Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter 2013

Goodness holidays are tiring - But its all worth it :) The weather was gorgeous yesterday but today was wet so indoor egg hunting. The easter bunny left baskets for the kids by the door and eggs around the house. Riley was more interetsted in the treats than looking for eggs so next year, mental note: eggs first :)

We had easter lunch/dinner at jasons house. More baskets and eggs! The kids sure got spoiled. The food was wonderful and even had Jack had 3 servings of grandmas scallop potatoes! Good times today!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Corrigan Kids 1 and 2.5 years


she's doing great! As the last few posts show she points to face parts, says ball but now also says "ugh oh", "ki" for kiss, "whoa", hold the phone up to her ear and says "ello", and "vroom" for car (which she says as she plays with them or sees them - jack did the same thing!).

She blows kisses, goes to places you tell her (like the window or jacks room), go gets things when you ask, even grabs the snake stuffed animal chases you with it (which we do to jack). She climbs onto the couch but is soooo careful getting down and goes backwards....jack didn't do that at first so this is a plus! She loves to pretend cook/mix and play tea....even smacks her lips when she pretend eats. She dances to music and loves to run up to you to give you a hug. She walks all the way from the car to her classroom (or vice versa).

Jack: he's amazing. He counts to 15, sings take me out to the ballgame and happy birthday, helps with everything from sweeping to mixing food in the kitchen. He understands the concepts of today/yesterday, can spell his name and Riley's, and he can read them as well. He LOVES to play pretend (making food, pouring everyone tea, playing dr, being a fireman - he has such an imagination!!!

Watching them learn everyday is awesome!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Body Part Pointing

Danny loves to teach the kids body parts haha! Jack was a wiz at pointing to his head, eyes, nose, mouth and tongue at 13/14 months and Riley is following him closely! She can point to head, nose and mouth at almost 12.5 months! She has been pointing to our mouth or nose for maybe 2 months so I was super pumped to see her do it to herself! Heres a video of just head and nose from today :) Go Danny!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Birthday baking!

My dad made Riley an awesome stove for her birthday! Jack loves it too (the kid LOVES to play pretend). Riley is so smart and immediately started to stir in the pots and pretend to eat the cookies she made. Great gift grandpa! Next is a matching fridge ;)

Thursday, March 14, 2013


So Riley has been staying "dak" and pointing to him in a pictures for a few months - the family thinks thats her first word....Im not so as she has said "dak" to other things sometimes. However, last weekend she started to say "baww" (ball) but not to the actual object all the time. But this morning she was saying it while holding it and chasing it. I think we can officially say thats a "word" with real meaning :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Riley's birthday party!

We ended up changing her party to firefly to accommodate everyone... I'm glad we did! We had a bunch of fun! A woman and her daughter came to paint faces and make balloons which the kids loved! Judy made an amazing cake and cupcakes that everyone enjoyed. We had popcorn and cotton candy. My mom, dad, Danny and jack wore mustaches. Riley walked all over and soaked up the fun. Overall a great time! Happy first birthday love bug!!