Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Learning to Shave with Konnor!

 Today was a big day for Steve! Konnor decided it would be the perfect day to teach Daddy how to shave his face like a big boy! Konnor taught Steve how to put on shaving cream (in hind sight, use whipped cream on a small person's face!), how to warm up the razor, how to shave, and how to rinse!
Konnor watching Daddy in order to make sure he is practicing the correct technique...
 "I'm a pro at this!" (The razor Konnor has has the cap ON!)
"Oops daddy, you missed a spot!"

Ok, ok...here's what REALLY happened!!!

video
Hope you enjoyed watching this because I sure did!
-Michelle
p.s. Konnor is fine after "eating" some of the shaving cream!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Konnor + Dye + Eggs= Look and See!

Easter is one of my favorite holidays! Not only do I love dying eggs, but Easter is important to me as a Christian because it's the day we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus! I never really understood what eggs or bunnies had to do with Jesus, but I have recently learned more about why they coexist on Easter. It's been making me reconsider some traditions I grew up with. One thing is for sure though, I'll always love dying eggs and doing egg hunts! So anyway, this is what our celebration looked like this year! It all began with egg dying...OUTSIDE to avoid the mess that would have undoubtedly stained something indoors!!
Konnor has yet to learn patience so he crammed 2-3 eggs in each cup at a time!
Pffft!!! Who needs spoons or dippers?! Not a TRUE artist!!!
Very happy to be dying eggs with momma (and Daddy who is taking this picture)!
"Now my hand matches my shirt!!"
Konnor's beautiful masterpieces!! The crayon work was supplied by Mom and Dad, but the coloring is all Konnor's handiwork!
Fast forward to the next morning, Easter Sunday! Konnor ate a delicious breakfast while Steve and I hid his eggs and gift basket...Then the egg finding began!
Placing his found eggs back in the carton...
 
Obviously very excited to be finding eggs!
Konnor's basket! Grandma and Grandpa Dick got Konnor the fruit snacks, chocolate bar, and 3 summer outfits (which didn't fit in the basket), Grandma Melody and Grandpa Jim got him the movie Hop and the stuffed bunny to go with it, and we got him sidewalk chalk, eggs filled with Hershey kisses, and "The Story of Easter" book! Konnor is too young to really understand what Easter is all about. All he knew was he was having fun!!
After the egg hunt, we went to church. I don't even know why I bother applying mascara (or any makeup at all) before I go to church! I am always so moved by the music and message that I end up crying! I need to take a box of Kleenex with me! Our church did something this year called "The Big Miracle" where people would walk up in front of everyone holding a piece of paper saying something like "I was addicted to drugs." and then they would flip it over and it would say something like "I've been clean for 14 years." The premise was to share the "Big Miracle" in their life that they are thankful to God for. It. was. amazing! People like to say that God doesn't preform miracles anymore like in the Bible, but WE are the miracles!! The last person to share his miracle was a man in his 30's with Down Syndrome. He didn't have a sign, he just simply walked to the stage and pointed to his shirt that said "The Big Miracle". He just stood there pointing and looking so confident and joyful like, "Here I am, and I'm a miracle!" *Cue bawling my eyes out!*
After church, we went to Ciera and Jamie's house for another HUGE egg hunt! There were 12 kids and if I remember correctly, almost 180 eggs (plastic and real!). Konnor once again, had a blast!

Konnor and Steve :)
Konnor and Momma!!! (Note the chocolate on his mouth!)

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!!

-Michelle

Sunday, April 1, 2012

WHAT is Konnor doing?!

Let's play a little game called "WHAT is Konnor doing?!" I'll put 3 options of what Konnor could be doing in these recent pictures, and you, lovely reader, comment with what you think the correct answer is! Don't worry, this will be easy!!
1. 
Is Konnor...
a) Hijacking a car?
b) Playing pretend and being a "cool dude" in mommy and daddy's "new" car?
c) Taking toddler driving lessons?
2. 
Is Konnor...
a)Eating an apple while daddy buckles him in?
b) Making kissy faces at a nearby girl?
c) What? He always looks like that!
3. 
Is Konnor...
a)Training to be a botanist?
b) Working as a gardener?
c) Posing with daddy after Palm Sunday service at church?
4. 
Is Konnor...
a)inspecting his new, giant bag of Megablocks?
b)Practicing juggling?
c)Deciding which block looks the tastiest?

5. 
Is Konnor...
a) Dancing with a robot he built?
b) Singing into a microphone stand he built?
c) Launching a rocket ship he built?

6. 
Is Konnor...
a) The victim of a skin disorder?
b) Showing his wounds from a pen attack?
c) Showing off his new abstract "tattoo" he did himself?

7.  
Is Konnor...
a)Happily eating his lunch outside on a beautiful day?
b) Showing off his worm collection?
c) Gone zombie, eating brains?/
8. 
Is Konnor...
a)Joining a stroller derby team?
b)Trying really hard to shoot lasers out of his eyes?
c) Having a snack after we took a walk to the Kwik Shop?
9. 
Is Konnor...
a) being adorable?
b) being adorable?
c) being adorable?

And that's it folks, the end of our game! If you got them all right you win.....a virtual high five!! Yay!
ANSWERS:
b, a, c, a, b, c, a, c, all of the above!

Thanks for playing!

-Michelle