I had a lovely mother moment today. I was in Salt Lake and decided to go to City Creek for just a bit for Corbin to play at the food court since we had been out shopping. We play there for 30 minutes or so and then I realized I hadn't changed his diaper for a while so I checked it and while doing so got a little poop on me...ugh. You think you learn not to check that way...ha! I hurried and took him to the bathroom but had to wait a bit to get a changing table. I changed his really full diaper and feel a lot better until I realize I didn't have any diapers left....Oh shoot!! I am by myself at the mall in Salt Lake....uh. I panic and then see a little vending machine thing that said diaper kit. What the heck comes in a diaper kit?! Would a diaper even come or just wipes? What size of diaper would it even be if it did come? Well at this point I was desperate and decided I might has well buy a diaper kit and see. I search for some quarters and go to put them in to find out the machine is jammed...hmm well no diaper kit for us. I put Corbin pants back on and let him go commando..until I can go to a grocery store or something around there and buy some diapers. I was tempted to ask a random stranger but didn't have it in me..not worth it. Frazzled, I hurried to the car and rush through the parking garage to get out and find a store. Now Salt Lake for some reason makes me so anxious. I get nervous driving the street and I hardly ever do. I don't know my way around and I hate the one way street and the trax driving right next to you..and I hate paying for parking. It all just makes me nervous..since I don't do it often. I call Jesse at work to ask him to help me find something cause I have no idea where to go...plus the business and traffic doesn't help. He help direct me to a street that had a few options. I pull into smiths still in a rush because of course Corbin could pee any second if he hasn't already and I certainly didn't have any extra clothes with me. I go to get him out of the car and there sitting on the seat right next to him is a big box of diapers from Sams Club that I bought a few days ago. Wow. Are you serious!? Well how convenient I guess. ha! So I hurried and changed him right there in the parking lot. If I wasn't in such a panic and rush when I put Corbin in the car I would have notice them big as day sitting next to him! At least he was still dry! :) First time in his 18 month life he had to go commando...and hopefully the last! At least in public! ;) I couldn't be the first to do this!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Yes, I now know that for some people reading post after post about your child isn't that entertaining and you just seem overly obsessed or something...but well..sadly not a whole lot goes on around here besides hanging out with my buddy and its gotta be journaled. ;)
Corbin is not a baby anymore...he is 18 months now. And seriously this past little while he has been doing things that make him seem more and more like a little boy. People have mention that he is starting to look more like a little boy now too. Just the fact that he can now play by himself for a while now. He grabs a few cars and rolls them all over the couch and furniture. And just little things he does while he plays, its just so cute for me to watch him. I know its not a big deal and I will hate it soon enough but he will actually sit down and watch a little bit of a movie -which has been a lifesaver when we have been a little sick around here. He now understands a lot of things I say and surprisingly obeys for the most part. He is starting to talk a little more as well. Copying what I say mostly but definitely has learned a few more words that he says pretty consistently. He seriously has the funniest face expressions still and makes me laugh. He loves to be thrown around and wrestle. He loves to read books still and definitely has an opinion with which ones we read-he likes to choose. I have to remind myself sometimes that it is good for him to read. He is a very cuddling boy still and I will take it as long as I can. Like I last mention he is very sweet and will almost always give you a kiss when asked. He has to be sung to in order to go to bed lately...and is a little spoiled and makes sure that I rub/tingle is leg or hair or face. He also can't take a bath my himself...yes he showers with Jesse or I and loves to just sit back and play with his toys in the tub while we shower.
We just went to the doctors and sadly he has an ear infection...but surprisingly he hasn't really been acting up or fussy-so I am lucky but also glad we caught it. (Jesse also has one right now-did I mention we have had our share of sickness this past little while) I sure hope we aren't going to have one after another this winter again since last winter he had 3. The doctor says he looks like he is eating great...and even suggested to make sure he is eating healthy snacks because we don't want him to gain too much weight. I told him my boy loves to eat all day-and sadly he might be doomed with weight problems (from his parents) but we will try our best. I try to limit him to one string cheese a day since some days he begs for it all day long. ha! He also mention that if he doesn't hit a growth spurt in his teenage years its looking like he will be staying around the 10th percentile for height. I have hope for him.
I take too many pictures that it actually now overwhelms me...because I don't know what to do with all of them. Most of really bad quality I know as well. But heres a bunch of random ones from the past little while.
way fuzzy since it was from far away..but he just got right up there and laid down on the pillow to watch the movie.
He likes to play on the piano...which is still just sitting in our garage..
learning to be goofy from his cousin Max..which is the only cousin name is can say right now.
He really loves to dip his food into any type of dip...or just get the dip with his hands..
and then once his hands aren't doing the trick he just drinks it.
Jesse fit him into a 6-9 month sweater onsie thing..
trying out the beds at the store.
after pouring his soup all over his head he then decides to dig for something better...one attractive child I have.
playing with cardboard and put it around his head.
he loves to play on the toys at the store...no need to put money in it. He is happy pretending.
somedays he gets obsessed with this hat and puts it on and off by himself.
glasses from Halloween laying around that he insisting on wearing for a while.
playing in the leaves with his cousins. Another lesson we have learned from owning our first home-we don't really care for big trees in our yard.
Friday, November 15, 2013
As much as I hate being waken up a night...seriously I need my sleep...but lately Corbin has been "needing" us at night. I go into his room and he immediately stops crying but wants to get out of his crib. I am trying not to make any bad habits so I know I have to be careful. One night I was so tired (and sick) that I took him out and we laid on the floor together. He is OBSESSED with pillows and always wants to lay on one. But he now will lay down but then start to sing a little bit like.."aaa" and then say please. Which he is asking me to sing to him. I think it is the sweetest thing...because most people know I can not sing at all. But I have always sang to Corbin to calm him down and he now has learn to find comfort in it. My go to songs are: You Are My Sunshine, I am a Child of God, I Love to See the Temple, and recently A Child's Prayer. Last night I didn't want to take him out of his crib so I just said you need to lay down and then I will sing to you..he immediately did and just laid there as I sang. If I stopped singing he would look up and make sure I was there and then would ask me to sing again. As much as I am so tired it melts my heart...that is the only reason why I stayed in there longer than 40 minutes and laid on his ground and just sang to him in the middle of the night. The things we do for our sweet children.
Also one day when I was feeling awful...like so sick I couldn't really do anything besides lay on the couch. I feel so bad because he wants me to play with him so bad. I was on the verge of tears and he just came up to me and gave me a kiss. I smiled and he gave me another one and then look at me and smile and then give me a few more. It was the sweetest thing..like he was trying to take care of me. Corbin kisses are the best. It sweet moments like this that I never want to forget! :)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I have been meaning to get to this post but Corbin and I have had a rough week with both of us being sick and I am hoping it will get better real soon. I am going to admit I still struggle wanting to dress up for Halloween...I love all the Halloween festivities and getting together with friends and family but when it comes to dressing up...ugh. I just hate to think of things and go buy something or whatever. I didn't have a costume picked out for Corbin but my Mom and sister found a cookie monster costume they all loved and bought it for him...so I was going to try to go with the monster theme. We found a Monster Inc. Sulley Costume for Jesse and I had...nothing.
We had a Halloween party at my moms house for our Sunday dinner and had my mom Potato Cheese Soup which is tradition for Halloween! We also carved pumpkin...which I am still way into doing and Jesse I think just does it to make me happy..ha so nice of him! :) But I forgot to take a picture of them..opps. But I did get a picture of everyone in their costumes...pretty good looking. We had the police officer costume I wore in the garage-It was Jesse's brother's old costume. Sexy...
I went to Farmington Station with my sister Brooke and her kids and my Mom. They had Halloween activities going on for kids and then a little trunk r treating at that stores...but our kids were actually more interested in playing on the park..either way it was good to get out! I actually found Corbin a gorilla costume that I could not pass up! ha!
We had a ward truck r treat...which I guess I ward hasn't done it in a long time and finally someone convinced them we have enough children in the neighborhood to do it I guess?! ha! That was Corbin's first time experiencing it..and of course at first he didn't understand but then realized each car was giving him candy. He would take the candy and then go sit on the curb and just want to eat it right there. He probably had a little too much candy...possibly a factor in why he is sick now...? But he definitely enjoyed it.
We had a little friend Halloween Party the Monday before Halloween. We had people come in there costumes and had soup in bread bowls and hung out in our garage and played games! And I stole my moms pirate costume..so i didn't have to be the lovely cop again. ha
He asked for a banana....how fitting..
shark meets gorilla
I didn't get pictures of everyone but at least got everyone in the group picture! :)
Tuesday is when Corbin and I went down hill....so by the time Halloween was actually here I was kinda burned out and didn't have the energy to really care about it...sadly. And I had already had Corbin dress up 4 other times before! But we got invited to go hang out with the Bullards. They invited friends over but it ended up being all the Bullards and their spouses and then Jesse and I and Corbin. ha! It was good to get out and be together with all of them! They let us ride the spooky Cherry Hill tractor..which I was impressed by the scenes of skeletons!
Overall it was a successful Halloween year...and I am exhausted now.