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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Connor in action



Connor stayed with Uncle Nate and cousins Allison and Andrew this last Friday night and Saturday. We really appreciated them doing that so Daddy could go to his MBA class on Saturday. Andrea went to Springfield with her sisters and mother so Connor needed someone to watch him. Connor had an awesome time, and we'll have to post some pictures soon that Uncle Nate took during the visit.

We've got a few videos in the meantime of Connor in action. They're pretty fun.

One of Connor's favorite games is to get scared by one of us and then run to the other. One of us will go hide and then he'll try to search us out. When we jump out at him he'll scream and run to the other parent. It's probably his favorite game, it never gets old!

Getting his pants scared off:


Another fun game - Spinning:


Connor's gotten to be quite the neat freak. We never taught him, but he's learned from observation that trash goes in the trash can. If he finds something on the ground, he'll pick it up and throw it away. He also throws away his fruit snack wrappers when he's done, and anything else we ask him to throw away. We have to keep an eye on him, he hasn't done it much, but he will sometimes throw away his toys. Hopefully he doesn't "clean up" our keys or anything valuable!

Picking up trash:


Thanks Uncle Nate!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Connor completes his first official 5k!

This past weekend, the Positivity Gym held a Walk/Run to raise money for the OI foundation. Our neighbors Cameron and Julianne have OI, and we thought it would be a fun event for a great cause.

http://www.positivity-gym.com/index_files/Page939.htm

Connor with Cameron and Julianne:


There were probably between 75-100 people participating, and there were probably around 40 runners. Daddy didn't think he'd be competitive since he was pushing Connor the whole way, but Connor and Daddy finished first! We finished right around 24 minutes and 30 seconds for the race. A bit under an 8 minute pace, which was pretty good for Daddy since it was hilly and he was pushing a 25 pound baby in a 10 pound stroller. Mommy got started a little too fast at first, but got back into her pace eventually and finished in 3rd place for the women.

Connor with Daddy, ready to race:


Connor and Mommy after the race:


Watching the racers finish afterward:


The Vernons, all hot and sweaty after the race:


Winner winner chicken dinner!


Also, Connor's a puzzle master now. He's been working hard on his puzzles and we got him a bunch because he enjoys them. He wasn't exactly in the puzzle mood for this video, but it still shows off some of his mad puzzle skills.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Punkin Patch!!



Today Connor went with Mommy, Daddy, Aunt Abby, and cousins Drew and Allison to the Pumpkin Patch! We weren't sure what to expect, but it was more than just a bunch of pumpkins in a field. There were all kinds of animals to feed, rides, playgrounds, slides, and games. Connor had a great time, and he really enjoyed his day with everyone.

Mommy and Connor standing in front of the tractor and hay ride:


You'd think he liked the pumpkins, but he was really interested in the bugs flying around on top of them:


I'm stuck! The pumpkins are eating me!


Feeding some goats:


Wheee!


Happy Halloween Pardner!


Save me from the corn maze!


Thanks for coming and playing with me Abby, Drew, and Allison!