Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday, Logan!

Our baby boy turned one at 6:16 this morning!

Logan is changing so fast right now.  He's bringing us his shoes and pretends to drive cars. He has started noticing the patterns for how the world works and is starting to imitate them. It is adorable. He is a skilled walker now and is mastering terrain without falling *too* much. He has a few words, makes a few animal sounds and knows a few signs. He babbles a lot and even has distinct sounds that he makes when he is frustrated or mad. While we would not necessarily call him "mellow" anymore during this stage, he is not a pistol by any means. He is quietly determined and can let go and move on quickly when he does get upset after not getting his way. While we are moving into toddler territory, his underlying disposition is still far from "fiery". 

Current likes: 
DANCING!, baths, shoes, anything he can slip over his head and wear like a necklace (headbands, belts, etc.) playing on beds, laying his head down on soft things, hugs/kisses/snuggling, emptying trash cans, "driving" toy vehicles back and forth while using his spit to make an engine noise, riding in the Cozy Coop, bubbles, balls, pointing at everything everywhere, EXPLORING, sensorial experiences (especially digging in the dirt of our indoor tree...), riding in the Ergo, being outside, banging on Ayden's drum set, making music with the keyboard, looking at pictures of familiar people, raisins, tomato based foods (chili, spaghetti meat sauce, meatloaf, etc.), and all fruit.  He will be held by anyone, though he does like to keep his eye on one of us. As has been a trend since the moment he was born, this child loves life along with everyone and almost everything in it. 

Current dislikes: 
Getting cleaned up after meals, having his teeth brushed, waking up to find that Mommy is not there, trying to explore something that is stuck or otherwise unobtainable, and the usuals: being hungry or over tired. While he does not cry during diaper changes, he does always try to roll away and then gets frustrated when we won't let him.  I guess that would fall under this category as well...

Read about Logan at 11 months here!

Read about Ayden's first birthday here!

Logan spent his day opening gifts, getting into mischief, playing in dirt and eating his first cupcake while out to dinner with many people who love him. 

We gave him a photo album with photos of immediate family
and him doing his favorite things!

It was his ideal day in a nutshell which was the goal!

We enjoyed celebrating a year of being a family of 4!

This year has been quite a whirl wind.  We have been spread pretty thin at times but this child has brought us so much joy and he has really helped us through it all!  

He is such special little boy and we are SO glad that he is ours!

Happy birthday, sweet Logan!  We love you and you mean more to us than you'll ever know.

Be sure to go back to the post from one year ago today (linked below) to see a  couple of very adorable newborn Baby Logan clips!  *swoon*


Flashback!  Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Introducing: Logan Michael"
Two years ago today: "Nailed It"
And three years ago today: "Pool Day"

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