Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fun at the Zoo

On Saturday, we took Connor to the zoo.  He had an absolute blast!  It has been a while since he has been to the zoo.  We got ready early and we were at the zoo when they opened.  I have never been to the zoo on a more perfect day.  The weather was great, the animals were active and there was hardly any people.  It was so nice being able to look at the animals as long as we wanted and to see the animals moving around so much.  Connor liked the animals so much!  He can say most of their names and sounds that they make so it was really neat to see his face when he actually saw the animal for real and heard the sounds that they actually made.  He knows all the animals so well from books that we read at home.  I think his favorite animal was the turtle or the monkeys that are in the rainforest.  Connor also got to feed the fish which he really enjoyed.  He was throwing the fish food to them and he was getting so excited when they would eat it.  He even tried to eat the fish food once but Josh got it away from him just in time.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.  I intend to take many more during spring break.  Keep checking back!    

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

These are some shots I got of Connor on our way to and at Grandma's house.  He was having so much fun playing outside.  He really enjoyed the dirt which you can see plastered on his pants and face.  I had a good time taking pictures outside.  I took them until my battery went dead.  It wasn't fully charged to begin with.  
Today is my first day of Spring Break!  It has been crazy at work with conferences and you tell the kids were ready for a break.  I have a week and a half off and I intend to make the most of it.  Connor is feeling much better this week.  He had a double ear infection and a respiratory infection.  We took him to the emergency room last Wednesday morning (1:00am)  because he hadn't slept in two days and they gave him some medicine.  It still took him a while to start feeling better.  I think that this was the worst illness he has had yet.  He still has a running nose but he is doing much, much better.  
Twilight the movie comes out on Saturday!  So EXCITED!!  I don't think I will get my copy on Saturday.  I ordered mine from Border's because I wanted a special edition that you could only get through them.  So, now I have to be patient and wait to receive it.  They have already shipped it but the tracking says that I won't get it until the 27th!  I guess I will just have to read until then...

Friday, March 6, 2009

When is it going to be spring??

Okay...I am dying to take pictures outside and the weather has been really nice lately.  I have been so busy lately since we had this "spring like" weather.  Well, I guess I waited to long because the weather has been terrible these last couple of days with this cold wind.  Yesterday, I decided I would just bundle Connor up and hope for the best so I could steal some pictures of him.  Connor didn't mind the cold one bit (he actually was very upset to go back inside).  We only spent about ten minutes outside but I was able to get a couple of shots of my baby.  The first picture make look a little strange.  I tried to do an antique effect.  The MAC sometimes have a different color resolution than PCs, so I hope that it looks okay on all your PC screens.  

Josh, Connor and I recently took a trip to Santa Fe.  I took off a day of work and took a little "family vacation".  It was the second trip Connor has taken and he did very well.  He really enjoyed Santa Fe.  You could tell he knew that we was in a different city.  We went to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum which was very cool.  I fell in love with one of her paintings called "Nature Forms".  I wanted to get a print of the picture to hang in my den, and I guess the owner that has the copyright of the painting will not let them them replicate the painting.  So, that was a bummer.  It was nice to get away and relax.  We had a great time!  I was a little disappointed in the mall and the outlet.  I thought they would have a better selection then Albuquerque but they didn't.  The condo we stayed at was really nice.  We got a fantastic deal!  We stayed two night for 70 bucks a night.  The condo was had a huge kitchen, a nice living room, and a walk-in shower (which I guess is Josh's next project for our master bath).  

I am also still reading the Twilight series (round 2).  I am about 1/2 way done with the second book.  I am going much slower than the first time.  I guess because I already know what happens.  But, it is really interesting reading the books a second time.  Meyer gives you a lot of clues early on about the characters or events that are going to happen later that you don't pick up on the first time you read them.  My mom also bought me "The Host" which is the most recent book that Meyer wrote.  It isn't about vampires instead it is about aliens.  I heard this books is also really good.  I plan to start it as soon as finish the twilight series.  The movie comes to DVD in a few weeks!  So EXCITED!!! I ordered the special edition from Borders.   

Also, I am now on!  Still trying to figure it out but, if you are on facebook, let me know so we can be "friends". :)