Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

This past week has been full of events, so I'll try to recap...

Christmas Eve- Connor didn't have daycare and I had to work a half day, so Connor went to work at Morgan Keegan.  He did so good and I'm really proud of him! Robbie kept Connor pretty much entertained the entire morning. 

Kristy absolutely loves Connor, so she didn't mind keeping an eye on him at work

He started to get a little restless, so we had to break out the candy did the job (at least for a little bit!)

Robbie discovered that Connor loved to sit in the rolly chair and ride...he would even hold onto the arm rests!

That afternoon, we went home so Connor could nap and I could start cooking.  After nap time, Mimi and Papa came over to open up Christmas presents. 

That evening we went to my mom's (Gigi's and Big Daddy's house) for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner.  After dinner we open up presents and lets just say that Connor was completely spoiled (this is only round 2 of presents for Connor).

Rachel is so sweet and she is always on the flooring playing with Connor

Here he is in his Christmas's a bunch of sock monkeys

He ended up getting a monkey that went perfect with his pjs!

He's attempting to open a present, most of the time we had to open the presents for him

Bradley was being so good with Connor, even though Connor was trying take Bradley's present

Connor's first race car

Meet Ferdinand

Christmas- We had breakfast as a family and opened the rest of the presents under the tree.  Later in the afternoon, Gigi and Big Daddy came over to see what all Connor had gotten.  Then we went to Granddaddy's house to open more presents.

Day after Christmas- We woke up and went to the airport to pick up Grandpa (my dad), who was just in for the day.  Connor opened another present and spent quality time with Grandpa before we took him back to the airport that evening.

Grandpa got him a dump truck and Connor loved dumping the blocks and putting them back in...he must be learning how to clean up!

Sunday- Granny (Matt's mom) came over around lunch time and it was time once again for Connor to open presents.  She definitely went over board with the clothes and toys.  (I didn't get any pics of those, so I'll have to post later)

Then later that evening we went to YaYa's house to do our last round of present opening.  Connor always loves to go over there because he knows that he will get to play with Garner and that YaYa will fix a wonderful dinner.  Once again Connor was spoiled with presents and he just didn't know what to do with everything!

Garner and Amber assisting Connor with his present

Now let's do a quick count...that means we have celebrated Christmas for the past four days, with a total of opening presents 7 different times.  We now have so many toys that I've had to convert our dining room into a play room!!! 

See what I'm talking about?!?!?

Matt and I had a wonderful time this Christmas season being with family and most of all being a family ourselves.  We are thankful for everything we have and cherish all the memories of Connor first Christmas! 

Christmas 2009

Connor you are 11 months (1 week) old

So things have been a little busy with the holiday, so I am late posting.

It's been a very busy month and you have accomplished so much stuff...
  • You are no longer on the bottle, only sippy cups for you
  • You are crawling everywhere and you sometimes go into turbo mode and take off!
  • You are pulling up and cruising around everything and anything you can find
  • You still only say "Mama" and "Dada", but you are starting to learn which name goes with who

  • You wear 12-18 month clothes, however some of those are starting to get a little tight
  • You still wear size 4 diapers
  • You have 5 teeth, 2 on top and 3 on the bottom
  • You weigh about 23 pounds
  • You've started giving kisses and blowing kisses
It's hard to believe how much has changed in the last year, but we are loving every minute of it! 

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Here comes Santa. . .

I cannot believe that it is almost Christmas! Like always, our life has been hectic (but in a good way).  Connor has learned how to pull himself up and we are definitely in for a new experience as parents.  He is so proud of himself! He'll pull up and then fall down and then start all over again like it's a game.

Connor got sick last week, which meant 3 days out of school.  He had another ear infection and bronchitis.  The antibiotics have been doing the job and he'll be going back to school in the morning. 

Connor's other big milestone for the week is being bottle FREE!!! He has really taken to the sippy cup and I couldn't be happier.  I am a little sad though, because he isn't a baby anymore.  He looks like a toddler with the sippy cup and standing up all the time.  We started the sippy cup because he can't go into the 'ones' room at school being on the bottle.  So we can check that off our list!

This weekend we had several visitors.  Reid and Chrissy came in town for a quick weekend visit and we had a good dinner together last night.  Connor is really starting to interact with everyone and he loves big kids.  Garner will be a great babysitter when she gets older and she said she would watch him for free.  I'm sure she'll change her mind about babysitting being free...

Colleen was also in town this weekend and it was so good to see her!!! She brought Connor his Christmas gift early and he loves it.  It's a table that sings and lights up, perfect for any toddler.  We've heard the songs so many times, Matt has been walking around the house singing them!

The other big thing that we did this weekend was breakfast with Santa! Connor was sooooo good, he didn't cry (which I was really worried about).  The breakfast was a fundraiser for my niece's pom squad.  Connor had that whole squad of girls eating out of the palm of his hand.  They were ooooing and ahhhing all over him! I can't show you the picture with Santa because it is going to be our Christmas card for the year (so start checking your mailboxes).  Hope everyone else had a great weekend!