Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bye, Bye Baby Room!

Well, the nursery is officially closed. Cole and Logan are now sharing a room and Logan's room is cleaned out and locked so he can forget it was ever his first little space before the baby gets here. I am the most worried about Logan when Roewyn (tentative name, do you like it?) gets here because he is very attached to things (his bed, his mom, etc.) and I don't want him to feel displaced.

We started putting the boys in the same room last week at night, but did not attempt it at nap time. Cole has had trouble napping lately and I didn't want it to mess up Logan. After talking to several moms, I have come to the conclusion that it is not abnormal for Cole to be done with naps. (Insert me crying here.)

So...Cole now spends his "quiet time" in the playroom and Logan is on his own in the boys room. Today is not going that well, but I didn't really expect it to. I think Logan finally fell asleep (after an hour and a half) and Cole is not wanting to stay in the play room for his quiet time (but trust me, little Cole, you want to give your momma a little break!!!). I didn't expect for it to go well today, so it really is fine. I'll keep you posted though!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ice Day

I thought it was high time for my to reenter the blog-o-sphere. I will do it slowly as to not scare myself off from further posts.

Today was an icy day (as most of yall already know!). My kids LOVE eating the icicles. (They're clean, right?) So this morning we went out and had a feast.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Yes! He took a nap today. Two days of no T.V. and he slept like a little angel.

T.V. is his very favorite thing. Each day he did not take a nap there was a sign on the T.V. that said "No Nap=No T.V." For a non-reader he could tell me what that sign said quickly!

In other news, I am constantly amazed at how different my two boys are.

Cole has always hated sleep; Logan reaches for the bed when I go to put him down. Cole tries to sweep and mop and cries and yells because he can't move the broom and mop the way he wants, Logan, on the other hand, picks up the broom and patiently moves it and is just so happy to hold the broom and pretend he is helping.

Logan is way more aggressive than Cole was at this age--he will give his cousin Brady a toy just so he can take it away. And today Logan did something that I always thought Cole might do, but thankfully never did...put his toys in the toilet.

This is not good. Especially because there is also a potty trained toddler here that doesn't always flush---so Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy went swimming in a nice yellow lake.

Here is Logan taking something from Brady.
Logan wants the car, but Cole wants to share.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Because this is a family blog, I will refrain from using stronger language, but man, I'm being tried as a parent lately.

My little Cole does not want to nap anymore! He is three. I am not ready for this!

Out of the past five days, he has only napped twice. There are tears (and not by Cole), frustration and my spanking hand is tired.

I am starting to think he is done with napping. Fellow bloggers, is this possible? I feel like there should have been a warning letter from the government or church or school or sombody when he turned three.

Because I haven't blogged in a while, I will post some pictures of my little rebel and his brother.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Brady (my nephew) spends the day with us while his mommy is dentisting...

More to come soon. I won't take a break anymore, so keep checking.
In the meantime...do your kids still take naps?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cole's 3rd Birthday!

My firstborn is 3! I can't believe what a big boy he is!

We were out of town during his birthday weekend, so we had an impromtu party in Arkansas with family. We had a cake (made by Zach), and his cousins and PapaLee and LynnLynn got to celebrate with him.

We traveled on his actual birthday, so when we got home he got to pick out a special dessert at the store. Bri and Nick (his aunt and uncle) stopped by to give him a present...

Logan has gotten quite good at enjoying birthdays!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Logan's 1st Birthday

Logan turned one on June 12, 2008. It was a great first birthday! We had a little family party. Both sets of grandparents were able to come as well as Logan's aunts, uncles and cousins.
Logan LOVES pizza! So, his first birthday was a pizza themed party. We all had a great time!

Logan eating pizza.
Even his cake was a pizza.
The family singing to Logan.
Logan enjoying his cake.
The family: Cole, Daddy, Mommy and Logan.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Get Ready!

I have not disappeared from the blog-isphere completely!--I just took a bit of a hiatus. I thought I should catch you up on what has been going on lately.

We have been:

Logan turned ONE!!!
Here is a picture of his special breakfast.
(More on this later--it deserves a special one.)

Hanging out.
We have enjoyed our friends this summer. Cole is really started to have friends that he asks for by name.

Learning to enjoying each other.

Reading together.

Visiting family.

Here are the boys with cousin Hannah.

As cute as ever!

Doing a triathlon!

Here is mom and her friend Kathleen waiting to start the swim.

Swimming for the boys!
Here is Cole.

And Logan!

The last two pictures sum up a lot. Cole is cautious. Especially around water. Logan jumps right in--he doesn't know that he she be afraid of some things. Maybe it is the birth order thing? Logan has a great mentor (Cole) that has already taught him so much.

In other news:

  • I (Lauren) had my neurology appointment today (follow up for the Bell's Palsy/temporary face paralysis). Things look pretty good--although she said my eye was still a little saggy. I have a follow up brain and neck scan scheduled on Friday.
  • We got a lot of work done on our front flower beds. Our house is actually starting to look like we are doing things on purpose.
  • We bought a boat. Yup. It is 20 ft. long and cost $500 (so you can imagine the condition it is in). It is Zach's project for the next year (or two, or three, or ten...)

Hope this brings you back up to speed. And I promise to try and not let it go so long between posts again!