Sunday, November 29, 2009

What a weekend!

Connor celebrated his first Thanksgiving and absolutely loved it!  When he saw the spread of food, his eyes grew about 2 sizes.  He was so good about trying everything, however we never have a problem getting him to try new foods.  Come to think of it, there isn't anything that Connor doesn't like. 

Here he is shoveling the turkey in!

Can you see the turkey hanging out of his mouth???

Connor definitley needed a nap after his 1st Thanksgiving dinner.  This is his new sleeping position...I guess he is dreaming of crawling!

For the first time ever, Kristy (from work) and I had the brilliant/stupid idea of going Black Friday shopping.  Shopping for most people the day after Thanksgiving is some kind of rush and they have all day to it.  Not Kristy and me, we went shopping and then had to be at work later that morning! We accomplished our mission of getting an artifical Christmas tree for $50!  Thanks to Grannie (i.e. Lonnie), Matt was able to go hunting with the guys on Friday too.  Bless her heart, she was at our house at 4:15 AM!!!!

Later that day I came home and put the tree up.  Connor has had a few meltdowns since the tree has been up! We have been really trying to stress to him not to touch, which he doesn't like at all.  I purposely put the lowest ornaments 2 feet off the ground so there would be no temptations. 

The tree turned out really well, especially since it was in the spot I wanted it in!

Here's the mantle...I guess the dogs won't have a stocking this year, since there is only 3.

See what I mean about the ornaments???

Other than that the weekend was relaxing and I have already gotten half of my Christmas shopping done!

Here's Connor practicing drinking out of a big boy cup.

He is starting to catch onto concepts so quickly.  This is Connor placing my sock on his foot!

Unforantely this is how our living room seems to stay now.  I can't imagine what it is going to look like after he gets all his Christmas presents!

Connor's starting to stand up and he couldn't be prouder of himself!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

10 Months

Connor you are 10 months today!

Life for you has been changing so fast! There are some days that I feel like I miss something when I blink.  You've hit so many milestones, it's probably been the busiest month of your life.
  • You wear size 12 month pants and 18 month tops
  • You are still in size 4 diapers
  • You've started eating a "big boy" lunch at daycare, baby food just doesn't cut it anymore for you
  • You've started using a sippy cup, although it's not your favorite

Now we will move onto your major accomplishmentsfor the month...
  • You've started crawling! Not just a few scoots around the living room, you are a marathon crawler!
  • You've really started pulling up on everything and anything you can get your hands on
  • We recently got you your big boy carseat, which you absolutely love because now you can see out the windows
  • You still say Da Da all the time, but you've also started saying Ma Ma all the time too!
  • You've learned how to play with Baylor and you think it is absolutely halirious when he grabs the toy out of your hand
  • Last, but not have 2 bottom teeth and your top two teeth could come in any day!

Life couldn't be going any better and we love you so much.  I can't wait to see what the next month brings us, especially since it will be the holidays!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Connor & Dog Food

So I have to admit that I have not adjusted to having a child on the move.  I'm so used to being able to put him in the living room and then go run an errand.  And when I would come back he'd be in the same spot.  Well life for me has drastically changed since he started crawling.  Usually Connor will just stay on the "magic carpet", which is the living room.  However, he has started to get a little bit braver everyday.

Earlier this week, Matt put Connor in the living room and I was cleaning up the kitchen.  All of a sudden, I heard something clanking not too far from where I was.  I turned the corner and to my amazement there was Connor.  Not only had Connor made it into the kitchen from the living room, he found something to eat.  He had positioned himself perfectly in front of the dog bowls.  He was eating dog food with Copper!  I had to fish out the food in his mouth and then pry his hands open to get the rest of the food. Needless to say, we have started to use the pack n play more often!

I should have known there was an early bond with Connor and the dogs!

(Unfortantely I didn't get a picture of Connor in the act of eating dog food because I was too freaked out to get my camera.  I'm sure this won't be the only time, next time I'll grab the camera first!)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Whole New Ball Game

Just when I thought I was getting the hang of parenting, something changes!  It's been a week full of changes for us as a family.  Connor has discovered that not only can he crawl backwards, but he can also go forward.  We were going to go visit Granddaddy Wednesday night before he had surgery, so Connor had to come up with something new to impress him.  So I guess crawling is what came to his mind!  He has a new found sense of freedom and the dogs really don't know what to think of it.  I remember the day Matt said "I can't wait until he starts crawling!", well that day is here and I think he wishes he could take that comment back.  We are in the process of baby proofing and it is not an easy job!  Not to mention, I feel like the only thing I say these days is "Connor, no!".  He definitely doesn't like to be scolded...

If crawling wasn't enough to accomplish in a week, Connor has sprouted 2 teeth!!!  I was amazed how he used to gum all his food, now I have no idea what I am in for since he has teeth.  That kid can put away more food than you could ever imagine.  I may have to get a second job just to feed Connor and Matt!

As for the rest of the family, we didn't have accomplishments as spectacular as Connor.  However, we did manage to organize the garage so I can park in it!  Which might not be big to some, but it is huge to me.  Matt tackled the first round of leaves for the season and I definitely do not envy him! All in all, we had a good weekend and we always look forward to what our week will bring us.

Someone definitely had a rough day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Movin' On Up

This past weekend Connor and I went shopping for a new car seat.  He has out grown the infant carrier and it was time to start the search.  So we went all over town and ended up finding "the one" at Costco.  I'm so used to seeing him in the infant carrier that he came home from the hospital in, it's a little sad to see him in the new one. 

Connor hasn't completely adjusted to the time change, so the evenings have been a little challenging.  Today when we got home from work he sat in the kitchen while I did the dishes.  He kind of got himself in a tight spot! (He's under the open dishwasher)

He's really good crawling backwards, going forward is a little harder... Then we had dinner and play time.  Connor really doesn't like it when Matt plays with Baylor.  Everytime they get going, Connor just starts shouting.

And as soon as they stop, Connor is fine!

The next issue on hand is Connor's love for food.  He just can't seem to get enough of it and in the last couple of weeks he has just started to plump up!  Please look below at his jeans...

I had to unsnap his pants after dinner because he just looked so uncomfortable.  And as soon as I unsnapped them, he had a huge smile on his face!

Here are some more random pictures that I haven't posted...


This was one of the cutest things I've ever seen him do...I went to get him up one morning and he decided that he was going to use his crib bumpers as a pillow.  He was setting up on his knees and fell over asleep!  He's just so cute, I could just kiss him to death!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chicken Little

Connor made his grand debut as chicken little this past weekend for Halloween. Bless his heart, I think he was starting to think he had to wear the costume for the rest of his life! He started wearing the costume on Friday when he went to visit Germantown Dental and then up to Morgan Keegan to visit me. Then he definitely had to wear it for Halloween on Saturday! And the weekend ended with Chicken Little again at Gigi's (because she said she didn't get enough pictures).

Connor's long lost mother, Kristina!

Hanging out at Morgan Keegan...

I really think that he could be happy as a chicken everyday of his life! 

Gigi finally got her picture!  Let me just say that this was the last one...Chicken Little started acting like the sky was falling!!!