Sunday, October 31, 2010


Conor had a great Halloween!  We skipped the trick-or-treating because he's a little young for candy and despite our efforts can't say, "Trick or Treat".  [He did get a few licks off a Tootsie Roll Pop and about a third of a fun-size Crunch bar.]  Taking him for a walk around the neighborhood instead sounded like fun.  We dressed him in his cowboy costume, loaded up in the wagon and headed out to say "Howdy" to the neighbors and check out the decorations.

Cowboy Conor in his horse drawn wagon.

On the trail.

Awesome neckerchief.

Back at the ranch.

Found the candy.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Body Parts

"Conor, where's your nose?"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

16 Months

Conor is 16 months old today!  (Somebody check my math because that can't be right.  It means he's only two months away from 18 months, which is pretty much almost two.)

Age  16 months

Weight  About 26 lbs.

Length  About 32".

Size  Mostly 18 month clothes, size 5.5/6 shoes, size 5 diapers, 3T hats

Hair  Needs another cut.

Teeth  12!!!!!  Molars cut through last week.

Sleeping   One 1.5-2 hour nap, usually after lunch.  10-11 hours at night, sometimes up once or twice early on.  After a few rough nights while out of town, he's back to (almost) sleeping through the night.

Eating  3 meals a day + 2 snacks.  Tried pickles - not a fan.

Movement   Running, dancing

Milestones   hmmmm.... do tantrums count?  

Outings  Milwaukee Marathon, Dallas Arboretum, The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

Favorite toys/activities  Books (favorite is University of Michigan 101), rocking horse, balls, play cars/trucks, slide, animal DVDs, Swiffer duster, horse puppet, watching dogs, leaf piles, Pooh rider

Words/sounds New words - applesauce (APPA-sas), go (Madeline taught him this one), socks (sosssssss), Rodney (NEY-na)

Memorable Moments trip to Milwaukee, trip to Texas, Madeline's 4th birthday party

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!

October has been a very busy month.  After our trip to Milwaukee, we travelled to Texas to visit Mimi, Grampy, Aunt Kelly, Uncle Jason, and cousins Madeline and Clara.  Conor was a complete angel on the plane ride there.  We brought a DVD player and lots of snacks and he even took a little nap.  The ride home was a bit more difficult, but I still think he did wonderfully for a 15 month old.

Clara has grown so much since we saw her last at Easter!

We went to see Madeline's swimming lesson - this girl is a total Janet Evans.  (I think I am showing my age with that one.)

We also went out to a pumpkin patch/hay ride/petting zoo/kid chaos center.  Conor loved all the farm animals.

Probably the highlight of the weekend was getting to go to Madeline's 4th birthday party!

We had a fantastic time and can't wait for Christmas!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Milwaukee Marathon

Sunday morning, Conor watched his dada and Aunt Megan run the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon.

It was a beautiful fall day.  Conor played in the grass while waiting to see the runners at the 7.5 mile mark.

Conor got a kiss from dada as they passed.

Looking good!

We saw them again just before the 14 mile mark ...

... and once more around mile 22.

Here's the gang after the race.  We all had shirts that said "Run Megan Run" on the front, and "I saw Megan run the Milwaukee Marathon and all I got was this t-shirt" on the back.  I wonder what dork came up with those???

Conor had a super special shirt that said "Run Aunt Megan Run" on the front ...

... and "My aunt is faster than your aunt" on the back.

It was a great weekend in Milwaukee - congrats to the marathoners!!!