Thursday, October 30, 2008

6 Months Old!


Yes, Corbin is 6 months old! Time has just flown by! I can still remember all too vividly the day he was born (so well that right now, I am not in the mood for #3)! He's growing like crazy! He hasn't gone in for his 6 month check up yet, so I don't have the official numbers, but we've weighed him at home and he's a good solid 20 pounds! Yes, that's right, 20 pounds! Lainey wasn't 20 pounds until like 17 months old! He's also starting to wear 12 month clothing! CrAzY! He's not rolling over yet (although I think he really could if he wanted to). He is such a happy baby....mellow and easy going (from his father) and has been a blessing to our family! We sure do love him!

State Fair!


Last year we got excited when the county fair came to town. We thought it would be something new and exciting to do. Coming from Utah and Idaho, we've been to some good fairs! We got Lainey all hyped up about seeing all the animals and what fun it would be. Boy, were we in for a BIG disappointment. There were 2 cows, 0 horses, no pigs, no sheep, nothing! Lainey was soooo sad. So this year, we thought we would try out the state fair. We picked the right day to go (Monday).....parking was a $1, parents who brought kids got in free, and there were free kiddie rides until noon! Lainey had a blast on the rides, but, since other people had the same thought (don't people have to work on Monday's?) as we did about the "cheap" day, there were lines at all the rides! So we rode the rides until noon then went to find some animals. We must have picked the wrong day for animals, because there were no cows there yet, only 2 horses so far, no pigs....we saw some sheep, chickens and rabbits and that was about it! Oh well! It was still a fun day out!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I got tagged....sorry Susan it took me so long to get mine done! We just got back from a last minute trip to Idaho (pictures to come)!

Here's mine....
8-1-08: This was my 30TH!!!! (I still don't feel 'that old') birthday cake decorated by Lainey and Nate. Lainey LOVES to put sprinkles on cakes (if you couldn't tell).

RuLeS: Open your pictures file and select the fourth folder. From there, select your fourth picture and tell a little about it. After you are done, tag seven people to do the same. :)
Leave them a message on their blog, too, so they know!

Now I tag: Betsy, Trina, Heather, Nicoloe, Christina, Sara, Mary Lee

Friday, October 10, 2008

Miss Smarty Pants..L-A-I-N-E-Y

I've worked hard with Lainey to learn her letters and sounds and numbers and counting. She loves to learn and will sit by herself for A LONG time and just read to herself! (I tease her that she's the only kid I know who gets upset that as a punishment, she can't read......she also hates when we take her current favorite book away as a punishment!). Anyways, today she was playing with her foam ABC's and brought some letters up to me and told me to watch. She said each letter of her name and put the letters in order. I was pretty impressed! She was also very proud of herself (as she should be). And yes, I know her clothes don't 'match'....that's what she wanted to wear for PJ's last night!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Slow Dance

A friend of mine emailed this to me....thought the message was sweet


Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,'Hi'

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift...Thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

New background

Jill....Thanks for the great website for the new blog backgrounds!

Pants or Capris???

The other day Lainey was helping me fold laundry. She started laughing, and when I looked at her she said, "Look Mommy, I'm wearing Corbin's pants!" It was pretty funny in the moment, and I was a bit shocked to see that Corbin's 6-9 month pants (which I'm sure he'll be out of in the next month even though he's not even 6 months old yet) FIT Lainey. They weren't tight or anything, there was room to spare in that waste line! She's always been like that....95% percentile for heights, 5% percentile for weight! So she wore them around for a bit and before I made her take them off, Nate told me to snap a picture!


One of Lainey's favorite things to do is go to the river and throw rocks into it with her Daddy. Why she likes it so much, I'm not must just be because it's something special she does with her Daddy. We went to White Oak Lake a few days ago (it's a campground about 20 minutes from our house) and played on the playground and then went to throw rocks in the lake. Lainey loved it, as usual!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Barn Sale 9-27-08

One of the highlights for us (remember....SMALL town) each year is going to the Barn Sale. It's an outdoor arts/crafts/food show. Here are some pictures from our day.......
When Lainey heard we were going to the Barn Sale, there were 3 very specific things that she talked non-stop about wanting to do.....
1) Jump in the bouncy house and go down the blow up slide
2) Get her face painted
3) Buy a sparkly crown (made from decoration wire with shapes on it and ribbon tied to the back-sorry-no pic)
Well, she had her three things accomplished and left a very happy girl.

Lainey and the bouncy house.
Lainey got a lady bug painted on her face (this picture is rotated the right way on my computer, I've tried re-uploading it a number of times and it just keeps loading it this way....go figure!)Not until we moved here did I find such wonderful cuisine to chose from at craft fairs!

At home at the end of the day!