Thursday, 17 April 2008

Aquaman

All I can say is that Aqua is crack for babies. Whenever Logan is fussy (which is all the time lately because he's cutting his molars), we put an Aqua video on the TV. Instantly, Logan turns from a screaming, awful little monster baby to Aquaman the Dancing Machine!

You remember Aqua. Barbie Girl? Candyman? And this little ditty... Dr. Jones:


video

Check out these smooth moves. I think he's directing the video, or maybe he's voguing or possibly it's some form of Jazzhands? Anyway, it's super cute! I had to catch Logan before he saw the camera though. Once he did... well you'll see at the end of the video. He is such a camera hog. He was born for the limelight I guess. :D

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Logan's Best Friend

When I was pregnant with Logan, my aunt was very kindhearted to this new mother-to-be and sent me a package of baby stuff. Included were all the things that I might possibly need for myself (like maternity clothes) and for a new baby (a swaddle blanket, bibs, hats, socks). Since I barely had a clue about taking care of a newborn, I found all these things to be helpful.

There was one thing, above all in that package, that has turned out to be Logan's prized possession. I'm sure my aunt included it because: a) she had enough blankets for her babies and couldn't use another, and b) she's supermom and as such, knew never... ever to use a pure white blanket with little children.

I, however, did not know this and opened it up right away. And it took a good year before I realized the aftershocks of such a decision. Logan has decided that this pure white blanket with a little blue bear on it is his favourite friend. He won't sleep without it. When he's fussy, it's the only thing that calms him down. He drags it around the house and notices when it's missing. Every Sunday (and sometimes during the week), when I take an hour and a half to wash it, he only makes due with the blue blanket we give him for a replacement.

So Auntie Anita, Team T-Lo thanks you for such a lovely gift. It has soothed a cranky child, made him feel better when he had stomach flu, been a constant companion, made him cozy at night, and made mommy's and daddy's life easier (even if it is a bitch to keep that 5 by 3 piece of fabric clean and gleaming white). :)



Wherever Logan goes, his little friend is never far behind

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Earth Hour with Team T-Lo



Earth Hour was set for last Saturday evening in Winnipeg. We were supposed to shut off our lights for one hour at 8:00 pm Central Time. The purpose: to bring awareness to the environmental cause.

Terry and I saw this on the news and discussed if we should take part in the event. We decided that it wasn't much of an odd occurrence in our house, however, because at 8:00 we're usually busy putting the baby to sleep and all the lights are off anyway. But we did admit that we tend to leave the lights on around the house a lot more than we used to and we tend to suck up the power a little more since Logan's been around. So should we participate?

The question was answered for us on Saturday night when a storm rolled through Winnipeg. At 7:20, just as we were thinking about getting Logan ready for bed, the TV, lights, computers, everything went off! I joked about Manitoba Hydro forcing everyone to participate in this Earth Hour, but really it was just our side of the road (as I figured out by peeping out the window and all the lights were still on across the street).

Luckily, it was still light enough outside to bathe Logan with the natural light shining in the bathroom. He thought it was a little weird, but nothing was gonna stop him from having his coveted bath.

Then we took him downstairs and he laid in Terry's arms while I laid on the couch and we sat in silence as he fell asleep (we usually watch TV). The power came back on around 9:00 making our Earth Hour, more like our Earth Hour and a Half! Aren't we such good environmentalists? hehehe