Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Latest...

I realize I fell off the blogging world. After I posted the last news I became well acquainted with the toilet for the next 3 months. I was extremely sick with Alexa as well. Turns out we have a pattern… it’s a Girl. We are all really excited and Logan is starting to understanding there is a baby in moms belly. So there hasn’t been much to blog about lately either because I have just been trying to take care of a toddler and myself. Now that I am feeling better things are looking more positive. For Halloween Logan was the cutest pirate in the history of pirates. In November we had Logan’s Birthday party which turned out great. We also have been sledding and had our first Christmas that Logan understood what presents were. He is on a lightning McQueen kick so that was the present he was most excited about. That is a quick synopsis. I can’t promise that I will be a fabulous blogger now, but
won’t wait 4 months to post again.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Some News...

Logan would like to let you all know that he is going to be a big brother. We are so excited and yet, as always, extremely nervous. We will be induced probably sometime around the end of April? I have been nasty sick, just like I was with Alexa. I have also never felt this tired in my life. All of that will not matter though when we can bring a new little one into our family!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I know I have had a long absence. But, ya know… I’ve been busy. I can’t say that I have made a commitment to be a better blogger either. What you see is what you get people… I haven’t taken a lot of pictures lately either. But here is what I have taken pictures of.

CHEESE… This is Logan’s new thing. I didn’t teach him to say cheese when taking pictures, he just started doing it and he squints his eyes up and smiles really cheesy. It’s really adorable.

Cute picture with Grandma at Gardner Village

Our fun day at the Zoo with 2nd Cousin Hailey. Aubrie (Hailey’s mom) and I are cousins and we grew up together. We are only 2 months apart and we somehow continue to do everything at the same time in life. Get married have kids etc… It’s fun to be together. Logan loved the bears and the gorilla’s the most.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Quick Update... and E-coli, are you kidding me???

Date night...
Bry was cute and got a babysitter and took me out to see Batman right when it came out. It was nice getting dressed up like a normal person, instead of my every day t-shirt and sweat shorts.

24th of July was great with friends.

We went to Liberty Park... interesting place... and watched the fireworks. Logan wasn't very cooperative, until the fireworks started. He was determined to get lost. But he loved the fireworks!!!

Here are the boys and the little children before we took our little walk to Liberty park. We went with the Magics, the Lofgrens, and the Morgans. These are Bryan's friends from High School, but let me tell you... you would think that the girls were my friends from high school. We are so close. How lucky am I that Bry's friends have the coolest wives in the world!?! Love you guys!

Here is Logan and adorable Hallie, dancing to the music.

Here is Logan and his cute friend Annie eating fruit snacks.

You can't really see, but we got all the kids glow sticks to play with in the dark.

Logan's New Trick

This is Logan's new funny thing he does. He likes to walk around with his eyes closed. It is so cute!!! Love this kid.

Breaking dawn
Yes, I finished and yes I am happy with the outcome. I wasn't crazy reading it like I was the other 3. Probably because I was in the hospital (to come later) but I still really loved it.

At Sconecutter before we went to the crazy night. We used to do this in High School all the time late at night so we thought it would be fun to reminisce.

Waiting for our books. We sat in a section with some awesome reading material to help the time pass by.

Finally 1:30 we got our books. Thanks Kristen... so much fun having a fellow crazed Twilighter!!!

Last but certainly NOT least... e-coli.
Are you kidding me? It all started with a really high fever last Tuesday. Other than the fever was acting fine so we didn't think anything of it. On Wednesday he still had a fever, he lost his appetite, and the diarehha started. Thursday was about the same as Wednesday and then Friday hit. Can we all hear a 20 diaper shout out??? Ya? My poor little guy was in so much pain and he had bloddy diarrhea. This was the day we went to the hospital first. Tons of tests and a bag of fluid later they sent us home. On Saturday they called us and said, " You need to come back in, the tests came back that he has a bacteria and it is really dangerous." Bry gave him a blessing and we headed to the hospital. Well it turned out that bacteria was the worst form of e-coli you can get. So we took even more tests... my poor baby. Yes, I broke down a couple times watching them take some of these tests. And then they admited us because things were not looking good. They told us worst case scenario, he could be put on dialysis. Excuse me??? Pretty sure we have already been through our child trauma for the rest of our lives, are we really going through this? Apparently with E-coli they can't give these little ones any antibiotics because it can lead to HUS which is a kidney disease. That is what they were watching him so closely for in the hospital.

Well the little man and his little body fought and we were released 4 days later. He didn't eat for almost a whole weak so he lost about 2 pounds. We came back home and he is getting better and better every day. His appetite is back and has already hit his pre-hospital weight. We are still not out of the woods yet though because this HUS can come on 2 weeks after the diarrhea starts so we have until next Wednesday to feel totally sure that he is fine. Here are some sad little pictures from his ordeal.

In the ER, exhausted from all his tests.

My on-the-move little child looked like this for 4 days straight in his bed. Ya! This is why I broke down so many times.

How sad is this???

All the nurses and doctors loved him, even though he hated every single one of them. One of his nurses was a friend from high school, which was really reassuring to me. With Logan the more binki's the better. They all thought this was so cute.

Yeah! Finally eating something...fries, but that was the only thing he wanted. What Logan wants, Logan gets. That has been my motto for the past week.

Popsicles with daddy. Trying to get some liquids down him. Whatever form that may be.

Exhausted again. So many tests... He was in so much pain too. The pain medication they gave him was Lora tab. That was the kind of pain he was in. I think I feel another break down coming on... give me a minute

Logan loved when daddy was with us. I did too. He is such a rock and always sees a bigger perspective on things. I love my men!!!

So you may be asking, Where in the world did he get e-coli??? Believe me, we have been wondering the same thing. He is a self-proclaimed vegetarian at the moment so we know it wasn't from meat. The health inspection department called me and tried to help me figure it out and our only conclusion is BEAR LAKE. My little sister came home from our Bear Lake trip and got ghiarrdeah(sp) and most of us haven't felt real great ever since we came home so that is our only conclusion. So the picture below is now the worst picture ever because me little guy was ingesting e-coli instead of just blowing bubbles???

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all the phone calls, fasting, and prayers that went out for our little guy. I know that this is the reason we are home today.

Home at last...
We are home now and Logan helped me make some pancakes this morning. For all the parents out there. There is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. I am so glad we are home better now!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bear Lake!!!

We just got back from Bear Lake last night with my mom's entire extended family.. It was an interesting vacation. We had a wonderful time, except our little buddy, who is normally happy, had a little bit of a hard time. It all started at Wendy’s when we stopped on the way to Bear Lake for a little lunch. I snapped a shot of the first of many tantrums that were thrown on our little va-cay.

Once we got there he HATED the sand he didn’t like the feel of it on his feet so he kept them straight up in the air when we tried to put him down. When we finally got him down he had to have his feet on one of Bry’s flip-flops so his feet were not touching the sand.

This is a picture of when I asked Bryan to get Logan ready to go to the pool. He let him chill naked and read books.

He was a fabulous little guy when we were on the boat, at the swimming pool or at the park throwing rocks. He also loved LeBue’s Raspberry shakes and fries. One night we did skits and my grandma and grandpa had glow sticks for all the little kids. Logan had a blast with these.

Logan learned how to Blow bubbles recently so he does it all the time in the pool. It is so cute.

The Glow Stick’s!!!

Le'Beus... Yummy!!!

Needless to say I was so excited to get my camera back that I went a little crazy with the pictures. I just kept snapping them. Well I snapped this cool picture of Logan looking at his reflection. I love digital cameras because you can just take and take and take until you get the right one and then just delete.

Here are a few more fun pictures from our little weekend.

The trip ended with Logan breaking out in hives all over his face and body. It was so sad. I was too busy trying to take care of him that I didn’t take a picture. We were going to go to the pool again but we decided then that it was time to come home. All-in-all it was a fun vacation and we are glad we went.

Logan & Papa

Logan & Papa
We took this picture at my sister Steph's wedding. You can't get cuter than this!

Logan"s first earache

Logan"s first earache
Our little buddy has his first earache. He was so miserable yesterday and crashed on daddy after a day at the doctor.

Bryan Project

Bryan Project
Bry's first spec home! What a talented husband I have.

Nordhoff Men

Nordhoff Men
The Nordhoff boy's fishing in Boston!

Roasting Peeps!

Roasting Peeps!
New best treat ever! If you have never tried this you need to try this!