Thursday, September 17, 2009

Connor is 5

I feel badly for Connor. I really do. His birthday falls at such a bad time, its 2 days after September 11th and 9 days before the twins anniversary. Add that to the fact that I am just about partied out after nearly 8 weeks of birthdays in a row; William's birthday is July 29th, then mine, Alexander's, Caskey and Connor. Whew! I end up forgetting about his birthday. I'm just glad I am an early planner so it was all organized and planned by the middle of August. I am also eternally thankful that he doesn't seem to notice.

Its hard to believe he is 5 now, but at the same time its hard to believe he is only 5. With an older sister who is his best friend, he is always trying to keep up with her. Last year as I quizzed Lainy Ann on her math facts, he would work hard to try and get the answer before her and about half the time he would succeed.

I just spent the last few days perusing the pictures of Connor as he has grown up in the last 5 years. Its amazing to see that he has always been Connor, even when he was just 2 years old. He is my even tempered child, easy going, sympathetic, and loving. I have actually had to reprimand him for giving too many hugs, most famously he will sneak up behind me and wrap his arms around my hip, usually as I am about to turn or walk in the other direction. The poor guy ends up clocked in the head, but it hasn't deterred him from sneaking up and giving me hugs.

His birthday party was science themed with a party performer who came and did science experiments for the kids. It was Connor's only wish. He wants to know EVERYTHING. Just recently Caskey has told him about protein, now each meal he asks which portion of the meal is protein, if he has a package he reads the protein content. Then we have yet another discussion about how protein makes our muscles grow; muscles like our brain and the ones that we use for soccer.

I really look forward to watching Connor grow and learn. I know he will grow up to be a good man and a good father. But I am curious as to how all the details will work out. Will he be an engineer, architect, or scientist? I think that might be the most exciting part of being a parent, watching and wondering about their future.

[caption id="attachment_463" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Connor, 1 day old"]Connor, 1 day old[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_468" align="alignnone" width="270" caption="Connor 4 months old"]Connor 4 months old[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_466" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Enjoying morning cartoons"]Enjoying morning cartoons[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_464" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Best friends showing off their new slippers"]Best friends showing off their new slippers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_465" align="alignnone" width="270" caption="Mr. Engineer gets the computer"]Mr. Engineer gets the computer[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_467" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Hugs at Disneyland"]Hugs at Disneyland[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_469" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Happy Father\'s Day 2007 "]Happy Father's Day 2007 [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_470" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Happy 3rd Birthday"]Happy 3rd Birthday[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_471" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Big Brother Connor (with Alexander)"]Big Brother Connor (with Alexander)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_472" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Happy 4th Birthday, Connor!"]Happy 4th Birthday, Connor![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_473" align="alignnone" width="311" caption="Connor, the knight, Halloween 2008"]Connor, the knight, Halloween 2008[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_474" align="alignnone" width="221" caption="Happy 5th Birthday, Connor!"]Happy 5th Birthday, Conno![/caption]

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