Sunday, September 14, 2014
Once people got some food we put could tell Logan's awake time was limited. We pulled the decorated high chair into the kitchen, grabbed the cake and gave his candle a light. Right after we finished singing Logan's hands went right into the cake. Like a sculptor taking to his clay Logan worked his way into the smash cake with intrigue and interest. It wasn't until big brother Preston took a bite out of one of the cookies that he fully committed himself. The smash cake took on it's true definition.
Logan eventually began opening his own birthday gifts. So the party took a new turn from cake and dessert to tissue paper, wrapping paper and bags. Preston started into the gifts shortly after and when Logan struggled then Preston stepped right up and finished the job. A real assembly line.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
It seemed like all the advice, training pants, training under and rewards were not cutting it. Preston was uninterested and unenthusiastic about anything to do with the potty process. It just wasn't his bag. We even tried the 3 day intensive keeping him trapped in the kitchen for 12 hours, didn't phase this child. We tried it all, honestly, and we were exhausted.
Three weeks ago we finally got Preston to enter the "first phase" pretty consistently. Unfortunately "phase two" had never even been close to being put into action. Avoiding it like the plague. Two suggested resources were put into effect a week ago. Today "we landed on the moon"! It was hands down one of the happiest moments I have experienced since his birth. I'm not even close to kidding. Although, reading this over again it's pretty darn funny. Fireworks went off, fanfare and of course the buying of a special prize! A BIG milestone! If you can relate then we have finally been accepted into the club.
Now, onto the next milestone...school. Oh no, the tears will flow again that day too, I'm sure.
Curious about the two helpful pieces of the puzzle? If you are uneasy with the topic already. End your reading. Hands down these two were the gurus of training our head strong preschooler, in my opinion. Here they are:
*Elmo's Potty Time 45 min DVD. He watched it twice the first day I brought it home.
*Everyone Poops Taro Gomi read it to him every night by request.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
As for the baby bibs... I'm not trying to let any cat out of the bag here so get that idea right out of your head. There is NO announcement! Although, I am happy to say that I have delved into the world of sewing! Something I have been wanting to try for ages. The internet, YouTube and Pinterest all have spiraled me down the proverbial rabbit hole and I started making some baby gifts for some co workers. Here are two bibs and burp cloths I made with my own two hands. No major foul ups, yet. I did break a needle the second time at my machine but I considered it a christening of sorts. I have enjoyed myself thus far. It's a challenging and creative enough outlet for me, in addition, to getting a fully functioning product out of the time spent. Someone recently mentioned how crafty I am getting since the boys came along. I didn't quite realize it until she said something but yes, it's safe to say now that I am a crafty mom. I've come a long way.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
|Daddy & Logan|
|Preston throwing shells|
|Grandma and Logan (and his new use of a cane)|
|Andover Bell Tower with my father's name on it?|
Our adventures soon brought us to the Cape. Logan had to make a brief appearance at the walk-in clinic to discover that he was suffering from a bad ear infection. Antibiotics hard at work and we were at the beach the next day. We lucked out and had wonderful weather and the kids loved it. Logan went into the water with me and splashed his little heart out, in addition, to eating fists full of sand. Daddy and Preston dug holes, built sand castles and scoured the beach for rocks. The heat, the sun and our fun lent us all to some good Naylor napping later in the day. We had the pleasure of a good old fashion BBQ thanks to the Maffie's and their grandchildren, as well as. a family visit from the Hines'and Mr. Mullen (who shares a birthday with Logan). All and all a wonderful Cape visit with lots of great memories.
Nature had a surprise in store for us. The rest of my aunts and uncle came to see Logan and Preston before we left. About an into our visit one of the most violent of rain storms attacked my mother's house. First it was thunder and lightening, then heavy rains but soon came whipping winds and hail. It was a sight to be seen. The windows, even while closed, got flooded with rain water. What do you do when your power is off and it's dinner time? You take the family to Joe Fish! The boys were relatively well behaved for it being such a crazy evening. Of course, the power went out and didn't return until 3 AM the next morning, which made for an interesting sleeping experience. Thankfully there was no real damage and everyone was safe and sound. We even got to see Eileen and the Coco boys at Mad Maggie's for some yummy ice cream.
Even with the sickness, the crazy flight and unexpected storms we survived our summer vacation. The late night flight ended up being a better fit for the boys who slept 2.5 hours soundly on the return. Time to enjoy the last couple weeks before work starts up again. Two months went by way too fast.
|Logan 10 Months at the Cape with Grampie's picture|
|Preston and a New England stick|