Dear Logan, (10 months)

I don’t know that “Little Man”could BE any more fitting.  Each and every day you surprise me with the things you know and understand.  Just when I didn’t think it was possible, you steal my heart a little more. What happened last month?  Let’s see… 9 months, week 1 You really started to eat table food as part of your meals.  There are still a … Continue reading Dear Logan, (10 months)


“This is the last time it’s going to be just us.”  I did tear up a little upon saying it.  It wasn’t sadness that I felt.  It was not regret.  It was excited expectation of our lives as they were to become.  It was also years of struggle finally coming to fruition. It was a little bittersweet as I was going to miss elements of … Continue reading I’M GOING TO BE SOMEONE’S MAMA?!

Conversations with a Ten Month Old (Yes, TEN Months)

We are starting to have small conversations now.  (Well as much as possible with a ten month old.  Ten month old?  *cries*) “Logan, your Mama loves you soooo, soooo much.  Do you know that?” “MaMA!!!”“Yeeeees?”“AAAAAAAAAAAAH!” “Logan, you have to leave your shoes and socks on.  It’s cold outside!” “pfffft.”“Don’t argue with me, son.  Mama knows things.”“Uh ohhhh.” “Red, yellow, green, blue.” “aaahhhohhh”“Yes.  Yellow.  Just like … Continue reading Conversations with a Ten Month Old (Yes, TEN Months)

Birth Family? Family.

This weekend we ventured out to visit Logan’s birth family for the second time. By birth family, I’m speaking of his biological grandmother, cousins, and half-siblings. This was our second visit since Logan’s birth. We used to go more often, but it seems we are busier these days. J The first time we visited them Logan was just three months old. He’s changed just a … Continue reading Birth Family? Family.

First Steps. Slow down, Love.

Wednesdays are not my most favorite day of the week, for sure.  Last Wednesday, someone plowed into me in his truck and very likely may have totaled my Jeep.  (That’s a story for another day, friends.) THIS Wednesday my baby took off walking.  To be honest, I’m not really sure how happy I am about it.  (Mixed feelings from Mama, for sure.)  I’m happy for Logan.  He … Continue reading First Steps. Slow down, Love.

If All the Raindrops were Lemon Drops and Gumdrops

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this little children’s song, but I’ve probably belted it out thousands of times in my life.  (Aaaaah! See?! There’s a reason I’m so crazy.)  This song is always a big hit with toddlers and preschoolers.  It’s one of those songs that day care teachers all across America sing when they see themselves losing all control … Continue reading If All the Raindrops were Lemon Drops and Gumdrops

Pat-a-Cake, Gymnastics, and “Yes Sir, No Sir”

Logan now knows to clap his hands by himself when you start to recite “Pat-a-Cake” to him.  He gets so proud of himself and it makes my heart so, so happy.   I never tire of seeing children’s faces when they learn something new or discover some kind of ability they didn’t realize that they had.  He can’t “roll” it yet, but he knows that Mama … Continue reading Pat-a-Cake, Gymnastics, and “Yes Sir, No Sir”


So today I wrecked my Jeep.  Well, someone ran a stop sign and ran straight into me.  But all is well and we should hear something from the other person’s insurance agency tomorrow.  I was not hurt and Logan was not in the car–he was at the sitter when it happened and Corey was at work.  The day was not going well as a whole, … Continue reading ONE STEP CLOSER TO FINALIZATION!