Monday, August 25, 2008

naked baby

Last winter Logan went through a long phase where he would take off both shoes and both socks each and every time we got in the car. It didn't matter how long we were in the car or if he was distracted with a toy or anything, his feet were always bare when we would stop and get out. At first it was cute or funny but as time went on it got to be a bit frustrating, especially when we had to stand out in the rain or snow to first find his socks and shoes and then put them back on his feet.

He's stopped doing that now (or at least doesn't do it as often) but has replaced it with another habit: taking off his pants and diaper any time he can. He must have taken off his shorts and diaper at least ten times today! Every time I turned around there was his naked butt running around. Somehow there were no accidents in our house today but I'm not sure how as he spent most of the day diaperless! Connor made him sit on the potty every time he noticed the diaper off and Logan complied but didn't actually do anything. So now the question is, do we push the potty training, put him in overalls every day or resort to duct tape (don't laugh, I googled "2 year old taking off diaper" and got lots of hits, many of them suggesting duct tape!)?

So, I take it all back, I'll take the missing socks and shoes phase any day :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

School starts tomorrow :)

What a busy last few weeks! I volunteered to help with the Boulder County Fair's website so as the results started coming in that kept me really busy adding all the results to the site! Who knew there were so many different categories judged in a county fair? Well, now I know! :)

Last weekend was action packed. Jeremy and Connor went to the Rockies game with some friends on Friday night and didn't get home until around 11. On Saturday we went back to the fair to see more animals and spent some time watching the cattle auction. Connor loved the auctioneer and likes to imitate him now "8, 8, 8, is there a 40, 90, 80?" Yeah, he doesn't really get the whole point of it but it's cute.

We went to Roosevelt Park to play a bit before dinner. They have a beautiful rose garden there! Though it wasn't as easy as last year to get pictures of the boys together with the roses we still got a few cute shots.

I think this rose is so cool!

After the park Connor and I went back to the fair to see the Senior Pro Rodeo. We watched everything from calf roping to bull riding. Connor's favorite was the mutton busting! He wanted to do it but (luckily for me) you have to be at least 5. Safe for another year...I'd say "hopefully he won't remember" but he remembers *everything* and I'm sure as soon as he sees the first carnival ride roll into town he'll be asking when he gets to hold on to a sheep :)

Sunday was my company's summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir. It was cloudy most of the day which was really nice. The boys went on a paddle boat ride, we participated in a water balloon toss and bean bag toss and ate some yummy food. Here are the boys on the water. Logan was waving and yelling "Mama! Hi Mama!"

Not long after this picture was taken our camera died. As in doesn't turn on. Doesn't respond. At all. Ugh. So, there might not be many pictures for a while! :)

Tomorrow is the first day of school! Connor will begin pre-k four half-days a week and Logan will be in a Mom's Day Out program two half-days a week. We went to the Open House to meet their teachers last Friday and both boys were excited to see their new classrooms and meet new friends. Surprisingly Connor will be one of the youngest kids in his class. You wouldn't think he would be given that his birthday is just a little over two months after the kindergarten cutoff but I guess it's really popular to start kindergarten later these days - some of his classmates will be 6 1/2 when they start kindergarten! We'll see how it goes.

The big news in Logan's life is that he's officially sleeping in a toddler bed now! He fell out a couple times the first few nights but went right back to sleep after we put him back in bed. Jeremy took down the crib yesterday and we rearranged both boys rooms a bit. Since it has been so rainy the last few days it was a fun indoor activity. :)

I'll let you know how their first day of school goes!

Monday, August 04, 2008

T-ball trophy and dancing bulldozers

Early this afternoon we went to a picnic at a local park for Connor's t-ball team. They played in the park, ran through the water feature (fun spraying jets of water) and ate some yummy food. Best of all? Everyone on the team got a trophy! The coaches said a little something that stood out about each player as they got their trophy and Connor's was all about how enthusaistic he was at each practice and each game and how he was happy playing any position. Yep, that's Connor!

Jeffrey, Hayden, Connor and Michael

Our little monkey playing in the park

Tonight we went to the Boulder County Fair! We got free tickets to the Bulldozer 500 so the four of us went and watched bulldozers dance, skid steers compete on obstacle courses, bulldozers play checkers and diggers play basketball. The boys loved it, of course. Connor also got to go on lots of carnival rides! Logan was too small for the rides but loved looking at the animals! We'll have to go back when some of the larger animals arrive.

Waiting for the Bulldozer 500 to start

Watching the show. All three boys were wearing brown shirts and red hats today - weird! :)

Logan loves chickens! We saw goats, turkeys, pigeons and ducks too!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Super Saturday

We had another busy and fun Saturday :) We had a yummy pancake breakfast in downtown Longmont and then watched the Boulder County Fair parade. It was HOT outside but we had lots of fun. It helped when the sprinklers started in the flower planters we were sitting near!

Connor was immediately soaked and dried just as quickly!

Connor was so excited to see Ronald McDonald coming down the street that he ran over and posed for a picture with him in the middle of the parade!

Logan has this new habit of making funny face for the camera. This was taken on the way home from the parade.

Despite the heat we went to a park for a little bit this afternoon. Somehow the high 90s didn't feel so hot with a bit of cloud cover!

We're going to a picnic with Connor's t-ball team tomorrow and might even check out the carnival at the Boulder County Fair. As soon as the carnival rides started rolling into the parking lot at the fairgrounds Connor has been begging to go!