Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lilija Quotes

Ok, so I've been slacking again. Where does the time go?! Maybe by November I'll have Grand Marais pictures done! Tee-hee! So yes, I haven't had time to do Lilija's GRAND post; however I do have time to list a few of her recent comments. Enjoy!

Place: In the kitchen.
Setting: We had just come in from playing outside.
Lilija: "I love getting clean and dirty. That makes me hilarious!"

Place: Livingroom
Setting: I had just gotten done tickling Lilija and Calah.
Lilija: "Ha! Ha! (laughing) You just tickled my arm cups!" (armpits...arm works!)

Place: Livingroom
Setting: I got a beach ball from work and it's become a new favorite toy...until Lilija poked a hole in it. I decided to try to fix it with some packaging tape and it worked!
Lilija: "Yea! You fixed it! Now Daddy won't be grumpy!"

Place: Lilija's room
Setting: I was reading her a bed time story and in the book there's a picture of a Mommy and Daddy kissing under the mistletoe.
Lilija: "Look! It's Mama and Daddy kissing just like when we were born and you were married."

Place: Lilija's room
Setting: We were reading a bed time story about Minnesota. She was asking about where Grand Marais was and then asked where Leif and Kale live (in Nisswa). I told her they lived in the middle of the state and pointed it out on the cover of the book.
Lilija: "It takes a long time to get there huh? I ask 'are we there yet' 'no' 'are we there yet' 'no.' Right?"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simply Calah

I thought it was about time for an update on the girls. Tonight my focus is Calah...simply because her pictures are next in the folder...and tomorrow will be Lilija's turn. I hope you enjoy!
Our sweet little Calah Girl is such a gift! She constantly has us on our toes and is very strong willed. And I mean VERY strong willed. I know that it will make her a great leader someday, but it sure can make things challenging now! She is curious about everything - how does it feel, how do I get this open, how does it sound, how does it taste? This leads to phrases like, "Calah! We don't eat ! She is also fearless and doesn't quite understand the concept of pain. Lilija was this way too, but Calah's pain tolerance is even higher. Again, this makes things very interesting! Like the time I was picking up the toys after bath and came around the corner to find Calah sitting on top of the kitchen table drinking a juice box. Or wanting to jump down our concrete stairs (I was holding her hand but she dove right off). We have our challenges - but she also gives great kisses, has a sweet giggle, loves to smile, twirl, and run. As her song says, "Calah Ann Corbett, I love you my girl! We'll hug and we'll dance! We'll laugh and we'll twirl!"

Here are some other highlights:
  • Said "Amen" after night time prayer on 08/22
  • After getting vinegar in her mouth for the first time (Note: This is typically a great form of discipline. It doesn't hurt me to do, doesn't hurt them, and vinegar is great for their digestive track.) she signed "more," opened her mouth, and said, "please."
  • Is starting to run...and is FAST!
  • Loves to play with the TV remotes. She has recorded all sort of interesting shows, and even said "mote" (while pointing to the remote) before she said "Daddy."
  • When you say "let's go" she will run to the closet and say "shoes! shoes! shoes!"
  • Loves to put the cowgirl hat on and ride the rocking horse.
  • And she makes the most hilarious duck noise. She doesn't say "quack" she actually makes the sound. It's outstanding!
The Corbett's

Monday, September 12, 2011

Andy turns 30!

Very rarely do I post pictures that aren't involving the kids in some way but these pictures were too fun! Andy wanted to go camping for his 30th b-day and Grandmarais and Robert were able to watch the girls which meant - we got a night out! This was the first night that we had actually spent away from home without the girls since Calah was born (for those of you counting, that is 15 months). Anyways...Andy picked this great state park near Zimmerman and got a bunch of his buddies to go. We were able to spend one night, and it was a great evening! Awesome times had by all!

Happy Birthday Bro! Welcome to your 30's! It's going to be a great decade!

Sisters - Be nice!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Random family get-together

I love when you end up putting a family get-together at the last moment. Although with our family, all you really have to do is say "popcorn" and we're there! What a fun night!Andy and DoolieAndy and TrishLil and Bapa - Oh did this picture give me the giggles!! It was quite the silly night!"Look what I can do!"
Nana reading a book to Calah while GG listens. How sweet! Oh, and where is Grandpa Molin and Carl? Carl was in the kitchen making popcorn and Grandpa was supervising. :)

Keri got dunked!

I found out with a couple days notice that my cousin, Keri, was going to be baptized in a lake up north. We decided to surprise her and make the drive up early Sunday morning. Seeing the look on her face when we got there was well worth the drive! And it was awesome to be a part of such a special occasion. Excited to go spend time with her cousins!*Awe*Daddy and Calah GirlKeri - beforeKeri - duringAnd after. How awesome!

Horsey has the flu

Or at least that's what Lilija told me. I was in the kitchen making dinner and heard Lilija saying something about the flu. Not a good sign. When I walked around the corner I found her, horsey, blanket, and pillow in the play crib. What a good little mommy!