Monday, August 31, 2009

Sheep & Giraffes

I took Lily to a sheep class at the zoo last week. Lily had fun, even though she pretended like she is the shyest person on earth....which she is defiantly NOT!

During the class, the kids got to feed the sheep. Lily was super excited about this......

.....until one "bit" her. She wouldn't go near them after that.

This is her telling me one of the sheep "bit" her hand. I think it actually just nibbled on her. =)
After the class, we met my sister Mary and two of her kids and Riley (she was watching him for me since the class was for two year olds.) at the front of the zoo. We noticed they were feeding the giraffes. I LOVE to do this!! I know I have posted pictures of this before, but I just love how they stick their long tongues out!!

Riley had a blast feeding them......but this is as close as Lily would get after her experience with the sheep.

After we were all out of branches, one tried to lick Riley!

If you've never fed the giraffes, you should!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Zach had his first soccer game today. His team is called the Dragons. He was super excited about it and did a pretty good job running after the ball. He even got to kick it a few times!

He said he had a lot of fun, and can't wait until his next game!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Extreme Sports

One day last week, Zach got all of his bike safety gear on. He normally only wears a helmet, but he put the helmet on, the knee pads on, and the elbow pads on. Then he turned to me and said, "I'm going to do Extreme Sports!"

This could have meant anything! Zach is my child who loves to climb, and get on things that are probably not safe for him to get my fireplace mantle.......

Anyway. I asked what he was going to do, and he said, "Just watch!"

Really? Just watch?

Then he laid down on the driveway and did this:

Yep, he just rolled down the driveway.
That's as extreme as they come.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Joys Of Having A 2 Year Old

Last night I had left a tub of butter on the cabinet so I could make grilled cheese for the kids. I walked out of the room, heard Lily pulling a chair away from the table and thought she must be trying to get something out of the cabinet. Knowing she can't open anything, I didn't rush in there......I should have, because when I did walk in there (maybe 2 minutes later because I hadn't heard anything from her) I saw this:

So I went to get my camera.....because I'm that kind of mom. I was grossed out by the fact that she was eating plain butter, but not enough to stop her before I took a picture apparently. =)

After I took a picture however, I started to take the butter away & she yelled, "It's MY butter!" then stuck some in her mouth.......eeewww!

I said, "That is yucky Lily!" She said, "It's YUMMY!"
Ahh, two year-olds, you gotta love 'em!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Riley's First Day of Preschool!!

Riley started Pre-4 today. At All Saints you get the same teacher in Pre-3 & Pre-4, so he already knew what to expect and he has most of the same kids in his class, and he LOVES his teacher. So he was SUPER excited about starting school. He was so excited that he could not go to sleep last night and then this morning he wouldn't hold still for one minute. Even while I was taking pictures. This was him dancing because he was so excited. =)

Riley kept insisting we were going to be late, but we were actually early because I was tired of him telling me we were going to be late if we didn't leave.

His cousin Alyssa is in his class this year. Yeah!!

When I went to pick him up he was still excited! (I think he was more excited about the cupcakes they were eating for a Birthday party than school, but still....) I love how excited he gets about things. He is such a funny little guy. =) I hope this enthusiasm for everything continues as he gets older!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tree Climbing

Zach's favorite thing to do at my mom & dad's is climbing the many, many trees they have. If you don't know where Zach is, look in a tree.

So when my dad came in the house last week when we were over there & said that Lily wanted her picture taken in a tree, I thought I had misheard him. But, when I got out there, she climbed up this tree to have her picture taken.

Don't worry, she wasn't actually that far off of the ground.
And Granddad was standing next to her the whole time.

Then I made Riley go stand in the tree so I could take a picture of him.....

which he promptly climbed out of after I took the picture.....he's not much of a climber. =)
So now I have two climbers in the family......great.....=)

Thursday, August 20, 2009


When it rains a lot, we tend to get a swamp in our backyard, and the boys have been asking (begging) to play in the mud back there whenever it rains. Well, it's been there has been plenty of water/mud back there. I finally gave in. The boys were ecstatic.

Lily on the other hand, was not. She stood there watching the boys running/jumping/sliding in the mud.......and did not look impressed. Then we had the following conversation:
Me: "Lily, go jump in the mud with your brothers."
Lily: (picture a look of "WHAT?!?!" on her face.) "It's muddy."
Me: "Uhhh, yeah."
Lily: Just looks at me and walks off.
This is Lily telling me it was muddy. =)
The boys, however, did not care that it was muddy.

Cheap fun in our house, that's what we're about. =)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Day of First Grade!

Today is Zach's first day of 1st grade! He was up before I was!! He got ready quickly and seemed excited......until we got to his classroom. Then he suddenly looked like he was going to be sick. Poor guy!!! =( He was so nervous. I know he will settle in and relax, that it just takes him a little while, and that he will have a good day. But that didn't make it any easier to leave him.
I can't believe how fast they grow. Most of the time I get excited thinking about how the kids are growing and the people they are becoming.......but then there are days like today when I want them to stay small forever. This time really does go by too fast. I am thankful for the reminder though, even though it makes me sad, because then I know I have to make the most of this time with them. They won't be little for long.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Last Day of Summer Break

Today is Zach's last day of Summer Vacation. I can't believe he is going to go to First Grade tomorrow!!!! It doesn't seem like enough time has passed since he was born for him to be 6 1/2 already! Time definitely goes by way too fast.

We were very busy this summer! I think all three kids had a lot of fun. We did art projects, swam, cooked together, went to fun places, and played, played, played! Here are some pictures of our fun Summer.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Boys' First Chief's Game!!!

Last night, we took the boys to their very first Kansas City Chief's game. Jeff is a big fan and we go to games every year, but we have never taken the boys before. They were really excited to go. After three hours in the car, they were really, really excited to get there. =)
Zach couldn't believe how big the stadium was.

My three boys!

All of us decked out in our Chief shirts. (Jeff makes me wear one.....) =)

Riley even has Chief's socks!

KC Wolf!
The boys loved when the cheerleaders and players came out and then the fireworks went off.
Riley got so is so cute!

We were sitting, watching the game when it started doing this:

It was POURING!!!

Luckily, we were under the overhang!

Riley's favorite part was all of the music. He danced to it all night!

The boys actually lasted until the end of the third quarter, then they started to get tired (it was 9:30) and we still had a three hour drive home. So, we ran through the rain to our car and started home. The boys (and Jeff and I) had a lot of fun! I foresee many Logan Family trips to KC in the future. =)