Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Everybody do 'The Logan'!

There are all kinds of dances out there that we can all learn and 'do'. You know. Like 'The Twist' or 'The Mashed Potato'. Or how about 'The Shag' or 'The Limbo'. But have you ever heard of 'The Logan'? No? Well, let me tell ya, you are missing out! What's that? You don't know what 'The Logan' is exactly? No problem! I can show you, cuz I happen to have a Logan. Just watch and learn. Then give it a try.
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Pretty spectacular, huh? I'd definitely put it right up there with 'The Twist'. But you know what is even more spectacular? It's these two guys together:

They are a hoot. If they can't bring a smile to your face, no one can. Lukas - you little sneak! And when Logan tries to be serious and frown at me, I can't help but giggle. Just look at these faces!I am so filled with love and joy for these two precious stinkers!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Can it be?

Can you guess what this precious little guy is looking at so intently. So curiously. So hesitantly. So excitedly. So anticipatingly? sorry 'bout that, not sure it's a word...but that's beside the point.
Take a guess. I double dare ya.

You ready to see it?


The picture in its entirety?



You are never gonna believe it.



Well if you know this Texas LePage family you won't believe it.
Ready?

Oh yea, that's a MINE! (aka pacifier to those who don't know us that well.) Thanks to Lukas and Gammie, the pacifier became known as a mine years ago and forever more in our little family.
And, if you don't know us that well, or if we have just failed to tell you because, say, it didn't come up in conversation, Logan does not like a mine. Oh, he liked it in the very beginning of his little life, but that only lasted a few weeks. Then one day, all of a sudden, he spit it out and would not take it ever again. GASP! My loving husband and I were beside ourselves. This, after our first child had his own little bed side table drawer full of about 25 mines until the ripe old age of 3. We were totally not prepared for this new baby to not like his mine more than life itself. How on earth would he ever sleep again?! Well, the little stinker has proven to be a good sleeper and not so much dependant on the mine. But don't get me wrong. We tried everything. And every kind pacifier on the market. All to no avail. Who knew that something so simple could cause such a stir? We had invested a years worth of salary into these little plastic and rubber things, so they were not going to be thrown away. They somehow managed to end up in the bottom of Logan's little toy basket and tonight...ohhhhh tonight, I spotted them nearly 10 months later and laid them on the floor. Curiosity washed over out youngest boy's face as he raced toward the lined-up-mines. What is that!? I could just hear the words running through his rapidly developing little brain.First up, the Soothie:
Mmmmm, not bad! Perhaps a little surprised about how soothing it actually is!
Logan's next choice was the Mam version.
Hmmm...not too bad either!
Last, but not least, the Gerber Nuk:
He liked it okay...but not as well as he liked the other two...
I don't know. Maybe, just maybe, Logan was playing me. Hoping I would blog about his non-existent love for the mine. I guess we will see what happens tonight at bed time....
At least I got some cute pictures. And therefore, you got to read a new post. See how that works? It's pretty simple really. Kids do cute things, mom grabs camera as fast as possible which both then = a new blog post for our loving friends and family!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bath Time Fun

Check out those photography skills! Pretty neat, huh? I actually got the water, that was flying through mid air, to stop in time. Oh yeah, and did you happen to notice that great big chunk of love off center in the photo? I think it's safe to say that he loves the water and his bath time.


And so does this guy: Come to think of it, I think they both really just like each other a whole whole lot.

And I just like them both a whole whole lot. They bring me so much happiness. I am so glad that they can bring each other joy as well.


Logan made a new discovery tonight. Actually, he makes new discoveries every day being a new person in the world and all.


But tonight, tonight he discovered the tub faucet.He was so intrigued. And even more excited when he reached up and realized he could actually reach the shiny thing. Then things got even more exciting when he discovered he could put his fingers up in the spout. The simple pleasures. Tonight, I will close with this. A picture of our oldest, craziest, silliest and completely lovable boy:
Can you feel the joy these guys radiate? I sure hope you can...even if it's just a tiny bit.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Here I go again

Sorry, but I am at it again with baby comparison. Just like here and here. I just can't help it. And if anyone thinks I might have a serious problem, please feel free to let me know. I can't promise I will get help for my problem because I am pretty certain the problem won't be helpable. At least as long as Lukas and Logan share the same DNA. And I think that DNA is pretty much a done deal. So maybe it's better if you don't tell me I have a problem...I already recognize the issue at hand. And isn't that the first step to understanding your problem?
They are just so stinkin' cute! And here's my very favorite part of these pictures: Oh! how I love me some baby piggies! So soft, clean, and uncallused. This little piggy went to market...this little piggy...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Santa was a little late....

When you grow up and have your own family Christmas time becomes ....well...um...challengening. And I'm not convinced that is the right word. But anyways...there is always this huge decision to be made: where are we gonna spend Christmas this year? Obviously this year, we went to Indiana. And this, my friends, poses a problem. Do we shop and lug all the gifts on the airplane? Do we wait and shop last minute when we get to Indiana? Do we shop ahead of time and mail the presents? And then Lukas has one big question: "How will Santa know where to bring me my presents?" Very good question my child. And this year Lukas wanted a brand new bmx, jumping type bike. Because he's a crazy kid like that. No fear I tell ya! Problem is, Santa can't really bring the bike to Indiana, because then how would we get it back to Texas? - and besides, it is way too cold in Indiana to ride a bike! So we were weighed down with how to go about this whole-Santa-bringing-presents-thing. We decided to make a quick stop to call Santa on they way out of town and let him know that we were gonna be gone until December 28. If you read this blog then you know how much fun Lukas had at Christmas. And that he didn't get his one big wish. But Lukas is lucky, because he has a daddy that works in the news business, and daddy heard on the news that Santa had been running late and so some of the kids were getting some of their presents a bit later than on Christmas morning. Well, it turns out, Lukas was one of those kids. And here's what it looked like:

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Lucky guy, huh? Good thing I had sense to know that Santa might have came and got my camera all ready for the big moment! Isn't the bike like, totally, cool looking, dude? Yeah, Lukas thinks so too.

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This bike came from a real bike pro shop, complete with warranty and all. We are pretty certain this bike will hold up to Lukas' extreme riding. And I am not exaggerating when I use the word extreme. The kid actually blew out a tire on his last bike. He also did so much jumping that the chain couldn't stay on for more than 100 yards of riding. Here's to lots of jumps and skid marks! And thanks Santa, even if you were a few days late. We still believe!