Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My baby's growing up!

I can't believe Conner will be 1 on Saturday!! Fast Fast Fast. I plan on doing timeline for his year but for now I just wanted to update on a couple of things so I don't forget.
  • Conner is officially walking!!!! He has definitely had the ability to walk for a while but he let us know that when he did start walking it would be on his terms, when he wanted it. He's been taking 4 or 5 steps for a couple weeks now but just last Saturday (May 26) he decided that he would make his debut. By the end of the day he was walking all the way across our long living room and then running and diving onto our love sac. He was so proud of himself he decided to use his newfound skill to help me swiffer the floors. He insisted on doing it all by himself:)
  • He has started using sign language a lot now. He's really only got "more", "all done", and "drink". It was funny because the other day I was feeding him some broccoli applesauce concoction and right after trying the first bite he started signaling all done and tried to get out of his chair.
  • He loves imitating everything we do. Some of his favorite toys are a toothbrush, comb, brush, remote (which he will hold up and point at the tv), and our phones. I always thought it was a little silly that the baby books said that I should brush my babies gums and teeth twice a day but Conner has more than made it easy on me to follow this bit of instruction. I think he brushes them like 10 times a day.
  • Conner loves being outside. We were playing bech volleyball the other day and one of the people asked me if Conner is always this chill and fun-loving. My reply was "only when he's outside". He loves playing in the water outside, on the slides, and most especially in the dirt or sand.
  • He loves to make a mess inside. He usually starts at our book case where he pulls all the books on the bottom two levels out (we have a huge IKEA bookcase). Then he goes and pulls everything off the tables and he'll finish by emptying every drawer or hamper of clothes. Basically all he wants to do right now is take this off or out of where they're supposed to be.
  • Conner is starting to be a climber. He's figured out how to get on couches, coffee tables, dressers, and just about every other piece of furniture. He will push something over that he can step up on so that he can climb higher to get what he wants.
  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE this age that he's at and he is constantly making us laugh and smile.

No one can get him laughing harder than his cousin Carson. It's been really cute to watch how good Carson is with Conner. He is always protecting him and trying to make him smile and laugh.

Conner loves to play in our pantry. For some reason the kitchenaide is his very favorite thing.
He totally needs a haircut and it is coming!


  1. He's a cute kiddo. Can't believe it's been a year already.

  2. Don't cut his hair!!! I loove it!:) Conner is the cutest I can't believe how big he is getting! Miss you guys!