Monday, April 27, 2009

And it's Finished....

A couple of weeks ago Connor and I flew to DC for my cousin Paige's baby shower. While we were gone James started building the play set. When we got home James had made progress (10-12 hours), but we still had a lot of work ahead of us.
James and I worked another 10 hours together in order to get it finished. This past weekend we finished putting the swing set together...sort of!!!! We had the thing 99% finished and I BROKE the swing set portion. Let me explain...Our backyard is not level, the swings were the last to be added and the 2X4's didn't quite touch the ground. While James was carefully letting Connor swing, I decided to join him against James' advice (when I asked if it would hold me so that I could swing, he actually said "No, it won't. Don't try it."). I did anyways and the beam split and we had to take the swings down. Now we are one trip from Home Depot short of being finished.

A couple of things I learned from this experience:
1. When the box says it will take 8-10 hours count on 24-32 if your lucky!!!
2. It's difficult to build anything with a (almost) 2 year old around.
3. Working until 11:30 p.m. with a flashlight outside is not fun!
4. When your husband says, "you will break it!" You probably WILL!!!!
5. Needless to say, that incident made for a loooonnngggg day!!!!! OOPS
He is so excited to get to finally play!
A regular old monkey.

Our brave little boy. He is getting so big.

AND here it is, the beam I split because I didn't listen to my husband!!!!

The finished product...sort of!!!! (minus the swings)
Today while Connor and I were outside we were talking. He said "broke". I said, "yes Mommy broke the swings" he said "NO, Dada". I told him I broke the swings and Dada was going to have to fix it. "No, mama! Dada broke." "Oh, ok" I said. He told me I was going to fix it and daddy broke it. Poor boy he is trying to help his momma stay out of hot water. When James got home today, he explained to Connor the TRUTH!!!!
THANK YOU! Connor loves his new play set!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009

Happy Easter friends and family. James, Connor and I had a very blessed Easter. Mom, dad, and Eric came down yesterday and stayed with us last night. We all got up and went to church this morning. Half way through church I got a page from the nursery, YEP Connor wouldn't stop crying. This separation anxiety thing is wearing me out. So I went and got him and he sat as quietly as a 1 1/2 year old can sit for 30 minutes. Eric, James, and I had pirate stickers all over our clothes. We came home hunted eggs, ate lunch, and put the little boy down for a 2 hour NAP!!!!

We had a few parties this past week and decorated eggs so here are pictures of our eventful week!!!
This morning after church.
James is showing Connor how to dip the eggs in the dye. Connor couldn't quite grasp the concept of gently in the bowl (meaning how he needed to put the egg in). I was afraid Connor would get dye all over his shirt, and I WOULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT!

Daddy and Connor with a prize egg.

"I found chocolate in one of my eggs, Mommy!"

This was the very first hunt, he was a little unsure of himself, but by today, he is a pro. He loves for James and I to hide eggs in the yard while he covers his eyes and then finds them.
Happy Easter!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Like Father, like Son

I was a little late on the 18 month apt. but I took Connor to get a Hep. A shot and have his well baby exam. He is 20 months old. He was a little whiny, but he did great. He is 36 in. tall (about the size of a "normal" 33 month old) and is weighing in at 31.4 pounds. Someone once told me that but the age of 2 you can almost double their height and that is how tall they will be. So we are right now looking at one tall sweet boy.

Here are a few pictures that I have taken over the past few weeks. He is growing up so well, and I am proud to say that he has slept in his bed now by himself without waking up for over a week. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

I recently got his hair cut. He has his daddy's thick hair, when there is no humidity it falls in his face. When it is short you can see the cow licks on his forehead!

We were playing soccer out back.

He is a little ham. He loves to kick the ball around the yard.

Here they are, mowing the grass together. Connor would followed James around the front and back yards. He had so much fun chasing DaDa.

Here the boys are again head to head. Connor won this mowing battle, but then again Connor wins ALL the battles. He is saying and doing so much right now, I am loving this age!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Washington D.C.

This past weekend James and I spent some time together taking in the sights. What a beautiful city full of history. Everyone talked about the walking, but I was still wiped!!! This small town girl even rode the subway. Connor stayed here with Nana for a few days, then Grandma came in and finished up the weekend. They said he did great, I knew he would, it was me I was worried about. I missed him, but it was nice to get away and spend time with James.
This was at the National Zoo. A fantastic place, one of the only places I would have taken Connor. They were giving the elephants a bath this morning. It was an incredible sight to see these huge animals rolling around the ground obeying the keepers. All for a simple treat!
This was the most amazing, breath-taking sight. The changing of the guards. James and I stayed for about and hour and a half. AWESOME!!! We were told that the day before the President was out handing out medals.
James purchased this piece of jewelry for me while we were there...hehehe

The tour guide said it was good luck to rub the ears of FDR's doggie. James rubbed his ears also, he just didn't want his picture taken (bah humbug)! This was the first night that I got there. Notice the flip flops and Washington sweatshirt. I was not prepared! I also purchased socks to wear. As soon as we got back on the trolley after each monument I would put them on...burr!

Here we are!! James would want me to add that not only did we see the monuments and memorials, but we also found every bathroom (via ME) in the CITY!!!!!