Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Funnies

Aunt Ashley made Connor an egg sandwich this morning...yes she is still hurt, and yes I told her I would make Con's breakfast AND hers. She wouldn't let me! Anyway, per usual...Con requested for the crust to be cut off and the sandwich to be cut in half. Thank you Nanny for doing that since Connor was eating table food and therefore leading Connor to believe it will be done every time. I kid, I kid  - things like that make her the best Nanny, ever.

Funny sidebar: Saturday night we cooked out at my parents for Father's Day and stayed until about 10 p.m. When we got home, there were trees down, branches all over the driveway, and leaves everywhere and Con looks around and then looks at me and says "Ya think God is regrettin' this one???" -- I laughed forever and then told him that God doesn't regret anything and that everything happens for a reason...even a little storm.

Happy Father's Day (a day late)

I wasn't at home a lot yesterday as I was spending the day with my Daddy (the best one any girl could ever ask for)! Drew, Connor, and Erick took Andy to the Braves Game for Father's Day. From what Drew told me they had lots of fun but had trouble staying cool. It was hot yesterday, and it's even hotter today!

 Connor is one lucky little boy to have such a wonderful Dad! We love you Drew! Hope you enjoyed Father's Day at the ted!

Happy Father's Day to all of the "Dads" in our life! We love you all and appreciate you so much!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mets Baseball 2011

I am not really sure how to write this blog because I just want to be able to convey how ExCiTiNg the baseball tournament was for our little baseball team was at the end of the season. First of all, we couldn't have asked for a better coach, team, or playing experience for Connor. It was a phenomenal experience and he improved so much! Furthermore, he absolutely loved every second and had fun. He wants to play baseball 24/7 now. In the house, by the pool, in the yard, at nona & papa's, at gigi & pa's, pretty much everywhere! Our 5/6 Mets team rounded out the season being undefeated during the regular season and took 2nd place in the tournament. I know everyone says this...but we really did deserve to win. The most important thing was the huge smile on these kids faces when they received their trophies, the THREE games we played that night were definitely "something to see!" To everyone who came and watched Connor throughout the season, thank you. He noticed each and every time someone was there to watch him and it meant a lot to him! I know how difficult it can be to get to someone's ball game when you just want to to stay in and relax or sleep in on a Saturday morning, we've done it many THANK YOU to Connor's awesome fans! ;) Every child on the team had their own little "highlight of the night" - but Connor's was the fact that he scored the winning run that pushed us into being able to play the third game of the night for the Championship. He was ecstatic about this and my heart was literally bursting with pride!!! We all did so much cheering that we were hoarse for the next couple of days, but I wouldn't take it back for anything! The intensity, adrenaline, and fun is so hard to explain unless you were there...but we were just so proud of Connor and the rest of the team. My only regret of the night is that I didn't charge either of my cameras that day, so I had to use the iPhone for the pics...I apologize for the quality!

Camden & Connor after the games. Connor watches Cam on the baseball field and just loves watching him play and learning from him. This kid is AWESOME at baseball and is so fun to watch! He really has an unusual ability for his age. 

 Mark kept talking about how baseball has never been his thing, he didn't really want to coach because football was the sport he coached and blah blah blah...let me tell you, best coach ever!!! Thanks for everything Coach Mark!

Our end of the season party was hosted in the neighborhood of one of the players on the team, and their pool was a HIT with the boys (and some parents)! 

As you can see in the pic above, I had to remind Drew not to push the kids down running to the slide - hehe, I am kidding, kind of!

 Just want to say one more time how proud we were of our little Mets player this year, can't wait for the next baseball season!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten was a great experience for Connor, aside from the fact that he broke his arm on the very first day! He learned a lot, met new friends, and had a very sweet teacher. Drew and I have loved hearing his little voice reading to us or learning sight words each week. Kindergarten graduation day was so exciting and highly anticipated by Connor! Every morning during the last 2 or 3 weeks of school he would remind me that we were nearing the end and how many days we had left. Little does he realize, he has a LOT of school left in his life...especially if he decides to go for as long as his Mommy is going! ;) The attitude around our house is to work hard and play harder...we work very hard during the school year and play even harder (usually by the pool) during the summer! Okay...I am getting off topic here, anyway...Con's teacher put together a slide show of pics from the entire year and the kids watched it while they ate chicken minis for breakfast until it was time for the awards ceremony. They all laughed at the pictures and loved the fact that Mrs. A gave them all a cd to take home of the slide show. Drew and I are so proud of how great Connor did in "real school" and can't wait to see his achievements as a 1st grader!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beginning of Summer = a busy Garrison Family!

 The beginning of our summer has been filled with fun, family, and friends. I am so happy that Summer is here and that we can enjoy some downtime.  The next year of college is going to be the hardest. I will be applying to Pharmacy school all year as well as taking Organic Chemistry and other dreadful enriching classes. Summer time is my favorite time, and I am pretty sure Connor feels the same way. Actually, I know he does...he tells me just about every morning. I haven't posted since Mother's Day, and per usual...I could have blogged something every single day but just haven't. So here are some of the the highlights...

Field Day -
So much fun! We cheered Connor and his classmates on as they did different activities and relays throughout the first part of the day at school.  It was a scorcher outside, and we were all burning up but had lots of fun watching the kids. After field day was over, we went to the hoagie shop to eat lunch with gigi, pa, daddy, and erick!

 Look at those legs in the picture above. As we (me, Nona, GiGi, and Pa) were watching him run we kept talking about what a huge growth spurt Con has taken. Drew and I have talked about lately how we can't wait to see how tall he is. Actually, I can wait! Most days I want to put a rock on his head and enjoy this age -- so, so fun!

 Cooling off with some icee pops. Gotta love it!

 Sweet picture of Con and his best buddy giving high fives.

Next up, Field Trip to the Tellus Museum -
The day after Field Day, Kindergarten took a trip to the Tellus Museum, it was very much a "science" field trip. I felt like the kids actually learned a few things about the stars and the sun and so forth. I am glad Connor's little mind is always curious about how things work and why they are there, but I am also glad he knows the ultimate answer to those questions is because "God put them there!"

The field trip guide asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up, some kids raised their hands and said "astronauts, doctors, dentists" and more. When the lady called on Connor he said "a construction worker!!" --- I just about died. Crazy kid!

 Even though 98% of the gift store had dinosaurs, space books, rocks, etc., Connor found the tractors and made a beeline for them! Is anyone shocked?? haha!

Graduation Party for Ashley at the church with other Grads -

Mom and other parents put together memory boards with different honors and memories from high school. It was a sweet gesture for the church to honor the graduates and have lunch for them. Mom's dress was so cute! I love the bow at the top :)

Oops, Dad blinked in this picture! 

Lordy, lordy...Marci is 40! -

Connie threw a big party for Marci at the Wheeler House and it went well. It was a hot Sunday afternoon, but at least the weather was nice. The kids had a blast playing outside with the bubbles and such.

As you can see, the start of our summer has been a busy time, but we've loved every second of it. The other events taking up our life; Kindergarten Graduation, High School Graduation (and a major party), and an AWESOME baseball season deserve their very own posts. I've bombarded you with enough pictures for now.