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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:

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Connor helped Ryan celebrate his birthday with a wienie roast out at Ryan's parents farm. He enjoyed watching everyone eat delicious bratwursts and hotdogs while he was stuck with his boring old formula. I keep telling him that if he wants something good to eat he's going to have to grow some teeth, but apparently he's not a good listener.

Connor hung out with his cool uncle Nate on Friday night and during the wienie roast he hung out on his uncle's back!


Connor's still working out the mechanics of crawling. He's actually totally mobile now, however he isn't exactly crawling. He'll get up on all fours and will rock around, but never really coordinates the movements for forward locomotion. If he really wants to go somewhere it's still a combination of rolling and push-up lunges.

We actually took this video a week or two ago, but it's pretty cute. Connor has a dozen stuffed animals, but Chloe's are definitely the most interesting. Chloe is very gentle with him and this video is a great example of what a good sister Chloe is, and how Connor gets around.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Greats and the Grands...

This post's a little late in coming since we've all been a little bit under the weather. Last Friday, Connor woke up with a pretty high fever and he was very cranky. Shawn took off work and stayed home with him. We were worried about him feeling bad all weekend, especially since his Grandparents and his Great Grandparents were coming to visit. All Friday he was moping around and he only smiled once the whole day.

Thankfully he was in a good mood and seemed to be feeling better on Saturday. We all had a great visit, and a bunch of fun with the Great and the Grand alike.

Great Grandparents and plain old Grandparents with Connor:

Great Grandpa Vernon with Connor:

Also, our photographer changed the photos on her home page, and Connor made the cut again. Actually, we all did, but Andrea and Shawn only got their legs in the photo:

To see us, watch the pictures on the home page:

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Connor is 90% crawling + 7 months old

This update is a bit late because I was certain that Connor would be crawling by now. He's so darn close I wanted to wait until I could officially say he's crawling. But he's not quite there yet. He gets up on his hands and knees and wobbles around. He'll actually move his knees forwards a bit, but he isn't coordinating his hands yet, and he ends up falling on his face.

90% of crawling is enough to get him into trouble though. He always seems to end up near the coffee table (going to have to take that out of the living room soon) or he ends up finding one of Chloe's toys. I think she brings them over near him, and he's more than happy to dig his drool covered fingers into Chloe's filthy rope toy.