July 15, 2014

Family update

1. We had a resident BBQ on Saturday that was so fun.  I was not expecting to through a party for 20+ people until Friday morning when Carl texted me to see if we could do it. Although I spent most of my time trying to get Logan fed and asleep, I had fun meeting new med students, seeing the new interns, and hanging out with the residents wives I'm friends with. 
2. We took Logan in the pool for the first time this week. He was tired and hated it. He cried for the 2 minutes he was in and then grandma Barney took him inside and gave him a nap.
3. I made felt bandaids for Miles' doctor kit. He loves to doctor his toys and fix ouchies. 
4. Miles danced with a little friend and it was so cute. He put his finger out and danced like a disco dancer. When I asked him why he danced like that he told me, "dance like dancing zombie". It is a sad time when the only kind of dancing your kiddo can emulate is from a video game- plants vs. zombies
5. Logan is doing better with finding a routine and sleep schedule. He has his good days and bad, but I don't think it'll be long before he has a schedule of naps instead of random sleeps and awakes he does now. 
6. Miles loves this little bear. He calls it daddy bear because it is a little brown bear I gave Carl for valentine's day a few years ago so it is daddy's bear. He can't sleep without it and loves to take it all over the house. 
7. I am helping out with a ladies night out tonight. It's spa night and I can't wait to get away and leave the boys with Carl. I know Carl will do great with they boys. I'm hoping they don't give him a hard time for bed time tonight. 
8. We also took Logan to the park for the first time this week. He LOVED it. He looked around all the sky and trees. Miles ran around and had a blast. It was so great since it was only 84 degrees outside and felt amazing! 
9. I got Miles a preschool curriculum for his birthday (with the help of my mom) and we have already started some of it. He is much smarter than I thought.
10. Miles can do AB patterns really well. I showed him what patterns were about 3 months ago and he had no idea how to do them. I showed him again a few weeks ago and he kind of caught on. I showed him again yesterday and he can now do them on his own and make his own patterns with no help. Such a smartie!

Here are some pics from this week: 

Logan's first park trip 

A rare smile
His first swim
Miles climbing at the park
Morning snuggles
Sweet sleeper
He's getting so big!

July 7, 2014

Miles turns 3

My dear Miles, 
   How time seems to fly. This year has been a big one for you. You have changed so much and so much has happened to our little family. You seem to have grown into quite the little boy now. You aren't a baby or even a toddler anymore. You are a kid. A big, loveable, independent, silly, kid. 
    This year you learned how to talk so much better. I am no longer the only one who can understand your words, although I am still needed for a few translations here and there. You say funny things that remind me so much of your dad. Just yesterday you told your dad that you weren't ready to come home, but nahmost. You say, "dah-nah" even though you KNOW it isn't a word and you can totally say 'that one' instead. In fact, when ever dad or I say 'duh-nuh', you tell us, "that's silly. That's not a word." You even click your tongue like I do. It's funny to see you "think" about something while clicking your tongue. 
   You are such a little character. You love to do silly things. You sometimes do naughty things and giggle because you know you shouldn't do them. Then you promptly say sorry in your sweet voice because you know it gets you out of trouble. There are so many examples of this... Today you went potty and rolled the toilet paper to the floor. After I told you to stop, you waited until I looked away and then roiled even more onto the floor. When I again told you no, you promptly said, "sorry monny. I just roll paper to wipe... See?" And you rolled more. 
    You are already so smart. You learn new things so fast. You know all the letters and the sounds they make, numbers up to 12, all the colors and how to make them (like red and yellow make orange), most shapes, and are starting to learn how to sound out words. I love seeing your love for learning. You remind me of your dad with how learning is enjoying for you and you love to read, like me. I hope these are qualities you keep. I love the glee on your face when a new Zootles or High Five magazines come in the mail. You say, "ooh, my MAGazines." It is so sweet. 
    You LOVE your new brother so much. You give him loves and pat his head and try so hard to put his binky in. You sing to Logan and tell him hi all the time. I can't wait to see how you and Logan will get along. I hope you two find best friends in each other. 
    I love you so much Miles, you are the sweetest, best little boy. I could never have asked for a first baby like you. Thank you for all the wonderful things you are and all the happiness (and sometimes fustration) you bring us. I couldn't imagine our world without you and I know you will grow up to be the best big brother Logan could have. 

Lots of love, 
  Your Monny. 


July 4, 2014

Family update

1. Miles says "duh-nuh" for 'that one' and will correct himself only when Carl or I remind him that duh-nuh is not a word. 
2. Miles knows all of his letters and letter sounds and likes to sound our words. He doesn't know how to put sounds together yet so he will make all the letter sounds sss-ttt-oooo-pppp, pots sign. It is really cute. 
3. Logan is going through his 6 week growth spurt a littl early and is a monster. He is so sweet and such a good boy until the evening and then all he wants is to sleep but nothing will soothe him enough to get him to sleep. It is awful. 
4. Miles did sparklers for the first time and he loved it. I think this is the first year he has showed an interest in fireworks. Next year we will have to buy some and set them off for him. 
5. I am reading, The Happiest Baby on the Block, and it has so many great tips on keeping Logan happy. 
6. Miles loves his friends and cousins. He asks to play with our neighbors, Blake and Carter, all the time. He also asks to play with his cousins and reminds me often that he has e-nen-non (11) of them.
7. Carl got a four day weekend for the Fourth of July and it was awesome! A much needed break to help with cranky Logan. 
8. Logan is officially 6 weeks old. How is he that old already? Seems like time is flying and both my babies are so big. 
9. Speaking of big, it's Miles 3rd birthday today. I took him out for pancakes at IHOP and he loved it. He has also decided that he wants pizza for dinner and donuts for lunch. I think we will give him pizza but donuts will have to wait. 
10. Logan loves his swing. It is the only way I seem to get anything done during the day. 

Fourth of July

Happy fourth of July! We spent the day hanging out. Thankfully Carl had the day off and actually has a four day weekend. We went out for breakfast and ate some super yummy food. Then came home and had the kids take a nap. After nap we got ready and went swimming and had a BBQ with friends. It was a great day. Here are a few pics from the day. 

Happy Fourth of July!!