Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tiny Ornithologist

Birds Conor can identify (i.e., point out in a book):

Blue Jay

The last five he can also identify in the "field".  Pretty soon his life list will be longer than mine!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

23 Months

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug
he actually posed for this one for me!!!

Conor is 23 months old today!  I missed the 22 month update so I just looked back to 21 months to see where we left off - he's changed so much in two months.  Although he's always been very verbal, he is getting really good at expressing exactly what he wants in words.  He is all boy and would spend every waking moment outside if he could.  He likes chasing the dogs, digging in the vegetable bed and watering the flowers.

While he is rambunctious and full of energy, he also has a very sweet and gentle side.  He loves giving hugs and kisses and snuggling.  Of all his books, two of his favorites are "Baby Dear" (a Little Golden Book from the 50's about a little girl who takes care of a baby doll while her mom takes care of her baby sister - not sure what the appeal of this one is for him but he always asks for it!) and "I Love You So".  So sweet.  If you ask him, "Who's mama's boy?"  he says proudly, "Conor!"  :)

Age 23 months

Weight 30lbs?

Length 33-34"? 35"!!!

Size Mostly 2T clothes (though the shorts tend to sag!), size 6.5 or 7 extra wide shoes, size 5 diapers, 3T hats

Hair First buzzcut this month, and is growing out fast

Teeth Doing a little better with brushing and prefers an adult toothbrush.  2 year molars still not in.

Sleeping Much better - usually sleeps through the night but almost always wakes for the day between 5:45 and 6am.  Takes one nap in the afternoon, usually ~2 hours.

Eating Loves dipping foods in some type of sauce; favorite foods are animal crackers (sometimes sounds like "animal carcass"), strawberries ("straw-bees"), peas, cereal bars (has a Cereal Bar song and dance too!), oranges and Chipotle.  Had his very own ice cream cone for the first time this month (courtesy of Nana and Papa).

Movement Runs everywhere.  Working on riding a tricycle.  Jumps with both feet off the ground.  Getting really good at kicking and "scooping hands" at swimming.

Milestones Counts to 10.

Outings Swimming lessons, Green Street Fair, CF Great Strides walk, Touch-A-Truck.

Favorite toys/activities Books (favorites are “I Love You So”, “Scuffy”, "Baby Dear" and "Mater's Tall Tales"), movies (Cars and Shrek are his favorites), anything transportation related (especially buses, fire trucks and garbage trucks), swimming, being outside, watering plants, sand and water table, Play-Doh, playing "Are You?"

Words/sounds knows hundreds of words; some of my favorites are bandage (for a band-aid), garbage truck (sometimes says "barbage truck") and bummer

Memorable Moments haircut, spending lots of time with Nana and Papa when mama was sick, sitting in a firetruck at Baskin Robbins, watching the Royal Wedding with mama ("Hats! Princess!")

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Conor got his summer haircut yesterday.  To show him how fun the clippers are, dada also buzzed his hair off.  He still wasn't happy with the experience, but at least he won't need another cut for a while.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


A little underwhelmed at the lack of singing and jokes...