every year we decorate gingerbread houses. this year i thought it would be fun (and easier) to decorate gingerbread men. then we could give them to the families we carol to.
this year jeremy got us santa hats to wear and bells to ring while we were carolling. it was so fun. the kids love carolling. jackson even screamed the song at a few homes.
the funniest thing happened this year. we were carolling at a friends house and one of the family members said the Lord's name in vain. jackson totaling busted them. he looked at this person and said "you said a bad word" so funny jeremy and I went hee hee hee all the way home.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Posted by Chauntel at 11:38 AM
Isaac got lego star wars for Christmas. It's wonderful when he starts to build things. The amount of concentration is amazing. He put this WHOLE ship together on his own. He was so excited; he asked me to blog about it.
Posted by Chauntel at 11:33 AM
Saturday, December 11, 2010
We finally took some family photos. We just barrowed a tripod and went to the park and did it. So here's a few of our family pics. These aren't the ones we put on our christmas cards (which I just ordered, you should be getting them around Feb:)
Posted by Chauntel at 5:13 PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We had the whole week off for Thanksgiving. The kids did so good at playing together. One day we taught Isaac how to roller blade. I was so much fun. We skated to the park and messed around and than skated back to the house. Isaac was so proud of himself. He was so excited to show Jeremy.
It was very impressive; usually Isaac gives up when something is hard. But he really stuck to it and tried hard to figure it out.
Posted by Chauntel at 2:45 PM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
We decided to take out the old swing set in the backyard on Saturday. I gave them hammers and they had a blast! They all did a great job and loved it. I love the pictures of Isaac - one with his wild man hammer pose, the other after he hit his finger with the hammer. Makayla did a great job too. She took out all the lag bolts with the crescent wrench. She liked learning how to use the wrench. We decided also that we'd go fishing afterwards, so we dug up a bunch of grubs and worms. Makayla was proud of herself for getting the courage to touch them. We then went fishing, but at our fishing spot, there was a little beagle running around, so Makayla and Isaac wouldn't get out of the van, so they watched Jackson and I reel in fish after fish. I ended up taking them home and Jackson and I went back and caught a bunch more. We had a fun Thanksgiving weekend just hanging around the house.
Posted by Chauntel at 10:43 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
We made our annual trek to Eisenhower State Park today and went hiking again today. I took off work and we went. This is our third time going up - we love to go hiking and rock climbing there. There are lots of trails and camping areas, but we've found our favorite spot to go and we go there every time. Makayla was especially excited and just started jumping and climbing down the cliffs and trails. It's always a great time. We finished the afternoon off at Cracker Barrel. That may have been the best decision of our married life so far. Everyone was so hungry and ate everything on their plate! The one picture of Isaac is him beating a dead bird to death again.
Posted by Chauntel at 3:33 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Isaac's soccer season is officially over. We're so proud of how hard he's work and how much he's learned. He enjoyed playing soccer so much, it was a lot of fun to watch. He was awarded most improved! He's so proud of his trophy, award, and metal that he took it to school today to show his teacher.
Jackson's season was over a few weeks ago. He did an amazing job also.
Posted by Chauntel at 8:23 AM
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Today Jackson had a field trip to the fire station for preschool. It was a lot of fun. I'm hoping he'll find a new obsession with something he saw today, instead of 9-11.
I'm just glad he didn't raise his hand to tell the fire fighters about 9-11. Instead he raised his had and told all the fire fighters that his dad plays basketball and football:)
The kids were able to see where they sleep, eat, watch TV, and park the fire truck, ambulance, gator, and smaller engine.
Posted by Chauntel at 2:57 PM
Monday, November 08, 2010
This morning I took Jackson to see the Dallas Stars Practice. They were practicing in McKinney today. I guess usually they practice in Frisco. We showed up about 30 min. early because I wasn't sure if there would be a crowd. Then the team was running 45 mins. behind schedule. So after 75 mins. of waiting Jackson only watched 20 mins. of practice before he was ready to leave. So now I know to come late and just catch the tail end. There really wasn't too many people at all. And the team signs autographs at the end. We missed that though. I bought Jackson a hockey stick so he could get it signed. Maybe next time.
Posted by Chauntel at 1:45 PM
Our primary presidency has planned a family dance the last few years. We have so much fun dancing with the kids. Don't they look like they're having so much fun.
Isaac didn't want to dance with any of us, but he had a good time.
Posted by Chauntel at 1:41 PM
Monday, November 01, 2010
Me - "Jackson, what are you going to do on your mission?"
Jackson - "Play football. Football IS my mission."
Those were Jackson's words last night during our scripture study before bed. We were talking about what missionaries do and after we talked about it, I wanted to make sure he got something out of it. That was his answer. Another successful scripture study.
That's Jackson. If football is on, he goes and gets his football helmet and football and you have to end up playing because he WILL NOT STOP until you do. He is obsessed with whatever sport is on his mind. If baseball is on, he's a baseball player for the night. The same with basketball, hockey (we went to a Dallas Stars game last year and that kick has lasted a year now), golf, and whatever else he sees. He's ALWAYS on the go. He absolutely cannot walk across the room. He will start to walk, then skip, then roll head first, then karate kick whoever is there or not there. He loves contact; he initiates it. It's always him that will go to Isaac and say, "hey Isaac, lets go wrestle." or "hey Isaac, let's go box". Isaac is usually good about not pounding him too bad and just does his famous belly laugh that is extremely contagious when Jackson pounds him.
I wanted to post some more pics of the kids (and my hot wife. seriously, check her out. her weakness is cookies and stuff like that. If she indulges, her butt gets bigger. My weakness is her. When I indulge, just my smile gets bigger. Lucky me.) I posted one of Jackson helping me get a snake off a glue board that got stuck at one of my customer's houses. I brought it home and Jackson helped me get it off while Isaac watched from inside. Jackson loved it and really helped me. We rubbed vegetable oil on it to make the sticky wear off, then we let it loose in a neighbor's yard.
There's a picture of Isaac at soccer. The boys are really doing well in soccer this year. Isaac scored 3 goals last Saturday in his game and Jackson scored 4. We love to watch them play. Makayla started piano this week also and has her 2nd lesson tomorrow. She was so nervous before her first lesson, but afterwards came right home and played something for us. She is really excited to play. We are so proud of her.
The picture of Chauntel is her with her Young Women's Presidency. I think it was at her YW in Excellence night. She came up with the idea of doing a Wizard of Oz theme and her Presidency and Advisors really helped out a lot and she was so happy with how it turned out. I am so proud of her and how hard she works at being the YW president in our ward. She is ALWAYS thinking of the girls in our ward and how the program can help them. It's great for her and our family.
The Logsdons are a blessed bunch. In spite of me, the Lord continues to bless us immeasurably. We see the hand of the Lord in our family daily and feel so fortunate. We talk about the goodness of God and the Gospel plan that centers on our Savior Jesus Christ each day. We look for ways to serve others and try to find joy in a life that can be difficult at times. We believe that God knows us and our needs and have chosen to always trust in Him. It has yet to fail us so far, and know that it never will.
Posted by Chauntel at 9:57 PM
Sunday, October 31, 2010
I have so much fun making Jackson's costumes every year. He always chooses to be something that he's really into. He'll make his decision and never change his mind so I know I can put a lot of effort into his costume and he's not going to change his mind everyday.
I made his jersey out of one of Isaac's old shirts and some ribbon and felt I had around the house. I even had leftover iron on letters from an old project. Then I spray painted his bike helmet and ta da.
Posted by Chauntel at 7:57 PM
Makayla got glasses yesterday. I had no clue that she needed glasses. But she came home from school having failed the eye screening. She also has been moved to the front of the room so she can see the board, so she got tested Monday and her glasses came in on Saturday. She's so excited to have glasses. I assume the excitement will wear off as she breaks, and loses her glasses. but she looks so cute in them.
This picture is of Makayla after trunk or treat last night.
Posted by Chauntel at 7:50 PM