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Hotchiptotter February 17, 2012

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Sometimes I just can't handle the cuteness.

Hotchiptotter, translation from Corban speak, helicopter.

I keep meaning to write down all of the hilariously cute (to us, anyway) things Corban says.  He’s in the stage where words are coming alive to him and he says new things everyday that I had no idea he even understood!  Here are a few of our recent favorites…

“I WUV you” with an emphasis on the wuv 😉

On the potty he is always very honest…”Big poopin comin!!”

“So sleepy today” (guess who he picked that one up from…)

“I wanna read God book”

“I like dis” (which he says when he wants something…somehow he got it in his head that liking something qualifies him for ownership…he’s quickly learning that’s not quite the case)

Eating blackberries and helping mommy "mix it" (bake).

“Baby hiding Mommy’s tummy…I wuv you baby!”

“Daddy, sup sups!” (He goes to basketball practice with Caleb once a week and the guys have to do push ups when they air ball.  When Caleb misses his shots playing on our little hoop downstairs, Corban reminds him to do his push ups!)

“Say sorry to mommy.”

“I biffed it!” (whenever he falls, which is a lot)

“Pray ceasing”  (Pray without ceasing, minus the without, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, it’s adorable)

“Taleb!  Wife!”  (he calls Caleb by his first name and me “wife”, both of which we correct, but it’s still hilarious)

“Fixin the road.” (from the movie Cars, he likes to push around a little chair and pretend he’s fixing the road)

“Makin coffee daddy.”  (anytime he pours water from one container to another he calls it making coffee)

Throwing rocks is always a favorite, even when the harbor is mostly frozen.

“Mmmm.  Really tasty.”

“Want couple more, please.”

“I like hugs, too.” (after we give him good night kisses)

Some of his current favorite things are playing “chase”, going on “trips” from his room to the living room, the abc song, reading his Bible, football as always, playin “bassetball” with daddy, the movie Cars, Sparrow (the 10 month old we watch a couple of times a week, she’s a doll, and I’m pretty sure the reason Corban wants a sister), play-doh, drawing/coloring, helping mommy “mix it” (bake), his growing collection of individually named stuffed “buddies” (Doug, Ronnie, Marvin, Roger, and Bear), going to the Co-op, taking off/trying to put on his clothes (particularly his “unders”), and yelling…loudly.

Valentine's Day breakfast for dinner!

 

Intentional February 6, 2012

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I think it’s a better idea to make “New Year’s Resolutions” awhile after the new year has begun.  Maybe that defeats the whole purpose, but I guess to me it makes more sense because the  excitement of the newness has worn off, reality has set in, and making changes in my attitude, day, habits, etc. is more realistic.  It also helps because I never do well when I try and make sudden changes that come with high expectations.  This year, I thought it a great idea to focus on a word rather than a long list of resolutions.  One word that can play itself out in a variety of ways in all areas of my life.  My word for 2012 is intentional.  I’m really good at being intentional about things like taking naps and baking cookies but less so about things like friendships, organization, Bible reading, encouragement, dating my husband, spending time with Corban, etc., etc.  SO, my goal this year is to learn to be intentional.  I don’t have any set ways of doing this or hard core outlines.  It’s more of a constant prayer, a constant asking to be shown ways that I can, little by little, add intentionality to my life.

ImageIn other news, this kid is pot-ty trained.  Hallelujah. Potty training techniques included a lot of running around naked (him, that is…), reading Daddy’s “bootball zeens” on the toilet (Sports Illustrated), and the classic tool of bribery.  You know, civilized things :).