Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summer Fun

Before school was out, we started taking advantage of playing outside more!! We usually try to wait until the evening when the house shades the backyard. We got the kids a new playhouse from Costco. It has a pretend grill, sink, water/sand buckets, and basketball hoop. We also started to pull out the blow up pool and then got a new water splash mat as well. Both kids really love to play outside and especially in the water so they have been having a blast together.

It has also been nice because Eric has been grilling out a lot. Steaks, grilled corn, potatoes....yummy! It's nice to have those family nights at home:)

Additions to Connor's vocabulary list:
"I press it" (when he wants to press a button), book, 'quack' for duck, 'roar' for lion, 'moo' for cow, 'Where's belly button' (looks for it) then says 'there it is', thank you,
Today he pulled Jessalyn's hair (one of our new bad habits), I told him to tell her he was sorry, and he laid his head down on her lap and said "sorry", then I said "you are not to pull sissy's hair, okay?" and he said "okay". It was so cute (even though he was getting in trouble).

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dance Recital

Jesslayn's Dance recital was at UTA in May 2010. This year was a smaller recital year, so she did a tap routine called "Think Pink". She absolutely loved the song and did great on the dance. She was front and center, and it is so much fun to watch her excel at something she loves.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Well, I realized I was at the bottom of Jessica's blog list, and knew I was about to get booted. Ha! Ha! I can't believe I have not blogged since January!! Well, actually I can, because I feel like life just blows by me sometimes. Anyway, we have been keeping busy. Jessalyn finished kindergarten reading on a second grade level and being the Art award winner from her class. She also had one of her pieces of art at the district art show, which was exciting for her. She had her dance recital, which I will soon post pictures of. She loves to dance and will continue next year. Connor has really been blossoming lately. I can't believe he is almost 2!! I feel like we just had this precious baby and now he is a precious little boy. He is talking so much more lately- "I want to see" "I got it" "Where is it?" (looking around) ball, puppy, sissy, mommy, daddy, cup, fish, cracker, nana, papa, gran, grandpa, and many more that I can't think of right now. He is seriously the cutest thing ever! We went to a music class this morning, and he was dancing and singing in the middle of the circle. The teacher even said afterwards that she hadn't seen anyone so young at the first class participate so much and sing in tune....he is really musically inclined, which I take some credit for of course! We also went on a week long vacation with our own little family of four. We had a blast, and I will have a post about that later on :)
Well, there is my little recap of life lately...more to come, with pictures! (I promise)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jessalyn's 6th Birthday!!

Okay, I know it has been way too long since I have posted, and I will have to go back and catch up on Halloween and Christmas, but I had to post today about my princess and her 6th birthday.
We had her party yesterday, January 30th at The Little Gym in the Arlington Highlands. The kids had a blast playing and doing games. Here are some pictures....

We have her family party I'm sure I'll post some more later too :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fun Times at Home

Jessalyn and I love spaghetti, and it looks like this little guy does too!

Always the princess!
He still will not stay on his horse from Nana and Papa more than 30 seconds, but I keep trying. Someday when he knows he can make it bounce, he will love it!

Connor usually doesn't like us to put him in his "play pen" (which is a rarity in itself), but when Jessalyn gets in there with him, he loves it! I was trying to get a few things done and walked by and saw this....priceless!

Friday, September 18, 2009

First Birthday Bash

We had Connor's first birthday party at Town Park. Eric cooked out hot dogs, we had some snacks and fruit, and of course birthday cake. We had so many of our friends and family there, and it was a great celebration!
The birthday boy with Jessalyn, Grayson, and Aidan

I'm not so sure about this cake thing!

The birthday boy with Griffin- these boys LOVE eachother!

He really got into opening his presents!

Thank you to everyone who made Connor's first birthday so special!

The Birthday Boys

Eric's and Connor's birthdays are a day apart, so we had a weekend of fun celebrating!
Daddy with his adorable kiddos on his 32nd birthday

I had to take a picture of Connor having breakfast on his 1st birthday. I have the same picture of Jess (in the same high chair).

Here is our big one year old on one of his gifts from Mommy and Daddy.

Mommy with her sweet birthday boy.

Connor, you are such a sweet boy, and I can't believe you are one! It has been a wonderful year and has flown by. You have such a gentle spirit, but you are definitely an inquisitive little boy. You love to explore, and you don't sit still! You are cruising all around the furniture, and you stand on your own for about 5 seconds. You say mama and dada, will imitate other sounds, and will occasionally wave hi and bye. I can't wait to see what year number two holds!