S: Connor / The Third Year
BC: Connor is three! | Three suits you well. There is no doubt that you are going to embrace this next year with even more enthusiasm than you did the past year. Each day you show how much you love life and the little things. Like smoothies and puzzles and playing in the water. As you grow bigger, so does your confidence and curiosity! We love you so much!
FC: The Enchantment of the Third Year
1: Three years. Three years of waking up to your messy, moppy hair and three years of putting you to bed after reading no less than three of your favorite books. Your voice and personality grew bigger this year as the enchantment of who you are continues to unfold. We see that your endless energy is channeling your endless curiosity in which you are exploring your world of endless opportunities. Your smile brightens the room and cannot help but lift the spirit of those who see it. Your love of life is a lesson for us to remember to see the world through your beautiful brown eyes. You, our little monkey man, make our lives so much better, richer, and livelier each and every day.
2: Happy Birthday Connor! | a playdate with friends | Yum! Cupcakes!
3: I'm two years old! | You turned two and we had some of your buddies over for a playdate! There was cupcakes, craziness, and lots of presents for you!
4: Our Family 2010
5: Perfectly Complete | RIP
6: Mom's favorite moments with you...
7: Dad's favorite moments with you...
8: WHO YOU ARE. | You are a big boy - I can see you now making the arm gestures "so big" as we say it. You are warm - a simple smile from you can warm up an entire room. You are a natural leader - it's amazing how we can see it already. You are goofy - always entertaining us with your silliness. You are smart - soaking up new words and ideas every day. You are a dancer - and not shy about grooving in front of anyone. You are compassionate - always worried about everyone else. You are a snuggle-bug - we treasure the moments when you curl up in our laps. You are an athlete - your natural physical abilities and love of all things physical is impressive at age 3. You are the love of our lives.
10: These are a few of | Smoothies! Whether it means helping Mommy makes smoothies at home or going to Jamba Juice, you can't get enough of 'em! | In & Out! If we're going to go out to eat, you always request In & Out. You order grilled cheese, extra cheese with light sauce, fries and a chocolate shake. Yum! | Reading! You love reading. We now make frequent trips to the library to keep up with your book appetite. You love the Curious George book series right now!
11: Connor's favorite things | Ben & Ethan! Ben and Ethan have become your best friends. You all play so well together and you have learned so much from them! | Parks! You would spend all day every day at the park if we let you. We frequent several parks around town and you love it. You've become quite the daredevil too! | Being Naked! Or "nakey" as you call it. As evidenced by this picture, you like being naked both inside and outside!
12: Butterflies, Elephant Seals and Zebras... Oh My!
13: To the Beach...
14: Creative Connor
15: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
16: The Inaugural Jeffries Family RV Trip November 2010
17: Jalama Beach, Santa Barbara County
18: For the love of grandparents You are so lucky to have so many grandparents that love you so much!
19: Santa Barbara Zoo | Without a doubt, the Santa Barbara Zoo is one of your favorite places to visit. I've lost track of how many times we've visited. The giraffes, gorillas, elephants and lions are your favorite animals to see, but this year you also discovered "cardboard hill".
20: There's a first time for everything... There were a lot of firsts this year - first haircut, first poop on the potty, first airshow, first time to draw a circle, first time sleeping in a big boy bed, first day of preschool, first visit to the emergency room.
21: Home Sweet Home, Ventura | You know your way around Ventura... regardless of whether you're running like a crazy man on the pier or waving to the cows on the hillsides.
22: Merry Christmas!
23: A few of our favorite photos...
24: And more favorites...
25: And even more favorites...
26: Oh, Connor...as you seem to tell us all the time now, you are a "big boy". As sad as we are to see you grow up so quickly, you don't know how happy we are to see you turning into a warm, thoughtful, smart, lively little boy. We cannot wait to see where the next year takes you! Love, Mommy and Daddy XOXO