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Friday, December 28, 2007

Connor got both of them!!!

All Connor wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth, and he got them! The day before Christmas, Grammy Genie thought she saw the second of his front bottom teeth. Nobody believed her, but sure enough, on Christmas day the tooth was pretty visible and Connor even let us get a picture to prove it.


Connor had a great Christmas, and if he could, I'm sure he'd like to thank everyone for the love, attention, and the loot.

There are separate posts below for both the Anders and Vernon Christmas, we had a great time with everyone.

Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

Anders Christmas

Connor had lots of fun at the Anders house for Christmas. Mommy and Grandma made sugar cookies, and there was lots of great food, although Connor didn't get much of anything besides baby food. Daddy snuck him some goodies, although there isn't much of anything that's more tasty than Enfamil Gentlease Baby Formula. MMmmmmmmm...

Connor got lots of cool stuff, and had lots of fun with his grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Lots of presents!


Let's open presents Mommy!


Stop taking pictures, let's open some presents!


My cousins, aunts and uncles:


Allison and Drew! The best cousins ever!


My Auntie Amanda and my future Uncle Ryan!


Ewww Mommy kisses! I hope nobody sees this picture:


Grammy and Grandpa:


What a great Christmas!

Vernon Christmas

The Vernon family drove to our house this year to celebrate Christmas together. Connor's got to do a lot of traveling over the holidays, so it was great that they were able to come see him so he didn't have to spend more time strapped in his car seat.

Here are some pictures with Connor's thoughts on them:

My tree with Mommy and Daddy:


My Uncles:


Grampa's funny!!


The awesome car that Grandpa and Grandma got me for Christmas!


What's in this big one?!?!


Hurray for Grandparents!


Get it off my head! I'm smiling because I'm so angry inside!


Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Santa!

We brought Connor to see Santa last Friday. He didn't really enjoy it all that much, but at least he didn't throw a fit.

Here they both are, scowling into the camera:


Hopefully Santa doesn't bring Connor coal for Christmas!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Connor and his buddy Zach

As you may know, Connor goes to the babysitter Jenny a few times a week. Jenny also watches a little boy named Zach that's a month older than Connor. They get along pretty well, and Zach's got a great personality and is a very cute baby. Jenny took this picture of the two of them playing, and we thought Connor would like us to talk about his buddy.



Also worth noting, Connor went to the doctor on Monday for his 9 month checkup. He's 28 1/4" long which is in the 50th percentile for height. He's 19 lbs 4.5 oz, which is 40th percentile for weight. Surprisingly his head is 17.5" around, which is 40th percentile. His daddy's always had a big heavy noggin, so we're glad Connor isn't yet cursed with a heavy melon he's got to carry around.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Connor's 9 month photos are up!!!

Connor had his 9 month (and Christmas) photos taken last weekend. He cooperated very well and we got some pretty cute shots. He looks like such a big boy with his haircut!

Check them out here:
Connor's pics!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

1st Haircut

Connor got his 9 month pictures taken yesterday, so we decided to get his hair cut beforehand so he wouldn't look like a dirty hippie. His hair is getting thicker, and isn't all that long overall, but in a few places it was getting a little out of control. It was hanging over his ears and in the back would get all matted and tangled when he'd sit in his car seat.

At birth, he actually had quite a bit of hair, but as happens with newborns it fell out bit by bit. One day when Andrea wasn't around, I got a bright idea to clean up what was left of it. Most of the hair on the top and front of his head had fallen out, but he still had a lot of long hair in the back. Kind of a baby-mullet. I tried shortening that hair, and it was somewhat of a disaster. There were a bunch of horizontal lines all over the back of his head, it took months before it grew out enough to hide it.

Andrea didn't learn from my mistakes, and recently decided to trim a bit of the hair around Connor's ears. Again, horizontal lines, this time on the sides of his head.

With his pictures coming up, we decided to let some professionals handle it, and we took him to Shear Madness, a place that specializes in kids. Connor cooperated pretty well, even when the buzzing clippers went around his ears.

Before pic:






After:


Short video of clipper action:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tooth too late for Thanksgiving...

Connor had a great time over Thanksgiving. He got to visit both Grandparents, but unfortunately his tooth didn't show up in time for the Thanksgiving dinners. He had to stick with his boring baby food and bottle instead. Maybe next year he'll be able to pig out like everyone else.

Connor did a good job of traveling all the way to St. Louis, and although he had a couple rough nights (I think his tooth really hurt), he seemed to enjoy the trip.

Without further ado, a few pictures.

The Vernon family ready to pig out:


Grandpa is funny!


Don't drop me on my head! I use it for thinking!


Grandma Alice got me a high chair to make messes on!


At the Anders house:


The exersaucer Grammy Genie got for Connor:


Auntie Amanda and Uncle Ryan:


Everyone!


The tooth!


Connor did NOT like taking this picture. If you touch near that area he will open his mouth and pull away


Connor fighting me off:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Go Baby Go!

Up until now, Connor's technique for crawling has consisted of doing a push up and then lunging forwards. It got him where he wanted to go, but it was tons of work and was very slow. He's been doing it for so long that we figured that was going to be his technique and he may never do an actual factual technical crawl.

This last week something clicked in his brain and he's on a roll.

I took this video this morning:


Hooray Connor!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Daddy's birthday!!

Daddy turned 28 today. He always said that once he was out of high school for 10 years he'd officially feel old. Well, it's official now. He graduated high school when he was 18, and 10 years later he's a crotchety old man...

His plan for the day is to sit around in his PJ's all day and watch football. So far so good!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Rooooaaar!!!

Yesterday was Connor's first Halloween! He scared everyone in his Lion costume, and we were surprised it didn't bother him as much as we figured it would. He was good about wearing it, and I think he liked how ferocious it made him look.

Scary!!!


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Big boy!

Andrea said today: "I think I'd be happy if he stayed this big forever, he's so cute."

I think she's right. He's gotten cuter and cuter lately and he's almost always in a great mood any more. He'll tell you if he's upset, he's definitely not too shy to tell you about it, but he's been in a good mood for weeks.


Still a big fan of bath-time!


This picture looks more dangerous than it is... the red sleeve is Andrea's arm holding Connor up:


We got him a table this week with all kinds of bells and whistles. He is getting good at standing up and working on it:


A picture with Andrea: