Friday, June 26, 2009

Things Connor Does

Connor decided that Big Dog needed to eat breakfast with him the other day...needless to say Big Dog needs a bath now (Sophie took care of that).

In the old house, Connor used to gather up the dog bowls and put them away when the dogs were done eating. In the new house though, the dogs get fed in the laundry room and we pretty much just leave the bowls out. So last night Connor decided to go get the bowls and bring them into the family room. He set them on the hearth, turned his water cup upside down and shook some water into one of the bowls and then proceeded to try to drink out of the bowl. I was laughing pretty hard so Dave had to get up and get him. He was very upset that the bowls were taken away. We should have gotten a picture of that, but it all happened too fast.

I've been trying to make a list of all the words/signs Connor uses right now. I like to use the blog as his baby book...eventually I will even finish making it into a book. So here's his list of expressive vocabulary...he understands MUCH more though:







water (+ signs it)

all done (+ signs it)




down (+ signs it)

music (only signs)

bye-bye (+ signs it but won't wave)

diaper (+ points to it)

more (only signs)



head (points only)

toes (points only)

belly (points and says)

no (shakes head only)

yes (shakes head only)



dance-dance-dance (moves his feet really fast)

this (pronounced dis)

yucky (only sticks his tongue in and out)

nigh-night (says di-di)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My New Hobby

I started taking a watercolor class last weekend for some "mommy
time." I also bought a book that has some pictures to trace and step
by step directions for what to paint. This is my 2nd picture from the
book. The teacher of the class says that in 8 months I should be able
to do some pictures nice enough to actually hang in the house. Some of
the other people in the class have some pretty awesome stuff and it's
just your basic Hobby Lobby class. I don't have any artistic ability
so it's kind of fun to see what I can do. I'm usually just excited if
what I'm trying to paint comes out looking anywhere near what I wanted
it to be.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Connor LOVES dogs. He found a new "doggie" at a friend's house so this
morning we went in search of one of our own. As you can see this dog
is bigger than he is, but he loves it. I'm not sure there's much room
in his crib these days between the 3 dogs, Froggie and Blankie. But
he's so cute who can resist letting him have another doggie.

Also, we had a baby cousin born last night. Walter Lee Davidson was
born in San Francisco weighing in at 8lbs and 21 1/4". We can't wait
for the next Davidson get together (baby 2 will be there too). There
will be 3 little boys and nothing and no one will be safe!

PS- All the baby birdies disappeared. We're hoping they went to the
water hole for food. But we did have a turtle in the yard this
morning. Sophie spent 30 min this morning yelling at him to get out
before Dave picked him up and put him back on the golf
peed on him during that process though!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Baby Birds

After waiting more than 5 weeks for the bird eggs in our backyard to
hatch, we finally have 4 baby killdeers. We put a gate around the nest
when we moved in, hopefully the baby birds are smart enough to stay in

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I finally got tired of looking like Medusa and decided to get all my
hair cut off! I think it was about 5 inches off! You can also see some
of the belly in this pic. I'm 24 weeks and feeling huge!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


We spent this past weekend in CO for my sister's graduation from her
master's program. Here Connor is playing with his stroller. We had a
REALLY rough day this day. We didn't get to see Lydia graduate after
waiting and amusing the child for 2 hrs. He just couldn't handle not
running around. We tried to meet the group for dinner after the grad
but it got too late and we decided to go home. Thank goodness we did.
Connor had a massive blowout ok the way home. It was so bad we had to
wash the carseat, his clothes and Dave's clothes. Traveling with a 15
month old is way more difficult than I could have imagined. We had the
kid people ran from this entire trip. And unfortunately we get to
travel again...even a few weeks.


I took Connor to the water park today. He wasn't really interested.
Here he's pointing at a dog he found.