Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Connor playin

Now when Jordan is in class I will normaly take Connor into the gym with me and i'll hit baseballs while Connor plays around the gym. I've done this pretty much since Connor was 6months old. The other day when I was hitting Connor went into the baseball closet and when he came out he had a helmet on and had a bat (a big bat). It was so cute and so I stopped what I was doing and just kept watching for his next move. He ended up stumbling over to where I was, grapped a baseball and put it on a "T", stepped back whipped his bat on his shoulders, and took a hack. Surprising enough, he hit it solid-just like daddy :-). He did this routine for the next 15 minutes.
So today we all went to the gym to play and we thought it would be fun to try and capture Connor in action.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Connor and Dad Playing Baseball

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Its so crazy how time has flown by. We haven't written in this in well over 6 months and the only excuse we have is that life was really hectic last year. These are the most up to date talents that Connor possess. He absolutely loves anything with a ball, but especially baseball. This is the first time we have been able to get Connor to play while the camera is on. I'm thinking of sending in the video to ASU and tell the head baseball coach there to keep a spot open in 17 years because this kid will be doing it all (j/k).

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Connor also has a lot of new words. Some are words that only we can understand but they're words. :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween & Chicken Boy

Hey everyone! Here's our Halloween post. JAke and I were in Old Navy a month ago and saw this chicken costume and couldn't leave without it! It is so adorable so Connor was a chicken for his first Halloween. The festivities started Tuesday when we went hunting for a pumpkin to carve-and I mean hunting. Nobody had any left!!! We finally found a couple at Kroger and this very nice, but crazy lady gave me an $8 pumpkin for $5. She was telling me all about how she wanted to be Abby from NCIS for Halloween and I was like, "Dude, you're like fourty..." haha...sometime I speak before I think...good thing she didn't take offense. So we went home and carved our pumpkin. I think it's a little gobblin-I don't know, but it's cute.
So last night we went to the Buena Vista Halloween party. For those of you who don't know, we live in such a small town that every holiday they close down Magnolia Ave. and have a party. One of the things they were doing was a costume contest ages 0-6 years. We decided that it would be fun to enter Connor.

How could you not love those big chubby cheekers huh? Well, there were about 35-40 kids in the 0-3 year age group that were in the contest. You had to wait in line til your number was called and then you walked up past the judges table and showed off your child and his costume. As soon as Jake walked up with Connor and his chicken suit it was all over from there. He tied for 1st with a little girl and got this awesome V-Tech helicopter that lights up and makes noise and does all sorts of cool stuff. Good job Connor!
Here he is giving Mommy kisses. He wasn't cooperating in hardly any of these pictures-he just wanted to keep kissing mom. It was so sweet!
After the victory at the town party, we went to our ward's 5th annual Chili Cook-off and Trunk-er-Treat. We had a great night and I think Connor had a fun first Halloween.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A couple things...

Well my parents bought Connor this ADORABLE winter coat and we got it in the mail last week. So we had to put some pictures up of it. He doesn't like to wear it very much and will crawl around making this pathetic little whining sound when we put it on him. He also has recently started doing his "Game Face" where he'll scrunch up his nose, squint his little eyes, purse his lips, and start breathing in and out of his nose really fast and loud. It's so dang cute and he's starting to do it on command which is fun. The first picture is of his game face. :)










Connor now has four teeth-two on top and two on bottom-and is teething the the tooth on either side of his top front teeth. He's getting into everything now like cupboards and climbing the stairs. He doesn't like to play with any of his toys but instead LOVES to play with the little white tags that are attached to them. He doesn't like to have his right sock on. Everytime we put socks on him he pulls the right one off almost immidiately.
Anyway, life is good. We just got done with midterms and are happy about that. MY wonderful husband did some cleaning projects around the house today which was super appreciated. You know, I love that guy! He's pretty much the best ever. He's doing school, ROTC, student government, is in a bishopric, and is a loving husband and father. He's busy, but he always makes time to do things with his family.
I'm loving school right now but am pretty busy between that and the little dude. Next semester is going to be pretty hectic, but we can do anything-we're Team Johnson! :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Connor + Dead Spider = YUCK!

So my friend Holly told me I needed to blog this story so I thought I'd hop on and do that real quick. The other day I was sitting on the couch reading the Ensign and Connor was doing his own thing playing on the floor. He's now begining to show us everyday why we can't leave werid things within three feet of the floor. Well I knew that there was a dead daddy-long-leg spider on the windowsill, but I was waiting for Jake to get it. It'd been sitting there for like a week and Connor can't see that high, but he can definately reach the window sill when he stands up. So I look up after a minute of him playing and notice that the spider is done. I start looking on the floor and in the vent on the floor and can't find it. Well then I notice our cute little dude chomping away on something and see a little spider leg coming out of the corner of his mouth. SICK!!! Now me being the wonderful mother I am thought, "I'm not reaching in his mouth to get it! He's probably already swallowed it. It's good protein anyway." He won't remember it anyway right? Poor little guy. I promise, I'm really not a bad mom, I just don't touch spiders w/ my bare hands. I guess I should judt pick up the dead spider next time before Connor gets to it huh?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer has come and gone


Well, it has been quite the eventful summer, and it is hard to believe that it is pretty much over. Over the course of this summer I traveled to and from Canada to swap vehicles with grammy and grampy grant. It was a pretty cool experience because I got to dive through my mission and visit with some of my favorite families before returning home to my beautiful wife and baby boy. I also got to do a lot of cool jobs, one of which was to build a staircase outside of a house. About halfway through the summer I went to Ft. Knox Kentucky to endure through 4 weeks of Army training. It is basically like basic training only it is controlled by ROTC cadets and supervised by drill sergents and officers.
For Jordan, she worked her tail to the core and took a full load of summer credits to make up for what she missed in the spring. On top of that she got straight A's. She is such a good student. I just marvel at how committed she is to her schooling. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with her this year. The greatest thing about it is that she put herself into a position to graduate at the same time as me. We both look forward with enthusiasm to the day we both graduate, and I get commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant. That will be an incredible day. Not only did Jordan work super hard in school, but she got to go up to Alaska with Connor to visit her family while I was at Ft. Knox. While in Alaska we decided to get Connor on formula, and get him eating baby food. Since then things have been great because Connor doesn't have hardly any gas and he sleeps so much better.
As a family this summer was a lot of fun. Going 4 weeks without seeing each other was really hard-nothing compared to our friends Holly and Spencer who spent a whomping 4 months apart(you guys are idols to us).
Connor is now almost 8 months old. He is well over 20lbs and is just getting bigger. Connor's new tricks are that he likes to army crawl to everything he is not supposed to, and everything he is allowed to play with he loses interest within seconds. Connor's favorits things include Daddy's guitar strings, the computer buttons, cell-phones, USB cords, and tags on the toys....not the toys. Connor likes to climb on eveything now as well. Last week he learned how to get up onto his feet and now it is the only thing he does. When one of us hold him, he starts to put his feet on us like he wants to stand up on us. It's really funny. Anyway, here are some pictures for your enjoyment. There is even a video at the end! :D. Jake going through Field Training Exercises at Ft. Knox

Peekaboo!!!!
Out playing in the rain.

Jordy with her mom and Grandma Jones with Connor


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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Way too long!

Woah! Okay, I promise that I have a good reason for not posting in almost two months! I have been working hard at school during May and June. It's been crazy. I've taken two classes each month and the amount of work that goes into taking a whole 3 credit class in a month is astounding. Anyway, that's what I've been doing. Jake has been doing handy man type stuff for a guy in our ward and he just got done building a staircase outside of one of the many houses this dude owns. I'll post pictures. Anyway, this week Jake goes to LCT in Ft. Knox, KY. He's way excited about it too. He'll do so good. Anyway, here are the pictures and videos. Enjoy!
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