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Sunday, August 24, 2008


Connor had fun today playing with stickers. He played with a whole sheet of them until they all ran out of stickiness.

He's also been having fun riding his car around the house. We moved almost everything up from the downstairs living room to the room on the main floor of our house. It's much handier since the kitchen's on the same level and there are a lot less stairs to go up and down. We even stored away our big red rug that's usually under the kitchen table so there would be more area for him to ride around on his car. We moved rooms a few weeks ago and we've really enjoyed the change so far.

Fun at the neighborhood playground

Connor really loves playing at our neighborhood's playground. He's gotten pretty good at going up and down the stairs, going down the slide, and doing almost all of it on his own.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy birthday Nate and Amanda

We visited Grandpa and Grandma Anders today to celebrate Uncle Nathan's and Aunt Amanda's birthdays. Connor had an awesome time in the kiddie pool again and ate an entire cupcake by himself.

You'll notice a scrape on Connor's head in these pictures. Connor had been playing in the driveway this last week in his Little Tikes car. (Picture of Connor in the car ) Well, he'd fallen through the area where his feet should be (if he'd been playing with it properly) and was stuck. He started telling us about it "Na-Na-Na-Na-Na", and Mommy told Daddy to help him since I was closest. I am of the opinion that if he gets himself into a situation, he should actively work to get himself out of it. Stubbornly, I sat down in the driveway and told Connor to work on it himself. A few seconds later, Andrea jumped up and said: "It's tipping over!". We both went to save him, but it was too late. Connor had gotten sprawled over the edge of the car trying to free himself, and in (what seemed like) slow motion, the car and Connor toppled over headfirst onto the concrete. I think Daddy was the one who learned his lesson with this one. And that lesson is: Be sure Mommy's watching the baby more closely.

Pool party:



A side note, since it was so disgusting it was hard to believe. Chloe was playing in the yard unsupervised and came trotting over to Shawn a little while later. We were appalled to notice that she had managed to cover almost her entire body in feces. She'd found a huge pile of it (probably the neighbor dog's) and rolled in it until it was stuck in her hair from her thighs, to her back, to her collar, to her head. Unbelievable. She's starting to become more of a pain to supervise than Connor. She ended up getting a hose-down, then a double cleaning outside from head to toe.

We snapped a quick picture of her before the cleaning, it's hard to see all of the poop on her, mostly you can see a big clump of it on her hind leg in this picture. It's really all over her. Horrid...

St. Louis Visit

This post is a bit late, but wanted to mention that we went to see Grandma and Grandpa last week in St. Louis. We had a good time visiting with the Grandparents as well as the Great Grandparents. We watched the opening ceremony for the Olympics and mostly just had a pretty relaxing weekend. Only took a few pictures the whole time, so not much to share picture-wise.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Connor is 17 months old!

Connor turned 17 months old this weekend. Not a whole lot of interesting news aside from that.

Mommy decided that sitting on the couch and eating cookies was a good idea, and Connor was pretty happy with that. Since he's a pro at drinking through a straw, we got him a new straw style cup this week: