Friday, February 27, 2009

New Wine Cabinet

Normally, I wouldn't post about new furniture, but this was cute.

I was stuffing Corbin's diapers in the family room, which also happens to be where we put our new wine cabinet. We hadn't baby-proofed it yet, so Corbin was still exploring it. Well, when he saw me putting the diapers together, he thought he would help me out & put them away...

Hmmm... this looks like a good place for them!

Yeah, I think they fit pretty well in here! This has to be what this thing is for!

There, I am all done! All my hard work paid off- all neat and tidy!

He also put the directions to assembling the cabinet in there! Hahahaha!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sliding Down the Stairs

Corbin has been going down the stairs for a couple of weeks, but cautiously. All of a sudden, today, he decided he needed to go a little faster. This video has him sliding down, although it is a little slower than he was doing for me earlier. I think he was a little thrown off with both of us looking at him. Jon had never seen him do this before in this clip:

Also, we have cleverly shown him a new "ga-ga" in the pantry that he loves just as much as the cats cookies: freeze-dried banana coins. So now he begs for those!

Monday, February 23, 2009


Boy, thanks a heap, grandma! lol

Corbin learned a new word, "cookie," which refers to those Trader Joe Cats Cookies. My mom brought them over when she babysat last week & taught him that they are kept in the pantry.

So now, I have to contend with a little boy who stands at the pantry & yells, "Ga-Ga! Ga-Ga!" until we get him one. It's cute, but he's going to be sorely disappointed when he doesn't always get a Ga-Ga.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Crunchy, Crunchier...

I went to a new store today! It was very tree-huggy & had all the products I would buy for my baby if I was uber-rich. We already cloth diaper. We mostly use Bum Genius brand, but they had these beuatiful fitteds over there. I really hope to have a reason to buy newborn fitted diapers soon- they are adorable!

I indulged a little bit & bought Corbin a new color diaper, a new eco-friendly sippy cup, cloth wipes & an amber teething necklace.

I love the cloth wipes. They are so super soft- organic velour and terry. I think Corbin's gonna love 'em.

He's trying to get used to the teething necklace. It only works on him if it's hidden under his clothes. Otherwise, he wants to try & yank it off. If you're wondering WTH an amber teething necklace is, click this link:

Never mind. The link isn't showing up. Just google it.

Here is my little model. These pics were taken this afternoon in the living room.



Sporting the new dipe, with bonus drool-strings. (look at that skinny lil thing!)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Tunnel

We went to Ikea yesterday & Corbin got a new tunnel! At first, we had to cox him to go in it. I went through it & he cried the whole time. I guess he thought it was eating me. Finally, after throwing toys into the middle for a while, he got the hang of it & started going through it by himself.



I tried to do a Valentine's Day shoot today to make a card for Jon, but the photos didn't turn out too well. He was waaaaay to wiggly, and I couldn't adjust the camera quick enough, let alone get a pose out of him.





Sunday, February 8, 2009

First Hockey Game

We took Corbin to his first professional hockey game last night. I was very nervous as to how he would do, since we would be out past his bedtime. He did really well! He was unphased when the cannon went off & when a hockey puck came crashing into the glass in front of him. We've decided that this makes him goalie material.

The Jackets won in overtime (although we headed out with 7 minutes left in the 3rd period), so I think Corbin is a good luck charm. He also got to see Stinger & 2 goals scored in front of him. He loved clapping along with the crowd.

With Daddy before we left

And Mommy

Game-time!Blurry cell-phone pics


For those of you who don't know already, his hair is coming in curly!

The drool-challenged photos from the other day. He loved that balloon & carried it around all afternoon!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's Been a Long, Long Time

I'm so sorry for the lack of updates. I have been working at night & getting settled in the house. Our days are often full of checklists to work off of, errands to run, etc. I have even been forgetting the camera at important events, like a family reunion this past weekend. Really slacking here.

Corbin is doing well. He did take a tumble down the stairs last Wednesday, but he is fine. Very resilient, that kid. His new favorite activity is climbing on top of his rocking chairs or his play workbench. That's a disaster waiting to happen.

He is a virtual fountain. He has a plethera of drool inside that body. I kid you not- today I was wiping his drool away for a photo I wanted to take of him with a balloon. I wiped & went to snap the photo, but the drool string was back already. So I wiped again, went to take the pic & hmmmm... back already? I did that 2 more times after that before I was able to get a drool-free photo. But then he tilted his head down again, and it came dripping out.

He has 3 molars now, I think. I haven't seen that upper right one, but I felt it tonight when brushing his teeth. And both eye teeth are popping through. So we have 11, soon to be 13. At least we are halfway done with the baby teeth. It seems like he's getting a lot more teeth erupting lately.

I will have to get a video of him imitating the Yo Gabba Gabba dancers. Jon & I were cracking up tonight at him dancing along. They do these sequential dance moves. For example, they might put their arms up first, then spin, then drop to the floor & jump up. He will try his hardest to keep up with them. He does the moves along with the TV, and sometimes he tries to anticipate the next move & do it ahead of time. He's so stinking smart.

He is also obsessed with cats, as anyone who has seen him lately knows. He will find a cat where you didn't know one existed. There might be one on someone's sock or a book. Wherever there is one to be found, he will announce it!