Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

Sunday was relaxing and we spent most of the day at home.  Our one outing was to the New Balance store so Connor could get a new pair of shoes.  He was wearing a size 5 and we left the store with a size 6!

Other than shoe shopping we spent the day playing in the play room and running around outside (Connor was running, not us).  Also, Matt and Connor enjoyed eating dip and watching football together on the couch.

Have I told you how attached he is to that monkey???

I've been meaning to show off Connor's new bookshelves that Big Daddy made for him.  That's right, they were made from scratch not bought (total cost of materials was $60)! 

This is the one that is in the playroom. I finally went to Target today and picked up the canvas bins to store all the blocks and other loose toys.  I'm going to need two more to fill in the bottom space, but I LOVE how it looks.

This one is in his room and it holds ALL of his books.  The organization of the books doesn't usually look like this, but I spruced it up a little bit for the picture.

Sweet boy...I love his new pajamas!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Future Tiger???

On Saturday we had the opportunity to go to the new Tiger Lane at the Liberty Bowl for the first University of Memphis home game.  I was really impressed with how Tiger Lane turned out, I wish they would have done this years ago!

Chase has two spots on Tiger Lane right next to the big grassy lawn and invited us out

We decided to take Connor so he could enjoy running around, however, he only had one nap on Saturday so we had a few meltdowns during the afternoon.  He's favorite part of the day was playing football with all the guys on the field.  He was squealing with excitement!  

So cute in his little jersey!

Definitely a daddy's little boy

Right in the middle of it all

I have to admit, I was a little worried he was going to get smacked with the football

He just might be a future Tiger!

We left right before the game started so Connor could go to bed at his normal time, not to mention we were ALL exhausted!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Two Week Recap

We are still around, don't worry...We have just been extremely busy with life, so let me catch you up!

Labor Day weekend was nice and long for me, but Matt wasn't so lucky.  He's been really busy with a rush job at the shop and worked long hours along with weekends.  The BIG news from Labor Day weekend was Jodie had baby Mason on Friday, September 3.  He weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and is absolutely precious!  It's hard to remember Connor being that little.  Of course I had a to make a little trip to see Mason and luckily Grannie was able to watch Connor. 

So sweet...

I could just kiss him all day!

Proud Mama
(if you're thinking Mason has a great tan, he actually had a bad case of jondis...thankfully he's doing much better now!)

We also celebrated my mom's birthday with dinner at P.F. Chang's (minus Matt since he was working).  The food was good and it was great to see my aunt who was in town from Atlanta.  I have to admit that by the time I got home I was exhausted from keeping up with Connor.  He isn't good about sitting in his high chair when we go out to eat and that's mainly my fault, it just makes going out to dinner very stressful right now.

Other than my quick visit to the More's house and P.F. Changs, I mainly did stuff around the house (cleaning to be exact).  Connor got his first golf lesson at Big Daddy's house and then he was able to cool off by running through the sprinkler. 

He had to wear the hat

As you can see, Connor wanted to do it by himself

I love this picture

He felt like an ice cube when he got done

This past weekend, was go go go (Matt was still working)...Friday night, Connor and I went to Kristy's Scentsy party to smell the new holiday scents.  Then later that night after Matt got home, I was able to go to Houston High School to watch Angelina get her new car.  She couldn't have been more surprised or excited!  (16 seems so long ago, I never realized how stress free life was then)

Saturday morning Connor and I got up bright and early to meet Ashley and Brinkley at the Germantown Festival.  Connor was pretty good, he just gets antsy sitting in the stroller for long periods of time.  Brinkley on the other hand, couldn't have been more content with life that day.  Connor was in awe of all the delicious snacks Ashley had in her bag for the kids.  I think he gave me a dirty look and was thinking "why don't we have this at our house".  Needless to say, the trip was successful...I found the cutest hat for Connor this winter.

I'll have to get a picture of him wearing it, but this was the best I could do right now

Saturday night, we had a couples shower for Chase and Cassie.  (Matt was able to get off in time for this) It was nice to catch up with everyone and eat some Mexican food.  Chase and Cassie received some wonderful gifts and I can't believe the wedding is right around the corner.  The guys had a good time discussing the upcoming bachelor trip to New Orleans and the wives/girlfriends were talking about all the trouble they'll get into.

The Happy Couple
(it was a Mexican themed shower)

Finally on Sunday, I was able to run to the grocery store and clean more of the house.  Connor and I had more quality time together because Matt was doing a swap with Reid, so he was gone most of the day (thankfully that job is done). 

All I can say is, thank goodness it is Friday!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Books and a Birthday Party

Not much has been happening around here, which I probably just jinxed myself! This past weekend we celebrated Marty's 40th birthday party at Rizzi's in Arlington.  We had a great time sitting out on the patio, especially since the weather was so nice.  (We actually weren't sweating sitting outside in Memphis for once!)

We didn't have any other big plans last weekend, except we went to church on Sunday.  We haven't been in a while (shame on us), but it was a very good service and great music as always.  The special guest this past weekend was Amy Grant.  Her main focus in Memphis is St. Jude and she had some wonderful stories to share.  Since I've had Connor, the St. Jude stories hit me a lot harder because you never want to see your child sick. Matt and I are going to get some stuff of their supply list to lend any kind of help possible.  If we were in their shoes, we'd be thankful for someone else helping out. 

St. Jude Patient Wish List:

Newly released DVDs, Children’s books (Spanish and English), Playstation 2 & 3 games, Xbox 360 games,Wii games, art supplies, construction paper, scrapbook supplies, craft kits, Crayola model magic, markers, art canvases, Lysol wipes, plastic forks, 16 oz plastic cups, paper towels, paper plates, wet & dry Swiffer refills,toilet paper, facial tissues, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, teething toys, Baby Einstein items*, action figures, hats, themed toys* (such as Thomas The Train, Hello Kitty, Dora The Explorer, etc.), pajama sets (any size), hand held video games, crafts geared towards teens such as jewelry making kits, Blockbuster cards, baseball caps, Malco movie passes, Target gift cards, iTunes gift cards, board games, Subway gift cards.

Other than the birthday party and church we have just been trying to keep up with Connor.  I feel like all we do lately is read.  So on Saturday we went to Barnes and Noble and Connor got two books.  However, he wants nothing to do with them and continues to want to read only these three books:

And because I can't do a whole post without a picture of Connor, here ya go!

Don't worry he wasn't scared, I was just blocking his view of Dora!

Happy Birthday, Marty!

Happy 40th Birthday!

Matt, Lauren, and Connor