It seems like only yesterday I was in the hospital, still in shock from a VERY quick, intense, crazy delivery, staring at a little boy who totally surprised me. He looked nothing like what I expected. I was picturing a mini-Kellen, and all the sudden there I was holding this skinny, blond, blue eyed little boy. My relationship with Conner has not changed very much since then. I should have known it was just foreshadowing for his life to come. This little boy is intense, crazy and funny as can be. He still surprises me all the time and is practically his older brother's opposite. I am so grateful for his spunky, outgoing, lighthearted, silly personality. He brings so much life and fun into our family. He also brings an endless amount of love and affection. He is by far our most cuddly, huggy, kissy little boy. He is always happy to have a lap to sit in and still wants his mama to pick him up and hold him, even if he is 3. He loves to have me sit and rub or scratch his back when he is trying to fall asleep in bed. He still has his disgusting blankets (aka his nigh-nights) that he sucks on the corners of until they are good and wet and stinky, just the way he likes them. He is one of the most physically fit kids I know and has a knack for learning new skills right away. It's hard to imagine what life was like before our little Con. We love you Conner!!
3 Years Old!
Conner learned that if you wear a chic-fil-a shirt To chic-fil-a that you get a free ice cream cone or cookie. We were lucky enough to score 3 free shirts at a give away once when we were at chic-fil-a. So that is where this little boy picked to go for his birthday dinner...all 3 big kids sporting their chic-fil-a shirts with pride!
The birthday boy in the birthday seat waiting for his cake!
This boy and weapons....I don't think he believes there is such a thing a too many swords. Talk about being your stereotypical boy. Thats this kid!
Happily sporting his Captain America tattoo that he got in his birthday card from Grandma and Grandpa, along with $3 for the big 3 year old!
Mommy and Daddy surprised Con with one of the fun toys we saw at the fair this year!
For Conner's party this year I let him pick a few friends of his to take with him to a place of his choice. He chose Funbelieveable which was perfect for all the kids he invited. It was our kids, Joseph and Aubrey, Peter and Carter and Brett and Elise.
After a few hours at funbelievable everyone came to our house for pizza, cake and a piñata. Con chose to have Power Ranger themed decor and piñata.
I can't remember ever having a piñata at a single birthday party of mine. Because of this I have ended up raising children that think EVERY party MUST have a piñata. Funny how we do that as parents. I wonder what things I am going to scar my children with....
One of the things I love about Con is that when you go to take a picture of him you never know what you are going to get.
Happy Birthday Conner Elijah! We love you Soooo much!