Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Easter!

I'm not posting a long blog on this one..just wanted to share a few pictures of our day. Enjoy!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Say What??

So Corbin finally had his two year well check and was diagnosed with disarticulating expressive speech. We are on a waiting list to have the state come out and reevaluate him to see if he qualifies for speech therapy. He is far more verbal than a few months ago, but he is nowhere near where he should be by now. He repeats whatever you ask him to say, but when you ask a simple question such as, "What is your name?" he will just repeat me by saying, "Name?" or just babble or say nothing at all. He will tell me no if he hasn't pooped or if he doesn't want a nap, so it's not all repeating, but probably about 80% of it is which the ped didn't like. He also pockets his food (in his mouth) which could be another sign of speech problems. One really good thing that came out of the new visit is he's gained 6 lbs in about 3 months! He is finally now 26 lbs (bumping him from the 5th to 25%) and 32 inches (bumping him down from the 35th to 15%). Oh well, I don't think we'll have a basketball star on our hands, but perhaps a baseball player since that boy loves to throw baseballs around.

A few of Corbin's favorite things to say (on his own):

~mimi or mimi, where are you?
~shishy (sissy) or ta-tum
~gank you (thank you)
~bease (please)
~mu me (excuse me after he sneezes)
~wel-um (your welcome)
~bobop (lolipop)
~Oh, yer is (oh, there it is)
~mommy and daddy (daddy was first for him and mommy was first for Tatum)

So Corbin has been working on a few new teeth. He still only has 2 in the front, 3 on the bottom front and a total of 6 molars now. It's so odd how he had two molars before he even sprouted his front teeth (right after he turned 12 months). He's got a great little smile despite the homeless man look he's been showing off lol.

I finally decided to introduce the potty to Mr. Man and he peed the first time he sat on it..well the 2nd. I tried about a week before our trip to Disney and twice since (including today during the video lol).

Monday, March 17, 2008

Year of a Million Dreams

So we just got back from an amazing trip to Disneyland and California Adventure (5 day pass). We went with Daryl's brother Aaron and his family. It was the kids first time to Disneyland. Tatum did amazing and even tried some of the scary rides (i.e., Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Soaring Over California, etc..etc..). She was right at the 40 inch mark, but she wouldn't try any rides like Tower of Terror (she only went on the other "scarier type" rides once). Corbin was definitely more of a challenge as he doesn't understand the concept of standing in lines and waiting for his turn to come. He would point to (lets say) the Peter Pan ride and say, "Oh cool" and when we were still back like 20 turns, he would freak out and try and push the people forward. Since this was a Year of a Million Dreams, we were constantly on the lookout for the vested men walking around giving away the dream suite, cruise and other things (but were mostly hoping for the dream suite and cruise lol). On the 1st official day of Disneyland, Jen and I took the babies home to nap and the guys stayed with the girls and they were pinned and got to bump up to the front of the line as their dream win. Then another day I was buying a few odds and ends and the kids each got an honorary pin. So no dream suite or cruise, but still a nice keepsake. We'll probably wait and take the kids back when they are 6 and 4 so we will all be able to all go on the 40 inch rides together. Plus, waiting in those fun lines without the speed passes will go much better when we don't have a 2 year old with us lol. We had dinner at Goofy's kitchen and lunch at Ariel's Grotto. It was definitely worth it since the characters come out to your table and sign the kids autograph books and take pictures. We had really good memories and I took over 400 pictures. I'm already having Disney withdrawals lol.