Saturday, April 24, 2010

Adventures in Discipline

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. We've been a little busy and my camera isn't working well (probably thanks to a toddler that wants to try and take pictures herself), so we don't have any pictures to post. But, I know you will enjoy this story from this morning.

Cortlyn had been playing in the cabinets in the kitchen while Corey and I were busy cleaning up the house. She had picked up a stack of lids and thrown them on the floor and then wanted to play with the football. I asked Cortlyn to pick up the lids and put them up before she played with the ball. She said "No way!" which is her new favorite phrase. I asked her again to pick up the lids and the said no way again. So, we took the football away from her and set it on the counter top- out of reach, but where she could see it. she begged for the football, while stepping on the lids that she refused to pick up. We tried everything, and Corey brought out his stadium cushion out that is our naughty spot (Thank you Nanny Jo!) and sat Cortlyn on the cushion. Well... she said "No way! I don't wanna sit there!" and moved 3 inches away from the cushion, right next to it with her arms crossed. So, Corey and I took turns for the next few minutes sitting her back on the cushion with her crying and moving everytime. Finally, I bent down and said "Cortlyn, I want you to pick up the lids on the floor" and her face lit up and she enthusiastically said "Okay!" and rushed to put the lids away. Then, we offered her the football and she shook her head and marched over and happily sat down. On the naughty spot cushion.


Monday, April 5, 2010


We finally broke down and decided to get a Puppy! I am positive we have absolutely lost our minds, but now that we're settled in Hattiesburg we felt like we might be ready for this huge undertaking! We knew a family that had a dog that was pregnant with Chorkies (A Yorkie and Chihuahua mix) and we talked about it on and off about getting one. We finally decided we should do it. Hopefully this isn't a huge mistake- I mean, potty training Cortlyn AND a dog?!?!? But, our sitter said she would actually help and take him some, so he won't be locked up in the house all day every day.

Here's Peyton!!! And then, of course, here is the one good shot we got of Cortlyn in her Easter Dress! She wasn't interested in having her picture taken on Sunday!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hubfest and a Win!

Last weekend was Hubfest and it was SOOO much fun! If there is one thing we have grown to love about Hattiesburg, is the activities that the city plans for the community! Its great to live in a town that host community events so often. Hubfest is pretty much just a spring celebration where vendors have tents set up and they have a kiddie area.

Cortlyn got her first taste of a Mugshots burger. MAN those are SUPER good! They are huge and just the best burger you have ever tasted! Mommy and Cortlyn shared a burger, and Cortlyn wanted to show it off... and so did Daddy!

In the kiddie area, they set up coloring stations for the kids. Cortlyn thought that was super cool!
Waiting in line for the bouncy house!

And here is Cort getting ready for her audition for Stomp!

We also had a HUGE success this week for Homes of Hope for Children!!! They are the unofficial winners of the grant for $250,000!!! That means they will finish the girls cottage (and lets be clear- this cottage is a BEAUTIFUL home!) and Commissary as well as furnish the home! All while continuing to be debt free! This means, that there will be seven girls living on campus this summer hopefully in time for school to start! Praise God!