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Logan's wall is finished!! Well, almost all finished. I have to now draw a dragon on the wall and then Auntie is going to paint it THEN it will be finished. The end is near - yay!!
On the morning of his 2nd birthday.
It's amazing looking back at these past 2 years. He's grown into such a little man and he's become so independent. And some days he is SO set in his ways.
*Notice how bald he used to be - I can't believe how much hair he's got now!
Yes, yes, yes – you were all right. I am pregnant!! It became official today since I had a doctor's appointment this morning. I am about 9 weeks along which puts my due date right around August 28th. So we will have two August babies. No need to remind me of the fact that I will be major prego during the summer months – everyone around me has reminded me of that. BUT at least all my maternity clothes will fit me during the right seasons.
I've been feeling pretty good so far. Last night I felt a little dizzy but that could also be because of the fact that I'm coming down with yet another cold. At least I found out today that Sudafed is OK to take while pregnant. I also got some saline spray so maybe that will help me breathe at night.
Logan has been cute about the baby thing (I'm sure he doesn't really know) but he's told everyone when prompted that Mommy has a "baby in her belly". When asked if he wants a brother or sister it changes almost daily.
My next check-up will be on Feb. 20th – we will get to hear the heart beat then. J
Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I had a great day!! I started out by taking Logan to daycare. Usually while he's there I will come back home and get stuff done around here or run errands around town. Friday I decided to be absolutely lazy and sat and watched some of my DVR'd shows that had been building up on our cable box. For lunch I picked up Mike and we went to Johnny Carino's – oh.my.word! I had the best Caesar salad that I have ever tasted. It was SO good! And since it was my birthday I was treated to a yummy chocolate cake.
After lunch I picked Logan up and he went down for a nap shortly after we got home.
Once Mike got home and Logan woke up from his nap we took Logan over to my Mom & Dad's for the night. We then went up to Red Lobster and had a delicious dinner up there. No dessert this time though. Not that I wouldn't have had another dessert but apparently they don't do the whole "free dessert for your birthday" there anymore. Quite sad since some of their desserts looked YUMMY!!
After dinner we decided to do some shopping. First stop was Best Buy (mainly for Mike). After that we went to Menard's. We didn't have anything in particular that we wanted to buy but we did want to see how much some home improvement stuff would cost. I would love to gradually start redoing our countertops in the bathrooms and put in a new kitchen sink. While we were looking around we found a double head rain shower showerhead. It is similar to this but it has two heads – one is removable with a hose so it can be held. It is heaven to use and it was on clearance for $24 – score!! After Menards we went to Barnes & Noble – Mike bought me a gift card to use there and we did a little shopping while there.
When we were done there we went home. And relaxed. With no child. It was so nice. We put in a movie up in our room and I fell asleep probably half-way through it. The best part though? We got to sleep in until after 10 the next morning! Sometimes you forget how nice it is to wake up when you want. J
Tomorrow is my birthday! My parents volunteered to have Logan spend the night with them. That leaves Mike & I on our own. What the heck are we supposed to do? I'm sure we'll go out to dinner somewhere, other than that though I'm not sure. The first thing that popped into my head was hey, we could get some stuff done around the house that we normally can't with the munchkin here (like finally hanging up the pictures above our bed so I can finally take a picture of the wall that has now been painted for months). That and I can sleep in on Saturday! With no interruptions! Oh yeah!!
Tonight we went to the movie and Logan did great! We went to the 7:20 showing which I think was perfect since there were only 3 other families in the theatre with us. Logan would not sit in the chair though. He wasn't too sure about the fact that they flipped up. Instead he sat on Mike's lap for most of the show.
It was so cute watching him during the movie. He acted (of course) just like he does at home when he watches TV – he narrated throughout the whole thing. J When the "bad pirate" would come on the screen Logan would shout, "There's the bad pirate! He's naughty!"
When the show was over Logan promptly exclaimed, "Watch Veggie Tales again?"
*One other bonus – we didn't have to pay for him! J At that particular theatre children are free until age three.
We are thinking of taking Logan to a movie this weekend. This comes out on Friday and we are positive that Logan will love it because he is OBSESSED with pirates. Arghh!! Any advice about taking a 2 ½ year old to a movie? We're not too worried since we're pretty sure the core audience will be in the toddler age range, but it is the first time.
Having a turkey sandwich with butter is not nearly as good as slathering those two pieces of deliciously soft bread with mayo. Miracle Whip to be exact. I ran out of white creamy goodness with a little zip Miracle Whip right before Christmas when I made a Broccoli Tortellini Salad. Ever since then sandwiches have not been the same. And it is quite disappointing when you have glazed ham and turkey sitting in your fridge begging for you to make a sandwich with them and you have to use butter. As Logan would say, "That not so good!"
Can birds become alcoholics? Because I think the ones in our neighborhood are getting to that point. It started about two weeks ago. I was sitting in our living room (the one on the middle level) when I heard a loud bang. It sounded as though a gunshot had gone off. I went to the window and didn't notice anything strange so I went back downstairs. A couple of days later I heard the same thing and went to the window again; this time though I noticed feathers stuck on the window. Which is weird because I clearly do not remember there being feathers on the windows when I cleaned them before I put decorations on them. I opened up the window to get the feathers off and all of a sudden a bird stood up on the ground and flew away. That is when I figured out the birds have been getting drunk off the berries from those trees and then attempting to fly. Four times so far I have heard the crash of a bird on the window. Crazy birds!