Thursday, October 31, 2013

happy halloween!

From Santa, his elf, Rudolph, and a lump of coal.

At our ward Halloween carnival.
It took some convincing to get Logan excited about wearing a costume, but two Halloween parties, lots of candy and treats later, I think we've won him over.

Bennett didn't seem to mind so much, even when the hat fell over his eyes.

They had face painting at the ward party. Logan wanted a star, but the girl heard "scar". When we got home, he looked in the mirror and said, "Hey, wear'd  my star go?!". He wasn't too impressed by the black lines on his face.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

new activities

The rainy season has started here in Portland. I forgot how much I don't like being cooped up inside. 
Logan has found a couple ways to entertain himself. I have to say I am not a mess person. No, I'm not the cleanest person ever, but when I can't control the mess it is hard for me not to get some anxiety. I need to work on that now that I have a 2-year-old...

Here are some ways Logan has tried to help me...

Playing in the flour while I tried to make some empanadas for dinner.

And peeling all of the wrappers off the crayons. The. Whole. Box. It took him a good part of the day, but he had his mind set on doing it. This one made me laugh. But if this were my box of crayons, he'd be in big trouble--and I wonder where he gets some of his OCD habits.

One new activity we tried was making bath paint, just with shaving cream and food coloring. Logan was really excited. The anti-mess in me has kept me from letting Logan use any kind of paints. (Did I mention we are also living in a condo with all white carpets, even under the kitchen table?)

Like I said, really excited.

Here he goes at it.

And we can't forget Bennett watching from the sidelines.

Next time, I'll give him less. I had to empty the tub and fill it back up again to actually give him the bath he needed.

Any other rainy day suggestions? We'll have plenty of those days...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

three months

It's hard to believe little Bennett man is already 3 months old! He still seems so much more new, but at the same time so much part of our family.

At 3 months...
-Bennett is getting to be a tummy time man. He does get tired after a while, but seems to enjoy being on his tummy
-has rolled over several times to his back, but he doesn't do it that often.
-Daddy lovingly calls him "Bologna"--it morphed from Bennie Baroni into this. (I'm hoping it doesn't stick...)

(I couldn't resist this next picture. It makes me laugh. Out loud. I guess the flash was too bright for him. Doesn't he look like an old man?! Ha!)

-He smiles regularly, especially when you tell him "goo" :)
(These were his beginning smiles, almost like he had to work hard at them)

-He is vocal when he gets bored. Sometimes if I just give him a new view, he goes right back to being content
-He started cooing
-He loves to talk back and forth with mommy and daddy. 

-He's finally learning how to take good naps. We're still working on it though.
-He usually wakes up once a night

(Here he is today at 3 months wearing his pumpkin hat. As you can see, he has his smile down now)