Saturday, January 28, 2012

Connor's First Trip To Prescott

Since Connor's school was closed for Martin Luther King Day earlier this month, we decided to take a quick trip to Prescott, AZ for the holiday weekend to visit Grandma & Grandpa Bordwell. It is always nice to have some extra hands to keep Connor entertained and I like the change of scenery - pine trees & fireplaces!  Connor is growing so fast, Grandman & Grandpa just love any chance to see him!!  Below are some photos of our fun...

 Grandma loves to feed Connor & he really is getting the hang of it these days!
Yum Yum Yum!!
Grandma sneaking Connor a taste of blueberry pie - he really liked it :)
I mean who could resist that smile!

 Playing After Dinner

We woke up Monday morning to snow!!!  Growing up in Phoenix & then moving to Las Vegas, snow is always very exciting to see.  Connor had a bit of a stuffy nose, so he did not get to enjoy but I liked seeing it.  Blair on the other hand, not as excited - he has seen his fair share of snow!
So pretty!!
Poor Blair had to scrape off the car so we could head to breakfast....not super excited.
Connor is such a big boy, sitting in a high chair now!
Such a fun weekend!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Connor's 6-Month Birthday!

This past Wednesday we celebrated Connor's 6 Month Birthday!
He is not a newborn anymore...actually he has not been a newborn for a few months, but I guess I was just in denial! He is my bubbly big happy baby boy & just amazes us every day!!
On Friday Connor went & visited Dr. McGhee for his 6-month check-up and showed him how great he can sit up, how fun it is to eat the paper on the exam table & what great eye hand coordination he has...overall the Doc was very impressed with Connor's A+ appointment. He weighed in at 18.4 lbs. and 27.25 in length, keeping him in the 75th percentile for height & weight.
We have been working on introducing solids the past few weeks & Connor is finally getting the hang of it. We have tried rice cereal, avocado, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, acorn squash, carrots, oatmeal & bananas. So far I think sweet potatoes are top on his list...although after this morning bananas might have just jumped ahead. I have really enjoyed making all his baby is much easier than I expected & fun to try new things. For his 6-month photos we staged a photo shoot at his school (daycare), he has been there 3 months now and just loves it!

Connor was posing for me...first stop mom's stop Gerber Baby!! 

Who can resist that look!

Happy 6-Month Birthday Connor!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Connor's 1st Christmas!

We had such a great time celebrating Connor's 1st Christmas!!  Stockings were hung by the fireplace with care....okay maybe not, because we do not have a fireplace, but Connor was rocking his new Christmas pajamas and he certainly was up a few times Christmas Eve waiting for Santa's arrival!!  
Santa was very good to Connor, along with his Grandma & Grandpa Bordwell and GMa & Papa Shiplett, he got everything on his list & more!  He must have been one good little boy!!  
I also had fun photographing the festivities with my new camera.  I was very excited that Santa brought me some photo editing software, but if you are going to see this post before Christmas next year, I figured we better just put up the good old fashioned unedited versions :)  
Here are are few of my favorite photos of the day...
Mom, all this is for me?  Santa is a very cool dude!!

He was so excited to see all his new toys & books from Santa.  His Great Grandma Malek made his stocking (to match the one she made for me when I was a baby)
& it arrived just in time for the big day!
Big hug to all his gifts from Santa 
(or he fell over & landed on his stocking...either way a cute picture)

Looking through his new book!  He is so interested in everything these days!
Can't wait to see what else Santa brought...

Showing Madison his new toy...she just wanted to know where all her presents were 
(still under the tree of course)

After a quick costume change (and a nap), he was ready to open more presents.  The golf balls were part of dad's present, but Connor thought they were pretty cool too(a golf star in the making)!!

Although not quite as cool as his lion friend...very excited to meet him!
He really loved the paper!!

Connor got a chair just his size... 
or it will be his size sometime this year when he is a little more stable
& mom does not have to worry about him rolling out!

Yep a super comfy chair!

Our last costume change for the day!!  
Grandma & Connor loved playing with all his new toys :)

We hope everyone enjoyed there Christmas as much as we did!!  Ho, Ho , Ho!!