Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
My kids and there two cousins.
Devin and Logan at Grandma and Grandpa's! I think Devin was helping Logan look at the camera. Some more brotherly love!
Devin got exactly what he had been wanting for over a year. All he wanted last Christmas was a trombone. Santa came through this year, and I wish I hadn't bought him anything else. All he cares about or plays with is his trombone. I have even him hugging the case several times and he keeps telling me he can't believe that Santa got him his trombone. (Devin has always been extremely into music and I hope he stays this way! Logan has become very good at the drums thanks to Devin.)
I wish that Logan would have been more into Christmas this year. He didn't seem to know what was going on, but I do know that he loved all of the attention that he got. His easygoing personality makes him fun for everyone to play with him. He especially loved standing up in the middle of the room and looking around to see everyone cheering him on. No first steps yet, but I'm sure he'll wait til he has a large audience!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Logan is beginning to use a couple of signs consistently... "more" and "all done". He always wants more food, but he also signs more for more play, especially when it's bedtime. His signs make me excited to be able to communicate with him in the future. I feel like I am now getting a little feedback from him so that I can know what he wants for a change instead of guessing. I hope to catch his signs on video soon!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today, we met some of our DSFN friends for our monthly playdate. Logan had a great time and it was fun to watch the kids all playing together. They are all mobile now and I can't wait to see what they are like when they can all walk and run around together!
Aaron, Ruby and Logan. It is so exciting to see them all standing and cruising around the table!! They are growing up so fast! Ruby and Logan are almost exactly the same age (4 days apart) and Aaron is 4 months younger.
Lilja is going to be 3 in January.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
(I didn't order any prints yet, so these are taken from their website, that's why they have the logo over them)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Hanging out in the stroller.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Aubrey and Logan side by side...she is not looking so tiny anymore.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The other little man showing frustration around here is Logan. This is a brand new thing for him. Until now, he has been our easy going one. Besides showing his stubborn side every now and then, he has been very agreeable. But now, he has been yelling, throwing his head back and banging things with his hands when he disagrees with what is happening to him or around him. For example, when he's sitting in his high chair waiting to eat and I don't get out the food he wants, he throws his head back against his chair, wines and bangs his fists on the tray. So now, I am scrambling to learn more signs and other ways to lower his frustration level before it gets worse. One good thing is he is signing during some of his frustrating moments. I know that he knows several signs, but like he has done in the past, he is not going to do them unless it is absolutely necessary. That is his stubborn side coming out. Just like him not feeding himself, or taking a bottle until he finally gave in. Logan is still extremely easy going, but these little episodes are very different for him. As frustrating as these moments can be for me, I love it at the same time. Logan is showing me that he has preferences and that he wants to communicate. Now we just need to find ways to communicate. I am currently taking pictures of foods so that I can create a picture board where he can point to what he wants. We started watching Baby Signing Time and I hope that he starts to use signs regularly.
We need a break from frustration around here....I could also mention Aubrey's major spitting up issues and colic. Thankfully she seems to have gotten over the worst of the colic and she should only get better from here. It's hard to deal with Logan and Devin when she cries all of the time.