A couple of weeks ago I noticed we had a little issue that needed to be taken care of.
The innocent look – but I know better
I know he looks innocent enough but don’t let that fool you, he can be vicious (to the crib). I noticed Logan had been biting the side of the crib and had been taking the paint off of it. Doesn’t he know that needs to last us? To fix the problem I sewed up a little sleeve for the side that he had been biting so he can bit the sleeve and not the crib. I used flannel on the outside, some brown fleece for the inside, and Velcro to fasten it around the crib. I sewed a seam down the middle of the flannel where I sewed some ribbon that he could play with and where I could hang some toys from. Logan loves it! It is really nice to have a place to keep toys that he can play with when he wakes up. I think I might have to make one of these for my next child before he or she starts chewing on the crib. So here is the story of how I saved the crib. The only bad news is that he has started biting a new side of the crib. Pretty soon I will have the whole crib lined in sleeves.
Well this last weekend did turn out to be post worthy! First Kurt and I went to the movies together. Our bank here in Lincoln sent Kurt an invitation to go see The Lorax at the theater. He was super excited about going, so much so he was even telling people beforehand that we were going to go. After going to the wrong theater and a little car issue we made it to the movies. When we finally got to the movie theater it turns out the morning wasn’t running incredibly smooth for them either and they couldn’t get The Lorax to play so we were given some 3D glasses and directed to Finding Nemo. Kurt loves Finding Nemo so he was okay with the switch, but was still a little bummed. We told him we are going to have to rent The Lorax so he can still see it. The 3D on the movie was amazing!!! It was so beautiful especially in the beginning when they are on the reef.
Wearing the very stylish 3D glasses
Then on Sunday we cut the boys’ hair. They look so handsome with their hair cut. I don’t know why we waited so long.
Okay I will admit why we didn’t do it earlier. Kurt fights us the entire time we cut his hair. Usually he ends up hugging me while Brandon cuts his hair. It really isn’t a picnic. It never fails though that after we are done cutting his hair I can’t stop telling him how handsome he is; I mean look at him.
Looking incredibly handsome with a new haircut and in his Sunday suit.
As for Logan’s hair I was in love with that crazy, wispy hair. He has really fine hair and a full head of it. I loved the bed head he would get. After cutting it I am glad we did. I didn’t know it was possible but I think he is even more adorable and it really makes those eyes pop!
What made the day even better was we got to ride to church together as a family. Usually either Brandon or I have meetings before church each week; what a treat!
This was the only picture we were able to get them to hold still for and it turned out much better then we expected it to.
I took out Logan’s 12 month clothes this weekend. It makes me so sad to think he is that big already. Kurt was wearing these clothes when he started walking!!! (Little tear) My baby can’t be that big already! Can he? (Sorry Dawna the black socks we have are still a little big for Logan he had to wear gray:))
To end the excellent weekend we had dinner with some very dear friends; the Abbotts. Kurt even calls them Grandpa and Grandma. He just loves it over at their house. I am so grateful to people for giving us some family away from family.
Like I said it was a very post worthy weekend. I can’t believe it is almost time for another one. We have had a great week, but that is for another post.
A couple weekends ago was just one of those little treats in life; the whole weekend went wonderfully. First we had some very fun visitors. We really enjoyed having my brother Collins and his wife Amy here with us for a day. My boys didn’t want to see them leave. We mostly spent time together and enjoyed each others company. The most adventurous thing we did was go to the park. We offer an exciting time up here in Lincoln. 🙂
We went to the Winter Quarters temple with some good friends: Ty and Nicole Boyer. (We feel like they are family.) It was really nice to have some guilt free babysitting as Collins and Amy watched the boys while we were at the temple. Thanks!
On Saturday morning Brandon competed in his first shooting competition and got 5th out of 13. Excellent work my love! I am so proud of him.
Brandon shooting the gun that he used in his competition. I wasn’t able to attend so I don’t have any pictures from it.
We just had a really nice weekend. We spent time relaxing and just enjoying life.We were even a little early for church on Sunday. Here’s hoping that this weekend will be post worthy too.
A couple of days ago I took the boys to the park.
Since the summer was so hot we hadn’t been to the park in a while. I was amazed at how much Kurt had grown since the last time we had gone to a park. He was climbing up everything and trying new things. I am so proud of him; I know how scary it can be to try something new.
Logan too has grown a lot. He loved crawling through the tunnel. I am amazed sometimes at what my boys can do. I feel bad for being too cautious and not letting them see what they can master.
Here I am trying something new too. I am starting this blog. I want to turn a new leaf and grow in new ways, hopefully I can document that growth here. In thinking about growing I am reminded of talk/sermon I once heard at church. They said that life is like an escalator or one of those moving floors at the airport. You are never just standing still you are always moving. If you want to stay in the same spot you have to work at it.
Growth is inevitable and hopefully we are going up and not down on our own escalators. I know that I need to change directions in somethings and work on moving up. So here we are moving somewhere and growing.