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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: