Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Park

Bj and I have always loved camping, going to the park, taking the dogs to the river, etc. It is something that we haven't done much of the last two years with moving both years and getting settled in St. Louis and then our house. So, we decided one day a few weeks ago to find a little place to maybe do some hiking, and letting Connor and the dogs run around. We thought we had a spot in mind but after driving for awhile couldn't find it and then happened upon this little place. We had the best time playing in the water, watching the dogs and eating a little picnic.  
I just had to throw this one in there - he cracks me up with his hands in his pockets. Sweet little thing.
He pretty much loves terrorizing the dogs and being able to do it out in the open was heavenly for him, haha! He was jumping over the logs and having the best time. I seriously love that little stink pot.
Sedona is like a little old lady swimming in the water - she loves it. She just can't get enough of it, she just kind of glides through the water and you don't know she is there. Scout on the other hand doesn't love the water, he looks like a horse jumping through it and he prefers to bark at/make sure his sister is safe from the shore! Connor loved throwing the sticks in for them to "fetch".
Doesn't he look cute in his Elon shirt? (thanks Bush!) I just love it. I asked him if he was going to go to Elon for college and he said yes. I then said but you are never going to leave your momma, are you? He said YES (I think he was mistaken, ha!) and said he was going to leave me for high school. Silly goose - he cracks us up.

I finally pulled our good camera out for the first time this summer and had a lot of fun taking pictures of the little man - I laugh because you never know what you are going to get when you tell him to say "cheese!".

It was such a nice little morning spent with my sweet family. We had the best time and already can't wait to do it again! Oh, if you are wondering what he is doing in this picture, he is asking Daddy to go and get his shoe that he threw in the water, even though we repeatedly told him not too - stink pot :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Grants Farm!

As you may have noticed I have been a terrible blogger this summer. I have just been having too much fun with my Connor. I have found myself going back and forth with blogging lately - some days I want to stop because I feel guilty when I don't update, but ultimately I am doing this as a way to remember our life at this time. So, I have decided I am just going to update when I feel like it and not worry about it, ha! I started looking through pictures from earlier in the summer that I haven't gotten around too and I couldn't resist these pictures from Grants Farm. We had the BEST time spending two whole weeks with Mags and Bella - we wish they would hurry up and move here. The highlight of this trip for me was watching Connor feed the goats. To say he loved it would have been an understatement - he was ALL OVER IT. He has been a little shy lately with new things - not the goats though he was all up in their face, double fisting it while he fed them and they were nibbling on his shorts. Too fun!

He was seriously double-fisting it, I was dying laughing. We were in the "pen" with them for the most part but we had come out to buy two more bottles so we decided to feed from the outside. He was too cute, he made sure that everyone had a little drink out of the bottles and he was just laughing away. The bottles are $1 and I would have seriously spent $100 just watching him have fun!

How cute are all these kiddos in their strollers?! It was a HOT day and we were all done by this point. I always love taking Connor places that I remember as a kid, there really isn't much better than watching him have fun!