Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How Thunder Cat Videos Came to be Banned...

For the longest time, it has been the norm to read Korben a book before bed. After the story, Josh or I (whoever is putting him down) might lay down with him for a couple of minutes but then we say goodnight, leave the room, and Korben goes to sleep shortly after.

This past week, my dear husband has decided to change that routine. Instead of reading him a book, he's been letting Korben watch Thunder Cat videos on his phone. Apparently Josh would start a video and then tell Korben that when the video is over, it's time to go sleep. Yeah. That might work if Josh didn't fall asleep first.

Korben likes sleeping with one of us in bed with him and I've been feeling guilty about the lack of individual attention he's been getting since Logan takes so much of my attention these days so I didn't make a big deal about Josh falling asleep in Korben's room every night this past week. The problem is (and I didn't realize this at the time), Josh is falling asleep while Korben is still watching videos.

A couple of nights ago, Josh told me he felt bad because he woke up at 1:00am and found Korben still watching videos. He took away the phone and Korben finally went to sleep. We both kinda laughed it off since it was just a one time thing.

I just learned that this was not a one time incident. Tonight Logan woke up at 3:30am. After I put him back down, I thought I'd go peek in on Korben -- and guess who was passed out and who was STILL WATCHING VIDEOS???!!!! As soon as I walked in, this little head peeked up at me from over the iPhone, and very casually said, "Oh, hey Mommy! I'm watching Thunder Cats! Can you get me some chocolate milk?" What in the whole wide world???? This was not in a sleepy voice that may have just woken up, this was in a very alert "I have not been to sleep at all" voice! WHAT THE CRAP???!!!! 3:30 IN THE FREAKING MORNING!!!!!

I got Korben his milk, took away the phone, kissed him on the forehead, and told him to go to sleep. And when Josh wakes up, I will be notifying him that he is now banned from putting Korben to bed - at the very least, all Thunder Cat and any other videos are banned at bedtime and books are back in.

For now, I will try to calm down and get some more sleep myself.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011


While I was playing with Logan on the pack-n-play, I noticed he has a tooth coming in! It's his front bottom left tooth (on our right when looking at it). His gums have been super swollen for a few days so I figured it was going to happen fairly soon but I didn't realize it would be THIS soon! He's not even 6 months old yet! I tried to get a picture but it's barely visible so it's impossible to see it on camera. But since this blog is also acting as a scrapbook, I had to document it! Hooray for teeth!

You'll have to take my word for it that there is a tooth inside that smiley mouth :)

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Houston and Great Wolf Lodge

Alright, so my apologies for the picture overload again! We had a super busy but fun weekend last week and I tried my hardest to cut down on the pictures but failed to do a very good job at it! 

We started the weekend off by going to Houston on  Friday. My Uncle Rick (he's really my dad's cousin but we call him Uncle) turned 60 and retired from Union Pacific so my cousin, Carla, threw him a surprise retirement party on Saturday. We've haven't been down to visit that side of the family since Korben was Logan's age and I cannot tell you how good it was to see so much of my family!! We had an absolute blast and the look on Rick's face when he walked through the doors to his party and saw everyone was priceless! One of my favorite parts of the weekend was watching my young cousins, Morgan and Mikenna, with Korben and Logan. Korben lovingly referred to them as "my girls" and every time they left the room, he would ask, "Where did my girls go? I need my girls!" It was precious. Korben and the girls were pretty much inseparable the whole weekend, except, when Morgan and Mikenna were fighting over holding Logan! :) Josh and I got to have the girls hang out with us for a while on Saturday while Carla finished up some last minute arrangements for the party and we had so much fun with them! I adore those kids! And I realized when we got home and I started going through pics on my camera that I got so many with the girls and I did not get a single picture with the man of the hour, my Uncle Rick! Sorry Rick, maybe you should work on your cuteness so you can make the cut next time! ;)

Uncle Jamey and soon to be Aunt Tonya with Logan :)

Super Korben!

Trying on the new puddle jumper for the first time

Carla and Logan :)

Morgan and Mikenna with Logan :)

Nothing says family bonding like some shared quality time on the iPad! :)

Logan was passed out and Daddy was being goofy, as usual :)

Passed out at the party!

Hittin' up the dance floor! 


We ended the weekend by heading to Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine on Sunday morning to spend some time with Josh's side of the family. We met up with Josh's parents and brothers and had a great time! Even Memaw showed up for a surprise visit with Aunt Cindy and Aunt Liz! And even with all of the pictures that I got, I still seemed to miss some shots and didn't get everyone in all the pictures. Oops... sorry people! The hotel was just as much fun as I remember from our trip there last summer! We stayed in the Kid Kamp room and Korben loved it! He had his own little room area with his own bed and TV. I seriously wish every hotel had an option like that for kids! Last summer, Korben was terrified of the slides. He wasn't super enthused about them this year but he did go down a few all by himself. My only complaint about GWL is that they don't allow lap rides on the slides and this year, they wouldn't even let adults go down the kids slides at all. Korben wouldn't have been as reluctant go down them if Josh and I could have gone with him. Oh well. We still had a blast! :)

Hugs for cousin, Caroline, before we hit up the water park

On our way to do some swimming!

He actually liked the toddler slides and went down those several times :)

Riding the giant banana!

Logan hanging out with Granny 

matching puddle jumpers for the cousins! :)

Caroline was like a little fish in the water :)

Love this expression!

Korben got some new Crocs while we were there.  He loved picking out the colors and accessories. He went with green shoes and an orange strap with monster eyes, a robot, and a "Worlds Best Brother" button. We got his last pair of Croc's at Great Wolf too so this may become a tradition for us! This was the best picture I got of the new shoes. 

He LOVED laying down in "his" room watching cartoons :)

The very last thing we did (literally, on our way out the door), was build a wolf... even though it was really a raccoon!

Korben with his new "Wolfie" :)