Tuesday, September 14


(In my head, that title was said in a Hulk voice.)

I finally tried Smashburger today. I don't know where I heard about it, but I think I've heard good things. With so many choices around me, though (Five Guys, JCW's, In N Out) I've never had the chance or motivation to try it. I finally did, and the verdict:

Meh, 'sOkay.

The rosemary garlic fries were GREAT, and I might go again just for those. The shake was pretty good, but really expensive, and JCW has more options. I had chicken, so I don't know how the burgers were, but I was a teensy bit annoyed that fancy extra toppings were all 99 cents extra. I like the "one price for a burger, then add whatever you want" approach of Five Guys. Also, I felt pretty ridiculous ordering Smashchicken, with Smashfries, while my mother-in-law had a Smashsalad... why do you feel the need to put your name on everything? We're not Smurfs.

I'm glad I went. But I probably won't go again. Except maybe for the fries.

Friday, September 3

3 Months!

My baby is 3 months old already. Time flies by so fast when I'm working 3 days a week. And I'm not sure I like it. I feel like I'm missing out on a lot!

Corbin at 3 Months:
15 lbs, 26 in. (according to my own measurements, since he didn't have a doctor's appointment this month)
Still smiling all the time. I love getting home from work, or going in when he wakes up from a nap, and watching his face light up when he sees me.
Getting much more coordinated. He is starting to figure out how to reach out and grab things, and likes to hang on to our necklaces (or my hair) for dear life.
Focusing on things for long periods of time. He will watch a full 45-minute TV show with us. I hope I'm not creating a couch potato... but I doubt I have much of a choice in the matter.
We've started singing to him more... or rather, I've started singing to him more, and Brit has conceded to making a song part of the bedtime routine. Some of his favorites:
It's A Big World (my bedtime song of choice)
(yes, I realize that Corbin doesn't really have "favorites" at this point, and they're all MY favorites to sing to him... but I swear he smiles more when I sing him Code Monkey and the Alphabet Love Song.)
In just the last few weeks of Corbin's 3rd month, he started doing a couple of really spectacular things:
-He laughs! It's still a very rare treat, and mostly happens first thing in the morning when he's happiest, and when he's on his changing table (go figure). I have yet to capture it on video, usually because I'm the only one awake when it happens. Brit still doesn't believe me that he laughs at all.
-He's started SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! We put him to bed at 9 or a little after, and he sleeps until 7 or 8. He has a crazy internal body clock that wakes him up at 7 am exactly, and we're trying to trick him into pushing that back an hour, but we're having little success so far. But we're not giving up. Still, the extra sleep is nice.

I like this kid kindof a lot. Sorry my blog has gone into boring mommy-mode, but I feel like there is literally nothing else interesting in my life right now besides my little guy.

Corbin's blessing day

The awesome guys who participated in Corbin's blessing

We've started letting Chess and Corbin interact a little more. She doesn't quite know what to do with it.