Sunday, August 1, 2010

Connor is Officially 3!

Happy 3rd Birthday to Connor. Where does the time go?!? This year was especially fun, because he KNEW it was his birthday. He ran into our room (at 5) in the morning and I said, "Happy Birthday Connor!" And he automatically said, "Now I can open my presents?" :)

We went to Krispy Kreme and got a dozen free donuts for breakfast. Connor had fun watching the donuts go from dough to the finished product. "More again, more again!"
Then we headed off to Santan Mall to play in the playground until the mall opened. He met a little boy there and they played nonstop until a little 1 year old girl came around. Then they decided to both "share" her while they played. Connor would hold her hand and the other boy brought her flowers. Haha. Tim wanted to go up to the dad and apologize to him for having a girl.

After the playground, we went into the Disney store where Connor picked out a present. And to no surprise, he picked out a large Woody that had a real pull string. Move over Lightning McQueen, there's a new Sheriff in town.

We finally made it over to the movie theater to watch Toy Story 3 again. I have to say, Toy Story 3 is my favorite out of all the Toy Story movies. Connor was good for the majority of the movie and he enjoyed his free medium sized popcorn.

I would have to say the highlight of his day was when his Uncle Paul came over. Tim's brother went above and beyond for Connor's 3rd birthday! He came through the door not only holding a helmet and knee pads, but a brand new Lightning McQueen bike with training wheels! What a spoiled kid. Thanks Paul for making his birthday really special.

Then after Connor saw his new bike, we sang Happy Birthday to him and he got to blow out his candles.

Then we finished up the night by going to Joe's Farm Grill for dinner, which is the best place ever! My parents met us there and gave Connor his birthday present, Ratatouille. He absolutely LOVES this movie and it is definitely going to come in handy.

We love our little guy so much. Happy Birthday Connor!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Connor finally had his first trip to Disneyland. He was so anxious to go, and since we only have him right now, we decided it was the perfect time to go. We left on Thursday morning when Tim came home from work.

I was adimant on Connor wearing big boy underwear the entire way to California.....even though that meant stopping in the middle of nowhere to go pee in a random bush. He was loving it since he is definitely a boy. :) He made it the entire way to California without a single accident. That's my boy!!

We pulled up to the hotel about a mile from Disneyland and I went to go check us in. I come back outside and I see Connor with this HUGE smile on his face. Tim then tells me that Connor had to go to the bathroom so he poured out a soda cup and let him pee in that. (I'm scared to see what he pees in now that we are at home.)

My parents let us borrow a tiny suitcase with wheels on it for Connor which he absolutely adored the entire trip. Here are pictures of him dragging it along.

We had a wonderful view of Disneyland from our hotel room....just in case we had to head back before the fireworks. :) That night, we knew that we had to get good rest because the next day was Disneyland Day!

We woke up bright and early on Friday morning to get ready for the day and then we headed off on the shuttle to Disneyland.

We got there right when it opened so it was pretty empty. Connor's face was priceless when we first walked in the gates.

We got right on to Snow White's ride and Pinnochio's ride. At this point Connor had cried at both of them. I thought it was going to be a disaster!

But then we found the merry-go-round and......the TEA CUPS! Tim spun us faster than I ever thought those things could go and Connor was laughing the entire time. He kept saying, "More again Daddy! More again!" PS - He chose the color of the tea cup. He said it was Bailee's favorite color. (Bailee is his friend.)

Then we headed over to Tomorrowland to go for a drive at Autopia. We were waiting in line and Connor said, "I have to go potty." I figured this would happen since I had him in underwear. But little did I know that he was sick. We finished up driving around and then we took him to the bathroom. Thats when we encountered DIAHERREA! Not the first thing I planned on for a wonderful picture perfect Disneyland trip. I had only brought two diapers to the park not knowing this was going to happen.

We went and got in line for the Finding Nemo submarine ride and while we were waiting in line, he had another bathroom incident. Thank goodness for diapers! There was no way I was getting out of that line. He had been waiting to see Nemo this whole time. So, I apologize to the people that were sitting next to us in the little submarine. :)

We ended up having to go back to the hotel, clean Connor up and give him some Tylenol. Thank you Tim for thinking of bringing medicine! Connor fell asleep and Tim went and picked up diapers at the closest Target and picked up lunch for us.

Connor slept for about two hours....even though the hotel was testing their fire alarm system the entire time. When he woke up, he was feeling a lot better so we headed back to Disneyland with a backpack full of diapers and wipes and a smile on our faces. Tim kept my spirits up the entire time even though I felt like the trip was a total disaster.
Dumbo was the next ride that we went on. He had a blast controlling the elephant going up and down.

Connor got to meet Mickey Mouse....

And Goofy....

Funny story about the Goofy picture. Goofy put Connor up on his leg to take a picture and Connor immediately jumped off and started crying. He turned to Goofy and said, "I can't. I pooed on your leg!" Haha. And that is why Goofy has that face. :)

He had so much fun in Mickey's Toon Town...

We stayed late that night to watch the fireworks. Tinkerbell came flying out of the top of the Matterhorn which was really exciting. The fireworks were amazing and lasted a long time. The last ride that we went on was Peter Pan's ride. We ended up finishing everything in the park that we wanted to do. We changed about 12 diapers throughout the day, but looking back now it was well worth it.

That night Connor was begging to get into and all. :) I wish he was always like that.

Just when I thought the diapers were the worst part of the trip, I woke up that night throwing up just about everything in my stomach. I know....gross! Tim was beyond nauseous just having to deal with us. Poor Tim. :(

The next day we checked out of our hotel and headed off to Seal Beach. It was the closest beach I could find to Anaheim. We ate breakfast there overlooking the ocean. We took a walk down the pier and relaxed on the beach for a while. No swimsuits because it was cold and windy.

This trip was beyond what I expected, but I couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Now we have these memories with Connor that we will be able to talk about for the rest of our lives.
We are definitely ready for the next vacation!