Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Conner's Shooting Ears!

Conner is absolutely in love with his new head gear. I'm sure you're wondering what in the world they are right? Well, thanks to my Dad, Conner's Papa Jay, he is now the proud owner of 2 deer rifles and this sound muffler to go shooting. Yep, you read that right. That's what we do in Texas folks. Don't worry, the guns are locked safely in my Dad's safe, unloaded, at his house.
With deer season just around the corner, Conner is getting ready for his first "real hunt." He will not stop talking about it. His homework assignment today was to fill a small brown paper lunch sack with 5 things that describe him and his interests. All items must fit in the bag. Well of course, this is what he wanted to include but it wouldn't fit. Since Conner had to show these off to his class, we took this picture instead. Thanks Papa Jay! Your Grandson is in heaven and I'm sure his teacher will be impressed.

Good First Day!!

Well miracles do happen! Conner ended up having a very good first day of school. He was thoroughly excited about the fact that he had to do little work and just had to listen to the rules and get to know the other students. He did say that he wished he already knew everything so that he didn't have to go to school. He went on to explain how cool it would be if money did grow on trees. This ended up being a 15 minute conversation with himself. It was quite entertaining!

One thing I know is this; Conner is very self confident. Yesterday we had the following conversation:

Conner: Mom, you know how I'm so good at driving?

Me: Conner, don't brag.

Conner: I'm not bragging Mom. I'm just really good at it!


Hope today goes as well as yesterday!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Teary First Day!

Well I hope you all weren't holding your breath for a first day of 2nd grade picture cause it's not gonna happen. If this morning is any indication of how the new school year is going to be, I give up now!

Conner's been dreading today for a while and has shed many tears this past week over it. He woke up several times last night, crying and scared. This morning the fear was compounded. It didn't help that while we were in Galveston this past weekend, someone put pepper spray or pepper sauce on all my car door handles. Yesterday after we loaded up the car and went to the pool, both Conner and I were overcome with burning eyes. At the time I thought we just got sunscreen in them. Well since it happened again this morning, I took a closer look and noticed the nice gift some idiot left us. Off we went to the nurses office to wash out his swelling eye. Now Conner was scared, hurting and screaming. My nerves were shot as I felt I had no control over the situation. I left about 10 minutes later and got a call from the nurse while I was on the road to work. Conner's eye is better but he doesn't want to go to class. I know...big surprise. I pray to God that something magically happens and Conner has a wonderful first day! Miracles do happen, right?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

1st Day of 2nd Grade - Letter

I wrote this letter to stick in Conner's backpack tomorrow. He is VERY nervous about going back to school! I'm hoping I'll get some good pictures to post. Stay tuned!

Dear Conner,

I can’t believe you are starting second grade today. I remember my first day of second grade. I was very nervous about meeting new friends, and sad to be away from my Mommy and Daddy. After a few days, things got better. I met some really great kids who became my friends (and even a boyfriend). I also started to enjoy class a little more each day.

I wanted you to have this special coin to keep in your pocket and remind you how proud I am of the wonderful young man you are. You are so smart and talented Conner. I’m the happiest Mom in the world. Never forget that.

As you start the new school year, you may feel scared or sad at times, but this will pass. Meet new people and remember to be kind to others so they will be kind to you. I hope you have a ton of fun and learn a whole lot too. I will always be here for you to talk to about anything. If you’re happy or sad, excited or mad; whatever you’re feeling I’m here for you. I hope you have a great first day of school. I’m so proud of you.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Dear Conner,

Meet Margie! As you know, Margie is Papa Jay's better half (haha). She makes everything in his life, and ours, better! I swear Margie considers you her grandchild. She has a deep love for you that only a mother or grandmother could know. To her, you are perfect and can do no wrong.

I remember several years ago talking with Margie about something you did at daycare. I think you had gotten into a small disagreement (aka, fight) with another child at the time. Margie said "Well what did that other child do to make Conner want to fight? You know it's the other kids fault right?" This is the same story every time you do something wrong. It's always the other person, teacher, or child's fault. It cracks me up. I promise, she would have this guy below with you every day at school if she thought you needed it!

Over the years, we have taken many trips together. Some have been as big as Disney, complete with limo waiting for us at the airport, and others are trips that are just as fun to places like the lake house or farm. Regardless of where we are, Margie ensure you are comfortable and happy. She waits on you around the clock; gets you coffee in your special "Conner" mug (yes coffee), cuts up fruit into perfectly symmetrical pieces, and makes you huge mounds of ice cream. You always seem to leave just a little more spoiled than when you arrived.

We've also had countless weekend "day" trips to fun places like Moody Gardens, The Renaissance Festival, Carnivals, Rodeo, Baseball Games, Movies. You name it, we've probably been there or tried it at least once. There are so many fun times and special memories.

What I've shown you today, is just a small example of the love and fun you and Margie share. I know there are many more good times to be had and look forward to sharing them with the two of you!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Great Grandma - MEME

Dear Conner,
Another week means another family celebrity. This week is your Great Grandma; Meme's week on your blog!

We are so lucky that we live so close to Meme and that you have the opportunity to know and spend time with her. The two of you love to play games together; cards, board games and water balloon tosses are some of your favorites. At family gatherings, I can find the two of you holed up in the corner of a room together playing! What special memories.

Meme is also the best cook you've ever known. About a month ago, I had made you Chicken Alfredo and you stated "this would be PERFECT if you made the spaghetti like Meme does!" You also love her pickles. For Christmas last year, that's what you wanted from her and guess what; you got it. Check out the prized possession below. After you eat all the pickles you always try to get me to let you make Popsicles with the pickle juice but it grosses me out! You'd eat her pickles at every meal if I let you!

Over the years, Meme has made you a vast collection of blankets that you dearly love. Last Christmas, she gave you the warm camouflage blanket below. You snuggle with it every night and lets just say you're not so good at sharing "your blankets that Meme made for YOU!" These are treasures you will forever cherish.

Meme, thanks for all the special things you do for Conner and me! We are very blessed to have you for a Grandmother and grateful to share our lives with you!