Friday, August 28, 2009

Our little troublemaker...

Sorry I haven't updated much lately. My little mobile man has been keeping me extremely busy! I've been trying to type up this update for three days now. Just a couple of weeks ago Logan was just learning how to do the army-crawl to get around... Now he's pulling himself up to standing without a problem. These newly acquired skills have also made it possible for him to start getting into trouble, so I can't take my eyes off of him for a second! I can't just sit Logan on the floor while I work anymore because he's getting into things and crawling away from me, and I can't get much done during his naptime either because most naps average about a half hour...

I'm just amazed that I can walk into the kitchen and he'll come crawling after me, or I can set my dinner plate on the coffee table and he'll pull himself up so that he can reach it... I knew this day would come! Won't be long now and he'll be running all over the place... Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it! :)

Another big development in the life of Logan: he's starting to eat real food. I'm talking chunks of banana, peas, cooked carrots... And I've introduced meat into his diet (the baby food kind). He seems to love it. Mommy can't stand the smell of it though!

In other news, I've been accepted as a student teacher in the Mesquite school district so now I'm just waiting to be assigned to a mentor teacher. I'll be a student teacher for 12 weeks and take one more test, and after all that I should be able to get my teaching certification finally :) Maybe the economy will improve a bit and next year I'll be able to get a job - it should definitely be much easier since I'll already be certified.

Eric's doing alright. He has a lot of down time and nothing to do so he's getting bored with just being idle... Luckily his time over there is going to be ending soon. Nothing is ever certain, but he said that he may be home by late October. At the latest, he should be home late November. Both of us are looking forward to being back together again :)

I have some other things to do before Logan wakes up... Oh, and here are some more pictures I have of Logan:
I take Logan in for his 9-month check-up on September 11th, so expect some updated height/weight statistics around that time. ;)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

One smart cookie!

He just figured out how to do this and I'm so proud!


Now if I can just get him to stop playing so we can go to bed! :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Well, he's mobile now...

So cute! He's army-crawling now! My job just got a lot tougher... ;)


Sorry the video is so dark - I had lights on in the house, I swear!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Some favorite (and recent) pictures :)

So in all actuality, Logan just happened to blink when I took the picture. Still, seems very much like a guy to fall asleep on the couch with the remote in his hands... ;)

I bought this for Logan as an impulse buy. Clearly, he loves it!

My little man is pulling himself up to standing now! He loves checking out what all is on the coffee table. Not too much longer and standing is going to turn to walking...

Logan's first tooth came in about a week ago, but I've just now been able to get a picture of it!

This picture just makes me smile :) It's not his best smile, but it's goofy and cute (just like him)!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's been so long...

...since I've had time to get on my computer and update - sorry!

Eric finally made it back to his base about a week ago (took him about a week to get there once he left here on July 20th). I've talked to him a few times and he's settling back into the rhythm of things there. For a few days he was working 12 hours on, 12 hours off, and trying to get his sleep schedule back to normal (and by "normal" I mean not waking up at 5-5:30 in the morning)... Other than that, he's doing well. He misses Logan (and me too) but I'm still sending him lots of pictures and video everyday!

Oh! Before I forget - DON'T mail Eric anything until I get a new address posted! He said that their post office is closing (as a result of things improving over there) so if you send anything to the old address, there's no telling if it will actually get to him or not. So just hold off on letters and packages for now and if you want to write him, you can send him an email at

Real quick, other news... Logan cut his first tooth a few days ago (I'll try to get a picture up as soon as possible - gotta wait until there's enough tooth to show and until I can get Logan to open his mouth long enough to take the picture). Also, he pushed himself up onto all fours a couple of days ago, and yesterday he picked up a cereal puff and brought it up to his mouth for the first time! I started laying out some finger foods for him to get used to picking them up and whatnot, and he's getting much better at chewing and eating the little Gerber puffs and yogurt melts. Lots of firsts have happened recently :) Soon he'll be crawling all over and feeding himself... My boy's growing up so fast! He'll be 8 months old in a week!

Mommy gave him a mohawk! Love it :)

Anyways, I need to go... Logan's waking up from his nap, there's laundry to be done, and lunchtime is approaching quickly... Take care, everyone!