Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We hope that all of our friends and family had a Christmas that was half as great as Connor's! If so, then you probably had a pretty great day! Santa Claus brought Connor a tunnel/fort. That was the first thing Connor saw when he came into my parent's den. He was so excited that we had to show him his other things. He wouldn't have noticed them otherwise! He received so many wonderful presents from family and from Santa. His favorite thing is his new tricycle from Uncle Stan and Aunt Ree. We're having a hard time getting him off of it to come inside. He also loves his tunnel, his grocery cart and his magna-doodle. We had a birthday party for Jesus on Christmas night. We kept asking Connor who's birthday it was and he'd say "Baby Jesus", but he probably thought that we were singing to him when we sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus! Oh well; we want Connor to know why we celebrate Christmas and although he doesn't understand it now, he will one day.
Connor's birthday week starts tomorrow with a birthday party with my family tomorrow night. Then, Christmas is not over! We'll head to Huntsville on Tuesday to spend the rest of the week with Jeremy's family and to celebrate Christmas again. While we are there, we will celebrate Connor's birthday again on Friday. When you are ringing in the New Year early Friday morning, I'll be singing "Happy Birthday" to Connor!
Here are pictures from our some of our fun on Christmas Day:

"Wow! Is this for me?!"

"Is it really Elmo?!"


"I love Elmo!"


New Tricycle


Uncle Stan and Connor

Aunt Ree and Connor

Uncle Andy and Connor

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Connor talked a big talk about seeing Santa Claus. He was going to stand next to Santa and pat his leg. We was not going to sit in his lap though. Unfortunately, the little girl in front of us in line got very upset by Santa and her crying made Connor more nervous than he already was. After that, he would not consider getting out of Sunshine's arms! So, Sunshine and Granddaddy have a nice picture and experience of visiting Santa with Connor! Oh well, maybe next year!



Connor did tell Santa that he wanted "trucks, balls, and Elmo" for Christmas! Luckily, I think Santa heard and Connor should not be disappointed on Christmas morning! He also gave Santa a high five! So cute!

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Connor and I headed to Atlanta last Thursday for a day of pig riding, Santa visiting, and Christmas shopping with Sunshine and Granddaddy. The first stop was the historic Pink Pig at Macy's at Lenox Mall (it used to the The Pink Pig at Rich's in downtown Atlanta when I was very little).




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Train Park

One of the highlights of our trip to Arizona was visiting the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Connor absolutely LOVED it! And could have stayed there ALL day! He rode the carausel, the steam train, and the small kiddie train. If we had let him near the playground, he would never have left. It was hard enough getting him away from the train table in the gift shop! If we lived in Arizona, we would go here weekly! It was so entertaining for all of us and so cheap! I hope we get to go back one day and spend the day there.

Carousel with Daddy...

Steam train...

Family picture...

Little train with Mommy...
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Rawhide

We went to Arizona to visit Mimi and Bobbles and so that I could attend the W5 Technologies Christmas Party (W5 is my part-time job). While in Arizona, we visited Rawhide, an old west town. Santa rode into town on a horse drawn carriage while we were there and Connor loved watching the blacksmith make horseshoes! We ate dinner at Rawhide (wonderful steaks!) and Connor was very entertained by the Cowboys that served us. He kept pointing out their boots and hats! He also loved the band playing guitars!




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First Plane Ride

Connor, Jeremy and I headed to Arizona for a few days last week. This was Connor's first airplane ride and as a lap child, we were nervous about how he would do on a four hour plane ride. We worried for nothing! He was an ANGEL on all four flights (Augusta to Atlanta, Atlanta to Phoenix, Phoenix to Atlanta, and Atlanta to Augusta)! The trips to and from Augusta were very short flights, but the flights to and from Phoenix were very LONG flights. Connor took about an hour nap both times on the long flights and was a perfect angel the rest of the time. He moved back and forth between Mommy and Daddy several times, stood up to check out all of the people on the plane, watched DVDs, and ate snacks. We could not have asked for better flights!

Waiting for the airplane in Augusta...


First airplane ride...

Layover...

"Did you see that big airplane!?"
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Tricks

A few weeks ago, Connor started counting. He can count from one to ten. Sometimes, he wants to count higher and he'll count eleven, then he'll skip a few, and then count sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen! It is so cute!

His newest trick is saying the alphabet. He can say A through J without any help! We weren't really thinking he would learn them yet, but we say the ABC's a lot and have him repeat each letter after us while we're changing diapers (it is a good distraction to keep him from jumping up and running off). And then, suddenly, he started saying the letters on his own. He knows some of the other letters like P-V, so we're going to work on getting K-O and W-Z!

Thanksmas Presents!

A few years ago, we started what has now become known as Thanksmas! Mimi and Bobbles give Thanksmas presents the weekend of Thanksgiving. Basically, we all receive one Christmas present a month early! This year, the kids really enjoyed Thanksmas! Harper and Connor received little nativity sets. They both love them! Connor loves playing with his at home. We might not be able to put it away after Christmas. Evie received a beautiful Christmas dress and a book. Thank you, Mimi and Bobbles, for our Thanksmas presents!

Happy Thanksmas to All!




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A few more pictures...

Mimi, Connor and Harper...

"Let's all sit on Mimi!"

Connor and Bobbles...

"World's Cutest Grandchildren"...
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Thanksgiving in Atlanta

Play Ball...

Look at the remote control car!...

So cute!...

Uncle Steve's hat...
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Thanksgiving in LaGrange

Uncle Stan's boots...

Connor, Sunshine and Granddaddy...

Sunshine and Connor...

Say Cheese!...
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