Saturday, December 24, 2011

Number seven

Connor has a new tooth (he got the bottom two front ones about 3 months ago). It's the upper right lateral incisor, to be exact. I recently learned how dentists identify teeth by numbers, and it would be tooth #7. However, after a google search, I found that it could also be referred to as tooth D. Interesting stuff. Look how well he's "sitting"!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Move on over...

Connor's crawling your way! We're going to have to start cleaning up better (especially those little tiny toys).I guess Big Sister was starting to get a little jealous of all the pictures I was taking of Connor, so she decided to intercept:Then she got under the table to join in the fun!

Cousin Ethan

Madeline and Connor are proud to announce the arrival of baby Ethan Rowe. His birthday is December 9, 2011. He was 9 lbs, 8 oz, and 22 inches long! He gave us quite the scare, but is happily at home now with his awesome mommy and daddy. We love you Ethan, Aunt Jasmine, and Uncle Brandon!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

6 month update

Connor is half a year old. He loves getting up on his hands and knees, and sometimes brings a foot to the floor. He scooches a little bit, but mostly rocks back and forth. He can almost sit unassisted, but not quite. He smiles and laughs a lot! He tried cereal for the first time tonight. He seemed very interested... but I'm not sure how much of the ceral got down to his stomach. Madeline really enjoyed watching Connor "eat" with a spoon. It got a little messy, but not too bad.Madeline picked out a green apple, a tomato, and a cucumber from the grocery store (all by herself) and played with them the rest of the night. It was hilarious! She loves the produce section of Harter House, especially when it "rains" on the vegetables.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I predict...

Connor will be crawling before Christmas! He's getting up on his hands and knees now fairly easily.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Arts and crafts time

Madeline has been LOVING "arts and crafts time" lately! We do some coloring, fingerpainting, cutting out shapes, stickers, pumpkin decorating, whatever we can think of. One day, she switched from finger-painting to elbow-painting!They do lots of projects at preschool (Developmental Learning Center), and we recently found a good way to display a lot of the artwork (thank you Land of Nod):Madeline goes to preschool 2 days a week, and it is so cute watching her make friends and learn new things. She can sing the whole abc song now, actually she has been doing that for a while. She can count to 10, usually. She started out doing it correctly, then for a long time would consistently skip #4, and now 4 seems to be her favorite number. She rarely takes a nap anymore. She is potty trained for peepee but not poopoo yet. She loves to pedal her tricycle, especially if mommy is pushing her. She watches at least part of the movie Ice Age almost every day for the past few weeks, she can now predict some parts of the movie. She calls her stuffed Snuffy toy "ice age." She now pronounces her own name correctly, instead of maa-maa as she said for a long time. I could go on and on...

Monday, November 14, 2011

5 month update

Connor is a happy and healthy baby! He loves to grab his feet and suck on his left big toe (the favorite), he laughs when you tickle him or make funny noises/faces, he pushes up on his elbows and wiggles all over the place, he rolls over onto his belly (he uses his head to guide the rest of his body) almost instantaneously when you put him down, he still only has the bottom front 2 teeth, but he's definitely got the drool to prove that more are on the way, he is mesmerized by Madeline whenever she is around, he is reaching for and grabbing anything in his path, and he provides full time enjoyment for us!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Funny story

Ed took Connor to the doctor today to check out a rash on his neck that we were treating for a yeast infection but it wasn't improving. First the nurse came in, asked a few questions and left. Then the doctor came in, asked a few questions and opened Connor's diaper... Then she said, "Are you talking about the redness on his sack?" And Ed kindly reminded her that the rash was on his neck, and she said oh, cause I didn't really see anything down there. Ha Ha Ha Ha!!

In other news, Happy 28th Birthday to Auntie Jenn and Happy 2nd Anniversary to Uncle Brandon and Auntie Jasmine!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Madeline, Daddy, and Mommy had a fantastic time at the Dickerson Park Zoo's SPOOKTACULAR! Thanks to Granny and Poppy for hanging out with Connor! Madeline was the cutest Strawberry Shortcake:This picture is my favorite:We got a few pieces of candy (Madeline really likes smarties), and even got to go on an evening train ride!

Friday, October 14, 2011

4 month update

Connor is happy to report that he doesn't have to get any shots for another two months! Poor guy. He's feeling better after a little tylenol. He is 26.25 inches long (95th percentile) and 15 pounds and 7 ounces (70th percentile). He smiles a lot and laughs out loud sometimes! He rolls over whenever he gets a chance and is starting to stick his bootie up in the air and scooch around that way. He has 2 teeth, and is working on a bunch more based on the amount of drool he makes. Here is Madeline trying on the hat for Connor's halloween costume: Hanging out on Madeline's doggie bed, Connor LOVES his feet and toes!! Sitting in the bumbo while big sister is taking a bath: We walked to "little park" yesterday, it is a very small park just down the street. I use my phone to make sure Connor is doing okay when he's in the sling: Wearing shoes for the first time, I guess he's trying to look at them too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Little Bear

Connor got his picture taken at JCPenney today:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rolling over

Last night, Connor rolled over from his back to belly... and he did it again today. That boy is so showing Madeline up in the gross moter skills and the teething skills. Haha.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

He's got a pair

Connor's second tooth popped through the gumline today!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pictures from the phone

At the pumpkin patch (Rutledge Wilson Farm Park) Craft time at the Farm Park: Strawberry Shortcake halloween costume came in the mail!New outfit for playing in the kitchen (blurry!!): In the K'tan sling at the park, with awesome hat courtesy of Uncle Brandon and Aunt Jasmine:

Connor's first tooth

At only 3 and a half months old, Connor's first tooth has arrived! Poor guy. Also, a few days ago he rolled over one time. Way to go little buddy! In Madeline news, she has become an alpaca fan. We visited an alpaca farm in Marshfield last weekend, and then saw some again today at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. They are so soft.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

3 month update

Trying out the bumbo seat (hard to get a good picture because he was moving around so much): LOVING the jumparooski (as Mommy and Madeline call it): Cute little pumpkin bootie:Bath time rocks!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

2 month update

Connor is 2 months old! He is 13 pounds and 13 ounces (90th percentile) and 24.75 inches long (95th percentile). What a big boy! At the nature center for storytime with the "Bug Lady": Relaxing on the changing pad: Chilling on the boppy:Propped up on the couch: Keeping cool at the park: