Friday, November 16, 2012

iPhone Dump!

I sometimes have a love/hate relationship with my phone - I love that I always have it with me to snap pictures I might otherwise miss, but sometimes it makes me a little lazy and I don't take enough pictures with my bigger camera. Maybe investing in a smaller one will be in my future? Most of these are from the summer, but I still wanted to remember them. This is how I would find Connor some mornings just reading books in his bed, I love it!
We went to the Kirkwood Farmer's Market quite a few times this fall, we loved it! It is close and right down the street from Connor's school - it was also where we got our mums and corn stalks. 
Connor loved the fact that the slide had hay at the end, I think he went up and down it about a million times :)

I just love this picture - he was posing with the corn stalks they put on the top of the car for us. He thought it was too fun - he was such a little worker that day, he helped me put all the mums in the car, bring them in and plant them. He is such a little worker bee, sweet boy.

We went down to the Ram van and did a little tailgating - surprising Connor loves playing in the Ram van as much as he loves playing in Daddy's bus. He is so funny he can't get enough of playing in them and pretending he is driving the different cars. He loves the bathroom, horn and microwave in this one!

We made some playdough a few weeks ago and this kid was in heaven! He seriously played with it non-stop for days, until we accidently left the lid off :) He was playing restaurant here - one of his favorites. He was cracking me up as he was cutting up the "chicken" he had two piles, one with the "good stuff" and one with the "yucky fat". Haha! Can you tell he helps me in the kitchen a lot? I think that sums up my iphone photos for now!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Shaw Park

We have taken advantage of every nice day we have here in the Lou and been outside as much as we can! This summer was SO hot and I felt SO terrible that we missed a lot of outside time, we are definately making up for it now! We hadn't been to the new Shaw Park yet and it was too fun! They had this big treehouse and all kinds of fun new stuff.  

He kept going, take my picture so you can send it to Daddy :) ha!

He loved this little slide and told me it felt funny on his "booty when he went down" Haha! I love being able to take advantage of park days with my sweet boy. I wouldn't trade being his momma for anything. Today is supposed to be a high of 70*!!! so we are going to hit up the zoo this morning before sewing some more christmas pj's this afternoon :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pizza Man!

We are big fans of Dewey's pizza around here, we totally love it! Sometimes we don't love how expensive it can be, but we still love it. We were given the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser for a family in the area and were able to be the pizza makers for the afternoon! The fundraiser raised money for congenitive heart failure, a family lost their baby to it and I totally cried thinking about it and seeing all of the baby pictures. I love doing anything I can to help find a cure for all of the terrible things out there.
Connor was SO excited to be the "pizza man" for the afternoon. We went back into the back and they showed up how to roll out the dough for the pizza, we were all able to make our own - we had so many pizzas at the table it was amazing! The kids had the best time and thought it was so fun - I mean they let us have free reign of the kitchen, it really was cool.

We were so excited to be able to able to put our own toppings on - C and I were super fancy with a little pepperoni, bacon and goat cheese - once we find something we like we don't stray too far :) Ha! 
We all sat down while the pizzas were cooking and enjoyed some salads and chit chat. The kiddos all sat down at one end of the table, it was really cute. Can you tell Connor was excited to take a picture with his momma and pizza?! :) 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I can't believe as I am typing this that Halloween 2012 has already come and gone - I seriously don't know how it is already November! We had a great halloween - Bj was off the whole day so we hung around, carved the pumpkins and raked the leaves. We were ready by 5 though to walk down and have pizza at the neighborhood party! I have totally hit the "hungry all the time" stage and don't hold back as I ate 3 pieces of pizza, 2 cookies and a few pieces of candy :)
We started off the halloween season with a party at the Diehr's - Annie is amazing and threw this awesome party with so many kids and so many fun things to do. It really got us excited for trick or treating the next week!
Connor was "curious george" this year! He sure loves him some george and I think that theme is going to transfer over to his birthday too :) I looked into getting him a new costume but many of the monkey costumes looks just the same as this beauty he wore for his 2nd halloween. So, I reused the top from two years ago and put different pants on :) I mean - I was thrifty at least! I also knew how long he was going to keep his costume on and couldn't justify spending a lot on a new one. Ha! 

I know I am biased, but I think these are some pretty cute kiddos! We walked down to the party together, ate some yummy food and then it was time to trick or treat! We went up and down our block before coming back home to pass out candy. Connor had fun trick or treating but he was ready to head home and he loved handing the candy out. He was so funny he ran over to the door with his bowl and took his job very seriously. He laughed at the jokes and made sure everyone got some candy. His little friend Atticus stopped by so they played in between trick or treaters. I bought 175 pieces of candy and it was all gone! My last four treaters got the last four pieces. I love having a lot of people coming up and down the block, it makes it so much fun!

Look at all these cute kiddos. C and R were hiding in the back with the big kids, it was kind of funny :) It was another great halloween, we are already looking forward to 2013!

Pumpkin Patch!

We were so late going to the pumpkin patch this year - I was like I am going to go to one pumpkin patch a week the whole month, I love it - I made it to two and we didn't pick pumpkins out until the Sunday before Halloween :) Ha! We were just too busy having fun with other things. We did try and go to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago but the minute we got out of the car it started pouring and it didn't look like it was going to stop so off we went. We love this little pumpkin patch, they have cute little things for the kiddos and we love going out into the field and picking our own pumpkin off the vine. They were a little picked over this year but we still found four great pumpkins :)
They had hot apple cider and donuts this year - that was like this pregnant momma's dream come true! Connor was totally cracking me up with his hot apple cider - he drank every last drop and loved it. It was a chilly morning so it was the perfect little drink.

I really love these two - there was not a lot of posing for pictures this year, we were having too much fun. I may have had a little sentimental moment too, tearing up when I realized Connor wouldn't be alone in the pictures next year - he would be hanging on to a little one next year :)

They added this hay hill this year and it was a huge hit. They just threw a big pile of hay bales up and the kids thought it was pretty great to be able to run up and down it. It looked like fun, I kind of wanted to run up and down it too.

Here we are! Connor's little cheese face totally cracks me up, I really love that little stinker. I don't know why the picture is blurry but I still love it. We were just getting on the hay ride to head over to the pumpkin fields.

We went with the Albus's and the Moebe's - we love this little second annual tradition and are already looking forward to next year!

Here Momma, how about this pumpkin for the baby?

Totally awkward pose by the pregnant lady but I had to throw it in regardless :) This was our little crew and our pumpkins! We had such a wonderful time and can't wait to go again next year :)

Big Brother!

This sweet little boy (who is in desperate need of a haircut) is very, very excited to become a big brother. He is so cute and I just LOVE talking about it with him. I know all of our lives are going to change and I can't wait for it. He is taking his big brother role very seriously and I love when he "practices" on someone younger. He loves his blanket "baby" so much that I told him we would go and pick out a special blanket for him to give the baby when he/she arrives. He was so excited, he just makes me smile.  
Connor wants a little sister. He has from the very beginning and he refers to "her" when he talks about the baby and he will tell everyone he sees that "he wants to get a girl baby." I keep telling him that we are so lucky to be having a baby and we are going to be so thankful if God blesses us with another little boy or a little girl. We were driving in the car the other day and C asked what coat the baby was going to wear. I told him if the baby was a girl we could have to get a new coat, and if the baby was a boy we would pull out all of his clothes from when he was a little baby. He looked at me and said "I just keep thinking it's a girl momma". I started to tell him my schpiel when he looked at me and goes "I know momma, we are going to be so happy with whoever God gives us" Ha! It made me chuckle. Regardless of whether or not we welcome a brother or sister into this family I know that he is going to be a pretty awesome big brother and love "his baby" no matter what :) We are starting to work on names and we think we have a name for a girl but we are still undecided on a boy, he heard me joking with someone that if the baby is a boy he will be nameless - so that is what he tells everyone :) It makes me chuckle - also makes me think we need to start thinking of more boy names. Anyone have any ideas?  

Connor helped me clear everything out of the baby's closest the other day - I had to bang out a few 100 year old pieces in the closet and he was so funny cheering me on "you DID IT momma!" Ha!! He helped me measure out the size of the crib to see if it would work and he and his little friend Reese told me which paint sample they liked the best :) He loves to kiss my belly and tell me how excited he is to have "a little tiny baby in the house". He has also started a collection of all the toys he doesn't like or use anymore to give to the baby, haha! The poor little one's dresser is already full of things - not one stitch of clothing though.

Since halloween is over Connor has been asking when his birthday is, when santa come and when the baby pops out. We pulled out a calendar the other day and it was fun to look through what all we have left before the baby arrives. I think now that it is November the little bitty is going to be here before we know it - the holidays will fly by, and before we know it it will be February! I asked Connor the other day what he is most excited for about the baby and he said "the baby's little feet". I love my sweet Connor and I think I am most excited about watching you become a big brother to your sweet little baby brother or sister.