Friday, May 30, 2014


I know Easter was a while ago, but here it goes anyway.
For Easter we had a lot of plans and didn't get to all of them.
On Saturday we try to do the stuff that really has nothing to do with the real meaning of Easter, which turned out to be a good thing since Easter day was packed.

Saturday, we did Easter baskets in the morning (fully equipped with dollar store goodies) and an Easter egg hunt-which I only took videos of.

Bennett must have been really tired. This face is priceless!

On Sunday we went to church and had an Easter dinner at my uncle's house. Later that week we made the Resurrection rolls. Fun, but laid back holiday, which made it easier to remember our Savior.

Monday, May 12, 2014

10 months

On Logan's birthday, this guy turned 10 months.
His personality just keeps blossoming. It is fun to see the differences between our boys.
For one thing, he is so stubborn!
When he wants something he'll do anything to get it!

At the beginning of this month, he started signing "all done" and "more", but has decided he would rather scream  or squeal for what he wants...

He likes the heater vent. 
He'll go up to it while it is blowing air and you can hear him gulping for air as it blows in his face. It is pretty funny to watch. 

He loves going on walks in the stroller.
And he doesn't mind wearing hats, which is nice.

He absolutely knows high chair=food.
If he is put in the high chair and food is not immediately put on the tray he throws a fit.

He started pulling himself up to standing. 
At the beginning of the month, he would sit on his knees a lot instead of standing all the way up, but he doesn't do that anymore.

He also learned to pick things up from standing.

Love this baby, even with his stubborn streak. It does make me wonder what the terrible twos and the teenage years will be like though.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

logan's birthday

May 3rd:
Here he is eating his birthday breakfast of donuts and scrambled eggs. He got this birthday boy t-shirt from his cousin and wanted to wear it almost immediately after he woke up.

He was pretty happy when he discovered his cake. He yelled: "It's a track cake!" He was even happier when we showed him it was also in the shape of a 3. He's been telling everyone the last month or so that he will be three on his birthday.

He couldn't wait to open gifts, so right after breakfast we let him break them open. Here he's showing off his tool set from Mommy and Daddy. 

Daddy helping him open the packages from Grandma and Grandpa Enos.

Being sung to. We had a family over from our ward for cake and ice cream. 

Digging in! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

logan is 3!

Three years ago a little baby surprised us by coming 5 weeks early and changed our lives forever. He made us parents. We are so lucky to be the mom and dad to such a sweet, happy, funny, and sensitive little boy!

Here are some random pictures from the last 6 months or so that show off his personality pretty well.

Logan is so talkative. Just a week ago a plumber came to fix one of our pipes. Logan would not leave him alone! It was a pretty typical Logan thing to do.

Things he knows:
-Capital letters, most of the lower-case letters
-Sounds of a handful of letters and often asks what letter makes a certain sound
-Numbers 1-13, we're working on more but I guess he likes letters better :)
-Words to a lot of primary songs and nursery rhymes

This year he:
-Moved to Portland
-Became a big brother
-Moved into a twin size bed

His favorite:
Color: blue
Food: fruit
Stuffed Animal: "Baby Lion"

He still loves books and asks me to read to him daily. Some naps are never taken because he is looking through books the whole time instead.

What he says:
"Read me a book, make me feel happy."
"I'm not a fireman, I'm just a boy."
(To Darrin) "Sweetie, I think you have a beard."
"Nipples are for swimming."
(Eating chicken at dinner) "Look! A big chicken! It smells like bunny!"
"Does applesauce have applesauces in 'em?"
(To me) "Bennett thinks you're special."

For Easter I made resurrection rolls. I explained to Logan how the marshmallow is like Jesus and the dough wrapped around the marshmallow is like the cloth they put on Jesus' body. After we baked the rolls the marshmallow was gone, just like Jesus was gone because he was resurrected. Logan thought about it for a while, looked at the picture of Christ and said,  "Did that Jesus take all the marshmallows?"

He loves:
-Thomas the Train
-Going to the park
-Going on walks

What an amazing and special boy we have! He makes me so glad I am a mom.