Monday, September 07, 2009

Two Years Old!

I can't believe that Logan is two. He has become such a big boy! He is a little chatter box and likes to try and make people laugh, he is our little comedian. He is the most stubborn child I have ever met and he has more energy than a Tazmanian Devil which equals loads of entertainment and an exhausted mommy. His favorite things are cars, bikes, cooking in his kitchen, chips, juice, books, being outside, watching Disney Pixar Movies, and playing with friends. He hates milk, naps, and getting sand on his feet. I always ask the nursery teachers how Logan behaved and my favorite response was, "He has more fun than anyone." Logan really knows how to suck the marrow out of life and I love that I get to be a part of it.

On his birthday we had a little family party and last Saturday we celebrated with friends. Here are pictures documenting the whole thing:

Logan got some awesome presents. Thank you Grandma Elsie and Grandpa Paul for the tricycle. Logan rides it everyday. When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he said he wanted a bike. He talked and talked about getting a bike for weeks. When he woke up and I told him it was his birthday he immediately asked where his bike was. He is such a nut. Thank you Nana and Papa for the presents too.

We got Logan this slide for his birthday and it has been a hit! I love it, it can fold up and we can play with it inside or outside and I even like the colors. The flags above his head were strung up all over. I made them the night before. I wanted it to be exciting and special for him when he got up that morning. I was going to just have balloons all over the place but I could only find a few laying around the house and it was too late to go out and buy more. So I cut these out using scrap book paper (thanks Candice) and sewed them together (thanks for the idea Steph). I was pleased with the way they turned out.

Cute birthday decorations can be hard to find so I displayed some pictures of the birthday boy and added balloons and a party hat.

Logan's birthday theme was monsters so at his party all the kids made a monster puppet to take home. It was super easy. I made my own pattern and sewed the base out of two peices of felt. Then I cut out all kinds of noses, mouth, etc. The kids chose what they wanted and then their parents helped glue them on. I think everyone had a lot of fun.

Here is Lindsay helping her girls Ava and Sydnee make their puppets.

Here is Parker with his puppet. Isn't it cute? He did a great job.
The kids also helped to "pin" the face on the monster. We are missing Avy and Brody here.
Parker and Logan are being scary monsters.

Here are the fabulous puppets. I love them, I think the kids did such a good job!

This is a picture of Logan being sung to. His favorite part is to blow out the candles. We let him do it several times at his "family party".

I read Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. I was pleasantly suprised at how attentive the kids were.

We had lots of yummy food and a hideous monster cake but at least it tasted good. I had made the cake late the night before and decided to decorate it in the morning before the party but I ran out of time, oops. So I just had to throw a face on, oh well.

A picture of the crowd.Here is Emily with her daughter Sydney and our buddy Brody (Cass why didn't I get you in there too?).

Here is Jackie and Avy.

Just ask Briley, the food really was good (if I do say so myself).

Here are the boys after the party. I had such a good time and I think everyone else did too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOGAN!

My two little boys are getting so big! To document their growth I have been taking their pictures with the same stuffed animal in the same chair (another brilliant idea from my sister Stephanie).

Logan is two now! Look how he has grown.

This is Logan at four months.

This is Campbell at four months. He is a big boy! He already wears the same size diapers as Logan. They are complete opposites in almost every way but I think that they will always be best buds. They seem to adore each other. Campbell can't take his eyes off of his brother and Logan seems to be the only one that can get Campbell to laugh so hard. Logan is always willing to be my good helper and will dash off to get me another diaper or burp cloth whenever I have my hands full. I love these sweet little boys!