Monday, October 31, 2011

Howdy Y'all

This is probably one of the last years I can persuade Connor on his Halloween costume.  Since he has been wearing his cowboy boots non-stop, I figured a cowboy was the perfect idea!  Matt took him shopping for the hat, which by the way he needs a youth size because his head is so big.  My mom made his adorable chaps and everything else just came together.

Matt and Connor went trick or treating at a few houses, while I stayed home and ate passed out candy.  When they got home, Connor was allowed to pick one piece of candy before we called it night.  Holidays are just so much more fun with kids!

Rewind Two Weeks

Last week I was a bad blogger, so once again I have to play catch up.  Two weekends ago, we went to Hope's Halloween Festival on Friday night.  Connor was very excited when we pulled in the parking lot, but that quickly changed!  Once we got to the slides, Connor stood still from the overwhelming number of kids.  He attempted the inflatable obstacle course, but there were some many kids stuck in the back he had to be pulled out.  Needless to say, we decided to go inside and play the games after that.

Saturday morning I had to take my car to the shop for the second time in one week. Connor kept himself entertained with the snack dispenser.  Bless his heart, he's going to grow up thinking that all of those machines are broken! (that's what I always say because I NEVER have change)

Saturday night we went to Mellow Mushroom with Gigi and Big Daddy.  Apparently this is not Connor's first trip and he knew exactly where he wanted to sit when we got to the table.  He positioned his chair perfectly to see the pizza maker throwing the dough up in the air.  (Connor is still throwing everything in the air pretending he is the pizza man)

See the pizza dough flying in the air???

Tuesday night was Chucke Cheese night for Connor's school.  He had been talking about going for over a week (literally he would ask 30 times a day to go).  He was too busy to eat, but enjoyed running around like a manic and playing the games.

I'm not sure who was more excited...

He got mad because the machine took his token

Of course he had to ride the horse...good thing he is always wearing his boots these days!

This past weekend we had Race for the Cure (I have no pictures because my finger tips were frozen) and Amber's Halloween Party.  And tonight Connor is anxiously awaiting trick or treating!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Football & Pumpkins

This past weekend was packed full of events and things that had to get done.  Friday night we ate Mexican before going to the Houston vs Germantown football game.  I haven't been able to get to a game this year and I wanted the chance to see Angelina and Brittany on the pom squad.  (Not to mention Connor is OBSESSED with football, so it was good entertainment for him too)

Even though he doesn't look excited, I promise he was!

Saturday consisted on shuffling cars around ALL day long!  My car needed an oil change and Matt's truck got new tires, which left us with no car so we borrowed my mom's.  In the middle of car shuffling, we had to take a break so I could get my haircut.  Then we picked up both cars and returned my mom's car. 

Memphis Spirit! Roy told Connor he got him the game ball from Houston's game...Connor acted like it was a golden football!

By the time we got done at Gigi and Big Daddy's it was time to head home and get ready for Yaya's.  Yaya was having a pumpkin carving party (really it was just a good excuse for us all to get together).  Instead of picking an easy pattern to carve, we picked complicated ones.  Let me tell you, that was hard work!  And who knew Matt was such a good pumpkin carver???

I had to do the worst part...scrap out the insides

Please excuse Connor's sweat: 1) his last name is Jones 2) he had just come inside from playing football

So proud of Garner, she did everything by herself and didn't complain once (the complete opposite of me)

So happy for Bobo and Marty...Baby O is due in April

Matt's pumpkin

Bobo's pumpkin

Garner's pumpkin (it's a mummy) she did EVERYTHING by herself!

On Sunday we didn't have our church class so we were able to sleep in for once, which was nice.  We had a delicious breakfast at Perkins and then the rest of the day we ran errands.  For some reason it seems like Sundays fly by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brinkley's Birthday

This past Sunday, Brinkley turned 2!  It's hard to believe that the kids are all growing up so fast.  I remember when Brinkley came to Connor's first birthday party, she was just so tiny and precious!

Brinkley had the cutest Minnie Mouse birthday party on Sunday afternoon.  We were greeted at the door by Minnie Mouse herself (Brinkley with Minnie's ears on)!  One of the party favors were ears for each of the kids.  At first Connor wanted nothing to do with them, but eventually he warmed up to the idea (only for a few minutes).

Last year at Brinkley's party, Connor wouldn't let go of my leg.  This year he was the complete opposite!  It may have been because I let him take his football in to share with everyone else. (I have to say that I was a nervous he was going to break something).  He really enjoyed watching Brinkley open all of her gifts...

Patiently waiting and watching

Brinkley diving in!

Connor got her some play dough, which I'm sure Ashley is ecstatic about...

And he got her some puzzles!

Could she be anymore precious???

I think her favorite toy was this laptop, no other toys compared to this!

And then she opened the phone...the girl loves to play office!

After presents came time for cake and I think Brinkley and Connor enjoyed every bite!

Connor practiced singing the Happy Birthday song 3 times Saturday he was ready!

However, Brinkley did not like everyone singing to her...bless her heart!

Connor started to get a little antsy, so he headed out front with Matt to throw the football.  He's really gotten into sports lately.  Right now since football is basically on every channel during the weekends, it's his favorite to play!

While the boys played football, Brinkley drove around on her new four wheeler.

The party was absolutely wonderful and now my wheels are starting to turn getting ready for Connor's 3rd birthday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Arlington BBQ Fest

On Friday night, Matt and I were lucky to have another date night.  (Gigi and Big Daddy picked Connor up early from school and headed to the zoo for the afternoon)  We met Ryan up in Arlington at Vinegar Jims for dinner.  After dinner we all decided to head over to the BBQ Fest and walk around for a little bit.  I ran into Miaya, she was there supporting her boyfriend who competes.  It was such a cute little festival and the weather was absolutely amazing.  However, since we are now one of those old married couples, we were home and in bed by 10:30...sad I know!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Little Behind

I"m a little behind on updating the blog, but I hope to get back in the swing of things.  Last week was my first week back to work since the surgery.  Everything went well, excep I was just a little tired by the end of the day.  On Tuesday I had my follow up with my doctor, she said that everything went well and that I seem to be healing great!

Since I'm behind on blogging, I'll have to go backwards to catch up.  Last weekend we stayed pretty busy.  Friday night, Matt and I went to eat at Houston's to celebrate our 3 year anniversary (while Connor stayed with Gigi and Big Daddy).  Saturday morning Matt had to work, so Connor and I ran errands.  I'm still not able to lift Connor, which means I'm very dependent on his mood!

Saturday evening we met Mimi, Grandaddy, Ms. Pat, and Mr. Jeff at the park.  Connor had an absolute blast!  After the park we all headed to Cracker Barrel for dinner.
Connor enjoyed showing Grandaddy everything

Look at the crazy hair!

As I took this picture, all I could think of was a broken arm or leg.
On Sunday, we had our class at church and then we attempted the movies.  The Lion King recently came back to the big screen and I thought it would be a great idea to take Connor.  First off, I had no idea that a matinee movie for three people costs $21.50!!!  (Apparently I haven't been to the movies in a long time)  The movie started and we were only 5 minutes in before Connor had to go potty.  Then he had to go potty again and again.  Finally on the fourth time I decided we were leaving!  So we were only 45 minutes into the movie when we headed out, not to mention someone needed a nap.

The food shown was not included in the $21.50...