Monday, November 8, 2010

It's true...Logan is now 2!!!

I really can't believe it....our little girl is 2!!! This is so crazy to me because the first two years of Logan's life really have flown by. It amazes me how on one hand she has been here such a short time, but on the other it has been the most fulfilling two years of our lives. Logan is this wonderful, charismatic, sweet, polite, energetic bundle of joy.

She has really blossomed into quite a spectacular little girl and Brian and I couldn't be any more proud of her. Here are just a few things about our big 2 year old daughter. Her vocabulary has become quite extensive over the last several months. She can easily repeat just about any word she hears, so must watch what you say in her presence. Her hair is getting so long, which unfortunately means I have a massive rats nest to detangle every morning. She has unbelievable manners, which makes us so proud. She almost always says please and thank you, or excuse me and bless you. She can be upstairs in her bed (talking herself to sleep) and hear me sneeze downstairs and you can hear her little voice say, "bless you mommy" - it is so cute!

She can count to 5 and we are working on getting to ten. She knows the majority of her colors. She knows the noises that most animals make (even some random ones like owls, donkeys, dolphins, etc.) She can do her entire alphabet puzzle all be herself. She recognizes several names now when I write them out for her - Mommy, Daddy, Sissy, Logan (or Yogie as she calls herself). Her favorite song to sing is If Your Happy And You Know It (and man does she shout her AMEN!).

Most importantly she really is so sweet, especially to Leighton. She loves on her sister all the time and really looks out for her. She does have a hard time sharing sometimes, but we are working on this as well. She blows the sweetest kisses and makes sure that the recipient rubs them in. Anyway, I can go on and on (yes more than I already have), but I will get to what you all really want...the pictures.

Logan's party was wonderful. Most of our friends were able to make it (our Lexington family that is), which made her special evening so much fun. She really had a good time, so thanks to all who were here for her big day!

Since it was her special day I let her do whatever she wanted that morning...her pick was to lay on the couch and watch a movie. (This was after we had our special donuts for breakfast)
Now for all the party pics...Nemo was the theme for the party
She wasn't so sure what to think of all the people.
Sissy, taking it all in.
She really started to get bashful when we starting singing Happy Birthday!
Okay, she knows she gets the cupcake - just can't get over the singing.
Didn't quite understand the concept of blowing out the candle (guess we should have practiced that). Oh well, the icing tastes good!
Starting to get a little of her spark back...sugar definitely does the trick!
Yes, big girls use silverware.
Kissing fishes...
Making sure noone tries to snag her cupcake (notice she is looking in her daddy's direction)
Like father - like daughter...big bites!
Loved the Nemo balloons!
Onto the opening of presents. I really was surprised at how well Logan did. She loved opening all her gifts and definitely racked up!
Yep, this is proof - she does love her sister.
After all her guests left, Logan really had a great time playing with all her new stuff! Leighton loved just watching Logan play.
Once her sugar high really set in she was a dancing maniac, even got her baby doll in on it.
Her sweet "cheese" face.
Showing how old she is...2!
Just had to include this one...the morning after her party in her pajamas and wearing her new boots!
Thanks again to all our family and friends who helped us celebrate Logan's big day. And to you Logan, we love you very much and look forward to watching you continue to grow up!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Yabba Dabba Doo

Halloween is so much fun! Just what my girls need, an excuse to get all dressed up. For starters, Mimi picked out and sent us adorable Halloween outfits to wear to Mothers Day Out. I do have to say, my girls were the most festive and cute kids there that day...and no I am not biased at all! Too bad the girls wouldn't let me get a great picture of the two of them together. So, this is what I got... This is what the picture looks like nowadays when I try to take it with them together (this is what we call a "real life" photo).
We decided to take the girls to the Fall Festival this year at the church. It was Sunday afternoon and was absolutely amazing. They had trunk or treat, a petting zoo, pony rides, games, and lots of yummy food. It was the perfect day outside too, so we got the girls dressed up in their costumes and spent a couple hours there. Pebbles and Dino were so cute and they both really liked their costumes. Fred and Wilma decided not to make an appearance this year. ;)
Logan's favorite part...the pony rides of course!
She enjoyed the goats and chickens too.
More cute pics of the girls...
The whole family, yes even Murphy dressed up.
What Halloween would be complete without cute new pj's?? Thanks Noni & Dandan!