Monday, November 23, 2009

More Funny Thoughs and Sayings of a Two (and 3/4) Year Old

I absolutely love hearing the new things that Jaden says. Every day, there is something new! I am constantly amazed at the things he comes up with and all that he knows.

While eating a bowl of blueberries...
"Here's five blueberries for you, mom."
"Wait, I want one." (takes the bowl back)
"Okay, here you go mom," (hands me empty bowl).
"I ate them all."

While riding in the car one night...
"I not can't see mommy and daddy. I just need one light on."

After mommy tried (and was unsuccessful) at opening a container...
"How you open this, Beto?"
Uncle Beto opened it.
"That's how you do it, mom."

Teaching me how to do the UT Longhorns sign:
"You just put your two fingers like this, and say 'Hook 'em'."

While waiting for daddy to finish getting his hair cut, I was looking at a Glamour magazine. On the front cover was a picture of Gwen Stefani wearing a winter sweater...
"That book is cold, mom?"

"I think my friends liked my new shirt."

"Some boys say bad words...not me."

"I really want a Barbie, mom."

After noticing a motorcyclist driving one day...
"I want a big motorcycle when I get big...and a helmet. Not like that boy's. That's too little."

"The moon's down! It's wake-up time!"

While eating M&M's...
"These have numbers on them."

When the Taylor Swift song "You Belong to Me" came on the radio...
"I don't like that song, 'I Wear T-Shirts.'"

While Sam and I were talking...
"Excuse me, mommy...Lijah's sleeping."

"Mommy Maru said we need to cough on our elbow."

After Papa coughed and covered with his hand...
"Papa, you need to cough like this (demonstrated coughing and covering with his elbow), not like this (demonstrated coughing and covering with his hand)."

While driving over Trans Mountain, on the way back to Las Cruces from El Paso...
Jaden: "Let's be careful, mom. Are we going too fast?"
Me: "No"
Jaden: "Are we going too slow?"
Me: "Nope"
Jaden: "That would be bad...." "Then what are we going?"
Me: "We are going just right!"

"Bear bear is at home waiting for me to go to bed and read two stories."

While eating strawberries...
Jaden: "Mmmmm strawberry."
"Say strawberry with me, mom."
Me and Jaden: "Strawberry."
Jaden: "See, we all said it!"

We couldn't wait to hear Christmas music on the radio and when we first turned it on, "Santa Baby" was playing. Jaden carefully listened to the words, and said, "That girl said Santa baby. Babies only crawl, not walk. Santa can walk. He's a big boy, not a baby."

Me: "What should we eat for dinner, Jaden? Any suggestions?"
Jaden: "Yea, we could eat gestions."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Too Dark for the Park!

Jaden took a long, loooooong nap this afternoon (after staying up way too late for game night last night), and was very excited to go to the park when he woke up, which we had promised to do. But because of the time change, it was already getting dark outside. And by the time we got both boys in the car and ready to go, it was completely dark outside. We drove around town to several of the parks to see if any of them were lit up (and took the opportunity to talk to Jaden about why it's important not to play outside when it is dark); but none of them even had so much as a lamp post nearby. This is where our dilema began - what can we do instead? And nothing was coming to mind! Actually, several things were coming to mind, but none of them even exist in our town. How sad is that! So we had to get creative, and it had to be something that Jaden would enjoy. So... PetSmart, here we come! We pulled into the parking lot and told Jaden that we were going to go see some animals at the pet store, which my preschool brain told me would be a perfect language and learning opportunity! (Oh, and on a funny note, after pulling into the parking lot, I realized I had no shoes on! Jaden thought it was hilarious that mommy forgot her shoes! Luckily Old Navy was right next door, so Sam ran in to get me a pair of their year-round flip flops. I asked him to surprise me with any color - he returned with bright pink! - does he know me or what!). Anyway, Jaden was so excited to go see the animals, and on the way in, he tells us, "I want to see lions and tigers and elephants..." Whoops! I guess I wasn't very clear in my explanation of the kind of animals we were going to see! But he's such an easy going little guy that the thousands of fish, hamsters, birds, and cats completely made his day! Unfortunately, there were no dogs at the pet store, so Jaden took it upon himself to pretend to be a dog while crawling on the floor, barking, and fetching toys in the dog toy aisle, which helped us get the full pet store experience! Thanks Jaden! Fun times!!

Pumpkin/Halloween Pictures

I realized that I have yet to post our pumpkin and Halloween pictures! I temporarily lost my camera, which has all of those pictures on it! But my mom found it at her house, so as soon as I get it, those pictures will be up!
* Just thought you may be wondering :o)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let's Play!

Now that Elijah is becoming more active and can sit up to play with his toys, Jaden is even more anxious for them to play together! Today, Jaden brought out all of his dinosaurs with the hopes that he and Elijah could play together. Elijah was very interested in the dinosaurs, but probably not exactly what Jaden had in mind - but Jaden didn't mind the drool too much!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Well, the flu has officially hit the Cordova household! Poor little Jaden. The funny thing is you wouldn't even know he had anything wrong. He is definitely not one to let something like the flu get him down!! It started with an extra runny nose and a little cough, which concerned me (not to mention the fact that I had sent three students home with high fevers that day)! So Sam took him to the doctor and they ran a flu test, determining that he had Influenza type A, which H1N1 is a subtype of. So instead of sending the swab test for further testing, the doctor opted to treat him as if he had the swine flu and advised us to keep him away from others for five days. And how you do that with a 2 1/2 year old, I'm not quite sure, but we did our best. Poor Elijah was probably put down for ten naps that day just to keep him away from his loving, snuggling, hugging, sneezing, coughing, "I'm not sick" insisting brother! Sam was sent out to get soap, Clorox, hand sanitizer, tissues, face masks, Lysol spray, juice, Tylenol, probiotics, vitamins...anything relevant and potentially helpful to the cause! And every single toy and room in the house was disinfected, sanitized, and disinfected again! We had to bribe Jaden to watch Imagination Movers all day long so that he wouldn't re-infect any of the toys already cleaned in his playroom! And lucky guy, even got "feel better" gifts from Nana and Papa - so sweet. All the while, insisting, "But I'm not sick!"