Friday, January 30, 2009


Yesterday at lunch, Corban turned to me and said,

"This is the best food ever!"

It isn't like I made anything special. It was chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries.
He must have been tasting the secret ingredient. (Love.)

Monday, January 26, 2009

"Daddy's hair" or Fun in the Tub

Tonight Corban FINALLY (Halellujah!!!) let me cut/buzz his hair! I shaved off close to 2 inches. He looks so grown up. He agreed to the hair cut because I kept pestering him for about a week that he should cut his hair like daddy's. For a while he would just look at me like I was crazy and say, "Daddy's hair? Daddy's beard?" He said he didn't want a beard. He is pretty much the most awesome kid. He also surprises me all the time with random information. We were driving in the car and I mentioned Izzy's birthday. He said, in the most excited voice ever, "My birthday?" I told him, no it is Izzy's on Sunday. Then he told me his birthday is in March. Wow. He has never said that before. I asked him, "what day is your birthday?"
"Tuesday," he said smiling.

He started singing Puff The Magic Dragon the other day. Where did he learn that? I didn't teach him. He often spells him name aloud and on paper. "c-o-r-b-a-n" or "c-o-r-b-n. Corban!" he says proudly.

He was so good to sit still for me tonight.
I didn't realize how much taller Corban is than Izzy. They are so funny, always coping each other. Sometimes it drives me crazy. They sure love one another.

Izzy's hair is getting so long. Too bad the front grows slower than the back. :) She is such a sweet girl. She talks in full sentences often and expresses herself so well. She turns 2 on Sunday! She can sing her ABC's without a back up singer. She loves singing. If music starts, no matter when we are, she will often turn to me, "momma, singing. Singing." until I acknowledge the music. I can hardly believe it. She is such a blessing in my life.

My kids teach me so much. Even when Corban upsetting her she still thanks him ("Thank you, brudder") when he gives her back her blanket or says he is sorry. She loves him so much. When he is at school she likes to ride in "brother's carseat" if we run errands. I will never forget the first time I intentionally split them up- I tried to do a mommy/Corban date, but when I dropped off Isabelle with Laurelyn, Corban cried the entire way to the dollar movie, was only distracted for a bit, and then started asking for "sister" and we had to leave early to go get her.

As much as they pick on each other they sure don't like being separated. Izzy sometimes tries to get on the bus with Corban.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Crazy Hair

Periodically I try to manage (aka play with) Corban's thick mane using various hair products. He will not allow a hair cut right now, so with such long (yes, that is long- I like to buzz it short) hair it is funny to put pomade and hairspray in to make it crazy. He was upset with me 3 days ago and said he didn't want "cute" hair as I tried to style it.

Well, yesterday he disappeared for a minute and came back smelling like hairspray. He had his hair all funky and said, "mom, I look crazy!" It was awesome. He was smiling all weird. Funny kid. When I went to take a picture he kept rubbing his hands together. . . Ok, Mr Burns.

Harry Potter

In anticipation of the next Harry Potter film my friend and neighbor, Danielle, decided they (some friends, her kids, etc) would read the series again. This is an attempt to get one of her sons (he is eleven) to read. I also suggested to her the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It is like HP meets Greek Mythology.

We are reading one book a month and then watching the corresponding movie.

Harry Potter and . . . (read by date)

(1) the Sorcerer's Stone 2/17

(2) the Chamber of Secrets 3/17

(3) the Prisoner of Azkaban 4/17

(4) the Goblet of Fire 5/17

(5) the Order of the Phoenix 6/17

(6) the Half-Blood Prince 7/17

(7) the Deathly Hallows

We will read the book and then watch the movie on (or around) the 17th of each month. After we see the 6th movie in theaters we will read book seven. If anyone one wants to reread the series and watch the movies with us please do. You can even join us for movie night if you want to skip the reading.

No matter how many times I view this trailer it still gives me the chills.

Friday, January 16, 2009

New Pictures of the Kids.

Mom, you asked for new pictures of your grandbabies. Aren't they sweet. Yes, it was a permanant marker.
Like what you see? Wish yours kids were as creative?
One phone call is all it took for my kids to sneak upstairs unattended and design their own tatoos.
This is what I get for teaching him how to write his name.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Corban . . .

Tonight when we had prayer time Corban volunteered. It was short and sweet.

He started and ended it normal, but the best part:
"Fank you a Daddy and Izzy. . . and Mommy. . . . . Fank you a doors and closets."

He likes to keep us on our toes.

Sorry, Mom about the lack of pictures. Soon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


We were hanging out at my parent's and Corban brought a stool in the front room (sorry mom) and Izzy followed suit. What follows are a few examples of their shenanigans. They are SOOOO cute!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Goodnight Moon

I have so many things I need to add. Maybe while Corban is at school tomorrow I will get a chance to post some updates.

One story I need to write down so I don't forget:

I was sitting in the hall by Corban's room the other night and he was really struggling with the concept of staying in his bed. When he finally calmed down and stayed in place I heard him talking as he and stared at the stars on his ceiling . . .

"good night stars, goodnight closet, goodnight doggie, goodnight mess . . ."

I had to stifle the laughter. He went on saying goodnight to everything for a few minutes and then suddenly was alseep.

He is a riot. That same night he was instructing me on how to go to bed,

"lay down, close your eyes, relax, have good dreams."