Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Opposite Day . . . Again.

Corban is such a silly. Just ask him, he will tell you "I am a silly." (Sound familiar, Mom?)

Lately, he answers "no" to many, many of my requests. So for a while now I have been using good ol' reverse psychology to get him to do things.

Example: "Don't eat those noodles." He laughs and starts moving toward them, so I get my fake serious face on and say, "Those are my noodles. Don't you eat my noodles. And don't you dare eat that meatball!" He eats them up as he laughs and I continue to tell him, "don't do it." It can be funny, but sometimes I tire of living in Opposite Land. It gets old.

Asking the opposite or asking him to race ("I'm gonna win. I am gonna drink my water first!") are a few things that work, but they don't always work. Corban is sometimes to smart for me and knows what I really want him to do. :)

Such a silly! I love that boy.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Corban's alphabet: A-I

I tried to get him finish the entire alphabet, but I couldn't get him interested again. So here you are, A thru I. This is all him. I would write the letter on a separate paper and ask him to write it on his paper. So cute! I love it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Corban made me do it!

Corban has been pestering me for a few days, so yesterday we set up our tree.
No decorations, yet. We will put them on after Thanksgiving.

Corban has been talking to the tree and chose a name, George, for it. He has such an imagination. Inanimate objects are often part of the conversation. At least this electric entertainer (he spends half the day just hanging out in the living room now) is better than the electronic box downstairs.
Since I was already moving a few items, we rearranged the whole room, moved a few pictures. I love to move furniture around. It is a habit I got into as a teenager. There are some many things I would love to do to improve my house (new carpet is first on my list) and since a complete remodel is out of the question the least I can do is rearrange for a new look.
I attempted to get a few cute shots of the kids. While they are always cute, I didn't get what I was hoping for. She loves having Corban's arm around her, don't let that look fool you.

Unfortunate for me, the one picture that they are both looking contently at the camera is blurred and too dark. Oh, well. :)
After our photo shoot I put Izzy down for a nap. Corban and I sat on the loveseat and I tried to tell him about the conference talk Come What May, and Love It by Elder Wirthlin. I would read him a couple lines here and there, then I laughed a few times. "What's funny, mom?" Corban would say. I love that talk. Especially the part about the blind date. Funny!
(I hope you are happy, mom. This makes three posts in 2 days. I love you!)


My kids LOVE to be outside, regardless of the weather.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

She might be my daughter.




Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

There has been a lapse in my posting, I know. Here are a few pictures from All Hallows' Eve. Corban's original plan was to be a witch (so mommy got the second dibs), then the night before Halloween I was asking him what he wanted to be, he took a deep breath and bellowed, "SUPERHERO CORBAN!!!!!"
I grabbed my sewing machine and dug in my spare fabric box until I found some lovely crushed velvet, red.

Izzy is a gorgeous ballerina. We had numerous comments about her perfect dancer body. It was funny. The kids had fun and Corban let himself into many homes. He had a system- Ding,dong. Knock, knock. No immediate answer- try the door knob and let yourself in. I had to stay very near him. He is pretty much amazing.
Corban is still requesting to trick-or-treat again. I try to explain that we can do it next year. Maybe once all the neighbors take down their decorations he will forget about it for a while.