new/used Wii.  We don't have many games yet but they are fine so far with just wii sports.  There favorites are sword fighting and frisbee golf.  Micah does really well by himself (for a 4 year old) and team Zach/Connor are a bit more advanced ;)  I love listening to their conversations during wii time!  

Thursday, January 19, 2012

embrace the camera: 1/19

Last weekend I attended one of Micah's preschool pals 5th birthday.  I spent 3 1/2 glorious hours being able to give my undivided attention to just my first born.  It was HEAVEN!

LOVED {embracing} this week!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

two months

Logan turned two months old on Sunday.  We had his well baby check up today and he's growing like a weed...a big 'ol fat weed (read Forrest Gump voice)

*  He is 22 1/2 inches long and 14 pounds 4 ounces.
*  eats every 2-3 hours during the day
*  usually settled in to bed by 9 each night and sleeps 5-6 hours until up again which makes for a happy mommy :)
*  has not had to lay on me to go back to sleep after his second night/predawn feeding for the last two days
*  is sleeping in his crib instead of the bassinet for the first time tonight
*  finally got rid of his baby acne but still has one clogged tear duct
*  still has tummy troubles.  He is taking mylicon and gripe water likes it's going out of style.
*  smiles :)
*  getting better head control when you hold him upright
* talks to himself when he lays under his playmat.  Micah likes to translate what he says.
* is completely adored by his two older brothers
* nickname Logi bear cause it sounds like Yogi Bear and because my nickname is bear and we share a birthday so it just seems right :)

Micah checking to see if his eyes are open

Yep he's a wakey boy!

seriously I don't think they could get closer to him

first smiles

haha big ol chubby grin

smirky smirky

shy sweet smile

reclining on daddy

Thursday, January 12, 2012

embrace the camera

I'm glad Emily encourages taking pics no matter how grungy you look because with a 4, 2, and 8 week old I'm averaging two showers a week :/  Thankfully the one day I see most people I know (Sunday) is one of those days!  Two of my friends last week at church commented on how good I looked.  My response was thanks but it's a ruse.  If I look put together on the outside maybe no one will notice the complete dishevelment everywhere else :)

I took a picture first

Then it was Micah's turn

Now it's yours!  {EMBRACE!}

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

adopt a cat

For the last two months we have had two kittens show up at our house daily.  I began feeding them whatever leftovers I had in the fridge and then finally broke down and have purchased some cat food to put out for them once a day.  They have yet to let us near them, though they have no problem pushing their nose up to the glass of our back door to make sure we see them and bring them food!  They are adorable and I feel a strong desire to help them because they look EXACTLY like our old cat Chipper and I'm afraid he just might a patriarch in their family tree somewhere ;)

The two babies chowing down

Their alleged father/grandfather Chipper