Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lovin' Life!

What a week!  Busy Busy Busy!  All of us were sick with a cold, but still had a great time!  Unfortunately, since Saturday, 11/13, Connor has had a fever of at least 102 degrees.  I have been treating it with Motrin and Tylenol and lots of love.  Please remember him in your prayers.  We are supposed to head to Atlanta on Tuesday for a Dave Matthew's Band concert and Connor is staying with his Papaw and Memaw!  He's super excited, but we sure hope he feels better by then.  I took him to the doctor on Thursday, 11/11, because he kept pulling at his ears, but they said they thought he had a cold or a bacterial infection and put him on Amoxicillan.  When I called Dr. Makres last night he said that Connor probably had a viral infection and that is why the Amoxicillan was not working.  He said to expect the fever to last for a couple of days and that even 104 was not too worrisome for a 15 month old.  By the way - Connor turned 15 months old on Friday, 11/12, and as of 11/11 he weighed 22.8 lbs!  He's SUCH a great eater!  He even eats 2 packets of oatmeal with a full cup of milk in it for breakfast!  He also loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on wheat for lunch and enjoys snacking on grapes, bananas, and most of all apples!  We are so blessed!  Ok - onto the pictures!

These are from Tuesday, 11/9, when Connor and Kona (Jo and Granddaddy's dog) played outside.  We are watching Kona while they are in Hawaii, celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary and Granddaddy's birthday!

These pictures are from Wednesday, 11/10, before I left for class!

On 11/12, we headed to the park for our weekly play date with Harper and Adriel!  This time we had a couple of new friends join us!  Here are some pictures from the park.  Connor LOVED it!

This is Connor, pooped after a fun afternoon with friends at the park!

On Saturday, 11/13, I ran my very first 5K with Adriel!  It was called the Turkey Trot and was sponsored by the YWCA in Bristol!  It was a BLAST!  I did not think I could do it, but shocked myself by running the whole thing - in about 28 minutes!  So grateful to Adriel for encouraging me!  Here I am, just before the race, scarfing a bagel (second breakfast) so that I had the energy to run! 

Connor, waiting on the race to begin!

Me and Adriel before the race!

These are our "race faces" :)  By the way - I'm dressed warmly because it was 30 degree out!

On your mark...get set...GO!

At the finish!

Boogies, cheering me on!

Loved it!  In fact, I loved it SO much that tonight I'm running my SECOND 5K!  It's at the Bristol Motor Speedway and called the Speedway in Lights 5K for Children's Charities!  I'm crazy, I know :)  Adriel already has me signed up for a third on 12/5 and we're talking about a 6K in March!  Bring it on!

Monday, November 8, 2010's November!

Well, it's certainly November!  We even had snow on Friday night and Saturday!  So exciting!  Connor really got excited when he saw the snow!  We've had a great week...onto the pictures...

On Tuesday, 11/2, Connor was at the church nursery - for some reason (kinda strange to me) the girls dug through my bag and found my camera and took some pictures of Connor :) 

On Wednesday, 11/3, we played outside before heading to Jo-Jo and Granddaddy's for the afternoon!  Connor LOVES to run around outside!

On Thursday, 11/4, Connor was not feeling well after his nap.  He would not let me put him down and since I had to make dinner, I decided to go to an old standby...CARS!  He will not MOVE when that movie is on so I don't really let him watch it much - usually in the car.  Yes, that's a cat bed he's on - he loves it so I washed it and keep it in his room to roll around on.  Here he is with all of his favorite things (his blanket, his puppy, his cat, Seany, and his McQueen car!)

On Friday, 11/5, Harper and Adriel came over for our weekly playdate!  Unfortunately it was FREEZING and raining outside so we had to play inside!  Harper LOVES Connor's tricycle, but only backwards :)

Connor lured the girls into his room to read him books!

I love this picture, look how intently he is reading with Adriel!

Playing in the playroom!  Connor was so excited - I don't think I've ever seen him so excited - he kept running over to Adriel and showing off for her - it was so cute!

Harper:  "Do you believe they allow us to watch TV?!"  Connor:  "I know, haven't they read the literature on how bad TV is for us?!"  Harper:  "Oh well, let's see what's on the Home Shopping Network..."  Connor:  "Nah - I'd rather check out the Gospel Channel..."  Harper:  "Here, have a pretzel..."

On Sunday, 11/7, we got to go outside for a few minutes (it was FREEZING!)  Here's Connor in his NEW Lightening McQueen hat I found for him!

"WHAT?...Mommy IS Lightening McQUEEN?!"

Have a great week and please pray for us, we are ALL sick AGAIN!  Geeze - it's only November and we've already had like 3 colds and 2 stomach flu's!