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Sunday, November 21, 2010

OMSI with mom's coworkers

Intel tries to enable a work/life balance by having fun offsites with family and friends. We went to OMSI and watched the underwater sea life Omni-Max movie. Connor lasted almost the entire 45 minutes!

He's getting to be such a big boy!!

In the infant room, looking through the fish tank. He loves fish!

In the eagle's nest.

Connor loved chasing the light in the hallway that says "OMSI". :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

falls in the fall

We took Connor to the Multnomah Falls and to the Falls Lodge restaurant. We hiked up to the first bridge, and then back down. It's probably too far up to the top since Connor is so small.

Hanging out when we got back. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween III

The night before Halloween, we went to the ward trunk or treat event. Since HOW was on a sunday, I didn't feel like we should go door to door for candy. Utah and Arizona still do it on Saturday, but Oregon sticks with tradition...

Here we are getting ready to get ready.

My friend Whitney saw from Facebook that I was going to the trunk or treat and wanted to come with. Her little guy Braxton is ~6 months older than Connor, so he had an instant trick-or-treat buddy. (In case you couldn't tell from the disguises, Connor is the giraffe on the left, and Braxton is Yoda on the right.)

Connor didn't quite get it. He wouldn't hold his bucket, since he didn't really know what candy was.... He never had any before! But once he tried a sucker, he got really excited!

He likes climbing, not really a good activity for a giraffe, but he makes it work.

I love my little cutie pie!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween II

Ron and I both had work parties where Connor could dress up and come see where M&D work.

Here's he's looking out at all the trees at Mom's office.

And, inside at all the trees!

My new cube (before I moved in). Connor LOVED the buttons on the desk to move the table up and down.

At Ron's work party, it was HUGE, so we brought the stroller in to gain a bit of structure to the chaos.

Connor at daddy's work.

In Lincoln City (went to see Wendel and Ashley when they were on vacation).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I know I have alot of blogging to catch up on, especially since I haven't written about Connor's 1st birthday yet, but I couldn't resist posting some pics from Hall-o-ween.

I only have a few for now, since Ron took the camera to WA with him, but hey! better some than none... I'll post more when he gets back.

Halloween started for us on Thursday. Ron's work party was Thursday Night, and since Ron was still working, It was up to me to get the monster home, fed, changed and back to Ronler Acres before it ended. (I picked him up from baby school at 5:30, so that didn't leave much time).

Connor's favorite game right now is "run away". He plays it by running away from me whenever I move toward him. He runs and runs until he hits a dead end or has turned a corner. Then he peeks around, laughs hysterically and runs back. I do have video to share, but it is on the "other" camera. (I'll post it later). It's so fun, though, because he thinks it is SO funny! Like he's the first kid who ever thought of it. LOL. I have a few stills to show. We can play this game for hours....

"Quick, mom's trying to catch me. RUN AWAY!"

Peeking around the corner, "Is it safe to come back?"

"OK, I won! I can come back now. SO FUNNY!"

Time to go again!"

"And now I'm back"

"Quick! Back to the room!"

"I'm so good at this game"

I finally grabbed him so I could put his costume on for the party. This giraffe got a lot of mileage this year. (I'll blog in my next post when I have pictures to share). Here's a few at home before our first party.

Cute little tail...

What a fun Giraffe! :)

Halloween itself was on a Sunday this year. We had done a bunch of candy/party stuff already, so Sunday we just spent carving our Gi-nor-mous pumpkin that we got from the pumpkin patch. (BTW, I also have to blog about that, still... *sigh*. Never enough time).

Connor decided he had a better idea for the bowl that was meant to contain the innards of the pumpkin...

"Hmm, I know what shape this is..."

"The question is, does it fit?"

"Why, yes, indeed it does!"

He walked around like that for a while, until we needed the bowl. I tried to get him involved with the process, but he doesn't like slimy, or sticky, or gooey, or messy at all... not a fan. (can you see it in his face? :)

Ron and I took turns. Apparently he has never carved a pumpkin. What?? I never thought I would meet a more deprived child than me... but there he is. :)

The finished product:

Connor doesn't like Mr. Lantern. maybe next year. :)