Monday, January 01, 2007

11 months

Logan's last weeks of babyhood are quickly passing by. Soon he'll be a full fledged toddler. Wow. It seems as though he's already there this week. He's learned so many new things in these last few days.

He's still a wonderful sleeper (back to three naps again, sometimes two very long ones). He's still a great eater, even with his third tooth coming through (top left). He's now walking almost all of the time. He only crawls when he wants to get somewhere fast & even then, he's trying to run before resorting to crawling. When we've been running errands & shopping, if Logan gets antsy, all I have to do is hold his hand & walk with him around the store. He LOVES it. He smiles his biggest smile for everyone to see.

At home, we've been reading our books, but now Logan doesn't want to be read to. He would rather do the reading & page turning himself. He actually gets a little angry if I try to read to him. He kicks his legs, screaming & frantically turns the page as if to say, "I can do this myself!" He only enjoys my reading of quiet bed time stories.

We play with puzzles, learning about shapes & colors. I've really been more conscious of his sponge-like state of learning & try to explain everything. I felt like I was slacking & just living day to day without making it a new experience for him. As exhausting as it is, it's so much more fun. I can see the spark in Logan's eyes as he begins to understand a new concept.

Little Einsteins, his favorite morning cartoon, has taught him something extremely cute. When they get ready to take off in their rocket, they pat their legs. Logan pats along with them. After they gain enough patting power, they raise their arms as high as they can & say "Blast Off!". Logan raises his arms too. Whenever we say "blast off", he reaches up. Bill gets quite a kick out of this & is constantly saying "blast off" to Logan all day long.

Logan & I have been having fun teasing Buddha this week. Buddha is a very good alert dog. Not quite a guard dog, but he barks if someone knocks at the door or rings the doorbell. So, Logan & I knock on the door to get him riled up. Buddha barks up a storm while Logan grins. Buddha does this when we play peek-a-boo too. He has a specific peek-a-boo howl that he makes. It's rather strange, but very funny. Whenever Logan & I play peek-a-boo, I take my hands away from my face & he quickly looks over at Buddha to see him howl. Logan has even stood next to Buddha & played by himself, taking one hand away from his mouth. It looks like he's blowing a kiss, but he's trying to get Buddha to howl.

He's even learned to make little Indian sounds. It's so cute because he'll use the back of his hand or his fist rather than his fingers. He likes to do this all of the time.

These next few weeks of new skills are going to be exciting. Logan is quick to learn. He's keeping me on my toes, that's for sure!


Reesh said...

Happy 11 Months little man!! I can't believe how fast time is flying! Almost time for the big one year!! Yikes!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Lizzy said...

I can't believe he's 11 months...I'm with Reesh, time is flying!
I also can't believe how Logan looks so much like Bill! I mean, he looks like a beautiful combination of the both of you, but there's a LOT of Bill in there.
Also? LOVE the faux hawk. LOVE!

Anonymous said...

va learned how to "blastoff" this week too!!! It's so cute, isn't it?!

Anonymous said...

You'd think I could spell my own daughters name... I meant, Ava ;)