Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Big Boy Bed!

Mommy and Daddy: 1            Logan: 0

I think....

Brian and I will have a two-year-old on our hands at the end of this month, so we thought it was a good idea to switch Logan to a "big boy bed." We put a lock on Logan's door due to the experience we had with Hailey (crying and opening the door). However, Logan is such a perfect little angel (har har), we didn't even need the lock...well, on the first night at least.

The first night went smooth. We did our standard bedtime routine: bath, books, kisses to everyone, and venture around the whole house to turn off the lights. Then the time came. I laid Logan down in his bed expecting for him to cry and throw a fit, but he just laid there. What?!?! Yes, he laid there awake for about 10 minutes then fell asleep. No tears, no getting up. He stayed there the whole night and didn't get up once! Brian and I were rejoicing!

The next night was the true test. The first night may have been a fluke, right?!? However, putting him to bed went well again. He went to bed, no tears. He did wake in the middle of the night and walked to our room, but I returned him to his bed and he stayed, no tears.

Brian and I thought this was too good to be true. I mean, I know he is a sweet little boy that cannot do any wrong, but geesh! Ha Ha! 

Night 3: not so good. 

Last night when we put him down he cried and cried and cried. We ended up locking the door because he wouldn't stay in his room. Eventually he went to bed.  We unlocked his door before we went to bed and in the middle of the night Logan came into our room. We put him back and he cried and cried some more. Gahhh! We will see what tonight brings. 

Wish us luck..

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Fun!

Summer is in full swing and we are having a blast. Brian went on his annual boys mountain biking trip with Robert, JMAC, Tom, and the whole gang. Part of the weekend was in a cabin and one night was out under the stars. They even saw a bear! B took Hailey and I to breakfast before he left. Hails is Daddy's girl for sure!

When Daddy is away, the rest of us will play. We went to the beach with the Piper crew, had a park and sushi date with the Flores bunch, went bowling with cousins, and attended dance lessons. 

We finally took the trailer out to Lake Lopez. Our first trip was a success! Everything went smoothly. We didn't hit anyone or slide off the road, all trailer operations went according to plan, and Brian backed the trailer up like a pro! Whoop, whoop! 

We rushed home from camping so Hails could perform her Mickey Mouse tap routine at the FLower Festival. She did amazing. I am one proud Mama. 

Hailey had her first dentist appointment with Dr. Calhoun. Hails was a champ and everything looks great. No cavities. Yay!

If camping for five days wasn't enough, we went again with the Flores family four days later for the 4th of July weekend to Lake Cachuma. It was a fun weekend. So fun and delicious, I gained ten pounds. Okay, so it just wasn't from just one weekend but two weeks of cheating on Weight Watchers. Ha! Whatever, its the weight loss journey, right?! Get back on the wagon.

Camping was fun. It was hot, 97 degrees to be exact. Our plans for kayaking and pool were squashed. The kiddos had to be 8 for the kayaks and Logan couldn't go in the pool because he isn't potty trained. However, we didn't let that crush our spirits. We brought a pool for the kiddos to swim in at the campsite while the adults played corn hole. The boys finally redeemed themselves and won against Ginger and I. Finally! Ha! 

I was introduced to my new favorite food: corn with mayo! You take corn on the cob and slather it with butter, mayo, garlic salt, Parmesan, and chili powder. yum!

We also went over to Santa Ines Mission to watch the fire works. The kiddos "ohh-ed" and "awww-ed" over each display. It was an awesome time with friends. 

PS Brian and I back the trailer into the side yard in less than 8 minutes! Brian is now really getting a feel of the trailer and how to maneuver it.  He's the man!