Thursday, February 26, 2009
Corbin is my little eater He eats ANYTHING and a lot of it! we have these rolls that he loves and he eats 1/2 of it a bite at a time then he shoves the rest in his mouth... it is so funny because he'll walk around like this forever with it in his mouth like that.
The other day Victor and I had one of his teammates (and his girlfriend) coming over to babysit so we could go out so I was trying to keep Corbin awake so he would sleep while they were here. Well we put him in his chair for lunch he ate and seconds later this is what we find.... Corbin passed out in his chair.. I think this is the exact deffinition of Fat doggin.
Lately we have been trying to get Corbin to say Papi... (he said a ton of things, thanks please welcome two, three (skips one as previously said and a lot of other things) but refused to say Papi, every time you ask him to say Papi he says Mama!... So the other day after lunch I told him he had to say Papi before he could get down. He sat there for an hour without saying it (i would come in and try to get him to say it and leave because he wouldn't) So then I sat down and told him to say "pa" he did, then told him to say "pi" he did then I said say "papi" and he said NO! so then I tried again, Say "pa" he did. Say "pi" and he had figured out what I was doing and goes back to "mama!" and still will not say it.. we'll keep trying.
Today I put the kids to bed and came in picked up their toys and got on the computer soon after I hear corbin come out of his room, I told him to go back and he didn't so I got up so I could lead him back. He ran (All the lights ar off in the apartment so he's going by the light of the TV. and it is in the other room) he runs down the hall to go to his room and ran smack into the door and fell on his butt. It was pretty funny and he didn't cry... Thats what he gets for getting out of bed AND running from me:)
at 11:51 AM
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
So my friend wanted to see Pictures of our place here and I also thought I should document it now so that later we could look back on it. There is first the living room that has an entertainment center and rug with a little dining area and two doors that go to a balcony. I'm not sure witch is the view from those balconies. then there is a TINY kitchen with a not so tiny table. When the kids are in there with me it feels crowded. there is no Dishwasher OR microwave. The dishes get placed in this drying rack thing that is above the sink in a cupboard. (PS please disregard the two bags of trash that are hanging on the balcony door. This is because we have 3 other trash cans under the sink and there is no where else for these ones. Recycling took us a little while to get the hang of. So yes, we have 5 trash cans in the kitchen. 1-glass and aluminum. 2-diapers and other things that don't get recycled 3-the food scraps and paper towels. 4-plastic and 5 paper (such as boxes from cereal, and other stuff like that. there are no windows just these doors that go to the balconies. there are metal shade things that come down kinda like a garage door or something. you can open them to vent or open them all the way. When they are closed I kid you not you can not tell from midnight to noon if they are shut all the way.) The bathroom has a 2x2 (or close to) shower and a little sitting tub next to it. then there is the baday (don't ask. i have NEVER used it and probably never will) then the Toilet. in front of the toilet is this tiny washer (though i am thankful for it) that fits like 5 articles of clothing. as you can see my 2 year old son Jiovan is bigger than it. then the pedestal sink. the master bedroom is nothing special and the boys room is even less so. (it also serves as our drying room where i hang the clothes to dry. Every room has a balcony and everyone used them. I don't have a picture of it but the locks on the front door are crazy. it is like a bank vault. but at least it is safe right? And the elevator (thankfully there is one with the boys it would take all day to come up the stairs) is so tiny the four of us have to sardine in there to fit.I will be returning to the states (with out my dear hubby) on the 17th of March. We didn't get our visa's before we came because you can come with a tourist visa. Unfortunately they only let you stay for 3 months:( I'm happy to be leaving here but not happy to be leaving without victor.. . for some reason living in amazing countries isn't quite as great when your living and not visiting. and please don't shoot me for saying so! well that's pretty much the gist of it!
at 10:46 PM
Pretty much the "Carnival" is a Parade. But here everyone that comes to watch dresses up in costumes like it is Halloween and everyone throws confetti and the crowd does silly string (which I never thought I wouldn't like. But believe it or not.... I HATE IT. it gets color on everything besides being sticky. oh well they liked it) It took the boys a little bit to like the confetti. Jiovan was going crazy trying to get it all of (which) was nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get out of their curly hair.) I was picking pieces of silly string out of Victors hair for like 3 days. It was interesting to watch and the boys just loved it. One of the floats were men dressed up as "the girls of playboy" aka The girls next door. I thought it was nasty yet funny.
at 10:20 AM