Sunday, September 30, 2012

Joshua is ONE year old!!

Our little prince is already a year old! How can it be? Didn't he just come home from the hospital yesterday???

Joshua is a gift from God and we are so thankful to have been given the gift of being his parents. He has added so much to our little family and cannot imagine life without him in it. Quinn loves him so much and gives him the tightest hugs every morning when he wakes up and after every nap he has. He follows her wherever she goes and comes crawling as fast as he can when he hears her calling "Come on little buddy!!". I love the way they are together.

Right now at one he is so cuddly and just a happy little dude. He is completely fine playing and exploring all on his own but really wants his daddy to hold him when he gets home from work. He loves playing with cars and trucks and anything else with wheels and will spend almost all day pushing them around our house while making a little car noise with his mouth.

Joshua loves to eat, especially cheese and fruit. One thing he isn't too fond of is anything with ground beef. I'm sure he'll grow to love some lasagna one day. He sleeps pretty well during the night and will fall asleep around 7 pm and wake about 5:30 am (so early!!). He still takes two naps a day, one in the morning and one after lunch.

We have had an amazing year with our little guy and can't wait to see what the future with him holds!!

We had a play date birthday party with him on Friday, here are a few pictures of our little cowboy:

Quinn's First Dental Appointment

Quinn had her first dental appointment a couple weeks ago and surprisingly loved it! She was sold with the train table in the lobby and the giant flat screen playing Happy Feet. Joshua had a blast too. Trains, toys, and movies, who wouldn't?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day Jitters

Today was Quinn's first day of preschool! She will be attending twice a week from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. We met Quinn's teachers last week and she had a great time playing and exploring around the room while we were there. Today we were a little nervous that she might think we'd be staying since we did so on meet the teacher day, but much to our surprise she blew us kisses when it was time for us to go and went on with her activity! I was also a little worried because she has had terrible allergies the past few days and had a rough night last night coughing and sneezing. I was almost expecting a phone call from the school to come pick her up early since she was a little under the weather but things went well and she did fine! She was so excited when I picked her up and gave Joshua and I a huge hug. We missed her so much today but know that she is having a blast and will gain so much from her time in preschool. Grab the tissues for this Momma, where or where is time going????
When I picked Quinn up her teachers said she had a great day but was quiet. This is so Quinn. And as soon as we're in the car its non stop talking all the way home. Hopefully preschool will help her get out of her shell a little more.

11 months and almost walking!

Joshua is now 11 months old and I know I must sound like a broken record when I say this but did I just have this baby boy?? I am blown away at how quickly time goes when you have children and I really feel that it feels like it goes even faster when you have more than one. Joshua continues to be just a fun little guy and is doing new things each and everyday. Here are the latest:

 -No more army crawl, full on hands and knees crawling, and FAST!!
-Is walking around the house with the help of his little alligator walker, he is extremely happy to do this all day
-Has 5 teeth, three on the top and two on the bottom
-Sleeps about 12 hours a night
-Can say mama, dada
-Points at toys or food when he wants something
-Signs 'all done', 'more'

Quinn loves giving him a little push while he's in his walker