Sunday, August 31, 2008

Connor Update

Connor is growing like crazy. He is talking more and making more talking sounds. He will be two in a few weeks and I can't believe it. Here are a few pictures of some things that he does now:

Connor use to be really scared of the lawn mower. He didn't even like to be outside when anyone in our neighborhood was mowing their lawn. One day he saw Zach out mowing the lawn and decided that he wanted to go out and help. He now is a great helper with mowing the lawn.

Connor's hair is growing like crazy too. It seems like we give him a hair cut about every other week. These were taken when he has gone a little longer than that. We tried to keep it really short for the summer because he gets so hot. He actually kind of likes to get his hair cut now. Well I am sure that I will have much more to post about his birthday in a few weeks. I wonder what new thing he will be doing then.

A Camping We Will Go!!

My family has a tradition of going camping every year in July. I think that this tradition started with my grandparents. We would always go camping with them. It was always a highlight of summer. Zach wasn't able to come up this year, so it was Connor and I. This was Connor's first year to be walking when we went camping. He did very well. One of the nights I put Connor down for bed in his Port-a-crib. My dad walked past our tent on the way to his and when we came back he was laughing. I asked him what was so funny. He said that when he walked past our tent he could see Connor smiling at him and waving at him. He was standing up in his crib and just smiling away. I was pretty sure that I had closed all of the windows. I had my Dad walked back with me to show me where he had seen Connor. When we got to our tent, the window was shut and we couldn't see Connor anywhere. Well, while we were standing there talking about that we saw a little tug on the tent and heard a "zziiippp" The window zipper slowly started to unzip. When Connor saw that we were standing there he tried to close the window as fast as possible. He got it closed by the time I got the door zipper open. When I looked in on him, he was laying very still in his crib with a very big smile on his face. I had to move him away from the window, and he soon fell asleep.
It was a great camping trip and I can't wait until next year when we can go again. Thanks to my family that was there and all of the help that they were.

This picture was taken at Provo River Falls. I think that I have a picture at these falls with me and my family for about every year that I have been alive.

Las Vegas

For our 5 year anniversary, Zach and I went to Las Vegas and stayed a few days. It was a great trip and we had lots of fun.
The Blue Man Group - Click to enlarge.
We went to the Blue Man Group one night and I would highly recommend it to anyone and all ages. It was very funny and pretty amazing the illusions that they created.
We also took some time to walk around and see all of the many one-of-a-kind-things that there are in Las Vegas.
I think that the gardens at the Belagio was one of my favorite things to see. The way that they used plant and water was amazing.

This is the highest chocolate fountain in the world. It has white, dark, and milk chocolate that runs from the ceiling to the floor. It was amazing to just sit there and watch. It was a really great vacation. Thanks so my parents and Zach's mom. They watched Connor for us.