Friday, January 31, 2014

rewind: random spokane

Here are some random Spokane pictures worth blogging about. All of these are pre-Bennett.

There is just something wrong about this sign...can you see what we see?
It was posted by one of our favorite parks in Spokane...I'm drawing a blank...

At the same park, we sent Logan chasing after a duck.

Riverfront Park in Spokane. We spent a few evenings there feeding the ducks and geese. Much less aggressive than the Idaho Falls' ducks.

Our favorite pet store in Spokane. They had a room just for these giant tortoises. You could buy a head of lettuce to feed to them. This particular tortoise kept trying to get out but only made it this far. After this, we would ask Logan what a turtle said and he would grunt like the tortoise that was trying to crawl out :)

Riding on the carousel with our friends Jessica and Jackson.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

rewind: mom and dad

I thought it was fitting that one of the things I wanted to blog about from long ago fits well with what just happened too. My parents just came last week to visit. This post is a rewind from back right before Bennett was born when they were visiting us in Spokane.

Spokane was home of one of the World's fairs long ago. They have a carousel downtown and Logan rode it a few times. Here he is in the back (in the grey jacket) riding it with Grandma.

We went shopping and Logan found some beaded belts to entertain himself.

He just kept piling them on...

We wanted to show my dad the basketball arena, but it was closed, so we took the opportunity to pose with the mighty mascot of Gonzaga, the bulldog. My dad lassoed that thing and took it for a ride.

As always, I love it when my parents visit. I was a knucklehead (as Darrin's dad would say) and forgot to take any pictures while they were visiting this time.

Friday, January 10, 2014


Logan seems to have inherited at least some of my curl. 
I wanted to grow it out really long, but Darrin insisted I cut it because it was looking gross.

Here he is before: (it doesn't show how bad it was looking...)
(He is roaring like baby lion, his most favorite cuddle buddy these days)

And the after:

Side view:

Top View:

Shortly after cutting it, I went to a Relief Society Christmas party, and got quite a few compliments on it :)
This is what he thought of it: (He kept asking to see his mohawk in the mirror)

Darrin didn't really like that either... 
so here is the final after:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

6 months

Now that Bennett is over his evening grumpies, time has really started to fly. Can't believe he's already half of a year old.

At his 6 month check-up, he
Weighs: 18lbs 1.5oz, 60th percentile
Measures: 26.5 inches, 45th percentile

He grabs at everything now. The animals on this little mobile don't stay on for more than 10 seconds now, but for some reason, we keep putting them back up.

I finally made him sleep through the night. After one miserable night, he has done great! We put Logan in a twin bed and put the rails back on the crib. Pretty soon they'll be sharing a room (finally).

Bennett loves Logan even more. He's so content just to watch Logan playing.

This month Bennett had his first Christmas.

He got a high chair for Christmas. He's learning to love it...

For Christmas, he also got rice cereal and tried it for the first time.
He was definitely ready.

He also got this teether for Christmas. 

He got his first two teeth! (the bottom middle)
The teether arrived a little too late for his first chompers, but he still loves it.

I had to add this picture; it cracks me up.
He is still very vocal. Instead of growling like last month, he has turned to yelling. Not exactly screaming, but definitely yelling. It can be LOUD!

He's getting a little more mobile. 
He spins and moves on his belly, but not close to crawling yet.