4.10.2011

Happy 3rd birthday, Connor!

Connor is three! Hard to believe it's already been three years since he was born, time goes SO fast. We're having family over this afternoon for a party which he has been crazily and anxiously awaiting.

Things he's up to:
-Loving preschool. Had two bad drop off days, but the rest of the week has gone great. He loves the new playground, talks about all of his old buddies and seems to be doing great.
-Constantly entertaining us with the things he says. Also is very aware that if he says something that makes us laugh...he says it over and over and over again.
-Sweet. Most nights I'll get an "I love you, mom", followed by a list of the rest of the people he loves, too, without asking for it.
-Speaking of love, loves his baby brother. Just thinks he sleeps too much and doesn't understand why he hates the bath.
-Is VERY ready for warm weather. We've been pulling our cars out of the garage so he could ride his gator in there and the last week or two he's been able to venture outside which is great. He loves being outside.
-Has one bad word....fricken. He really only uses it when referencing the squirrels. Here is the best example, Bryan and I weren't home, but my mom was.
     C: (seeing a squirrel on the feeder) That fricken (comes out 'fuuuhhhhrickEN' when he's really into it) squirrel.
     Mom: (trying not to laugh her head off, isn't sure what to say at first and Connor beats her to it anyways)
     C: Grandma, we shouldn't say fricken.
     M: You're right, Connor. We should just say 'that naughty squirrel'
     C: Or just, 'that squirrel'
-Still loves equipment of any kind. He is very ready for the season to get started so he can go see all of Bryan's job sites and equipment. So bummed we didn't get him out to Vegas for the big equipment expo so if he's still into all of this in three years, we'll try to take him then.
-Not so good at keeping secrets. Whether it's hide and seek (all you have to do is say "Where is Connor" and he'll just answer with his current position, "I'm behind the couch!") or Bryan will tell him, "now, don't tell mom" and the first thing he does when he sees me is tell me (I think I'm okay with this one) :)
-Is doing okay on #2 potty training. Has had a few accidents at school this week and at home. It's still up for debate if he knows when he's going, or if he knows once something starts to come out. I plan on calling his GI specialist soon to just chat about how he's doing post-surgery.
-Sleeps well for the most part. Probably half the nights in a week, Bryan ends up going in there. Which, I don't think Bryan minds too much as then it's harder to hear Grayson get up since he's still in a pack 'n play in our room.
-Still has the dang nuk (yes, we realize this is in our control to take away) at bedtime....and a few other times...
-Can work about everything on the ipad and current favorite shows are still Dora & Diego, sprinkled with a few Care Bears, Wonder Pets and Backyardigans episodes. Also a new love is Mighty Machines movies (essentially real movies of working job sites with voice overs).
-Has a love hate relationship with the bath. Hates getting to the bath, loves it while he's in it, but hates getting his hair washed. Hopefully this goes away as nightly bath + hair washing is soon to return once it gets warm out and he comes home from school a hot, sweaty, sandy mess.

We love you SO much Connor! You bring smiles and laughter to our lives EVERY day.
We're looking forward to another great year :)

1 comment:

Erin Barrett said...

ah cute...happy Birthday Connor, can't wait to see you all on Sunday!