Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We Still Don't KNow

So I woke up this morning super excited. I counted down the hours, we left on time, get to the hospital and are informed that our appointment was a half hour ealier!

I could of sworn it was 1:30 but alas it was 1pm. I have been kicking myself for not double checking. I have so many appointments swishing around in my head some of them are bound to get confused. I have a calander on my fridge for this very reason so I can look at it every day and remind myself what is happening. But I was so confident I knew when this appointment was I didn't even thinking of looking again.

Oh well, we have another appointment on Monday which really isn't too far away.

Dissapointment hurts, especially wqhen you come off of an emotional high, but thats ok, I am just going to have to work on my patience and make it till next Monday. And either way we will find out in about 5 months time, one way or another.... I just hope its sooner than later.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cute things, fun faces and the tale of the backpack

So the battery in our camera died and apparently the ease of taking out the battery and plugging it into the charger was too much for me. But I finally did it! Yay me, and so I have been trying to take some more pictures of the happenings around here. Which means your get to be bombarded with pictures of Quinn. But he is cute and fun so its all good.

We tried to go bowling on Saturday but had some troubles finding the Bowling Alley and ended up at East Rock park. We walked by the river, played on a turtle, swung on the swings and explored a little-Quinn found a rock and an acorn he was pretty focused on.
Turtle Climbing
Papa helping Quinn walk on the turtle. Such a cute picture of them

Checking out the park

I love his studious face! Here he is thinking about the acorn

Lovin' the swings. I had such a hard time getting a picture with him looking up, he thought leaning over the seat and staring at the ground was more fun. He's right, remember doing that as a kid? And you would see the ground rush by and feel a little dizzy? :-)

Another favorite picture
The Tale of the Backpack.
So Quinn is really into imitating us right now. He loves to help clean, he wants to be the one who uses the keys to unlock things, he handed Peter a belt the other morning wanting when he saw Peter putting on another belt and wanted to help. He then wanted to wear the belt just like Daddy.
The other morning Quinn walks into our closet and sees an empty backpack sitting on top of the washer. He started pointing and grunting at the backpack and so I gave it to him. He immediately put it on and headed for the front door. I opened the door and he headed out down the hall.

(Sorry the picture is so blurry, this kid moves fast)

He made his way over to the elevator
He tried really hard to push the elevator button

And looked pretty disgruntled he couldn't reach it.
I'm guessing he wanted to head off to school just like Daddy does every morning.
Cute Faces

(Sorry that light is so bright)

Kissing himself in the mirror
Recent Favorites and New Things:
Quinn loves giving wide open mouth kisses, and it has to be right on the mouth too.
He gives high fives
Loves climbing on the couch
Is able to slide down the slide by himself (He usually climbs up the steps, holds onto the bar, swings himself forwarded onto the slide and lets go) Sometimes he goes down feet first but on his tummy.
Loves picking things up and putting them away
really enjoys playing with keys and putting them in a little hole in the bottom of the front door
Loves baths and playing with his letters- They stick to the bath and he usually always gets them facing the right way
Loves making Indian sounds
Loves being chased and tickled
Loves pulling his caterpillar, helicopter and other things behind him
Would rather see how something works than play with it- For example, he has a basketball hoop that has buttons you press to make the balls drop but he pushes the balls down and then loves playing with the latches on the inside.
Loves plugging wires into the speaker.
Blows on his food
Clasps his hands together for prayers
Knocks on doors when he wants to go in.
Says mmmm when he likes food
Loves it when Daddy comes home from school
Loves the laundry room
Tries to open the fridge when he is hungry
Grabs our hands and pulls us to where he wants to go
Follows and understands basic directions pretty well
Likes to sit and read books to himself, even upside down
Has a molar with more coming through- he now has a total of 9 teeth
Picks Daddy's nose during prayers
Likes to play with eyelashes
Loves animals, especially dogs and birds
Boy we love this kid!

MN March 2010

Even though our trip to MN was not under the best of circumstances it was really wonderful to be with family.

Quinn did really well on the flights. We lucked out...on the first flight they changed our seat so we were behind the bulkhead. This was a super small plane but it had more room behind the bulkhead than I have seen on any other plane, more than an extra 6 inches over any other bulkhead space. That was so nice! Then after our layover they changed our seats from behind the bulkhead and I was feeling pretty bummed. But, as it turned out, we were second from last and no one sat behind us, so we moved back a row and had three seats all to ourselves. Yes!Quinn's favorite plane activities included:

Opening and closing the window shutter

Twisting the air on and off

Switching on and off the reading light

Moving the arm up and down

Playing with the people in front, behind and to the side


Squishing the baby

Sitting on the arm rest

Looking out of the window

Eating snacks

Mum's favorite plane activity: Sleeping!I love hanging out with this kid! Papi and Granma. I love this face Papi is making, classic.

It was never ending fajita night at a Mexican restaurant we went to. (I can not for the life of me remember the name...I think it was Don Pablo's?) It was pretty darn good.

Very casual, good food, and never ending Fajitas, you can't go wrong with that.

Quinn ate three tortillas with beans, rice and cheese! Apparently he LOVES Mexican food, just like his Daddy :-)

Quinn also loved playing with Paige and would say Doh for Dog. We had fun taking her on a walk and playing in the park. (My parents live in this great neighbourhood with beautiful trails and parks, I love it) we hung out with Uncle David and worked on a few college plans and on him getting his permit. We also went to Library and checked out a few books, went to Jo Ann, spent time with each other, visited the cemetery and comforted each other.

Our trip home went well. On our way out we got to go through Atlanta, one of my favorite airports because there is a train to take you to each terminal and they have a Chick-Fil-A. usually I have to trek all over the airport to get some but this time it was right in front of our gate. Super nice!

On the way back we went through Detroit. This was nice because the flight was shorter and the airport was really fun. They had a cool fountain that was like a mini Bellagio. My favorite part was when they made the water look like jumping fish. Quinn's favorite part was splashing in the water. The airport also had a tunnel from one terminal to another that had green lighted paneling which made you feel like you were under water and a sky rail system which was pretty cool.

After our layover Quinn slept all of our last flight. I am glad that he loves airports and exploring and have tons of fun doing this with him but I really enjoyed this! I mean there is only so much you can do to entertain a 1 year old in a 2ft by 2ft space.

We are looking forward to our next trip to MN in June to say goodbye to Uncle D before he heads of to Hawaii.


At the begining of spring break we got the sad news that my step brother Lohr had passed away. I was anxious to get to MN as quickly as possible to be with my family during this time and to offer comfort and support. We were blessed to see a huge drop in plane tickets over the course of the day and I know this is because of many prayers offered so that I could be with my family.
Peter was not able to go because of school but Quinn and I left on Thursday and were able to spend a week in MN.

Lohr's funeral was beautiful. I know he had a hard time believing he was loved but so many people came to say goodbye to him, friends and family members, and I hope he knows how much he will be missed.

Playing Ball

We have been enjoying some beautiful weather. Winter seems to have lasted forever this year and we have been suffering from cabin fever. So sunny and 45 is beautiful weather!
We took Quinn to the park so he could enjoy the sun and get all of his wiggles.
This little boy does NOT stop moving. He loves being outside, climbing on things and exploring.

When we got to the park it was packed! So we decided to head over to the ball field and teach Quinn how to play catch. At first he was more interested in running around with the balls but soon got the hang of handing the ball back and forth and even tossing it a little.

Zoo Day!

Our local library is awesome and offers discounted or free passes to some great places to take kids. We were able to snag the pass to Beardsley Zoo over Peter's spring break and so we took the little man to see all the animals. Its not a huge zoo but there is lots to see and perfect for exposing Quinn to lots of different animals.
This was Quinn's 3rd visit to the zoo. The first time was when he was just a few months old. The second was when he was 10 months old and he seemed pretty interested. But this time he loved it! He was excited about all the animals and would point and talk about them. He would also watch them so intently. It was great to see him enjoying everything.

While we were there we saw a group of peacocks with , not 1, but 5 with their tail feathers all spread. They were beautiful! Some of the peacocks feathers were so tall that they acted as sails and when the wind blew they would be blown around a little. They were fun to watch.

I love this picture! My boys :-)

It was a fun trip and I am looking forward to going again this summer before the little peanut gets here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Boy or Girl?

We are having the anatomy ultrasound in a little over two weeks and while we are there we will probably ask to find out the sex of the baby. A tiny part of me doesn't want to know but the majority of me does so that side will probably win. I'm not sure I can wait another 22 weeks to find out what we are having and I really don't know how to get ready for a baby not knowing if it is a boy or a girl. I think after we have had one of each it would be a lot easier to prepare since we would have everything we need.

For the first part of my pregnancy I thought this little one was a girl, now I am leaning more in the other direction.

I feel like I am carrying a little higher this time, I have been very emotional, and have had bad acne. All opposites of when I was carrying Quinn. I also haven't been as sick but have been just as if not more tired. That makes me think it is a girl. But there is just a part of me that thinks that this one feels like a boy again.

What do you think we are having?