Saturday, July 2, 2011
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Sunday, April 10, 2011
These Better Help!
Last May was the beginning of the end for us. At 9 months, Logan got his first ear infection. Since last May, we have had one month, November, ear infection free. He has had 2 rounds of Amoxicillin, 2 doses of Omnicef before a head to toe rash quickly told us he was allergic, and 7 rounds of Augmentin. Honestly, Logan lived in his swing for months because the poor guy couldn't lay down! At his 18 month appointment, we finally asked his doctor for an ENT refferal. She, of course, thought it was a good idea and sent them an email right there. Logan went to the ENT office that week and with one look in each ear, the doctor suggested ear tubes (which we kind of figured he would). We set up an appointed to have them inserted 2 weeks from the appointment, Logan failed both hearing tests, received some financial information (or course), and we left.
By 8:20, Logan's anesthesiologist and doctor came into our little curtained room, answered our last minute questions, and took him away. The "who are these guys and where are they taking me" look was heartbreaking! Brian and I then went back out to the waiting room and by 8:35 a nurse came out and called us back to a conference room. Logan's doctor came in a few minutes later, chatted with us about the procedure, and handed us some ear drops. Brian and I had to wait just a few more minutes and then another nurse came and took us to Logan's recovery room. Oh boy, oh boy...... What a nightmare! I hope to never see my child like that again! He was NOT HAPPY! Oh boy, oh boy.....
We have high hopes for these ear tubes! It may be a coincidence, but since Wednesday, Logan has gone from saying "na-na" to "na-na-na" (banana). I don't know, but I am guessing it is because he can actually hear the first syllable!! I can't wait to see how the rest of his speech develops after this!
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Friday, February 4, 2011
A New Favorite
After I rolled out the dinner roll, I put 2-3 T. of the meat and cabbage mixture in the dough. My friend added a little Velveeta to each bierock and it tasted delicious so I did the same. (Can you really go wrong with Velveeta?) Then, I pulled each edge to the middle and placed it on a greased cookie sheet.
Here is a quick video of Logan making his elephant sound. You have to listen closely or you might miss it! He doesn't "perform" very often so I am glad I caught it!
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
Good Morning, Katy!
All right, all right.... I know, I know....
There are mornings where Katy is the first one out the bedroom door to get Logan out of bed. There are other mornings when Logan
attacks wakes up Katy. Sometimes he will try and play peek-a-boo with her and gently lift up her blanket and other times he will just plop right on top of her. Sometimes Katy will leave her bed for a minute and Logan will lay down in her spot. Logan will just lay there and wait for her to return knowing she will want it back. Logan thinks he is pretty funny! Katy is actually pretty tolerant of Logan in the mornings and will play along. It is funny to watch their interactions in the morning. Here are a few pictures where Logan is waking up Katy.......
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Monday, October 11, 2010
I am pathetic. August 31st? In my defense, the beginning of school has been hectic and completely exhausting. Trying to balance school and home with a lil' man on-the-go has been easy and difficult at the same time. It is surprising how easily I blow off school work/planning to hang with the family. But, that has left my school work/planning piling up. Literally. I, like most teachers I'm sure, have also been battling a pesky cold and sinus infection. I finally feel a little better and like my head is a LITTLE above water at work. A day at school without kids sure helped! Enough about that.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
New Logan Videos
I HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD! I can't hardly believe it! Logan turned one last Friday and we celebrated at Clay Center's zoo park, but before I share those pictures I need to post a few of the videos I promised you 2 weeks ago! Some of the videos are longer than others, and some of them are long. You can't say I didn't warn you! (The weird thing is I look at these videos from just a couple weeks ago and think, "Wow, he has changed so much!")
The first video is very, very short, but by the time I had the video camera ready, he was finished. The video is of Logan brushing his hair. It is funny because if we say, "let's go brush your hair" he knows we are going to brush it with the blue brush. He will grab it and "brush" it himself. (Of course he can't actually brush it quite yet.)
The second video is of Logan dancing. He is definitely and music man. He loves anything that plays music! In this video, Brian caught him dancing to the Backyardigans (I think that is what they're called...).
Brian and I recently purchased a couple new toys off Craigslist for Logan's birthday; however, we didn't quite make it to and ended up giving them to him that night.... ha ha! The third video is of his new $10 truck. He is much better at maneuvering it now!! (P.S. Our has is a disaster in this video...Ignore!)
The last video is of Logan playing "catch" with Katy. He has become pretty good at throwing Katy's toy! The chair is one of the Craigslist toys as well. We purchased this Fisher Price Learning Chair in perfect condition for $12! (It retails for around $120!! What a steal!) He LOVES this chair!
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Logan's Favorite Things
Logan likes to get into the kitchen drawers so we decided to give him his own drawer filled with toys and books. He has had this drawer for several months and still loves it. He will sit at the drawer and play with the contents for quite a while.
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