Friday, June 20, 2008


Straight from his own mouth, you heard it folks! Connor is "dooo!" today! (scroll down and pause the playlist first...)

The biggest thing lately, is that Connor has been testing out wearing big-boy underwear over the last few days. As long as I stay on top of getting him to the toilet every hour or so, he does GREAT. We had about a three week time-frame where HE was telling ME when he had to go, but he's apparently lost some interest and we're back to me watching the clock. He's very good about being willing to try and is his own biggest fan when he pees. "yayyyy!!" wich clapping and jumping. Then we have to make sure and "yush" (flush) the toilet, wash our "han" (hands), and we're good to go...

It's hard to believe it's been two years already. Seems like just yesterday he was this teeny little nothing


And somehow a whole year went by and he was one


Then I blinked (or something) and now he's TWO, and is making valient attempts at getting himself dressed


The first word that comes to mind when I think of Connor is FEARLESS. He dives into things headfirst without a second thought (and sometimes, I mean that literally!). He knows what he wants and figures out how to get it. Even though he's the littlest in the family, he doesn't get bullied or picked on. Generally, it's the other way around! ha! But he's quick with his hugs and kisses, and flashes these beaming smiles at the drop of a hat. He also tries so hard to be one of the big kids. He doesn't talk many REAL words yet, but my neighbor was just commenting the other day that his words are becoming more and more clear, even to her (Dan and I, as his parents, can understand a LOT of what he says). Connor is ready to take on the world (take OVER the world, maybe? LOL!!) and I'm enjoying the view.

Happy Birthday Connor! How far you've come from the 8lb 3oz baby of two years ago. Funny how you were my littlest newborn, but are my biggest toddler (29lbs or so, and you're SOLID!). I look forward to seeing what comes next! WE LOVE YOU!!!


Rachel said...

Happy 'Decond' Birthday to the big 'Doo' Year old.
He's so adorable.
Amazing how they grow in the blink of an eye.

Matt & Jodi said...

Happy Birthday, Connor! Woo hoo, he's the big "doo" years old!

Love the video. So cute. :0)

Betsy said...

I knew he was close to M in age, but they are only like 8 months apart! wow. He's already bigger then her!! lol. Happy 2nd birthday Connor!!

Amy said...

Happy birthday to the big "doo" year old!! Such a cutie!!

Valarie said...

Happy Birthday to Connor! I love it when they first start trying to dress themselves. Although, my 5 year old still looks like that half the time he dresses himself (mostly because he is a boy and so he just deosn't really care).

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE how Connor shows you he's "doo"! How cute is that? I loved the pictures. I wish I could put pictures & videos on like you do. I went to Madison's dance recital last Friday night & took pictures & video but will have to make Jodi show me how to put the video on. I'm a little computer illeterate.

Kaci said...

Happy BIG TWWWWWWWWO today CJ!! I love watching you grow!!

Auntie said...

The thing I remember most about Connor's arrival two years ago is that Daddy was on the roof! When he'd pass by the skylights Jared
and EG were happy to see Daddy!
Smile. HOW long was daddy on that roof? Bad subject. Shut up Auntie.
He is still THE BABY!
Love you all. Uncle Jeff turns 50
tomorrow. Can you believe that I will wake up with a 50 year old husband tomorrow??? SHEESH!

shell said...

I'm going to start saying "Yush" for flush. thats cute.

Oh and its awesome that he is starting the potty training process.