Saturday, January 30, 2010

blog again, blog again, jiggity jig!

In the car (and everywhere actually) Corbin is non-stop talking. He asks lots of questions (even if he knows the answers) and it really is getting to get on our nerves. Every morning when I get up he asks, "what are we doing today?" and most days I have no clue but he will ask over and over and over again, "what are we doing today?" until I figure it out and tell him and then once we are in the car he will ask, "where are we going?" a bazillion times.

I know he knows the answer. Before we leave the house I tell him where we are going, when we get into the car I tell him where we are going, HE KNOWS WHERE WE ARE GOING! But he continues to ask and for the 1st couple times I tell him and then if he keeps asking I start making up stuff. Like if he asks, "where we are going?" I respond, "down-town China town" or "home again home again, jiggity jigg!" he thinks its funny to drive me crazy. I guess he is a normal kid!

As annoying as it is, I love his age right now. I feel like all the hard work is starting to pay off. As long as he gets enough sleep and doesn't get too much sugar... he is a really great kid!

Friday, January 29, 2010

a BIG day!

Today we had a burst of spontaneity and decided to head up to Hood.

I decided to hang out with Rory while Nick and Corbin went skiing. It was the first time Nick had skied alone with Corbin and they both did great!

All week I've been thinking about starting Rory on solids. He has been showing an interest for a while now but up until today I didn't think he was quite ready. I tend to follow my mommy instinct when it comes to these kinds of things. Well tonight I got the "green" light and mashed up some avocado. At first he was quite hesitant but not for long, he loved it! It wasn't long before he was feeding himself. It was super messy but provided for a good photo op!

Needless to say, Rory required a bath and since Corbin was already in the tub we decided to do yet another "first" and we let the boys bathe together (well, kinda).

It is now about 6:30 and both boys are in bed and sleeping (another first!). It has been a BIG day...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Rory loves Corbin

No one thinks Corbin is as funny, cool, awesome and absolutely amazing as Rory. When Rory looks at his brother all I see are stars in his eyes.

It's super cute.

Rory loves every second that Corbin pays attention to him. He smiles and laughs at everything Corbin does.

Even if Corbin is prying open his mouth, so he can show you Rory's new fangs... Rory doesn't care.

He love love loves his big brother!

Free at Last!

As many of you all know, Rory is a bit attached to me. He has refused all bottles since he was very young and on the one day that I have been away from him Nick had to feed him with a syringe!

I will be gone again tomorrow and the thought of Nick having to syringe feed Rory left me in a bit of a panic. I scoured the internet for types of bottles a breastfed baby might like and today went on a search for a bottle. Of course the one I really wanted to try I could not find anywhere so after the 3rd store, I decided to settle on my second choice, the Tommee Tippee bottle. Guess what? We have a winner! Rory likes it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Where to begin???

Rory is now 5 months old, but it almost feels like he's always been here. He is a very easy going little guy who sleeps wonderfully and hardly ever complains. He's a booby monster and has taken to breast feeding a little too well, he refuses any bottles and so on the days I can't be with him, Nick feeds Rory with a syringe! It's a good thing I don't leave him very often. He is now rolling all over the house and has 2 bottom teeth!

Corbin has taken the role of Big Brother on without any problems and is waiting patiently for the day when Rory can wrestle and play Lightsabers with him. He is a very active boy who loves to make friends with people everywhere we go. He is always saying hi to random people and asking them what their name is... it's a little awkward at times but pretty cute too. Corbin has always been very interested in how things work. He is very mechanical and tries to take stuff apart with a screwdriver. When he gets older we will be buying him old appliances at Goodwill for him to take apart to prevent him from disassembling our good ones (hopefully!). Corbin is the kid of kid who can't really be left alone. He can get himself into trouble anywhere! He's always moving. We tend to keep him busy because he seems to get into less trouble that way. Right now he is in Swimming Lessons 2 nights a week and has a Preschool class once a week. We fill the rest of the time with trips to the park, OMSI, Children's Museum, Indoor Play parks, and the Zoo when its nice.

Already I have noticed some major differences in Rory and Corbin. Corbin never liked to be cuddled and was a very independent baby, Rory is not. Rory prefers to be held and if he had his way, he'd sleep with us every night. Rory seems to be using his hands a lot more than Corbin ever did and he loves playing with toys. Corbin just recently started playing with toys independently, something Rory has been doing for months now! Corbin has an outie belly button, Rory has an innie. I have a feeling there will be more differences as time goes by. I can't wait to see how they grow!