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Monday, June 23, 2008

Pool fun


Connor went to the pool last weekend for the first time this year. We played on the steps to the pool for a while, but Connor kept getting angry that we wouldn't let him drown himself. He kept trying to jump down the steps into deeper and deeper water, and didn't want us holding him or helping him.

The splash ground is a big area where water sprays out of different sprinkler devices and kids run around on wet concrete with their eyes closed. The water was ice cold, and every other kid that went into the splash ground ran through it once and then left. Connor couldn't get enough of it. He would run through it over and over, standing over the fountains, always surprised when they would spray him in the face. It was hilarious to watch him creep up to a fountain after it went off, then jump in surprise when water exploded out of it a moment later. We kept expecting Connor to get tired of the frigid water, but either he didn't realize that the water was making him cold, or he just didn't care. We ended up getting too cold and tired of it before he ever did. The wind was blowing the water into the parents' sitting area, so there was no escaping a shower if you were in the splash ground.

One of the few shots where Connor's running with his eyes open:


A full shot of the splashground (surprisingly with some kids in it besides Connor):

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's day!

Daddy and Connor celebrated Shawn's second Father's day today. Mommy and Connor got Daddy a cool video game, and we had a nice relaxing day.

We'd also like to say Happy Father's Day to Grandpa Richard, Grandpa Garry and Great Grandpa Roger!

Connor Visits St. Louis

Last weekend we went to St. Louis and had a great time visiting with the Grandparents, Great Grandparents and Connor's uncles. Connor had a great time getting into all the different toys and playing with everyone. We took lots of pictures!

Connor playing with one of Daddy's old toys:


Grandma let you play with WHAT???


This water is wet!


Drying off the wet baby:


Baby and Daddy:


Playing with Grandpa:


Grandma reading a book while Connor puts a toy in his ear:


We got a few pictures of Great Grandpa, but Great Grandma kept covering her face, so we won't post any pictures of her:


Playing with future Aunt (someday!) Abby:

Monday, June 2, 2008

Connor turns 15 months old today

Connor visited his friends the Kendalls over the weekend. They just had two new babies recently, Reese and Teagan. Connor didn't much care about the babies, but had fun playing with Payton, the oldest of the Kendall kids.


Andrea held Reese, and Teagan slept through the whole visit.


Teagan:


Connor really loved Cali, their big dog. He really liked giving her hugs and we realized that he definitely needs a lot of supervision around animals. He gave her a really nice hug, and when I got out my camera he went to hug her again. I caught him being a little rough with her.


Those aren't gentle hands there Connor!
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Connor looking like a mess and having fun pushing around the girl toys: