Friday, 30 August 2013

Big Girl

The bike we ordered for Reagan arrived today.

We decided at 6:15 that we would allow her to ride it if she agreed to give us all her paci's.

At 6:30 she saw her bike, helmet & baby doll for the first time.  She was all smiles putting her paci's in the basket so we could take them to the park trash can and throw them out and be a big girl.

She willingly threw all of the paci's out

She went to bed at 7:45 & she immediately looked for her paci's.

It's 8:45 and she's been crying since we left her room.  
There was a small part of me that thought it was going to be easy.  She's gone to bed with a paci for the last 2+ years, every night.  I think I was crazy to think it was going to easy.

No turning back - the paci's are all the way at the park in the trash can.  I don't even have a back up one stashed anywhere.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Bus Rider

This morning was Logan's first ride on the bus to school!!!

All my efforts to groom a child that sleeps past 6am have gone awash - the flippin bus is scheduled to be at our doorstep at 7:09 ?! IN THE MORNING!  That means Logan needs to be up early enough to be dressed and fed.  OY.  I had to wake him up at 6:30 this morning.  You never wake a sleeping child.  

Anywho - 

He was excited to see the bus & even more excited to get on it. Just like in CT there is a bus driver and an assistant who will help Logan up the steps and then buckle him into a carseat.

He returned home to me just before 11am.
School & earlier mornings are catching up to him.  He was one hungry & sleepy boy come noontime.

Hungry + Sleepy = SuperSUPERduper sad face :/  

Monday, 26 August 2013

First Day

First day has come & gone.  I was able to walk him back to his classroom only to find out that Logan is one of two kids in his morning class?!  Mixed emotions about that - but we will see how the first month goes and at our 30 day review we will make sure he is getting enough socialization with the other Pre-K classes otherwise that will definitely be something we will implement in his new IEP.

I did manage to snap a pic before we left for school but this is as good as 7:15 in the morning on the first day of school goes.

His teacher said he had a great first day :)

Reagan and I spent our morning feeling lost for a bit.  New routines and new Mommy & me time.  We'll adjust.  Today was spent doing some cleaning & it's possible I started potty training today?!  I didn't intend to but it happened and she had like 27 successful dribbles in the potty.  So we'll give it a whirl. 

School tuckered him out - went up to check on him cause I didn't seem him anywhere in his room from the monitor.  Found him asleep in his  favorite spot, behind the curtains :)  

Proud Moma.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

2013-2104 Preschool

I know me and I know I will be a mess tomorrow morning attempting to get everyone up, dressed & fed before we need to leave at NO LATER THAN 7:30 in order to get Logan to his first day by 7:45.  To help things along I took our picture tonight before we went to Grandma & Grandpas house for dinner.  

I get to walk him into class tomorrow so maybe there will be some phone snapshots along the way but for all intense purposes this is him & us on his first day of preschool in Texas :)

Logan Beckett Hawk
Grade: Pre-K
Year:  2013-2014
School:  Birnham Woods
Teacher:  Mrs. Zirilli
Mascot & Colors: Bulldogs - Navy Blue & Khaki

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Dry land beauty

oh there she is :)

Friday, 23 August 2013

Foto Friday

The day we decided to walk a mile in the blazing, August in Texas, evening sun to eat outside at a bar only to end up having a mini hurricane come through in the middle of our dinner.

I reviewed the pictures I took of the kiddos at the pool today and came to this conclusion:

Logan is ridiculously handsome poolside.  He should sell chlorine or pool nets or something.

Reagan on the other hand....the pool is not her best look.  Stick to dry land sugarplum, your brother wins this one.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

A new Bulldog

Today was Logan's ARD (Admission, Review & Dismissal) meeting at Birnham Woods Elementary School.  Technically Logan is a transfer student so there should have been nothing to nervous about - but we had such a good experience in CT that I was nervous about a new experience.

Turns out there was nothing to worry about :)

Everyone thought Logan was supercute & they are excited to have him in the school.  They were friendly & helpful. We left having a great first impression of the school & the staff.   


He will be enrolled in PPCD (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities). Unlike his Lisbon, CT school, he will be in a classroom with only Special Needs children.  The classroom is set up to help kiddos like Logan succeed -there will be one teacher & two assistants.  He will receive Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy.  He will ride a bus that will pick him up at our door, put him in a carseat & get him to school by 7:45 - then seat him up again for the ride home at 10:45, Monday-Friday. 

In 30 days, after his teachers/therapist have a chance to get to know him we will review & re-evaluate his IEP (Individualized Education Program) & adjust depending on his needs.  

I have a feeling Logan will shine and be a super charmer.  I'm excited to see him be excited for school again :)

He could potentially start with the rest of the school on Monday :o   As in today is Thursday then Friday  then the weekend and then his 1st day of school!!!!

I think it is a delightful thing that Logan & Daddy just happened to wear the same outfit and then come to find out Navy Blue and Khaki are the Birnham Woods Bulldogs school colors.  :)

I'm so happy that this meeting happened and went as well as it did.  Second to buying a house, getting Logan situated with school was a high stressER for us moving to Texas.  Done & Done.  Good things are beginning.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Foto Friday

Waitin for Daddy to get home :)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

New Years Resolution Status Check: Logan

Logans New Years Resolution: Use utensils while eating

We are making very slow progress.  But tonight he made us believe it's not such a far off resolution.

Definitely not an exciting video - unless you know how long we've struggled with this.  It's worthy of posting because we've been waiting 3.5 years for this use a spoon or a fork without assistance and without prompting. 
We haven't had applesauce in a loooooonng time but he use to eat it ALL the time as a baby - maybe that's what has been missing all this time.  He ate all of it by himself.

Guess what's for dinner tomorrow?!!!

Check it out
Logan using a spoon eating applesauce:

Monday, 12 August 2013

Top 9 of the first half

Andrea just recently dropped her phone in the pool and lost her pictures that she hadn't downloaded.  When she told me it was only 2 weeks worth of pics I knew it was time to download my pictures from the last 6 months :o

1,500 + pictures were on my phone.  If I dropped my phone in the pool I might have cried knowing that.

Here are my favorite 9 pictures of the first half.  The first half are our last months/days in CT and in no particular they are:

1. The (every)day that he woke up looking so handsome with his rosy cheeks
2. The morning she woke up and realized she slept with Mommy
3. The day I left our CT house, for good.
4. The day I tried on all my high school prom/homecoming dresses.  They all fit :o This is my freshman homecoming dress. Be jealous.
5. The morning, which happened to be our last morning in our first house, that I woke up to this.
6. The (every)day she looked beautiful running errands with Mommy
7. The day of Logans tea party at preschool on Mothers Day aka: my favorite day ever
8. The night we had one last girls night.  Cupcake making, wine drinking and mad libs.
9.  The day I knew my little lady knew we were moving Texas

2nd half to come, maybe tomorrow?

Saturday, 10 August 2013

In other big news

Almost to the day ....
Logan has been walking for one year :o

August 11, 2012


He took a couple steps on my 30th birthday, last year, and progressively added steps and sturdiness.  August of last year I remember thinking - he can walk. He now runs.

He is progressing.  I'm so happy I decided to record him today after his nap.  This is him.  He might not walk as great as your 3.5 year old & he certainly doesn't talk like your 3.5 year old but he has come so far and that is something to be celebrated :)

August 9, 2013

A year, a huge difference.

Check out his milestone journey by clicking here The Journey

Friday, 9 August 2013

Foto Friday

Pigs have flown.

I have joined Facebook people.
What happens from here I have no idea.


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Naked Dayz

It's August in Texas which means if we are at our house you can find our kiddos clad in nakedness and sunscreen :o

I'm pretty sure this is Reagans "get me in a bucket of cold water NOW" face

Luckily our new playset is positioned so it's shaded most of the time but that darn slide reaches out and grabs a fair amount of hot sunshine.  Daddy thought he would cool it off with some water so they could slide down it.

We knew what we were doing, Logan didn't.  
Lightening fast he went.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

It's up

We've been putting this off since we moved in.  We were waiting for that perfect, extra hot, super sunny, August day. 

Today was that day. 

Somehow we convinced the Hertels to come over & help?
They arrived at 8:30 in the morn & left at 4pm.  All but an hour or so of that time was spent out in the blazing Texas sun erecting this playset.  

I didn't take any pictures before this point but it was a giant pile of pieces sitting on our patio.  


It's done.  Thank you Andrea & Tim.
All of these happy smiles make it all worth while ....

Friday, 2 August 2013

Of the late I've been doing a whole lotta cleaning up of poo - on toys, on hands on our carpet of our new house.

Logans been in his diaper.  
Everyday this week I've gone in to get him up in the morning or from a nap I can smell it before I even open the door. It has made my mornings and afternoons not what they should be & it gets me and Logan off to a rough start.  

This afternoon I ordered fancy jammers that claim are impossible to get into and out of Little Keeper Sleeper.  I bought 2 and think the pretty penny I spent on them will help us to have more wake ups like this one we had this afternoon.

For the first time this week, I walk in & there is no poo :)

What's that Logan you wanna play choo-choos on the window sill for 30mins.  Sure thing my handsome devil, keep your hands out of your diaper and I'll play choos choos ALL DAY LONG... cause I love seeing you happy & I love being happy with you.

Foto Friday