Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Halloween was a success! I thought it was going to be a dud. Adam is sick, I didn't want to take the kids trick or treating alone, no one in the neighborhood was even home, Logan's costume smelled like spit up plus Milo wouldn't even wear the costume I spent hours making for him. We were just sitting around handing out candy to the trick or treaters that did come around. I noticed their bags and buckets were decently filled early on, so I decided to get my sorry bum off the couch, dress up the kids and go out any way. Who cares if Milo didn't want to wear all of his costume, every kid needs to go trick or treating! So I put them both in the stroller and off we went.

Milo did SO good. I was so impressed with him. He caught on to the trick or treat idea pretty quick. He would knock on the door, show his great big smile, say "Hi! Tee teeeet!" then before leaving "denks!(thanks) buh bye!". He was every ones favorite, I just know it. Logan just hung out in the stroller and did so good too.

In the three rows of townhomes (just our ward) there were only about 9-12 people home and handing out candy, but it was just the right amount for us, and it sure made me happy to take my boys out. When we got home we parked Milo in front of Shrek Halloween with a sucker and he's been one happy camper.

Halloween morning my mom and I took the kids to Gardner Village. The drive up was no fun, but once we were up there we had fun. We didn't go in many shops, but we let Milo run around and look at the witches. His favorite were the ducks at the pond :)

 one of Logan smiling
 Milo is yelling at the ducks "NNNNNNO!"
 he loves his brother :)

 "deese!" (cheese)
 my cute, happy baby cow

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Aren't these the cutest crying kids you've ever seen

4 Months

I can't believe he's only and already 4 months old. He is such a big boy and so much fun. He smiles and laughs all the time and just loves getting as much attention as he can get. He loves his big brother and always watches him and smiles; you can tell he really wants to be able to play with him. Milo also loves his baby brother and is very protective of him. Logan is just such a sweet little boy.

We took him to the doctor yesterday and he had to get shots. He wasn't very happy about getting pricked with the needle, but once I nursed him he was fine and even happy. That evening his legs bothered him quite a bit, it was so sad and I couldn't give him any more tylenol. Today he is back to his happy smiley self :)

Here are his stats
weight: 14.84 lbs  50.16%tile
length: 25 inches   54.27%tile
head: 16.3 inches  26.7%tile

Compared to the rest of the boys his age he is average, but compared to his big brother he is a chunk :)

The doctor said his head is looking flatter than he would like, but not flat enough for a helmet. yet. If next visit it's any worse then he'll probably recommend a helmet. Then he put Logan on his tummy. Now, I haven't done a ton of tummy time with him. I didn't with Milo either. He has, and always has had, a strong neck. He sits in his bumbo lots and plays in his baby entertainment center lots, so I haven't been too worried. Plus, when I put him on his tummy he just kind of looks silly, gets really frustrated and just over all doesn't do tummy time right... see?

so the doctor put him on his tummy and he buried his face into the table and kicked and pushed with his legs, pushing his face further into the table. So that combined with the flattening head, he said Logan needs LOTS of tummy time. Like, 20 times a day. As much as I can keep him on his tummy. Well apparently Logan is a good listener like his brother. That night we put him on his tummy and he was pro. Held his head up nice and high, looked around, grabbed at his toys, he even pushed himself up and straitened his arms. No fussing for a long time. It was like he does it all the time. Such a good boy :)

Yesterday we gave him solid food for the first time. I gave him rice and apples cereal. He LOVED it. Once he figured out he had to open his mouth to get the food, I couldn't get it in his mouth fast enough. I started with only a little bit, just in case he didn't like it, so when I went to get some more, he got SO mad. He was snorting and shaking his head trying to get me to feed him faster. When he finished all of it, I tried to nurse him to top off his tummy, but that just made him mad, he wanted more cereal. silly boy!

Since birth, he has always wanted to sit up. If you sit him up he wants to sit up more. Lay him down and he pulls his head up and tries his very hardest to sit up. Today, I sat him up and he stayed! He's still wobbly, and if he gets too excited he'll throw himself backwards or fall to the side, but he's doing pretty dang good for being able to sit like this is at 4 months!

Overall, he's a great little kid. Full of smiles and giggles, chill, ok to be on his own but loves to be held loved and cuddled. Now if only he would sleep more than 2-3 hours at a time at night...