Thursday, July 11, 2013

Corin at 7 months

Corin has added several things to his skill set in the last month.  He can sit up on his own, he can scoot backwards all over the place, and two days ago he pulled himself up to standing! Here are new photos from today's photo shoot:

These last two I had to include because they were too precious! I am kicking myself that the first one is blurry. In the second one, Corin is looking at Jonathan, out of the frame.  He continues to have a special laugh just for Jonathan's silliness.  It is very cute to watch the brothers together.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Corin at 6 months

Corin is 6 months old today! Hard to believe.  He is so responsive now and doing so much. He is a lot of fun, and such a happy baby.

Corin at 5 months

So, I dropped the ball in April, and didn't get photos of Corin taken at 4 months.  Something about moving a few days later, and I totally forgot.  So...please accept my apologies, and enjoy (late) photos of him at 5 months.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Corin at 3 months

Three months old:

Corin with his proud big brother.

And a few more just for kicks!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

2 months!

Two month photos!

Like Father, Like Son

For Christmas, Brian's parents gave us a framed photo of Brian at 2 weeks and 8 months, along with the clothes he wore in the 2 week photo.  Today, after we did our 2 month "photo shoot", we dressed Corin in the same outfit and took a photo for Nana.  For comparison's sake, here are the two photos:

And Corin dressed in another outfit that Daddy used to wear:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

To-Do or not To-Do

I'm a serious believer in To-Do lists.  Love them.  Live by them.  When I was working as an Architect, I literally had a list of To-Do lists.  It's so serious that if I get something done that wasn't on the list, I'll write it on the list, just for the satisfaction of marking it off.  After all, one rule of the T-Do list is that if it isn't on the list, it didn't happen.

Well,  about 7 weeks ago, a new little person introduced himself into my life:

Since then, I've noticed a serious decrease in what I'm able to get "done" every day.  Take today, for example: my two goals for the day were to balance the budget and fold at least some of the mountain of laundry.  So far, at 4:12 PM, none of that has happened.  None of it has even been started, actually.  I've thought about it - does that count?  That can make me feel rather down, since I (wrongly) tend to measure how good my day was by how much I got done.  Sometimes I tend to forget that feeding the baby and getting he, our older son and myself alive to the end of the day is a rather important accomplishment in and of itself.

 So, I've decided to create a new To-Do list for myself to help me stay focused on the important work I am getting done every day:

Feed the baby
Eat breakfast
Get dressed
Start homeschool with Jonathan
Feed the baby, while doing school
Finish school with Jonathan
Feed the baby
Eat lunch
Pick one to attempt: take a nap, run an errand, clean something
Feed the baby
Eat supper
Feed the baby
Take a shower
Feed the baby
Sleep (optional)

Hmm...when I spell out my day that way, it's not much of a surprise that my house looks the way it does.  Maybe I should print out this list and put it up on the fridge (and the bathroom mirror, and over the dirty clothes hampers...).  Then perhaps I'll be a little less hard on myself for what doesn't get done every day!  Because honestly, these two aren't going to stay like this forever:

Gotta's time to feed the baby!