Thursday, February 25, 2010

Logan's Top Five Toddler Moments of the Week

I worked as a nanny for several years and I always wondered why parents would let their kids make an absolute mess of somthing all the while knowing what the kid was doing. I finally get it. Sometimes with a toddler you just need a little break, a couple minutes of peace to recollect. And sometimes for that little break parents are willing to offer whatever it takes for two minutes of peace. For example, the other day I was in desperate need of such a break. Logan wanted a yogurt. Now, a toddler unattended with a yogurt usually does not end well. Knowing this, I also knew this "yogurt snack" would buy me a good 2 1/2 minutes. Weighing my options, I was thinking I would probably come back to a yogurt smeared child, dog, table, & floor. I decided it was more than worth it. I opened the yogurt and told Logan I was going to the computer room and I would be right back. I got a few minutes reprive and Logan got to practice his abstract artistic side on the table with his yogurt.

So, why would a parent make such a lopsided trade off? I would say it is mostly fueled by all the mischevious toddler moments. Here is a list of Logan's five ten mischevious moments of the week.

5. Logan learned how to climb up on the counters to get something he wants.

4. Dropped a golf ball in the toilet. (Thankfully he didn't flush. Next time when he does thankfully I also work for a plumbing/ac company.)

3. Used a cup to get a drink of the dog's water. Ick!

2. Locked Daddy outside, while Daddy was home alone with Logan. (Luckily the front door was unlocked)

Logan's top toddler moment of the week....

1. Flooded the bathroom after flushing nearly a whole roll of toilet paper.

Luckily he is so darn cute. So all is quickly forgotten.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Logan!!

Today my sweet little baby turns two years old! It's hard to believe, it has gone by so quickly. We have had so much fun watching him grow and learn and develop his own little personality. He is truly a joy! I'm looking forward to what the next year will bring.

We celebrated his birthday yesterday. We went to eat at Alamo Cafe with Gammy and Grandad. The restaurant has a little stream that runs through it... he really likes that. Then we went to Inflatable Wonderland, where they have a bunch of bouncy castles, slides, and play areas. It took him a little while to warm up to the idea. There were a ton of kids there at first, just a little overwhelming. I had to climb up into a slide with him so he would see that it was ok. Then once he got going, he was right up there with the big kids. He climbed up this big slide all by himself, holding up traffic the whole way.

After the play land we went to walmart and Gammy let Logan pick out his birthday present. He got a little tykes basketball hoop, and Daddy and Grandad had just as much fun with it as Logan. Then, we went back to the house and had cake, ice cream, and opened the rest of his presents. It was a fun day! Logan definitely had fun!