Tuesday, December 29, 2009

4-Wheeling in the Snow

While we have a bit of time off with the Holidays Trent decided to load Logan and I up for a 4-wheeling adventure in the snow. It turned out to be great weather and we really enjoyed it. Being pregnant was a bit hard to handle the bumps, hold onto a kid that wanted to jump off and play and enjoy the scenery. We still had a great time!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Christmas day! I am not sure that Logan knew what to expect. We had talked about Santa coming and bringing presents but it really didnt hit home to him until Christmas morning. We had to help convince him that it was ok to tear the wrapping paper to see what was inside.

His favorite toy that Santa brought him was this hammer set.

The best present that Santa brought was a full size bag of Cheeto's. He sat and ate for a good 10 minutes before we stopped him. Great breakfast!

After we got ready we made that stops at Grandma and Grandpa Millers, opened more presents had some yummy crackers and cheeseball. Headed to Grandma and Grandpa Smiths for more presents and dinner.
As always Trent spoiled me as usual. I feel bad I didnt end up taking photos of what we got for each other. I guess it will have to wait until next year. One thing that I was excited to get was a rice cooker! I can now make dishes with rice, I fail every time the good old fashioned stove top way.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

This year we were so excited to go up to Grandpa and Grandma Smith's house for Christmas Eve. The annual soup dinner, bingo, dollar gifts, decorating sugar cookies was a lot of fun. Logan loves being at Grandpa and Grandma Smith's, especially with all the cousins!

By the time we got home it was way past Logan's bed time. We opened pajamas, read our Christmas book and headed to bed to dream of sugarplums dancing in our heads. Logan got grinch pajamas...not that he is grinchy. I just thought they were cute.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Crazy Day!

Today was quite eventful! We had Logan's 2 year check ups, I had to make a last minute dash to See's candy distribution center in SLC, hosted our work Christmas lunch, dropped presents off to sister who is leaving out of town tomorrow, dashed home to get ready to go again to the Smith family Christmas party, Logan seeing and liking Santa from a distance, NOT close up, home again to clean and finish wrapping gifts!

I guess it is just the time of year, this year I feel a bit more prepared! Gifts are bought, wrapped (90% of them), and making all kinds of holiday treats! Sadly Trent doesn't really care for treats so either I end up eating them all, taking them to work or giving them away!

Logan's appointment went really well! He is in the 95% percentile for his head, 97% for his weight and about 115% for his height! I don't know how you can get over 100% but I guess it is possible!

At the Smith family Christmas party no one really asked if I was pregnant! I feel like I look huge but it may be in my head. The one person that did ask was Trent's uncle...a bit weird. He asked when the big day was, I almost pretended that we didn't have a "big day" and made him feel bad but I felt a bit nicer and told him. Still funny that the uncle would say something.

If you need help wrapping gifts let me know...I am a bit addicted to wrapping gifts!

This baby must want me to write something because he is kicking like crazy! Baby #2 says hi!


At the Smith family Christmas party Santa makes a quick stop between all of the things he needs to get ready for Christmas day. Logan loved him from afar, once it was his turn to sit on Santa's lap he wanted nothing to do with him. Closest we got was a high 5 with me holding him. Hope this next year he will like him a bit better.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Logan is Two!

Today is Logan's birthday! We are excited for him to turn another year older and wiser! Though he already outsmarts me sometimes I am excited for him to continue to grow!

Things I love about Logan...
-Tries to sneak his binky out of his bed. We made a rule that he could only have his bink in his bed, sometimes in the morning when I am working on my emails I will see him casually walk into his room and bolt out with a bink in his mouth. I can tell that he is thinking that he totally outsmarted me!
-Loves to help cook, clean and do laundry...is my kid normal? I cant do a batch of laundry without him helping put the clothes in the washer, splashing the water around and closing the lid. He knows how to pull and set up my step stool in the kitchen so anytime I attempt to make anything he is right there wanting to stir, pour and mix. When I sweep or vacuum he has to hold onto the handle, this makes it take at least twice as long but it is totally worth it! I hope this never changes!
-He is a outside boy through and through. When it is too cold or I am working he loves his rocket! I think it is so cute when he will come and ask me for "more rocket please". Sadly I probably let him watch too many episodes a day but he is perfectly happy!
-His hands, sounds weird but they look and remind me just of Trent's hands and papa Smith's hands. They are a little more than half the size of mine witch scares me that at the age of 7 he will be able palm a men's basketball. (Trent thinks its a good thing) Big, squared fingers, strong, and I love holding them!
-His funny personality. He thinks he is the funniest kid (and most of the time he is). He can make me laugh over the dumbest things. We love to sit and laugh together!
-His size! I had a guy ask me the other day why my four year old wasn't talking...I replied back to him that he was still one. I have to remember that Logan is still so little in age but huge in size! At his 18 month check up he was in the 90% percentile for his head, 95% for his weight and off the chart for his height. I cant wait to see where he is now...We will know this next week for his two year check up.
-I love when he wants to come and sit on my lap! He is not a cuddly kid and never was. The times he does want to sit and hold sitll for a minute is my favorite!
-Most of all the love and the joy he brings to our home! I can't imagine life without him, he is at times difficult when throwing fits but I sure love him! I can't wait for him to grow and be such a great example to his brother and people he meets. His unwavering personality will be perfect for the tough challenges he will need to face later in life and I will always stand by his side no matter what! I am so blessed to have this sweet child of God in my life!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2 year photos

So I decided to get Logan's photos taken before it snowed for this 2 year birthday photos! Jefra Starr Linn did such a great job! She has an awesome unique style that fits Logan's funny personality! Here are a few of my favorites! I think the second photo looks a ton like Trent.

Thanks to Jefra for doing such a great job!
I am working on his birthday decorations, hopefully I will have a few sneek peak photos up soon! I had planned for about 6 months to do a friends party with some of the kids in the neighborhood. I cant make the excuse that it creeped up on me because I have known for the entire year when his birthday is. Trent talked me out of a big party until he really wants it! It is probably smart. I still have the themed decor ready to go and I will be decorating for my sweet Logan and his special day!
YIKES I have a 2 year old!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Holidays!

This year has gone by so fast! It is already December and we are into the swing of Christmas. I was so happy with how my front door decor turned out.

Call me a bit crazy but I love making neighbor gifts. Not just a few or even 10. This year I made about 65. I feel like with the season of giving this is the least I can do. Homemade Carmel White Chocolate popcorn graced front doors of friends & family.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BYU Basketball

This year we decided to attend a few BYU basketball games. I was really impressed how much Logan liked it. I am afraid that he already is a die hard fan...thanks to his dad.