I don’t know if I brag enough about my kids. I think they are there for me and it is such a normal thing for me to have amazing kids. But I think I should be sharing that more with the world. I think this is especially true since most of my close family and friends live so far away. With that being said it is hard to really to fully express everything without being here and seeing them — there are so many things that Logan does on a daily basis that just make me smile and brighten up my day.
Logan is such an interesting person. He knows what he wants and he goes for it and there is nothing you can do to stand in his way. Being 3 and a half he is far beyond most of his peers cognitively and physically. I volunteer at the local YMCA by teaching swim lessons for 4 and 5 years old. Most of the time when you are with him you can understand what he is saying. He knows how to spell his name (both saying it and he is getting the penmanship down as well) Today we were working on addition — who knows he might know his times tables by Kindergarten!?!?!?!
But as amazing as he is with some of these things he can turn around and drive us to the point of no return. He knows what buttons to push with us and he at times seems to refuse to listen. But even if I am so mad at him and he does something good, I have to push that frustration down and say “good job Logan” I don’t know if this is true or not but I think when we are able to move into a bigger living arrangement things will get better. We saw improvement in his behaving from Ambler to Souderton (where we are now) because we have more room for him to run around. I tried the other day to take him outside to play but we have a parking lot filled with cars and glass and the like and our backyard his hilly and rocky and there is not much room to play back there either.
I thought potty training was going to be a nightmare with Logan, but he really just decided one day to use the toilet and he has been doing pretty good since then. He has his moments when he “forgets” to use the potty. But we take those in stride and still support him in his venture to grow up.
Overall I can’t imagine my life without Logan — he is a wonder and he brings such joy into my life everyday.
Addyson– the newest member of our family is one of a kind. If I had to describe her in one word it would be smiles. She lightens up every time I walk in the room. I don’t remember Logan or another baby smiling as much as she does. I think it is great and I try and convince myself that doesn’t mean she is going to be a big flirt when she gets older.
I really think she is starting to know her name. When I call it out now she looks over in my direction. She is very alert; she likes to follow objects around when she focuses on them there is nothing you can do to get her off of it.
I think that she is coming pretty dependent on us. I don’t know if that is a bad thing at this point or not. She cries alot when we are not holding her, I guess we have gotten use to Logan playing with his toys or doing other things with out our assistance we have lost the need for constant attention. She only gets up one time a night now, my routine is to get her, feed her, change her diaper (if she needs it) and then I fall asleep most nights holding her in my arms. I eventually wake up and I put her in her crib, but we sleep in the living room for a good hour or two.
I love sitting with her and holding her and just look at her explore the world. She discovers new things everyday and there is nothing like watching her interact with Logan. The two of them just love each other and it is awesome to see that. Especially since I know in two or three years they will be annoying the crap out of one another on a daily basis.
The other day Logan decided to play hide and seek with Addyson and he would duck under her swing and then pop up and Addyson would just smile and laugh over and over again. They did it for about a half an hour and it was such a joy.
Those are my kids in a nutshell. Like I said, this is just general stuff, I could go on for hours about the things they do everyday. I will try and be more conscious about sharing that from time to time.
Speaking of Children I need to attend to one now……