Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tragedy of the Preggo Brain

I have an AWFUL memory. At least when it comes to short term memory. Seriously. I cannot tell you how many things I've lost, phone calls I've never returned, or play dates I've missed... all because I simply had a lapse in memory and forgot! And being pregnant certainly doesn't help things!

So, all week I've been looking forward to making some banana bread with Korben and today we finally did just that. I brought Korbens step stool into the kitchen so he could reach the counter, and together we mixed up some homemade banana bread, and I put it in the oven. It was supposed to take an hour to cook. It was a little after 4:00 and the bread had been in the oven for just 15 minutes and I realized I hadn't eaten since breakfast and was starving. I was planning on making pasta for dinner tonight but Josh wouldn't get home for another 2.5 hours and I really didn't feel like "making" anything else before I made dinner so I thought I'd load up Korben and go and grab something small real quick.

We made it back home about 20 minutes later but I decided that since it was a nice day today, I'd take Korben to the park for a little while. So instead of unloading Korben and going inside, I drove back out of the driveway and headed to the park.... totally forgetting that I still had banana bread in the oven! We played and had a great time at the park, completely oblivious to the burning bread in the oven back home. I didn't remember it until I was loading Korben back in the car to come home and when we finally did make it home, I think the bread had spent somewhere between 1.5-2 hours in the oven.... oops!

So needless to say, there will be no yummy banana bread eaten in the Chaney house tonight. Such a tragedy!



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Family Time

I love Sundays and Wednesdays when Josh is off of work and we get to spend time together as a family! We spent some time at the park on Sunday this week. This first pic is Josh trying to take Korben across the monkey bars... he thought he would carry Korben in between his legs....


.....not such a great idea after all!!

Korben always loves the swings!

Big boy in a little swing! Even though there are "big boy" swings at the park, Josh opted to try out the kid swing and let Korben push him! :)


I guess Korben thought Daddy was a little too heavy to push and decided to push something a little bit lighter in the swing! If you look closely, you can see a couple of his pez toys in the swing!

Wednesday ended up being bowling night at Shenanigans! Everyone got their bowling shoes on and was ready to go!

Bowling with Mommy

Korben said, "Yay, ball!" after every ball he threw and even threw in a little happy dance every now and then! :)

High fives for Mommy!

Bowling with Daddy. Korben was very insistent that he carry his own ball to the ramp! Mommy and Daddy helped but never carried the ball for him! The child thinks he is so big! :)

Anxiously waiting to see how many pins get knocked down!

"Yay, ball!"

I totally killed the first game! I lost the second game and barely even beat my 2 year old but I refuse to post the scores because I totally got cheated! I bowled a strike in the 10th frame but our time ran out seconds before the ball hit the pins so it never showed up on the score board! The guy at the front desk did give us 10 more minutes so I could re-do the frame but I didn't get the strike the second time around...boo!

After we finished bowling, we ate at the restaurant inside the bowling ally and then played some games in the arcade. Korben loved putting all of his tickets in the ticket counter machine!

Korbens 2 favorite prizes of the night were his duck whistle and Mickey Mouse that Daddy won with the claw machine! :)



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Got Pez?

At the young age of just 2.5 years old, Korben has already started a collection of things he loves... Pez toys! Every single time we go into a store and he see's one, he just has to have it! I'm not sure what it is about these little things that he loves but he truly does enjoy them! And we've never put any of the Pez candy in them so he doesn't even know that it's really a candy holder....ssshhhh! ;) Maybe for Christmas, Santa will bring Korben a carrying case to haul around all of his Pez toys... You should see him try to carry all of these things himself!


So proud of all of his "trophies"


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Korben is....

.....going to have a little BROTHER!!!!! We are so excited to announce that we are having another little boy in a few short months!! I really truly would have been super excited with either gender, but I'm glad Korben (and the new baby) will have a brother to do "boy" stuff with! I only have a brother and I love him dearly and we are super close, but I always thought it would have been cool to have a sister growing up and I'm glad that Korben will have that! I can't wait to find out if he will look a lot like big brother or look completely different! I have a feeling their personalities are going to be completely different though since he's already been so different from Korben in utero! This one has given me more morning sickness and nausea than Korben ever did (of course I didn't have any with Korben!) and he doesn't move around nearly as much as big brother did either. Korben was quite the soccer player in my belly and kicked ALL THE TIME! I have to really pay attention with the new baby because I might miss one his seldom kicks! I just can't wait to meet our newest addition and watch his little personality unfold!

And for your viewing enjoyment, here's a sono pic we got today of our little bundle of joy!



Monday, November 1, 2010

Fun with Pumpkins

Last week, we decided to carve pumpkins for the first time in a very long time! Each of us had one pumpkin that we designed and carved. Korben wasn't that interested in the actual carving part since he wasn't allowed to help with that part, but he did enjoy helping Mommy and Daddy clean out the pumpkins!


An owl face for Mommy and a "C" for baby Chaney to be!

A bat for Korben!

A few friends got together for a PB&J party last weekend and it was really fun to carve pumpkins together and see what everyone else came up with! Unfortuneately, the pumpkin we bought for this event busted so we saved Josh's pumpkin for the party!

We ended up with a "Trick or Treat" design on Josh's pumpkin!

Since Korben didn't get to help much with carving pumpkins, he got to paint one! And he loved it!

We had 3 pumpkins for painting... I helped Korben with the big white one, but the other 2 are the end result of Korbens artwork that he did all on his own! :)

Here's a video of Korben painting his pumpkin :)
Don't forget to pause the music at the bottom of the page!
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Hope everyone had a very happy Halloween!