Tuesday, May 31, 2011

twenty one months old.

im barely grasping the fact that i have a one year old. when people ask me i have to stop and think how old he is. i mean, i know he's one but its seriously taken some time to get the hang of. and here he is today, three months away from being TWO. i dont think i'll ever be able to keep up. but never mind the numbers and the dates, corbin is at his funnest stage ever. i think i'll always say that though.

he is so sweet. hugs any and every thing from books to buzz lightyear figurines to jars of honey shaped like bears to orange slices (yes, he's actually hugged orange slices!). and gives kisses to ryan and i. and says, "love you"!!

once his list of words hit one hundred, which was early on this last month, he suddenly just started copying everything we said! "be right back" "mega mind" "lets see" "geez louise" and there are a million more. he says a few new words every day and every single one of them blow my mind every time. its just fun and amazing to see him learn.

oh, and you should hear the kid sing. he might not always have the words right but the boy can keep a tune and sing along to almost anything if he hears it enough!

corbin shares his food and drinks with us and his stuffed animals or batman figurines or our bear cookie jar or even woody on one of his sippy cups! he uses his imagination and pretends that they are really eating it by making cute little chewing or drinking noises.

when u ask him what color something is the answer is always blue or green but he knows how to say white, red, purple, and yellow.

he loves: looney tunes, riding on his bike, being outside, bugs, helping cook, when his dad comes home from work, and watching tractor videos on youtube.

he dislikes: having his hair brushed and washed, when someone puts a sticker on him, perfectly stacked piles of clothes, and clean houses!

we had two weeks of nursing regression this past month. he went from nursing two to three times a day to five or six. at first i was really frustrated and didn't know how to handle it since he's pushing two years old and im wanting to slowly wean him but after reading this article i just followed his lead and went with it and im really happy i did because after about two weeks he's back to his regular nursing habits of morning, nap (unless he takes one in the car), and before bed. our night time weaning just keeps getting better and better too. last night he slept for ten hours in a row. seven thirty pm until five thirty the next morning. i've tested it out and if i don't nurse him back to sleep then he will be up for the day. so i'm picking my battles and giving into that one for now because he will usually sleep in until seven or eight thirty! since his sleeping has improved so much at night i've also noticed that his naps have started to naturally come later and later. it used to take a lot to keep him up and happy (usually being outside or on the go) until one or two but now he stays up until then no problem!

we've been working on colors and alphabet letters and shapes. possible potty training will be in our near future. birthday party planning. and getting ready for summer!!

so that's corbin in a nutshell. no words could ever really describe how i see and feel about him. twenty one months down, a lifetime to go...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

our week in iphone pictures {twenty three}

i take so many pictures with my phone. its insane really. here's yet another week (that really looks like a month since there are SO MANY) in iphone pictures.
hanging outside. whats new?!
helping dad do yard work. "where bugs at mama?"
looking sweet and innocent even though he can head butt like nobody's business!!
jumping on cousin d and jaden's trampoline! and hanging by the lake at their house!
weeding (blah!) while corbin plays with his nana.
best advice i could ever give someone? buy soyaki and drench everything you eat in it!
snack-fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in greek strawberry & honey yogurt!
aaahhhh fantastic mister fox! helping make strawberry rhubarb crisp!
new toys from mimi! laying on andy's bed.
you think hugging tractors is weird? this kid hugs books, orange slices, tshirts. 
driving better then half the people in seattle!
insisting he eat mac n' cheese for dinner. (he's never even had it before.) whatever though, he loved it!
i've been trying for months to get him to drink milk. if only i would've known all it would take was drinking it out of a box!!
holy hail storm! playing with hail in a bowl!
flash in your face right as you wake up? awe, what a good mom i am! he's been sleeping so funny lately!
bathrobes are where its at! lazy saturday.
why so many sleeping pictures you ask? well, because my phone has a flash on it now!
batting practice. 
searching around the floor for food even though there is a delicious breakfast on that table!
now for a lazy sunday! and cindy crawford moles, er raisins, are all the rage these days!
cutie pic cheese face! drinking out of the jug, just like his daddy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

chuck e cheese's!!

ryan has been wanting to take corbin to chuck e cheese's for a while but my memory of the place having spent so many of my niece and nephews birthdays there was big kids running and screaming around in a crowded room of brightly lit up games and dirty ball pits! i knew the time would have to eventually come that we took him but i've been putting it off for as long as possible! don't get me wrong, i've had a ton of fun at the place back in the day but i pictured it being stressful taking a one year old! but when chuck e cheese's commercials come on the tv and corbin lights up and i ask if he wants to go there and he replies excitedly, "yeah! yeah!" its hard to say no. so friday we met ryan when he got off work and went! 

i was SO HAPPY to see the exact opposite of what i'd been picturing in my mind! the place was clean and there were never more than three kids the whole time we were there! also? the pizza was DELICIOUS! how could i forget how good their pizza was!?!

so after ordering our pizza we just let corbin down and followed him around the whole time! his favorite was riding on bob's bulldozer and watching his dad shoot hoops and win him lots of tickets!!

 together we won 171 tickets and scored two pieces of candy, an awesome green car, and a snow globe!
and check out this sweet video of corbin singing the bob the builder song!!
now every time we see the commercial he gets so excited and says "chuck cheeeeese!". i cant wait to take him back (on a week day at two pm ONLY!) haha!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

our week in iphone pictures {twenty two}

sharing water. trying to hold everything in his hands. bulldozer in the dirt.
zooming down a hill on his car. boys knees!!
playing in the trees. dandelion blowing gone wrong!
look how long that hair is!! trying to eat food off the pages of a crate and barrel catalog.
climbing in the tub and getting soaked IN YOUR CLOTHES is what happens when mom turns her back for one second! play food that corbin loves to eat and share!
wow chuck e cheese, way to capture just the right moment with that pic! driving monster trucks!
hugs for bob the builder! and pizza dinner at chuck e cheese's!
when corbin plays hide n seek he always says, "where's juju?". 
breakfast and the fresh beat band! i wish that show made me smile!
costco samples!! playdoh with dad!
i went to go to bed and found corbin in my spot on the floor so i may or may not have left him there and slept on a soft bed!! (whatever he woke up like twenty minutes later) and a five am wake up means you watch yo gabba gabba laying on the ottoman!
guys doing guy stuff at home depot! four boys, four tractors!
two hours into our morning my living room usually looks like this! 
happy late birthday to me! possibly the best iphone upgrade ever! step-dads rule!
i kinda like this picture of me. it feels very 70's-ish. corbin snoozin'!

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