Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Lemon

Because we are those parents who think everything our child does is both precocious and amazing, we had to get a few pictures of Conor tasting a lemon. These really don't do him justice because his little puckers were priceless.

Cannon Beach, Part II

After the beach, we headed back into town to eat some fish and chips. Of course, we took the opportunity to catch a few more shots of our adorable boy. Does he have his Daddy's eyes, or what? The first picture is of Conor playing with Morgan's face. He just loves his Dad!

Cannon Beach, Part I

So Conor woke up in what can only be described as a tizzy this morning. We plopped him in the truck and went on a drive out to the beach in an effort to get him to nap. I can't believe we've been back in Oregon for over a year, and today was our first beach trip. The weather was great for November. Pretty warm and not too cloudy or windy.

When we first got to the beach, Tucker went a little crazy chasing the seagulls. We thought he would be afraid of the waves, but he just jumped right in and kept going after the birds. He then proceeded to drink the ocean water and eat the sand. He's cute and great with Conor, but no one ever said he was smart.

It was a little too damp for playing in the sand, but Conor was able to write me a sweet little love note. Then he too, proceeded to eat the sand. Ah well, such is life. Daddy picked out his cute little fall outfit today. Good job, Daddy!


Its Fall here in Oregon and Morgan and I took the opportunity on a beautiful Saturday to rake the front yard. Considering we only have one medium sized tree, I was shocked by all the leaves. For his part, Tucker loved sitting in the pile of raked up leaves. Such a funny dog he is! Conor, on the other hand, thought the leaves were pretty terrifying. At least it seemed so by the expressions on his face. So much for our idyllic family photo.

We also met quite a few of our neighbors while raking. Its really nice to live in a neighborhood where everyone is so friendly. Most people have lived on the street for a long time, the longest, Herb, having lived here since the late 60's. Since it is a cul-de-sac, there isn't a lot of traffic and everyone hangs out and chats in their front yard. It seems like a street from another era. We love it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nine Months Old!

I can't believe it, but Conor is nine months old. It really doesn't seem possible that he can be that old already. Before we know it, he'll be off to college. Conor had his nine-month checkup on Monday and he weighs in at 22.5 lbs (75th%) and 31.25 inches (95th%). Unfortunately the poor little guy has an ear infection which I didn't even notice. Yeah, I felt pretty bad about that one. On the bright side, the antibiotics are making him feel much better and he is back to sleeping through the night. Whoo hoo!

It is so amazing to watch Conor grow and change every single day. He loves to crawl and has even taken a few steps on his own. His new favorite activity is to pull all his toys and books off the shelves and swim in a toy soup. He also loves his bath time and tries to crawl the length of the tub. This boy is just so amazing to us. Morgan and I love him more and more every day.

Oh, and we have teeth! Well, tooth, but we're still excited!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Our New House

Just a couple pictures of our new house. We love that it is one story and has a great big backyard. Can't wait for spring so Conor can play outside! We are hoping to get a swing hung from the big tree. YAY!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


What a great Halloween we had! Conor and I hung out with our playgroup friends in the afternoon, and then we went to Will's house for trick-or-treating. We tried so hard to teach Conor what a lion says but the "ROAR" never came at exactly the right time.

Ava (Bumble Bee), Amiah (Elephant), Jack (Frog), JJ (Lion), Conor (Lion), Zack (Dog With Head Off).