Picture Stories

First she knelt…

then she stood!

I had to put the crib down to the lower setting the next day.

Did I mention that she hasn’t turned 6 months yet?

I left him sitting in a tub full of water. When I came back this is what I found…

…no water, and a boy covered in bubble bath soap.

“Hey, mom, can I do the laundry? I know exactly what to do.”

Looks like he fell asleep before he even had a chance to get all the way into bed. (I took this at 2 a.m.)

More pics from July

Holding his sister. I must have taken 20 pics to get just one where they are both looking at the camera and Lila is not falling over.

My little elf. Her ears are starting to look like daddy’s.

Logan enjoys coloring now.

When you know how to do something well…

…invent a new way to do it!

Pretty princess.

Logan’s new bed. There is a space where the bars come out so he can get in and out by himself.

The shirt speaks the truth.

Lila has moved into the crib. I love her toys.

She has started sucking her thumb in her sleep, and sometimes when awake. Logan used to do the same at this age. He stopped on his own at 5 months. I wonder if she will do that too?

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know I’m late in saying it, but I’ve been too busy to even remember that I have a blog. Logan is busy now – I take that back, he just crawled in the room and is holding on to my leg. I have to keep him out of trouble in the living room as there are too many temptations for a small boy – wires, plugs, newspapers, the stereo, and now my laptop. Thankfully the tree will come down soon and that temptation will be out of the way.

Well, he has finally learned to stand on his own. He lasts maybe ten or twenty seconds and then falls but is doing well. He also had his first haircut a few days ago. Actually it started a few weeks ago. I was just going to trim the hair around his ears and neck as it was long and bothering him. He would stick food in it at every meal and pull on it when hot. So I tried to “just trim it” but it came out patchy as I couldn’t see too well what I was doing and he wouldn’t sit still but kept trying to see what I was doing.

After looking at that bad haircut for a few days I decided to use the buzzer and make it even. I put him in his chair and tried to hold him still while I evened out the bottom half, leaving the top long. But again it didn’t look good so after a few more days I just buzzed the whole thing. No, he isn’t bald but it is very short. His ears really stick out now. Actually, this cut makes him look more like a toddler and less like a baby.

He also got his crib yesterday – finally! We bought it and brought it home and set it up and he slept in it. I’m so happy. No more of him rolling out of bed and sleeping on the floor. We still have to get a mattress made for it but he is padded with blankets right now and sleeps fine. We had a quiet new year’s, didn’t do much. We just wanted to relax. I took Logan to the park on the first and took pictures and we ate ice cream together. Daddy was busy and couldn’t be convinced to come with us, so he dropped us and picked us up. All in all I’m happy last year is over and that the new year is here. Let’s see what it will bring.

Here is my handsome boy in his candy cane pajamas and santa hat with his new truck, a gift from grandma but bought by mommy. Heehee. Sitting on the checkerboard at the park. Dirty ice cream face. This is before the final hair cut that came when we got home. Do you like it? I sat him on my lap and put on a video he likes so he would be sort of still while I buzzed the rest of the hair off. Happy boy in his new crib. “This is so much fun.”

New Tricks

Logan learned a new trick today – rolling over. Yes, he hasn’t been able to do it until now. It was so nice to be able to leave him on the bed and know he wouldn’t fall off since he couldn’t move from where he was. But today I left him there while working on the computer and when I looked up, I saw him rolling almost onto his tummy and back again. I had been wondering when this would happen. Now I won’t be able to leave him alone for a minute unless he is well protected.

You’re probably thinking, “Why don’t you just stick him in his crib when you have to leave the room?” Good question. And the answer is simple – we don’t have a crib. I’ve wanted to buy one for a long time but we just don’t have the money for it yet. A good wooden crib is not cheap here, plus you also have to get the mattress made specially, since the ones they sell are the worst I’ve seen as far as mattresses go. I don’t like the¬†collapsible¬†cribs they have here. Even though cheaper, they are much less sturdy and aren’t even safe for a child once they learn to stand up. So I am waiting until we save up enough to get a proper wooden crib. Pray for us to get one soon as Logan takes up too much space in the bed and we don’t fit.

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