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.
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!!
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!!
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.