Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Quinn is turning into quite the responsible little guy. He helps set the table, help James put on his shoes and the other morning I woke up to him collecting all the trash and taking it out! I know right... He is an awesome climber and really has a thing for his tumbling class...I am always amazed at how strong he is. He can do front rolls, flip himself over the bar, swing on the rope, donkey kicks etc We are taking a break from the class for the summer and when he starts up again I think he will be in a more advance class. He loves swimming, hiking, riding his bike and chilling in the grass. He loves preschool and was so sad when he found out it was done for the summer that he cried for a half hour. He loves to read and "fix" things. He has been working on how to write his name and I always find little Q's all over his artwork. I even found some written on his arms and legs the other day. He is also extremely proud of the fact that he is 3! And isn't sure if he wants to turn 4 :-)

Monday, June 18, 2012


James has been such a sweetheart recently. He loves to give hugs and pats me on the back. He gives kisses to all our owies including his own and will bring everyone their shoes and clothes. He is still our super independent busy little man. I don't have many pictures of him because most of the ones I take are blurry he is always going somewhere. He loves to be outside and ridding his scooter, playing with cars and trains and reading books about cars and trains.

Over the past few weeks he has been letting me put him in the swings again and has been loving it!

The boys and I have been doing lots of hiking. James loves to run ahead and explore and gets so excited when he finds streams and waterfalls
He loves to find hills and walk up and then run down as fast as he can

And this picture sums up our silly little one

Friday, June 15, 2012

Baby, oh baby

We are so excited to be expecting another little Bracken at the beginning of December! So far things are looking great. I am finally starting to get over the morning sickness, which was actually worse in the evenings...kinda odd. Spearmints and Chick-fil-A's spicy wrap were a life saver. Compared to my previous 2 pregnancies I started showing really early and my 'bump' is a lot higher up...a girl maybe?
We are finally at the 15 week mark. We sadly had a miscarriage in August which has made me anxious this time around, but reaching 15 weeks makes me feel a whole lot better. Quinn is always telling me that it is a 'sister' and that he loves her so much. James likes to give my belly kisses but seems pretty nonchalant about the whole thing. We find out what we are having in a few weeks...I'm pretty sure this one is a girl but a boy would be fun too...3 boys, that would definitely keep me on my toes :-)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

You are my Sunshine

Quinn has been having so much fun the past couple of months doing a music and tumble class. He did his first recital last Friday. It was so cute and fun to watch him. He was super excited about wearing a costume though he thought it was going to be a Thomas the Tank Engine one. lol. I love how he spends so much time looking at the lights. After it was over he said "did you see those lights turning me blue and green?" Adorable.