Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I am sitting here watching a little TV unwinding from the day it's about 15 minutes after I got Logan all settled in. I hear him pick up his monitor and then he ordered a kids meal, cheeseburger with no pickle, a toy and apples. This has went on for about 5 minutes now. He keeps ordering different things, now its chicken nuggets, a toy of course and milk. OMG Logan you are so funny. We don't eat fast food very often so this is really funny to me and when we do he usually gets a cheeseburger WITH pickle, apples and milk or apple juice. I am cracking up listening to him!!!!!!!!!

Random Stuff I want to remember

That boy of mine is so darn cute and funny. Logan has been potty trained for over a year now but at night he still wears a pull-up. Yesterday he woke up wet so he got up changed his pants but kept the pull-up on and laid back down. I told him he can get up and go potty any time he needs to and to take his pull-up off. I thought it was so funny that he changed his pants but left the soaking wet pull-up on :0)

Yesterday we are driving down the road when he asked me "why did daddy and you get married" (I can't believe at 3 he is asking this) so I told him because we loved each-other and wanted to have a family. Then he asked "is it because you wanted to be a princess" I said no why and he said "you looked like one, you dressed like one" AAAHHHHHHHHH, what a sweaty.

We have always talked about adoption, L knows he was born in Russia and that he is adopted. I know he does not "get it" now but he will later and I don't want it to be a foreign thing so it is talked about freely. I have told him that my tummy was broken and so I couldn't carry a baby in my belly like other Mommies. Today as we went up stairs for his nap he started asking me questions about my belly not working and who's belly he was in. I was a little taken back because he has never asked any questions before about adoption or my belly not working. I told him that he got carried in someone else's belly and he asked me who so I told him the name of his BM (birth-mom) and that she was in Russia. Then he asked me if we picked him up in a car and where he lived. WOW such BIG questions from a 3 year old. I expected these types of questions later. I am glad he is curious about it and I will do the best I can to give him honest answers. I truly believe he is the only one who has the right to know anything about his adoption. I believe it is his information to share when he wants.

Having a conversation with my little man is incredible. He talks up a storm and uses pretty big words. I decided not to put him in 3 yr old pre-school and wait until next year. He is a pretty smart kid and I don't want him to get into kindergarten and be bored out of his mind. He will go to 4 yr old pre-school for 3 days next fall. This year we are just going to do things together again. I think we are going to do some ice skating lessons in January. Not sure what we are going to do this fall yet still looking into it.

Logan has grown so much, He is now 41 inches and 40 lbs. They had a health fair that I took Logan to last week and we got a lot of free stuff. L got a back pack and we filled it to the rim with goodies. My arm was sore by the time we left. We went there actually for this program for missing kids. I took L last year and his info didn't get transfered to their new server, long story. They do fingerprints, take pictures and give DNA kits. All of this information is stored so the police can get all your kiddo's info in seconds if they were to heaven forbid ever come up missing. They also gave these cards with their picture and thumb print and a place for your signature. It so they can be treated medically if you are not reachable, perfect for the baby sitter. Go here and check it out, it is a valuable and free service.

Now I must run, my little stinker just came down stairs form his nap and by the way he never went to sleep. Two days in a row now with no nap, EERRRR come 5/6 tonight its going to be a long one.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Vacation in Northern Michigan

This past week Jeff was on vacation so we took off to Mackinaw City for the week. We had a great time. The weather could not have been any better. Logan did great beside our last day. He started getting a little whiny around 5:00 pm but he hadn't napped for 2 days in a row and my boy needs his sleep :0)

We stayed in Mackinaw City and our first day there we just hung out around town. The next day we drove to the UP and then the next day we went to the Island. Our last day we hung out for a few in the morning before we left got a few pics and a round of Putt-Putt in before heading home. Jeff and I went to Tahquamenon Falls and to Oswald's Bear Ranch when we got married back in "99" so it has been a while. The Falls are just as spectacular as I remember. The Bear farm has changed a lot. If your ever in the UP both places are a must see.

We all had lot of fun with some first for all of us. Logan's first included a Boat ride, seeing some waterfalls, walking in a river, building a bear (or in his case Barry the dog) and getting up close & personal with a Bear cub. Jeff and my firsts were petting a bear cub and seeing a Bald Eagle in the wild. I did not include that in Logan's first because I am not sure if he seen it or not. He was in the middle of the back seat strapped in his car seat. We were driving and there it was, it was so cool, I had to full over and get a picture.

Any ways, I'll let the pictures tell our story, enjoy!

At the Water Park

On our way to Oswald's Bear Ranch in the UP

Petting the Cub

First time seeing a Bald Eagle in the wild

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Playing on the beach outside of our room

Taking the Ferry to Mackinac Island

First Boat Ride

Taking a Break!

Having fun on the Island

Playing Putt-Putt

The End!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Armada Fair

We love to go to one of the local fairs in our area. This year it was such a change with Logan. He wanted to ride rides. Last year he wouldn't try anything, this year he watched and picked a few. He even tempted to ride the kiddie roller coaster, he watched it, waited in line, got on all by himself. He even sat there for a few seconds. Then all of a sudden he wanted off, I was glad that happened before it took off. We had such a great time, watching L's face on those rides for the first time was priceless :0)

I am by no means a prude but when we went into the petting area I couldn't believe my eye's. I am not one who ever favored the pants/shorts that had writing on the butt but when I seen this little girl 10/12 years old had a pair on that said "Jail Bait" I almost died. I'm sorry but who the hell lets their LITTLE girl where something like that? She was there with her mom and I know I shouldn't judge but what a dumb ass her mother must be.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy B-day to Me!

I cannot believe I celebrated my 37th Birthday today. WOW, is all I can say ;0)

Logan took this picture, I had to bend down or my head would have been gone, LOL!!!!

Logan got these glasses at Chuck E Cheese the other day, how funny does he look :) It had a mustache but he had to take it off, he said he was to young for it he's only a kid

Thursday, August 7, 2008

What Rhymes With Stink?

Butt! Logan has been walking around for weeks now rhyming. Tonight I said to him, Logan what rhymes with stink and he looked at me so seriously and said "butt" No it does not rhyme "butt" they sure do go together. We laughed so hard, I sure do have a funny kid :0)

About a month ago L came out of him room into the hall at bed time for the first time ever. He has gotten out of bed, read books or sat and talked but never came out. The first night he came out he did it 3 times, on the third I got up stairs without him hearing me and he opened the door as I was going to open it and it scared the living s*#t out of him. He came out the next couple of nights but I got that stopped pretty fast. He has not done that since then until tonight. I heard him open the door and I said Logan you better get back in bed and that was that. I heard him reading a book but about 10 minutes later the door opened again. I went up to get him back in bed, he had to show me his watch that we couldn't find. He had the cushion off of the rocker and he had to tell me he found it. I got him back in bed sang him a song, kissed him good-night and walked out, I haven't heard him since. While I was singing to him he was holding my hand, I just love my little guy :0)

Last Saturday L came down from his room into ours when he woke up for the first time EVER. Usually he rolls around a bit waking up, I hear him in the monitor so I go and get him or he calls for me. I am in the bathroom brushing my teeth and I hear "OOHHHH good morning daddy, where's mommy" I was so shocked. I knew it would happen sooner or later but I was still shocked. He told Jeff and I "Caillou do it, I do it just like him", darn that Caillou. He has been waking up about 45 minutes to an hour earlier this past week then normal and has come down every morning, eeerrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

So Jeff and I went golfing the other day and had a blast. No I didn't even come close to beating him but I didn't do that awful for not picking up a club in over 2 years. We will be going again soon. We planned on just doing 9 holes but ended up doing 18. The last 2 hole were pretty much torture on my arms and I was tired but I finished. I left Logan with my Mom for the longest time yesterday. I dropped him of at 9:00 am and picked him up around 6:00 pm. He had breakfast, made Check Mix, went out to lunch, took his nap with no problem, got spoiled by my Mom and niece, and just had a great time. I forgot how much fun Jeff and I have golfing, we definitely needed that:0)

One of my favorite things about summer is waking up and finding blooms like this one on my Hibiscus plant.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy 9 Years to Us!

I cannot beleive that we have been married for 9 years. It has went by so fast. Happy Anniversary to you Jeff.

Love Me
P.S. I can't wait to kick your butt on the golf course tomorrow :0)

Our photographer used our wedding pictures for years after our wedding for advertisement. We were always on the inside of this magazine and in 2004 we made the cover, what an honor, so I thought I would share. The pic did not scan that well but you get the jist.