Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Days

We have really been enjoying our neighborhood pool this summer. It is right around the corner from our house and is perfect for these really hot and humid days. I like taking Quinn for a little mid morning swim. She's all about it too. When we arrive at the entrance to the pool she is always screaming with excitement and says "Water, water!!". So today we got her all ready to go swim and arrived at the pool to find out it opens at 10 and it was only 9:30. Quinn was SOOOOO angry when we turned around to leave! She looked pitiful! We took her to a nearby playground and let her run around for a while. This is why she (and Jaime and I) is in her swimsuit in these playground pictures.

We love our family time on weekends and only wish we had more time with all three of us!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

We have a walker!!

So we were beginning to wonder if Quinn would ever walk on her own, she seemed to only want to walk when holding our hands or pushing her little stroller. Well today she finally began on her own! She can walk so well that she's already almost running!! We think she was just tricking us and really could walk all along. Either that or she just got lots of really good practice using her baby stroller every day. She is just so excited to finally be able to do this on her own and is traveling all over the house. Independence. Am I really ready for this??

And a Happy Belated Father's Day to Jaime too!! We had a very nice Father's Day. We drove back from Jaime's yearly regional meeting in Montgomery, TX. We left Quinn here with Jaime's parents and we have to say we really enjoyed our time away! I was a bit anxious about leaving Quinn as it was the first time in her life that we were away, but she had a fabulous time! She had no problems sleeping, eating or doing any of her other normal daily activities. This makes us feel so much more comfortable about leaving her with his parents while we are in Hawaii, which is only ten days away- yikes! Anyway, back to Father's Day. Quinn gave Jaime a very nice briefcase for work which he desperately needed. We then went to his parents home for a nice BBQ. We can't thank our lucky stars enough for being so blessed with a dedicated, sensitive, humorous, hardworking, loving father and husband. Thank you Jaime!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Just a few things that Quinn has started saying now: She is still a little parrot and repeats anything we say. Lately she has been saying "Honey" and will repeat it over and over while she's playing or eating. It is so funny! She also loves to pick up my cell phone and say "Hello, hello, Elmo?". She is using the word and sign for "help" now, which we tried to teach her to replace a really annoying whine she developed when she couldn't do anything she needed help with.

She says~
Juice sounds like shoosh
Cracker sounds like caca (funny, I know!)
Pancake sounds like pacake
Car sounds like caa
Truck sounds like chuck

On the eating front, she is still eating like a champ. She eats pretty much whatever we fix for dinner. Some of her favorite meals are lasagna, chicken parmesean, chicken quesadillas, and of course the standard kid favorites: grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese etc... She is still not a big lover of milk so for now we're giving her lots of yogurt and cheese to make up the healthy fat she is missing in the milk.

We are also very blessed that she is a fan of sleep! She goes to bed at about 7 pm and wakes in the morning between 7 and 7:30 am. She takes a nap at 9 am and another at 1 pm. I think we'll be phasing out that morning nap in the next couple of months but we're in no hurry. She seems happy with the way things are now, so why change it?

And on the walking. Still not walking! I know that she can since she can do a full on run with her stroller. This will happen eventually, and again we're not pushing it or worried about it.

Quinn is such a little peanut. Literally. She barely weighs 20 lbs. and is in the 25th percentile in that area. 40th percentile in height. She countinues to grow normally, just a little bit smaller than other kids her age. Guess she'll be taking after her Momma. My parents used to call me "Little Pinon" since I was so little as well. (BTW a pinon is a nut found on pine trees)

Here are some pics of Q in action lately:

Quinny and her two love: sunglasses and books

She loves this soft little blanket and likes to be tucked in to it

Quinn got this cute little hula bikini from her cousins Bo and Troy, love it!

"Bud!!" (Bird)