My parents watched Logan late Friday night after they went to a wedding. Ryan and I had plans to go out for coffee and pick up some things at Target (I know, you are so jealous of our date night right now) but I fell asleep on the couch until my parents came home at 9:00(this is pathetic, I know). So, we just went straight for the Starbucks (I told you the pumpkin spice lattes have been calling my name) and back home to catch up on The Office. (Not that I minded since D already ruined it for me...)
Saturday I spent 80% of the day on the couch watching football with a brief intermission to run a few errands and to pick up dinner.
Sunday we had planned to go to church but my head felt like it could explode at any moment with sinus pressure and I was afraid that if I moved I was going to be sick on anyone or anything that got in my way.
Now before you go and think I am totally pathetic, I have a reason for being this well, pathetic.
I am pregnant.
Still nervous and unsure about getting the word out but what the heck. It is hard to keep my patheticness to myself anymore...you see just how exciting my life is these days doing nothing and falling asleep at the drop of a hat (aka, just after the sun goes down).
I know that eventually this 24/7 morning sickness will pass, I will come out of the fog and life will resume...but in the meantime, I just hope you all have some mercy on me and my lack of updates. Or at least promise to make fun of me at a later date...yeah, that would be fine.
p.s. Due date - May 12th
1. Pumpkin Pile, 2. pomegranate seeds, 3. Pumpkin Spice Latte, 4. Acorns, 5. Fall, 6. autumn and arborite, 7. American Mail, 8. It's" October, 9. AUTUMN ALMANAC. ( EXPLORE ), 10. Pumpkin Bread Sliced, 11. Espresso Scarf, 12. Juicy harvest, 13. Orgy - title edit by eastofnorth, 14. autumn leaf pallette, 15. new wreath, 16. Pink bicycle
Last Monday L had his 2 yr check up (which went well by the way, he has gained about 2 pounds and is up to 36 inches tall...his weight is no longer a concern, they have come to realize that he is just going to be tall and lean) but I think he picked up a cold because by the end of last week he was sneezing and sniffling...which of course got passed on to each of us.
Even with the sickness though I am just loving looking back on our photos and thinking about the experience and I am so thankful that we were able to take this trip with our family. It is a blessing to get to share these memories with them and I am thankful that Ryan and I have such AMAZING parents that love us (and maybe even more so, Mr. Logan) so much. It is evident in all that they do for us, in the way that they give their time, their energy, and their hearts.
Just want to say a huge THANK YOU to Mimi and Poppy and Nana and Papa for coming along with us on such a special trip and making it so memorable.
We love you.
We tried really hard to get him to wear the birthday hat but he just wasn't up for it.
Somebody LOVED the teacups...
After we got out, Logan was saying "oh yeah! Pe-Pan! Pe-Pan! Oh wow!"
While we waited on the group to come back from riding Space Mountain, Logan anxiously awaited riding in the race cars...
Dad had to get a scooter because he's so old (just kidding, he has a legitimate back issue...or so he says)
and some of my favorite memories were from the Character Breakfast at the Beach Club...
Logan inspects Dale's tooth
Logan did much better than I thought he would...
He kissed Minnie on the nose as soon as he saw her...
*My sweet D had a birthday (September 11), Love you, D!!!
*Mary and Dave welcomed baby Grace into the world (one day after Logan's birthday, how cool is that?)
*Hurricane Ike struck Texas. The storm affected many and lives were lost. This week I finally heard from my co-workers Kara and Tammy, whose parents both lost homes (and most of their belongings were significantly destroyed). Fortunately, they all evacuated and are/were safe, but they are coming back home this weekend to assess the damage (they have only been able to see satellite photos so far).
Please say a prayer for the people of Texas if you have not already.
It has now been a week since we were at the Magic Kingdom and Logan is still walking around the house saying "HApEE DaYe Me!!!!" and "TEaCUP! TEaCUP!" I think Ryan even got a little choked up hearing Logan talk like that (I can tell you things like this because he doesn't read my blog. If he did, I would be in trouble for telling you this). Only Ryan rode those teacups with Logan (twice) - and I think it was a memory neither of them will soon forget.
I am sharing photos today from last Tuesday at Hollywood Studios (formerly "Disney's MGM Studios"). We were fortunate enough to get great weather, low crowd volume, and meet up with friends that day, (which was really nice since Ryan is a slacker and doesn't call and catch up with Michael and Heather as much as he should).
I admit I didn't take as many pictures as I usually would have - but I knew I really wanted to soak up the memories as best I could and not have to worry too much about getting out the "big" camera. (A new point and shoot is on my list, Santa)...
Ok, so this was the first time I cried. The Playhouse Disney show (Logan watches the Disney channel every morning. To see these kids get SO excited and watch Logan looking like (well, just look below), it got the best of me. Ok, you can stop laughing at me now.
This kid LOVED the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" playground. Couldn't get enough. It is such a cool place. (He's going down a leaf slide here)
I just hope I never run into this problem at home.
One of the highlights was getting to "meet" Lightning and Mater from Cars. (it was nice and breezy that day as you can tell by L's wild hair) I wasn't really sure what to expect, but they were actual cars that drove out when it was time to meet them, rev'd their engines (which scared L a little) and moved their eyes.
...the stunt show was right up you-know-who's alley...
Good friends are those who pay $12 in parking just to come say hi... :)
...and thanks Michael for capturing this - Logan "wearing" the hat. (Which, as usual, was not a hit)
Wake up the day before your birthday and let your parents parade presents in your face. Since you are about to go on vacation, they will make sure you get lots of good playing time with your toys before you go. Act non-chalant, like "yeah, this is cool, but I was sleeping really well before you woke me up."
When your parents read your card, act like you have seen a million of these. They will work extra hard at opening and closing it again and again so you can hear the CARS song play over and over.
Take your sweet time opening presents. This will make your parents crazy because they will want to help you (which is really the plan all along...)
Look long and hard at the cars - check for imperfections, make sure there are no duplicates of any existing cars in your collection *(Yes, I know all 56,129,478,731 kinds)
Check with your parents - These are really for ME? (Yes, I know they are for me, Logan the car lover, but this is added in for the cuteness factor)
Open second box of cars. Again check for accuracy and completion of collection. Ensure box has no dents, then chant over and over "open! open! open!"
Discard pajamas. Who needs pajamas when you prefer to be half naked?
We had a brief little birthday celebration before we left for our trip (Ryan wasn't even able to come, he was at the Gator game).
My Grandaddy turned 81 and Logan turned 2. Both ate their fair share of dessert.
This kid was beside himself getting to eat both a cupcake and his beloved dessert, the popsicle. (He likes a lot of sweet things, but he LOVES popsicles)
When it came time to blow out the candles, he spit on them.
and of course, cupcakes need to be tested with a fork and then you can smother the icing in your fingers...
...and the best part of his birthday for us was getting to hear his first sentence...which he has repeated every single day for the past week..."Happy Day to ME!!!!" ...abbreviated on occasion with "Happy Day! Happy Day!"
Thanks to each and every one of you for all the sweet birthday wishes, cards, and gifts.
I still can't believe my baby is two...
So this morning he completely surprised me after a quick diaper change. He grabbed the helmet, put it on and jumped on his rocking horse...where he must have pretended he was either a cowboy or a horse jockey...as he yelled out "yeeeee hawwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!"