May 31, 2009

Learning to hold our breath

After biking to the J (btw Quinn loves speed bumps on the bike chariot), we practiced not drowning by trying to close our mouths when jumping in off the steps. There was a lot of coughing in this process.

May 30, 2009

Post bath/shower routines

So after Quinn gets out of the bath or shower.... she has a specific routine that needs to happen. First we have to put the towel over her head, which she then wears like a hood and cape. Then she lays on the floor in "child's pose" covered with a towel. Then she asks to be tickled, and tickled, and tickled.

May 26, 2009

Bathtime instructions

While in the tub this evening, I was trying to get Quinn to put her head under and blow bubbles. We were using a small tub to do it. I first demonstrated blowing really slowly, only putting my lips in. Which she then copied me. Then I did it really fast, putting my whole face in. Quinn instructed me that "slow daddy, not fast." So I started out slow again. She reiterated, "yes slow daddy." Then while I was still blowing, I sped up again. She again said, "no slow daddy."

I'm just loving this now that we are talking.

May 24, 2009

Go mommy go

Quinn was dancing to music this morning, so pam and I did a cha cha. Quinn said "go mommy go"

May 23, 2009

Literal translation

Quinn was trying to wear her sunglasses attached to her shirt. She put the sunglasses on her shirt. I told her only the arm goes in, so she tried to put her arm not the sunglasses arm in the neck of her shirt.

Skip to my lou

Did a great rendition of skip to my lou this morning

May 21, 2009


Quinn has her numbers down, she just doesn't know when to stop. You ask how many hands she has and she'll say "1,2,3,4,5". Ask how many dogs she has (only one), and she'll say "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10".

What to say

I'm trying to choose something to relate about how Quinn is talking, but she is talking so much now - that it is difficult to pull out any gems. She'll recount her whole day telling not only of the lions that she saw, but the babies who were watching them with her. She tell of the splash park, and the bathing suit, and how she got soaking wet. She'll choose Pad Thai for dinner and ask to eat outside. She'll even say bye, home, nite nite when the day is over.

May 17, 2009

Toddler maniupulation

So Harrison had a balloon that Quinn wanted... Harrison wasn't ready to share yet. Quinn plays with Harrison's big wheel for a couple of seconds, then tells Harrison it is his turn on his bike. Harrison, gets on his bike, and Quinn gets the balloon.

Kyle (Harrison's dad), Pam and I debated about this, but I'm pretty sure it was premeditated.

May 16, 2009

Sing daddy

While daydreaming in the car and not participating in the song, Quinn commanded "sing Daddy"

Fever with a high chance of grumpy

Nothing says grumpy like a fever. Not sure what the infection was from, but took Quinn to the doctor. They ruled out all of the usual suspects, but gave her an antibiotic shot. She is feeling much better today... still a little fever-y but feeling much better today

May 13, 2009

Chopped Liver

You certainly know your status when mom goes pee in the potty twenty feet away and still within sight, and your Daughter throws a fit that mommy has left. You say that you are going to brush your teeth in the farthest room away from where you currently are, and she says "bye daddy."

May 12, 2009


Quinn and Harrison had a great time with the jump rope. Each would pull the other across the room. It wasn't quite tug-a-war as they weren't pulling at the same time. But it was a great game for them.

May 11, 2009

An ill wind

Quinn was very gassy tonight.
"I farted!" she proclaimed from the bathtub.
"I farted!" she squealed while drying off.
"I farted!" she declared while lying down for bed.

She was so proud of herself.

May 10, 2009

Running with the big kids

Went to Discovery Green for mom's day picnic. Quinn loved the fountain and was standing in the middle with all the big kids when the tall jets were shooting. Wow she had a great time!

May 09, 2009


When your goal for the day is to exhaust your child, you have to watch out, as it may backfire on you.

Playground, zoo ( with carousel of course), lunch, nap, art car parade, popo's house, dinner, playground, bath, and bed. Whew!

May 03, 2009

I love bubbles

Walking back from the marina, we told Quinn that we would do bubbles when we got home. "I LOVE BUBBLES!!" she squeals.

May 02, 2009

Looking after mom

So Pam jumps in the lake, without testing the water. It was colder then she expected and came up screaming. Quinn started crying because she thought mom was hurt. It was very cute.

May 01, 2009

Strong Core Quinn

In gymnastics today Quinn went to the bar, grabbed on and proceeded to lift her feet up to touch her hands. Do you know how strong your core has to be to do that? She walks casually, unafraid, up the slanted wide beam. She has finally gotten the lift -both -feet jumping on the trampoline and loves to jump, jump, jump, seat drop. She also likes to put her hands on the red and blue hand markers on the floor and climb her feet up the wall so she's almost doing a handstand. She even let the new coach help her some. Usually she just likes to be shown how to do something and then she does it "self."