Posted by Julie Wiens Posted on 1:30 PM | 1 comment

Highlights from February

We started February with a gathering of college buddies to celebrate a birthday and play a few games together. Below is the campfire cake (again something I saw on Pinterest) that I made for Nathaniel.

One of our Wednesday afternoon music classes was canceled so Grandma, Grandpa Neel, Logan and I went to the aquarium instead. We had to race through it as we only had 30 minutes before closing time, but it was nice to be there when hardly anyone else was around.

Grandma Neel got this adorable pajama set for Logan for Valentine's Day.  We wanted to make sure it was accurate, so I had to add a little note at the bottom.

Logan has started to eat less solid food this month, or at least less variety. Not sure if he is getting picky or what.  However, if you put spaghetti in front of him, he will most certainly clean up his tray and spread sauce all over his face, chest and arms.

Aunt Leah and Cousin Calder came out for their annual spring visit. We were so glad Calder wanted to hang out for the day. We just played at home during the morning. In the afternoon we (Grandma and Grandpa Neel, Calder, Logan and I) headed to Logan's music class.

Logan sure did love spending time with Calder.
Calder was so sweet to Logan. He even spent some of his grade money to buy Logan a board book (one of Logan's favorite books now) for a late birthday gift. That was super generous of you, Calder!

Blowing out the star lights in preparation for our sleep song.
Some milestones for Logan:

1. His bottom molars came in. You might notice in his pictures that he is wearing an amber teething necklace.  Allegedly, it has gentle medicinal properties.  We were pretty skeptical, but we were willing to try anything to help relieve his teething pain.  He didn't have the necklace when he got his first teeth, and, by comparison, he seems to be handling his molars better. We're not sure if the improvement is due to the necklace, but we can't exactly run a controlled experiment either.  So we figure it can't hurt to stick with the necklace.

2. He signed his first word "milk" and now he signs it all of the time. He will even point to Kyle's chest and sign "milk". I do wish we had been doing more signs.  We have picked up the pace now, so I am hopeful that Logan will start signing more.  (He does verbally say a handful of words as well -- mama, cereal, cheese, kitty, ball, and car).

3. Logan waved for the first time to my friend Reyna, who had come down to spend the day with me. We got to have lunch, get massages and play with Logan. Reyna brought Logan some mega blocks and he plays with them all the time. Great gift Reyna!

4. Since Logan was very much into his blocks, he stacked them by himself for the first time in February.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie! This is DeAnn from The SIP project. I was doing some work on my blog and saw the comment you left back in January. I would love to meet with you and help you come up with a service project, if you're still interested in participating of course. Hope you are doing well! -DeAnn