Sunday, December 20, 2009

First birthday party!!!

We hosted Connor's party at our house the Saturday after his birthday. It was the first thing we've done at our house- and everything turned out well! We had some family and friends that were able to be there, and I know that more would have liked to be there!

Yummy Strossner's cake!


The food- publix subs, fruit, chips and snacks. It was easy and delish.

Getting warmed up for present opening.

The food is ready!

Ready to open presents!

Blowing out the candles..

This is the most damage he did to the cake.
seriously. He was in need of a nap by this point.

Playing after the cake...

Connor's first birthday!

I hate that blogger always uploads pics backwards. So, they're in reverse order, but anyway....

Connor's actual birthday was on a Wednesday- which is my usual day off. Patrick took the day off too, so we were able to spend all day with Connor.

We started the morning with a visit to the dentist- just a quick check and we were out the door.

Afterwards, we went to Toys R Us, and Connor picked out a new toy- he really liked this drum- it lights up and plays songs when you hit it. It also works as a regular drum :) if you turn it off.

Then, we went to Barnes and Noble and let him play on the Thomas train table and he was able to run all over the children's section b/c nobody else was there.

After that we had lunch together as a family and then headed home! It was a really fun morning as a family, even with all the rain!

Connor opens his new drum!

" this makes noise!"

Cake time!

I made him a cake for smashing on his actual said "CPM" in chocolate chips!

Hmmm...what is this ??

Give me 15 more years.....I've got the keys!!!

Playing with the train table....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Can I AW myself????

I got an early Christmas present from the American Board of Pediatrics.....I PASSED. I'm now a completely board-certified pediatrician! We weren't supposed to hear about our scores until January, but they released them early this year. Such good news!!

Look at him grow!!!

So Connor's party was fun- I have tons of pictures to post and will talk more about it soon! I wanted to go ahead and share this collage I made of Connor's month by month pictures- I'm very happy with how it came out and was thinking about ordering a big print to frame for our playroom. It it just amazing to watch him grow from a little baby to a toddler. I actually managed to take a picture every single month around the 2nd with his bear. I think you can click on it to enlarge it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

One year ago.......

I was checking into the hospital after a stressful pregnancy and 7 weeks on bedrest to be induced. Little did I know that I would soon be delivering my own son-literally!

What a blessing we've had for the last year!

Happy Birthday Connor Patrick!!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Connor celebrated his first Thanksgiving in Atlanta, since we didn't have time to travel anywhere else. He enjoyed spending time with Victordog and did pretty well with the group of people (we've been experiencing A LOT of stranger anxiety these days).

Snacking on the meal....he carried this wooden spoon everywhere!!!

Connor got an early birthday present......

Connor's first Santa visit

Last year Connor was too tiny to get pictures with Santa Claus so this year I really wanted to start the tradition. We actually went to see Santa a week before Thankgiving! I have no complaints about the malls decorating so early because we did not have a wait at all ! As you can see Connor didn't really love sitting in Santa's lap! Santa gave him a rubber ducky and he actually threw it.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

What a difference!!!!

We've been trying to pack away all the "little baby" stuff in the attic, and Connor wanted to test out the bouncy seat one last time!!!! Can you believe the change?? This first pic is from about 2 weeks old, maybe younger than that! So hard to believe that just a year ago, I was still pregnant, and now we have someone who is talking and walking!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Connor's First Halloween!

Holidays are certainly more fun (and busier) with an almost-toddler!

Connor's monster suit (he wore this to school on Friday before Halloween)

"I will bite you!!!"

Playing with a pumpkin in halloween jams.

I got a lot of candy! ( no, he didn't eat it :)

"what is this?"

Checking out the candy

As usual, trying to take over all pictures.

TOT/shopping at Publix!

" Excuse me while I refuel"

"snacking" on the banana attached to his costume.

very excited monkey

sweet little monkey face.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Belated update!!!

I have been so incredibly behind on blogging! I haven't been doing anything but working at my new job, studying for boards, and spending time with Connor and Patrick. LOL. I started my new job Aug 5, and I 'm definately enjoying it, but it is busy every second and I feel like i'm constantly behind. I guess it is that way, and as winter approaches, it will only get crazier. I'll try to keep updating my blog. I'm so behind on pictures!

Since I last posted pics, we went to see Nana and Papaw (my parents) and spent another couple of days in Atlanta and Connor got to spend time with all of the great-grandparents. Plus, he's growing like a week, crawling like a maniac, has been crusing around furniture like a machine and will even stand for a second or two on his own. He's figured out how to unroll a roll of toilet paper already and we've become thankful that we already did all the childproof locks on the cabinets by now.

I posted a few pictures from his 9 month pics. They would have been perfect, if he hadn't learned to stick out his tongue that day. We still got a few good ones.