Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Logan!

Yes, this little guy is 3 years old!  He had a great day.  We put up a calendar every month that has special squares for special days...he has known all month which square was his birthday.  So when Sienna said "Logan, it's your birthday!" this morning, he walked right over to the calendar and pointed to the right date!

It was a pretty lazy, casual day since it was Saturday.  I even had to get Jenessa and Sienna to go get dressed before we did cake and presents because they were still in their pajamas!

Logan had fun opening his presents and then trying to protect them from Sienna!

Logan is such a cute boy.  I was nervous about adding a boy to our family of girls when he was born, but he has been such a fun addition!  He is definately turning into a 3 year old (3 seems to be much harder than 2 around here!)  He loves to follow Sienna around even though they have a love/hate relationship. He likes to break things just because he can...a very annoying habit from his mom's point of view!  And he loves to talk (and talk and talk and talk!)  I think he talks more than his sisters did at this age.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I am a superhero!

In warm-ups for the tot gymnastics they do an excercise where they pretend to be superheros...before they do it they go around and say what superhero they are going to be.  This morning Sienna said she wanted to be ME!  WOW!  Especially since this very morning I had to give her a few swats on the bum!

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Sleeping Arrangements

We finally moved Mason out of our closet last's official...the boys are sleeping in the same room!  It went well...Mason woke up ealier than he usually does...I was expecting that!  He has definately been with us longer than any of the others!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our Weekend

Friday morning I woke up feeling awful, my stomach hurt and I knew I was going to be sick...I was.  I laid on the couch for the entire day except for a few trips to the bathroom!  My food intake for the day consisted of a sleeve of Saltines and 2 cans of 7-up.  Finally, around 9:30 p.m. I felt hungry enough to eat a bowl of chicken noodle soup. 

Saturday was much better, although I was still a little weak that morning.  I ordered a box of tomatoes with my Bountiful Baskets order because I wanted to try canning salsa.  I did it!  Yummy...the store bought stuff just isn't as good as homemade salsa.  We planted a jalepeno plant this year, so I was able to use those in my salsa.  Next time I will have to double the recipe because I only got 4 pints out of it.  I still have some more tomatoes that have been blanched and peeled waiting for me to do something with them.

Kessiah finished reading the Book of Mormon this week.  We told her that she could go on a date with Mommy and Daddy when she finished (although we decided they had to be separate dates so we wouldn't break the bank!)  On Friday, Kessiah and Ryan went on a long bike ride on a trail through town.  On Saturday, I took Kessiah to a movie (Cats & Dogs).  It was fun to be able to reward her for completing her goal.

Saturday morning, Ryan took Jenessa and Sienna to a free soccer clinic.  He also got them signed up for soccer this fall.  Logan missed the age cutoff by a month...but they let him sign up too!  We requested that Sienna and Logan be on the same team to make it easier for us!  Kessiah decided not to sign up for soccer so she could make it to all of her 4-H cavy meetings.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Swimming Lessons

We started swimming lessons this week.  I thought I would get one more session in before soccer season started!  The girls are all enrolled in a class...I sit in the shallow end with the boys!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to Gymnastics

We are back in gymnastics after taking a break for June and July.  And this time I have 4 kiddos taking classes at the name time (or pretty close...Sienna/Logan start class 15 minutes before Kessiah/Jenessa and K/J go 30 minutes longer than S/L)  It is great having Logan in class...the poor guy was getting so bored at the end of last year!  Mason just tags along with me and Logan (Logan's class is a mom and tot class).

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mr. Talker

I have never seen a 2 year old boy talk as much as mine does!  I thought girls were supposed to be bigger talkers...but I really think Logan talks more than any of the girls did at this age!  It's exhausting sometimes! 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Kessiah's Teeth

We took Kessiah to the orthodontist a couple of months ago and he suggested that she have 2 teeth pulled.  We finally got that taken care of.  She has been VERY anxious about it and has shed many tears.  But, now it is over and she is relieved to have it done!


I read an article a couple of weeks ago about a large family.  The mother had bought 1 plate, 1 bowl and 1 cup for each member of the family.  Each person was responsible for cleaning their stuff before the next meal (little ones obviously needed help) helped tremendously!  I had been mulling this idea over...the plates and bowls seemed a little extreme for our family...but the cups, now that was an idea I could use!  So, this week I took four different colored cups and put names on them.  Those were the cups the kids were to use all day, then at night I would put them in the dishwasher.  It has been great!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Our Weekend

On Friday morning while Ryan was at the movies with the girls, I took the boys to Sears to get their birthday pictures taken!  Ummm....I love my little guys....but taking pictures is a joke!  Mason won't sit still now that he has figured out how to move and Logan just wanted to play with all the props.  We did somehow manage to get at least one shot of each of them and one that was ok of them together.

Friday evening was the town's annual employee appreciation barbecue at the pool.  Unfortunately, it had been raining/drizzling most of the we didn't go swimming in the pool which didn't make the girls very happy!

Ryan got three trees planted by Saturday evening.  He planted 2 more in our front yard and 1 in the back.  They look nice!

On Sunday morning Ryan gave Mason a haircut (Ryan has wanted to do it for months but I told him he couldn't until Mason's birthday)...Mason wasn't very cooperative, but Ryan got it done.  It wasn't too bad, Ryan had used the longest attachment so there were still some curls left.  While we were at church I noticed that Mason's hair had some uneven spots.  So that evening Ryan got out the clippers again and cut it shorter...oh...sadness...he looks like a different baby!