Tonight was our ward Christmas Party and it was such a fun time! I was a little concerned how Connor would do because I knew the night was based around musical performances and I didn't think Connor would be into appreciating all the music offered. I was very surprised and pleased to see Connor entertaining himself with the leftover cups and pop caps from the drink table. He and his best bud Jaxton had a great time stacking, hording, and spinning the caps. Good job boys!
Whenever we talk to family or friends, they always ask, "What's Connor up to these days?" Here are a few things our little buddy's been doing recently.
1. Connor loves Christmas and Christmas lights in particular. He calls Christmas "Ha, ha, ha" meaning "Ho, ho, ho" which to him represents Christmas. We know he's spotted Christmas lights while we're in the car because we'll hear an enthusiastic, "Ha, ha, ha!" from the backseat. He also calls the Christmas trains we see at Target "Ha,ha T." We're the only two people in the world who up until now, knows that means "Christmas train".:)
2. Connor is repeating more and more of what we say. I've discovered I say, "neat" and "nice" a lot because those are two new words he mimics a lot. Cool mom, huh?:) Tonight we were having Sugar Snap Peas with our meal and Connor was mostly interested in getting the peas out of the pod. Byron was calling the peas, "little guys". When Connor didn't want to eat them anymore, just play with them, he would get them out of the pod, hand them to me calling them "guys". That cracked us up!
3. Connor loves stuffed animals right now. He keeps on asking for more to be pulled from the shelf and put into his bed. We hear him talking to them, he gives them kisses, he wants one to be tucked in next to him at night, and he even wants one to sit with him in his highchair at times and "feeds" the animal before he feeds himself. We find all of this very very sweet.
Hope you enjoyed our update, I'll try to keep them coming!
Sleeping after a fun morning
Waiting for our bus home
Connor and Daddy!
Connor was pretty interested in eating the cookies....
Here's the aftermath. Poor cookie, it never had a fighting chance.
Rain, Rain Go Away...
The heaven's opened for the first time in 5 mths and poured baby, poured. We found shelter under a tent next to a Baptist Church Recruiting Center and had a nice talk with an elderly man named R.C. Looking back, it's funny that we were the only 3 people under there while hundreds of others were trying to cram under the eaves of buildings. Guess we were the only brave ones. We had plenty of room to spread out, that's for sure!
When we left Chapel Hill in the morning is was nice and sunny, who knew we needed ponchos? Connor loved playing in the rain and mud though and the sun came out and dried us all off as the morning went by. It brought me back to trips to Kings Island with my family growing up and getting drenched and moving forward with fun. Nothing was going to get in our way of a good time and good food!
Here's Connor chowing down on his corn on the cob. Yum.