Sunday, November 17, 2013

"GO GO!"

I'm so behind blogging that it makes me sad.  This is a little diary for friends and family to read but more importantly it's for my children.  And I've been slacking at it.  I need to just start right here.  So, in the most commonly used words of Corbin:  "Go go!"

Carter is going to be 4 Years Old in two months.  Say it ain't so.  Four always seemed old to me.  I know that is silly, it's JUST 4.  But seems so old to me.  I can't believe my baby is turning 4.  I may have a melt down.  Just beware.

Corbin has been WALKING and "talking" like crazy.  He's the funniest, sweetest little guy!!

I want to freeze time.  They are such a blast I'm loving every moment with them!

Here are some funny recent tidbits:

1. They both are in love with their blankets.  Like true love.  Carter brings both of this "gee's" (that is STILL what he calls them) down every morning.  And Corbin points and grunts at his, knoding his head up and down, while making direct eye contact, until I grab it from his crib to also bring down stairs.  They both require a bit of cuddle time before totally awake.  Maybe blanket time is like coffee time?

2. Both boys LOVE Carter's school.  Corbin cries every time we leave without a play.  So sad.  I have to wrestle him back into his carseat.  It's the saddest ever.  He just points to the door, with curled lip saying "go go!"

3. Carter has been going to Sport Ball on Thursday mornings.  It is the BEST program ever!!  He was really nervous the first day.   My instincts were to say "Get out there!  Don't be rediculous!"  But I fought them and stayed with him, even joined in with the class a bit.  This was waaay back in Septemeber!  He's been loving it ever since!  They play, run and learn every sport at their level!  These coaches are amazing and are fabulous teachers.  I loved when Carter came home explaining how to throw a football by sending the rocket to the moon....and you have to cover up the windows (laces) so he doesn't get scared.  Golf was, "hit the oranges away with your elephant trunk!"  So cute!

4. Corbin goes to a playgroup while Carter is at Sportball.  It's an hour of centers, snack and then a little circle time.  He LOVES it!  He plays so hard. When they ring a little bell the first time it's snack time.  He finds a chair and climbs in ready for his snack.  So sweet.  The second bell sends him straight to circle time!!  He waddles into the next room and plops onto the floor.  He KNOWS the routine!  Crazy.

5. Carter has a crazy knack for memorization.  Last night he recited the entire Night Before Christmas and book OGOPOGO.  I'm so shocked!?  This might be normal, I'm not sure.  But it was crazy.

6. He's also obsessed with asking how words are spelled and stringing random letters and asking what it spells.  Ha!

7. Corbin has pooped in the bath tub about 8 times.

8. Corbin is still a picky eater BUT eats some super healthy foods.  The list may be short, but it's good.  Veggie shake (not sweet at all), chia seeds and yogurt, almond milk with turmeric in it?!  Crazy child.

9. Corbin loves his animal books and I often find him "reading" them to himself.  "Arf, arf! waddle, waddle (penguin). ROAR! Meow! etc." SO sweet!!

10.  They have had so many more moments of interaction lately!  The other day they were facing each other and both yelling the same noise, bouncing all crazy in the wagon.  Then they'd crack up.  It would get quite then one would start it up again!  Back to the blanket-loving again, in the mornings while I'm making breakfast, they will often both lay on the floor with their blankets looking at each other and start kicking the floor, once they both get going they will crack up!

11. To follow up with 10. They also will bicker a ton.  There are tug-of-war matches combines with yelling/screaming.  I often intervene.  But occasionally don't have it in me and just sit back and see how it unfolds.

12.  We saw a movie last night!  The whole family.  It's so fun to watch Carter watch a movie!!  The excitement is explosive!  Corbin enjoyed the previews with a dog in it and the crackers I brought for him then, really loudly "GO go!!" while pointing.  Off we went!  Walking around the theater.  Back in to the movie room.  "Go go!!" Back out we go.  Back in we "Go go!"  Such leadership skills that boy has. ;)  "GO GO!!"  He is so fun!!!

Okay, hopefully this is a start to get back to blogging!  Feels good to get some of these thoughts in writing!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Corbin's 1 Year Post

How have we gone from this...

to this:

(I say, as I'm typing this almost 2 months later.)

Corbin actually turned ONE in Texas!

So we celebrated at the/a lake after Uncle Scott and Aunt Amy's wedding!


Opening presents with his boy cousins!

And we celebrated with Nana and Ba at their new FARM!!

Face Down!


And we celebrated here in Canada!!

And Last, but not least, here are the OFFICIAL 1 Year Old Photos:

Oops, wrong baby!! ;)

What a year it's been!!!

What an amazing blessing this little man is to our family!  

This spunky guy surprises us daily!!  His willingness to communicate is CRAZY!!!  (I'm writing this at almost 14 months.)  

He says: 
"go go" when he wants you to get moving!!
"caga" Carter
"baba" baby
shakes head "yes"
shakes head "no"
gives kisses
gives hugs
gives hi fives
makes fish sounds
makes food sound (same as fish) (popping lips)
grabs your face to communicate

He will use every ounce of his being to communicate something to you.  A clap with a scream and a point perhaps?  Or a grunt, grab your face and point??  He will figure out a way to get his point across.

When he's upset he will let you know and he's NOT faking it, he's feeling it, with real tears.  The boy is sensitive.

First words, see above!
Walking!  He's been taking steps for about a month now!!  But prefers to crawl!

Everything or Nothing.  His decision.  Man, picky eater!
Loves (today) guacamole, crackers, yogurt with chia seeds (gotta get that protein in there somehow).  HATES meat.

1 nap!!  WOO hoo!!  Life is so much more simple!
Wakes 1-2x to nurse.  (Judge away!)
He HAS slept through the night 2 times.
Goes to bed SO easily now!  Nurse, cuddle, see ya later!  All that hard work has paid off!!  Praise.the.Lord!

I have to say, the old saying "don't decide the size of your family off of that 1st year of life, but rather on the size of family you want around your dining room table" really resonates in my head.  It was a tough but AWESOME, adorable, cuddly, FUN, loving year.  Time for another!  (just want to see if John reads this. ;)  

Corbin I love you more than you can imagine!  I've LOVED getting to know you this year! You've exceeded all of our expectations and I couldn't have imagined a better addition to our family!  You are such a gift from God and I'm so glad you are mine!!  I LOVE you so much my little bug!!!!

Happy 1 YEAR OLD!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Yet Another Fitness Challenge!

Hey Ladies!

Well I'm on to my third Fitness Challenge of the year!  With the first two I've lost a total of 15 lbs!  Whoot!

I'm now just trying to trim and tone!

I really think having a group of friends (in person or online) doing these challenges together has been the key to success!

For my next challenge (to trim and tone) I'm going to take on Focus T25 by Beachbody.  I've been doing P90X and Insanity in my spare time.  Of course, many times I barely make it through the workout when I hear someone screaming on the monitor.  SOooooo, they just released this workout last month.  It's a series of several DVS's that are 25 minutes long!  (One is longer though, boooo!!  :).

Two of the most motivating fitness mama's I know (one being my SIL, Shae) have already done it and say it's a HARD 25 minutes.  Score!

If you are up for joining a little Facebook Group Challenge of completing this program, let me know!

I'll get you set up!


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Brother's Being Silly

The boys have had many silly moments together more recently!  I love it!

Here is a snippit of them having fun in Corbin's bed!

BEWARE of private shots.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Big Camera Photo Dump

Man, this time around I rarely get the big camera out and just have long photo shoots like I did with Carter.  I think it's because I'm already toting around so much stuff so the iphone has to do the work.

Occasionally, I remember but then forget to upload them to the computer. Any who...I have a back log. they are:

Summer = golf!

My only two pics of Carter on this camera.  He's not a fan of photo shoots these days.  Ha! (he needs his own post very soon!)

Corbin loves the front window!

in action.

Oops, didn't realize this one would be blurry.  I still think it's cute.

Wild man!

This is how he does it...

both legs



Dressed for Stampede!

My Aggie Aunt Andrea made this for Corbin!

crossed feet!


No more!!

The back!

Chasing Lucy's ball.

breaking into the buffet.

Eating something...probably off the floor.

Looks like plum??

Naked time! (At the window, of course.)

Baby bottom!

Uh, uh!! (up, up!)