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!!!!