Friday, September 26, 2008

Total Cuteness!

I just ran down to get the laundry out of the washer so we could go outside to hang it up. Since Logan has been following me everywhere these days, I made sure to close the door behind me. As I've mentioned on here before, there's a hole in the door to allow the cats to get downstairs. Once I grabbed the laundry and headed back to the stairs, this is what I found looking back at me!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Not Much Going On

There isn't really much to post about these days....on Monday, mom came to visit with us. We went out in search of a snow suit for Logan and found a great one for an awesome price. I tried it on Logan after mom left...he wasn't too impressed.

He liked it better once I took the coat off

Logan has been working really hard on standing up, it's pretty much all he wants to do. Forget the toys, just give him something to pull up on.

Today we started our music class. It's the same program that we took back in the spring, but different songs. The program is called Music Together and Logan really seems to enjoy himself. I've arranged it when I go back to work, to be able to work half days on Wednesdays until our classes are over so that we can still attend.

That's about all...tomorrow we're going to the Farmer's Market with my mom; we're hoping that since we're getting into September it won't be AS busy as it can be. The weather looks promising though, so that's good. That's it for a boring post...maybe there will be more exciting things happening in a couple of days.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Adventures in Bowling

Today Scott had to bowl a few games to put his scores in for a league that he will miss this week so Logan and I went with him. Logan has been to a bowling alley one other time; he was about 6 weeks old though so he didn't do much but sleep.

This time he was very interested in everything going on. He liked watching the balls come back and all the pins falling down. He crawled all over and checked it all out; more than once, he headed straight for the lane, I diverted him each time. For all the hard core bowlers out there, don't worry, I didn't let him drool on anything. :) Below are some pictures from his adventures.

Cheering on daddy from the ball return

Watching all the pins fall down

"Maybe someday I'll be strong enough to throw this thing..."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

11 Months Old!

Since yesterday was the 17th, Logan is now 11 months old. It's hard to a month we'll be celebrating his very first birthday!

Now that Logan is a "seasoned" crawler, he's really getting around. He's become interested in the stairs, especially when he sees the cat go up. He did this again this morning and was there on the bottom step yelling "tee tat" at Cheeto as he sat at the top of the stairs, very knowledgeable that Logan could not get him. I've figured out that "tee tat" means "kitty cat" as Logan now shouts this at the cats when they are out of reach.

Speaking of the cats, Logan also discovered our "cat hole" this week. For those of you who don't know, there's a hole in the door that leads from our rec room down to the basement (where the cat litter boxes are. The hole was there when we moved in and works perfectly for the cats to get downstairs (Sigmund just squeezes through...). Anyways, Logan has spent quite a bit of time this week inspecting the hole...I don't think he's seen one of the cats use it yet, but I'm sure he'll be excited when he does.

Logan and I went to the University yesterday to speak with my boss about my return to work. My first day back will be November 3. I'll be in a few half days that week and a couple full days and then in full time the next week. We also visited with our daycare provider today during the day. We spent a couple hours there this morning...Logan played with the other kids and had a really good time. I think we'll do this once every week until we start our actual transition so that Logan can get to know her and be more comfortable.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Update

We had a relatively busy weekend, made even busier by Logan's advances in the movement department. Scott's working on rigging something up so we can use a gate at the top of the stairs in our kitchen since Logan seems to beeline there each time we put him down in the kitchen. He's also shown interest in going UP the stairs...particularly if he sees a cat go up!

On Saturday we headed over to Colin and Arminta's so that Scott could help them remove some trees from their backyard. Logan and I played inside with Arminta and her girls as well as a couple other kids whose dads were also helping out in the yard. Logan enjoyed "playing" with the other kids and exploring the toys that were different from his.

We think we've concluded our search for daycare for Logan. I hope to make it over to her place this week with Logan for a "playdate". A chance to meet the other kids she cares for and chat with her further. Scott and I feel confident that this will be a great place for Logan and once he adjusts, I'm sure he'll love it there.

Here are a few pictures from our weekend...

Even though I moved the trunk infront of the outlet, Logan managed to find a way to get to it. (Notice how he used the diaper bag to get himself up a little higher to reach it...)

I've started giving Logan the almost empty applesauce container to finish. He uses his fingers and then even licks the inside to get every last bit.

Scott made spaghetti and meatballs for supper tonight. Logan LOVED it!

Here's the gate we put up last week that I promised to post a picture of.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Not Much Happening

Things are pretty dry around here these days. Scott's working and back to bowling and Logan and I are busy playing at home.

Logan is getting much more efficient with his crawling skills and has begun to chase the cats. Mind you they are WAY faster than him but he does make a break for it every now and again when he sees them. He's pulling himself up on everything (especially me) and is starting to "cruise" around on the furniture; he's a very busy boy!

Here are a couple of pictures from today...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Logan and the Giant Pickle

So we went out for dinner on Friday and Scott's meal came with a giant dill pickle. We gave it to Logan as a joke and he actually bit down and ate it. He wasn't sure about the taste at first but kept going back for more. Here's a picture,

Since Logan is now more mobile, we finally got around to purchasing a couple gates for the house and put one up this weekend. It's pretty neat as it can be pulled out from the wall when needed and then just coils up against the wall when not in use. We needed something like this because we need to ensure that the cats don't have to be jumping over the gates. This way we can just pull it out when Logan is upstairs.

Sigmund isn't too sure about it and always wants to be on the opposite side from where she is when it's across...she should get used to it eventually.

Logan following the directions

Attaching it to the wall

How do you work this thing, dad?

I just realized I don't have any pictures of the finished product, I'll try and take some tomorrow so you can all see what it looks like.

In other news, we interviewed a couple home daycare providers today as I'll be returning to work in October. We have a couple more appointments set up for this week as well and hopefully we'll be able to choose someone by the end of the week so that we'll be able to take some time to get Logan (and mommy) used to the new arrangements. Thankfully, my mom will be able to watch Logan one day a week and Scott will still be home from work early on Fridays, this will allow him to be home, in his own surroundings a little more often. This is a huge change and will be a big transition for all of us, we'd love if you could pray for a smooth transition for us, especially Logan.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Becoming Mobile

So at 10.5 months, Logan has decided that it is time to start getting around. He's still pretty slow and just moves a few paces at a time but he is crawling. With crawling has come many discoveries of things all over our house. He moves best on the carpet...I think the hard floors hurt his knees more, but he is so proud that he can get where he wants to now.

He hasn't really played with his playmat in a long time but yesterday he found a new use for it, a tent! I had gone upstairs for something and when I came back I found him playing in his new tent, it amused him for quite sometime.

In other news, I'm teaching myself to knit again, it's a slow and painful process but I am getting there! Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Movin' On Up!

On the weekend we switched Logan out of his infant carseat and into a bigger seat! Because he is not yet 1, he still needs to be rear-facing but he just got too tall for the other seat, his head was pretty much at the top.

We had hoped that we would be able to keep him in the infant seat until he was at least 1 since the seat was good up to 32 inches, but our tall boy had other plans.

Here he is in the new seat!

He doesn't look too impressed in the pictures but I think he likes it. He can see out the windows better now and has more space.

For comparison sake, he he is in the infant seat the day we left the hospital (he would have been 5 days old).

And one more funny picture from the splash park. We sat Logan down in front of one of the sprinklers and he opened his mouth to take a drink. It was pretty cute!