Sunday, January 18, 2009

a good daddy

tonight i was reading over some pre-cora posts.  geron made a cooment about a book he had bought while waiting on me trying on dresses in motherhood.  it was a book about dads and daughters.  looking at our family since cora has come along, i must say geron has been a very good dad to our little daughter.  i love to watch them as they have their tickle watch them cuddle up in the recliner to watch veggie see him hand her a mic and let her sing on the stage just before church begins because she wants to be like her daddy... to lead her in her bedtime prayers...those are only a few of my favorite things.  there are so many more.  thanks, geron, for being such a good daddy to our girl and now also to our precious little boy.  you are a great role model for them and i appreciate all you do for our family.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


So I have been blogging for almost 5 years now. That's weird. I have imported my other two abandoned blog efforts At VOX and my other Blogger blog called "Why Would We Care". These imported postings are all mostly before September 2006 when Cora arrived. Take a walk down memory lane with me.

To check them out look for posts labeled WWWC or VOX.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Going Potty

I am so proud of Cora Sophia. She has been wearing panties for the past two weeks, and no, not the same pair, Annie. She's really been doing well, very few accidents. Even poopoo has been a success, that is, getting it into the potty. This morning we were on the way to work and had driven to the top of our street when Cora started crying "Go potty! Go potty!" We turned around and drove back to the house--afraid peepee might happen in the carseat and would have to take her into the day care wet. So, we get to the house, I jump out, run around and get Cora out and carry her into the house and put her on the potty. She sits there for a bit. I'm like "Come on already. You said you needed to potty. Go!" expecting peepee to happen any second. We wait, she grunts and finally lets out a little toot. "I pottied!" she exclaims. "I poo-ped in the potty!" Only a toot, though. I don't know whether to be pad or to laugh and laugh. I scowl and laugh at the same time, get her pants back up, clean her up and take her to the car and go to work.

I guess I'm just thankful that she knows when she has to go now and tells us.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


***Geron's Update***
Last night I was locking the church up after choir practice and came back into the foyer where Cora was, she looks up and says, "mommy has butt...daddy has butt...Ya Ya has butt...etc

What have we unleashed?

We took Cora to her very first movie this past weekend, Madagascar 2.  She did pretty well for a two-year-old.  Every now and then she'd say something rather loudly, especially when she wanted more "canny", but for the most part she was good.  She loved having a large tub of popcorn to herself...we were all eating it, but let her hold it in front of her.  Overall, she really enjoyed the movie.

So, last night we skyped my parents and Cora began talking about the film.  Granny wanted Cora to tell her what kinds of animals were in the movie.  They took turns naming some until they got to the hippo.  Cora said "Hippo had a butt."  (It did, and it looked like a real behind.)  She added "Hippo had a BID butt."  And at that point she began "Mommy have a butt.  Mommy have a BID butt.  Daddy have a BID butt", etc, etc, etc.  WHERE she got the idea to start that line of conversation, I haven't the slightest, but we quickly changed the subject and moved on.  

I think I'm going to have to preview her movies in the future.  I was expecting my little singing and dancing wonder to come home rocking to "I Like to move it move it", not reminding me that my rear is the size of a hippo's.