Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Take me out to the ball game

On Thursday nights Roger plays on a softball team with some guys from his work. The games are at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, or 9:00 depending on the week. Corby and I like when the games are at 6:00 or 7:00 because then we get to come watch! Last week his game was at 6:00 and my parents + Jar were in town. So we got J Dawgs for dinner and enjoyed a slightly freezing night at the ball game.
Usually I'm too busy trying to watch the game and keep Corby happy to take pictures. So I was happy Jar was there to take some pictures for me!
What a cutie!
Go Daddy!
Corby is starting to be way more expressive these days. He tilts his head way back sometimes. And this is his "I'm so excited" face.
We were playing with Corby's crocodile he got for Easter by pushing it back and forth on the bleachers. Corby thought it was the coolest thing ever.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

I love to see the temple

On Wednesday night my parents watched Corbyn for us, so we could go to the temple. Pictures complements of the Jar who came with us.

I love the temple. President Monson talked about temples in his most recent conference address. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from his talk.
"Why are so many willing to give so much in order to receive the blessings of the temple? Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings. There are never too many miles to travel, too many obstacles to overcome, or too much discomfort to endure. They understand that the saving ordinances received in the temple that permit us to someday return to our Heavenly Father in an eternal family relationship and to be endowed with blessing and power from on high are worth every sacrifice and every effort."
"The all-important and crowning blessings of membership in the Church are those blessings which we receive in the temples of God."
"As you and I go to the holy houses of God, as we remember the covenants we make within, we will be more able to bear every trial and to overcome each temptation. In this sacred sanctuary we will find peace; we will be renewed and fortified."
"Each [temple] stands as a beacon to the world, an expression of our testimony that God our Eternal Father, lives, that He desires to bless us and, indeed, to bless His sons and daughters of all generations. Each of our temples is an expression of our testimony that life beyond the grave is as real and as certain as is our life here on earth."
I know that we have the restored gospel here on the earth today. I know that because of the temple and the ordinances we make in the temple, our families can be forever, as long as we live up to the covenants we make there. I also know that because of our Savior's atonement, we can always repent and change if we have made mistakes. Let me repeat that - we can ALWAYS repent. It may not be easy, but there is a way provided for us. I am so grateful that I have this knowledge. I cannot even imagine how difficult this life would be without it.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Look what I can do!

Last night at 11 months and 6 days, Corby took his first steps on his own and with BOTH legs!

Check him out!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Eats

A disclaimer before I begin: We don't eat like this all the time. Don't judge me!
Back when we were first married, most Saturday mornings we would go for a long run and then make something for breakfast - usually waffles, pancakes, or French toast. Fast forward 4 years... ever since Mother's Day when I got the Our Best Bites cookbook, this recipe for Puffed French Toast has been calling out to me. I really wanted to give it a try, but I couldn't come up with a good excuse. Finally I decided that I would make it after our Saturday morning run for old time's sake. Oh my goodness. It was unlike any other French toast I have ever had. So amazing. Of course it made way more than the 2 of us should ever eat, so we shared with a few of our neighbors.
Saturday night I took dinner to a family in our ward who just brought home a new little baby boy. Of course I couldn't just take them dinner. They needed dessert too. So I made some individual fruit pizzas.
And then Sunday night we went to dinner at my grandparent's house. I was in charge of dessert, so I made the dessert version of Our Best Bites' Stuffed Pizza Rolls. The recipe is in their cookbook, but not online. The recipe calls for shredded apples in the middle. I made most of them that way, but my mom doesn't like apples, so I made some with peaches. Those were even better than the apple ones, so next time I make them I think I'll do them all peach. I forgot to take a picture last night, so I took one before Rog and I polished off the leftovers tonight. It's a shame because they were so much prettier last night.
The past few days Corby has started showing a lot more interest in what we are eating. Saturday afternoon Rog was having some leftover spaghetti with chicken parmesan on the front porch while Corby played. Soon enough he came begging for a taste. He gobbled it right up. It has taken 5 months, but maybe now he is finally realizing food tastes good.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Signs of Summer

Even though the weather we've been having lately makes me wonder if summer will ever come, there are some signs that summer is around the corner.
Last Saturday we pulled out the grill and made delicious Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers (minus the mushrooms and onions) thanks to Our Best Bites.
And tonight we got our first snow cone of the summer. It also happened to be Corbyn's first snow cone ever. It was blue raspberry and watermelon and I think it's safe to say, he enjoyed the few bites we gave him.
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Love this kid!

Corby loves being up on our counters. Maybe it's because he doesn't get to explore up there very often or maybe it's because he likes to be up on the same level as us. Whatever the reason, if nothing else will make Sir Whine A Lot go away, putting him up on the counter is always sure to do the trick! Obviously it's not the safest place for him to play, so I make sure to watch him very closely when he's up there.
Testing out all the bottle nipples.
Making sure those teeth are extra clean.
Oh this kid cracks me up! Love him!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

11 Months

Corbaby is 11 months old today... That means only 1 more month until he is 1 year old! Umm, that is CRAZY! The only thing more crazy is that I took his pictures and am blogging on his actual 11 month birthday! When am I ever that on top of things?!
The Corb at 11 months:
*Loves goldfish crackers and banana chunks. He gets so excited when he sees me get them out.
*Gives high fives {sometimes}. You know, if he's in the mood.
*Takes steps with his right foot only and ends up walking in a circle.
*Loves his daddy. If he's around, he will always pick him over mommy. I'm old news, he's with me all the time.
*Drinks out of cups.
*Will give you something if you ask {almost every time}.
*Is constantly waving.
*Likes to make obstacle courses for himself. He is always climbing under chairs, tables, etc...
*Hates the grass. If we put him in it, he will not move for anything.
*Plays a fun game with mom where I put something small in one of my hands and he guesses which hand it is in.
*Is deathly afraid of the stairs. He can climb them just fine, but he is so scared of them. He cries the whole time he is climbing. The funny thing about that is the best picture we took tonight is of him climbing the stairs. Go figure.
This is seriously 2 seconds later... His normal reaction to being on the stairs!
*Stands up on his own very well. And is comfortable in the standing position for long periods of time.
*Is always chilling in the crouch position like this.
*Is such a little cutie!
We love our little guy so much!
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May Decorations

My May decorations are all up and I must say, I'm loving them!
I made the daisy frame this year. I got the idea here, but changed it a lot to make it my own. Daisies are my favorite flower and You've Got Mail is one of my all time favorite movies, so it was perfect.
Here is my shadow box for May.
And my plates for May.
It has been a cold spring. It seems like there aren't too many flowers outside, so it's nice to have them inside!
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Sunday, May 15, 2011


Corby has been working on learning how to walk. He practices with his walker and with anything that has wheels and he can push. He'll push his high chair around the kitchen and last Saturday he was walking around Macy's like this.
He takes steps with his right leg when he isn't holding onto anything, but not his left leg. Here is the pretty hilarious result - we call it his circle walk.
(He wore out one of his 6-9 month pajamas, so we bought him the 9-12 month pajamas he is wearing in this video to replace it. HUGE, I know! He fits in some 9-12 month clothes just fine, but some are still way too big.)
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Sick Again

Corby went a good 2 months without getting sick. But as we all know, you can't escape being sick forever. He came home from Disneyland with a minor cold. Just a very runny nose and a cough. Earlier this week he seemed to be getting over it, but was being really grumpy. I thought he might have an ear infection, so I took him to the doctor on Wednesday. He had some fluid in his ears, but it wasn't infected. The doctor said that although it wasn't infected, it probably was causing him quite a bit of discomfort (like it would if it was infected). Thus the grumpiness.
On Thursday he came down with some sort of a stomach bug. He threw up a few times and got a bad case of explosive diarrhea. Oh my, he was not a fan of that. Friday was the worst day. We just hung out and watched a lot of movies - The Princess and the Frog, Hercules, and You've Got Mail. He doesn't really pay much attention to anything I put on the tv unless a song comes on, so I tried to watch Disney movies. He took a lot of naps - most of them on me. He would wake up when I tried to lay him down. So I really didn't get anything done. Poor baby.
Yesterday and today he's been doing a lot better. No more throwing up and his diarrhea is slowly going away. So far Rog and I haven't got sick. Fingers crossed that we won't get it!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day I made these cards for my wonderful mom and mother-in-law. It was my first time using the Cricut cartridge I got for my birthday.
I also made these tin can treats using this tutorial. I sent them to my mom, mother-in-law, sister, and my sister-in-laws that are moms.
It was my first Mother's Day as a mother. On Saturday we went out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
On Sunday I got to open my gift from Rog and Corby. They made me a card with both of their hand prints.
And got me the Our Best Bites cookbook. I told Rog this was what I wanted, but he tricked me into thinking he might have gotten me something else. I also received some cards and books about mothers from my mom and grandmas.
For dinner we had sweet and sour chicken and this delicious pie. It was kind of just a chill day, but it was good to reflect on how grateful I am that I get to be a mother.
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