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Monday, April 22, 2013

Logan’s First Day of School

Logan got to start school today!  We are so very happy for him, and we know the program he is in will be a perfect fit! 

He’s ready to go to school!20130422_073121

Loving that he finally gets to use his racecar backpack and giraffe lunch kit.  20130422_073149

One of his teachers.  There are 2 teachers and 2 aides for his little class.  All of them seem so very sweet.  I just have so much peace about Logan doing well here.IMG_20130422_075940_884

Waiting for the bus to bring Logan home.20130422_123822

Logi Bear is finally home!  First day was a success!  IMG_20130422_125548_380(1)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Todd Quit His Job

Todd has been growing a photography business for many years.  I quit teaching when the boys were born, and the photo work has been able to supplement so I could stay home.  Goodness, that first year that I was home with the boys and Todd was teaching and doing photography was so hard!  Todd has basically been working 2 full-time jobs for years. 

The idea of Todd holding up 2 jobs any longer, and me traveling to do photo shoots all over Texas for another year was enough for us to decide to take a leap of faith and for Todd to quit teaching to do the photography full-time.

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God has given us so many blessings through this transition!  We have been given the accounts we need, and look forward to even more for the coming school year.  I’m beyond impressed with Todd.  It’s quite the task to run your own business!  He is a master at so many aspects of running this thing successfully.  I’m just so proud of him, his determination, and his faith in God to provide.  We’re just so thankful!

I hope this doesn’t come across as an advertisement, but for those of you who have said you want Todd to take your family pictures, Summer is the time!  Our schedule fills up drastically during the school year, so Todd’s availability to do family portraits is best in the Summer.  Let one of us know if you want us to work you into our Summer schedule.

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I think I will blog tonight.

Yeah, so it’s been nearly a year since my last blog.  And, while I’m sure there may be 2 random people that may be interested in this, I am like most Mommy Bloggeres who just want to document our kids’ childhoods for ourselves. 

Today’s big deal:

I think it’s safe to say that Logan is officially potty trained!  I know, he’s 3 1/2 and it’s about time, right?!  It’s so stinking cute when he takes himself to teetee, then to watch him shimmy-shake trying to pull up his underwear and pants afterwards always makes me chuckle!  IMG_20130212_120953_256

~The word “poop” will now be used more than once.  You have been warned.

Nathan trained super easily right when he turned 2.  During the process of training Nathan, I gave Logan a chance to sit on the potty and earn a M&M like his brother.  He sat and pooped, then jumped up, like he was startled, looked in the froggy potty, and started screaming.  He didn’t know what he had done!  The poop scared him!  He’s been dead-set against pooping in a potty ever since. 

Anyway, the poop part of training has been the hardest obstacle.  Let’s just say, despite the amount of time and effort spend sitting on the potty waiting, he would only use a diaper.  But, now that he’s done a classic Logan move, and very suddenly decided that he’s going to poop in the potty now, he’s using it against sleep!  Nap time: poop.  Night time: poop.  Other times: no poop.  He’s trained his intestines in a week!