Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Every moms worst fear is someone elses baby. I distinctly remember telling Andrea when she would call worried about Olivia growing "Don't compare babies, every baby is different and every baby develops at different rates" Soooo you would think when it was my turn with a baby that I wouldn't compare my baby to others. Notsomuch. I actually think it's impossible.

Logan is approaching 8 months and he doesn't sit well by himself, he gags when he eats anything with much texture, is not sure what to think about the sippy cup, doesn't roll over more than once in one direction, and he hasn't even begun to fathom the idea of crawling.

If you're reading this and have a blog I most likely read yours too and if you have a blog & babies (ie: my sisters friends) - bingo! Your babies are the ones I compare mine too, I reach back into your archives and investigate all your babies.
Humph :/

I'm absolutely positive Logan will hop on the bandwagon soon but I can't help but wonder what more can I do? What am I doing wrong? Kevin & I are responsible for this little baby growing up and learning everything - it's a daunting thing to think about & we've never done this before, just curious if we are doing everything that we should be doing. I guess we'll find out...haha. Maybe this is part of what creates the first child syndrome.

"Mom. Calm down. I'm just taking advantage of being a baby for a little longer. Maybe you should think about taking advantage of it too"

Monday, 27 September 2010

Busy, busy

Few favs from our busy weekend.

Saturday was Electric Boats open house and therefore Logans first time seeing a submarine! Kevin toured us around showing us as much as he could of what he does. We weren't allowed to bring cameras in :/ But this is Logan later in the day admiring his cute self:

Virginia Tech beat Boston College :)

And Sunday was jammed packed with painting, reorganizing, installing lights and rearranging our closet to make more storage space. Logan was our commander in control:

Friday, 24 September 2010

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday indeed!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Lap of Luxury

Dylan has some new digs! I bought this dog bed when it popped on one of Targets daily deals at 50% off and free shipping. We had been thinking about getting him a new bed because he had started to creep downstairs in the middle of the night and get on the couch - no good.

I think it's pretty safe to say he loves his bed - This picture was taken within a few hours of getting it :)

Monday, 20 September 2010

Beach Baby

After the trip from hell (delayed flights, missed connections & lost luggage) we made it to VA Beach to meet up with Daddy! When we finally made it to the VA Beach airport we had both been travelling for 12hrs. I had no more diapers and no more food. Despite the circumstances, Logan did excellent - I think I was more frazzled than him - but of course no one fed & rocked me to sleep:

Nothing a glass (or three) of wine can't help :)

Saturday was spent between the beach and the tv - watching football. Logan had a good time at the beach & although the water was warmer than the chilly New England beaches it still wasn't warm enough for Logans taste.
Trip back was much, much smoother sans a pretty lengthy breakdown from Logan on our second flight back. No time seems longer than when you are trying to calm a screaming baby on a plane.

Home again, home again.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Cubes of Delight

Logan started eating solids at 5 months and just started with rice cereal and as we have progressed it just so happened that I've made all his food. I haven't bought any jarred food yet - we're not opposed to it but so far we haven't had the need to. Every 2-3weeks I buy a bunch of fresh/frozen fruits & veggies and get to work making food. I cook everything then throw it in the Magic Bullet and presto! I scoop the puree into ice cube trays, freeze and then dump into baggies. Each cube is about an ounce of food - and he typically gets two cubes of fruit and cereal for breakfast and 3 cubes (two of one veggie and one of another) for dinner.

So far I've made and he's eaten:

Mixed Berry Delight
Strawberry & Banana Delight
Green Beans
Sweet Taters
Sweet Tater & Pea Delight
White Potato


He also just recently tried his first Cheerio and pieces of bread - didn't hate them but I think the sensation of chewing and the different texture made his face twist.

Thursday, 16 September 2010


Kevin & I have this unspoken thing where when one of us goes out of town the other will have a surprise for when they return. When I left for my parents house a month ago I came home to a painted kitchen & stairwell and the big pile of rubble out of the backyard :) Logan & I fly down to VA Beach to meet up with him tomorrow and we all return on Sunday

This is my surprise:

Unfinished door we were going to replace

Unfinished door now painted blue - I made the blue by mixing three colors we used elsewhere in the house

Outline of Giraffe

Painted Giraffe!

Foot markers added

Giraffe growth chart complete :)

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The finer moments from the week

No comment.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


First word for the baby: Moma!
I'm pretty sure he says it in this video 5 times :)

Makes my heart smile

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Got 'em!!

The two itty bitty teeth in all their glory.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Ever wonder what a Buckeye looks like?

Heres hopin they win today!

Best toy(s) EVER!

We strung four strings half way down from the ceiling then attached links and toys all the way to the bottom :) If we let him, I'm pretty sure Logan would be content there for hours....wait a second, why don't we let him????

Monday, 6 September 2010

A sure sign fall is around the corner

Football season is hereeee, heck yeh!!!!! VA Tech's season opener is tonight :)

Let's Go HOKIES!!!!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Fashion Friday

A full belly & a smile are always the best accessories

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

We must be home

Dylan has been picking up a sticks sometime on our walks & bringing them all the way home for years. We've noticed however, that he will only start doing it after he's become accustomed to a place.

Within in the last 2 weeks Dylan has started bringing sticks home to our new house :)

Home is where your sticks are.