Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wine Country Tractor Pull!!!!!! yeah baby.....

First of all it is hard to believe that Logan is almost 1 and a 1/2 let alone that we are already taking him to Tractor Pulls! It worked out perfect though. He went to swim lessons first thing in the morning, which Grandma and Grandpa Caldwell came to see what a good swimmer he is (tadpole really :)) Then it was home for lunch and a nap. Once he woke up it was time to get ready and head off to Taqueria in Napa for his first official dinner out with the gang! The Osorios, Pining, Auntie B, AJ and Grandma, Grandpa were all there. As we inhaled our dinner Logan made friends with a sweet little girl, she came over to ask all kinds of questions about him, How old is he? Where did you get his lunch pale? What is his name? etc. too cute! Then we headed off to the Napa Fairgrounds, the event started at 5:30 and we got there just in time for the first pull! Pining found front row seats and halfway through the event we were allowed to snag a box seat for the group.

Logan LOVED it! Although I wasn't sure at first if he was enjoying himself, he kept pointing and saying "Truck", smart little guy, cause first it was the locals trying to pull with there hopped up trucks.

 See him pointing? Look at those lips all puckered to say "Truck!" Finally after I put my ear to his mouth I could tell he was enjoying it, he was trying to make the same sounds the trucks were making. " Boy were they sure loud, hence the ear plugs!"

Look at how time flys, Roman is 6 going into First Grade and Mateo is 2. What cutie pies! They sure Love there Tia Manda and Tio Mitchell too!

 Sweet Family!!!!! Aj was having a blast too! Pointing out all of the trucks and playing with Roman. They think they are the same age but we have to remind Roman that Aj is only 3. This little man holds a dear place in my heart, so much like his father!

Logan kept eyeing Grandpa (or Pa, which is what Logan calls him), and wanted to sit with him most of the time. That is his buddy! 

Once in the box seats Logan learned really quick what it means to be let go to roam all around. He sat in the big boy chair and enjoyed a close up look at all the tractors, that's right now it was time for the main events. Tractors for the tractor pull! AWESOME!!!

 The event worked out perfect! It started at 5:30 and we could leave after most of the main event Tractors went to get Logan home and in bed a little later than normal. He had a blast most of the way home he was talking about truck this and truck that. We tried to get him to say tractor, it sounded like actor.
 I can't believe my little baby is now a big boy! He is testing us with new things everyday and eating all sorts of yummy big boy food too! Bananas are of course his favorite but we have ventured into the fresh fruits and vegetables now that we go to Farmers Market every week. He loves strawberries, peaches, nectarines, green beans, zucchini and artichokes!

We love you big guy!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Parent & Me Swim Lessons!!!!!

We spent our Saturday morning in the pool as a family! Logan started swim lessons, and LOVES it! He is a complete natural, he was probably a fish in his past life because he was kicking, splashing, blowing bubbles and asking to be put down the entire time. We had so much fun passing him back and forth, he would be in Daddy's arms and ask to swim with Mama, or in Mama's arms and ask to swim with Dada. He was of course a flirt like his mother, he had all the lifeguard ladies ooooing and ahing over him.

I think his favorite part was singing songs and swimming in a circle, he kept asking for more! It was fun to see other parents our age with there little swimmers too, lots of little girls to grow up with in American Canyon! (Rancho) Only one little boy close to Logan's age, but he wasn't happy, hopefully next week we can make friends with him. He made us so proud acting like a natural in the water, and that sure gave me a peace of mind for when Dada is at work and Mama gets to take him by herself.

I can't believe how grown up he is. Walking, Talking and now swimming!!! What is next? The days go by so fast, I don't want to miss anything or have him miss out on anything himself. He is filling mine and Mitchell's life with such joy, we are having the BEST time being parents. 

Join us any Saturday from now until the middle of August, just be at our house by 10 am and you can walk to the pool too!

He had such an appetite that day that for dinner he even tried his first ear of corn!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Camping! Logan's first camping trip was AMAZING!!! He was such a camper, nothing bothers him. He slept like a champ, napped like a champ and even ate like a champ. I will apologize now for all of the pictures, but I just couldn't pick which were my favorites. (and this is all that you get to see, I took 171 pictures over 5 nights and 6 days of camping.)

We went to Van Damme State Park which is just outside of Mendocino and Fort Brag. The entire family went, we left on a Friday with Nana (my mom), Diva (Little Amy) and of course Daddy and met up with Pining (Angelo), Auntie B and Aj who picked up Jaron on the way.

As soon as we got there the boys started playing and laughing all while we set up our tent, and the trailer. The plan was for Nana, Diva, Jaron, AJ and Logan to all sleep in the trailer. Which happened quite nicely the first night. Everyone went to bed just fine, and you could even hear snoring from outside the trailer. Which of course Jaron informed us was Nana, but Nana said, "It's just a truck driving by!" The second night however was a little different, I think Nana's snoring caused AJ to have a bad dream, he said "I kept hearing bears." Which we thought was for sure to be Nana's snoring. So at 2 in the morning AJ woke up crying and wanting Daddy. I had to go in and calm Logan down, he was startled with AJ's crying. But Logan only stayed calm until about 4 in the morning, then daddy went and got him and brought him into our tent to sleep. Believe it or not this was the first time EVER that Logan has gotten in bed to sleep with Mommy and Daddy. It was sure an experience, he wanted to talk to Mommy and Daddy and show us where our eyes, nose, ears and hair was. Finally at about 5:30 he fell back to sleep. 

Banana Slugs!!!! Enough said. 

Vo (or as Logan calls him "Boo Boo") surprised all of his grandkids and rode his Harley up on Saturday afternoon and stayed overnight. The boys were all so excited, and Diva was just beside herself that her Papa would take such a ride to see all of them. 

While Vo dryed off and warmed up from that wet and logn ride all of us walked across the street to the beach. It was a little chilly but we made the most of it, and you can't go to the beach without getting your toes and fingers in the sand as well as getting a little wet. So I entertained AJ and Logan by splashing around in the water. Then Diva and I took in some rays together while everyone else walked down the beachline.

You can't go camping without having everyone's favorite dessert, SMORES, I surprised Jaron by teaching him all about how to make a smore and what it was. They were chocolaty and goooy and DElicious.

On Sunday, Daddy, Logan and I were very sad to see Vo, Pining, Auntie B, AJ and Diva all go home, but we knew that the next brave group of souls were going to be coming up to stay with us. So in true Nana fashion she made a delicious breakfast, Bacon, eggs and fried potatoes! After all was gone we loaded up and headed into Fort Brag for some hot fresh coffee and Nana can't take her boys to town without spoilin' them with a toy. We hit up the one toy store, then headed over for some hot fresh Clam Chowder from a local who has been in business for 65 years. That brought back some Pismo memories for me.

Happy Family!
 Camping 2011

Grandpa Caldwell made it up late Sunday afternoon to camp the remainder of the week with us. That was sure exciting, we had never camped with Grandpa before. He was able to see just how we do things. I don't think he knew exactly how much we could all eat. That was a quiet and relaxing day, Logan had his very first Shower that night with Mommy and Daddy. He was so exhausted from the last two days that he was falling asleep in Daddy's arms in the shower.

Daddy's Birthday! Happy Birthday Daddy, they were getting cozy by the fire after a very relaxing day together. Nana surprised daddy and made him a German chocolate cake, in the trailer, and some salami peppercini rolls. He couldn't believe it when she brought all that out for him.

We did get rain a couple of the days we were camping, so I kept Logan bundled up nice and toasty in this one piece suit and rain boots.

 Our last full day we couldn't resist, once we saw that bright light peek through the trees we headed for the beach. Logan and I played in the sand making sandcastles, well really I played in the sand, he picked up sticks and logs. Daddy and Grandpa went for a kayak ride in the water up river.

Mommy's favorite picture! (that she shared in the blog) 

Cool shades dude! There's that log you drug up and down the beach.

You wanted to get in the kayak with grandpa so bad, he made mommy so nervous. You didn't even leave the sand bank, mommy tried to explain to grandpa that you could jump out very easily. He didn't listen so mommy had to walk away, while you sat in it with grandpa. Nana took it for a putt around the river too! She had lots of fun, everyone kept wanting mommy to do it, "No thank you!"

Best Camper 2011
Yet another favorite picture of mommy's!

We will be going camping again very soon