February 28, 2010

Brilliant (Said in an "angels signing kinda way")

Okay, Just brilliant.... I drew a 6 foot circle on the driveway in chalk.... and then I chased Quinn around the circle for about 30 minutes.

Wasn't the intention - I started out making a giant Q.... but wow did it work out great.

February 27, 2010

She has a plan

So Quinn took out nearly every blanket an toy in the closet to make a train through the whole great room. She was very industrious and certainly had a vision for how this train was going to go.

February 25, 2010

Like water in a sieve

Based on Quinn's joining a 4 yr boy for most of dinner, led Pam and I to predict that 1) she is going to have a boyfriend by 3rd grade, and 2) she will go through them [boyfriends] like water [in a sieve]

What is Brock thinking?

As quinn was climbing all over me, and was basically standing on my shoulders... She looks over at Brock, who is staring at her. Quinn asks what is Brock thinking? I reflected that back to her and asked her what she thought he was thinking.Quinn said, " He thinks I'm not being safe."

I lower her to the floor laughing.

February 23, 2010


Quinn has figured out that the collapsible step stool that she uses to wash her hands in the bathroom, can be carried around to give access to all sorts of cool shelves.

February 21, 2010

Trying something revolutionary

We are trying to eat only at mealtimes.... So far it has been unsuccessful....it is likely that Quinn is not going to eat anything today

February 20, 2010

Pump it up

Went to Pump it Up for Evan and Ellie's birthday party. What a crazy birthday factory... But Quinn worked hard enough to actually sweat.... So I guess that is a good thing.

February 18, 2010

Possible pink eye

We took Quinn to the doctor yesterday, for possible pink eye... She has drops, but she seems normal today.

Potty training round two

Quinn has made it several nights now in the same pullup....


February 15, 2010

Swim class

Had an awesome time watching Quinn in swim class today. It was special, she ended up being the only student... So a full half hour of swimming. It was neat to see her float, go under, swim to the wall, choo choo all the way back to the steps.... I was very excited....

February 12, 2010

Won't take _____ for an answer

Quinn asked of she could hold Brock. We say yes after she gets dressed. She starts to wail saying that she wants to hold Brock. We say yes, she wails harder and repeats her plea. We say no, not until you are dressed... More crying. We say no again. Still more crying. We ask her what do you want us to say? She just cries...

Not a fun game for the sleep deprived.

February 11, 2010

Luv all of the uses for jumpropes

Discovered three more jump rope uses... In addition to running around, wrapping and rowing, we've added going all the way out and tugging to get back and sliding along the floor while being pulled, and pulling herself back in (that was her favorite).

February 08, 2010


Quinn did a 20x30 floor puzzle tonight. She still needed lots of help as we described what piece she should look for ("look at the picture, the sailboat is underneath of the sun. Can you find the sailboat piece that has a little bit of sun")...She did great with the puzzle... was very patient.

February 07, 2010

Full length movie

After an exhausting day with friends, Quinn was passed out.... We actually had to wake her to watch a movie, Ratatouie... Just so she could stay awake to bedtime

Omar and Imrana's

Spent all day hanging out with Omar and Imrana... It is possible to hang with friends and have kids....


February 06, 2010

One tired kid

Well after dawn patrol.... There was no nap as we hoped, but she had a blast at Omar and Imrana's baby shower. Lots of friends to play with!!!! To much to write, but fun was had by all

Dawn patrol

As soon as Quinn woke up, we jumped in the car for dawn patrol. We were out of the house by 7:10. Caught sunrise on the way to get beignets. Made a good ole sugary mess. Came home to finish off breakfast with a challah jelly sandwich. And did some running around the house. Went to the indoor pool for an hour and Quinn swam a whole lap ( down and back) by herself with dumbell like floats. Came back had chicken nuggets for lunch.... All in the hopes that we are able to move nap from 1 pm to 11am for today.

February 03, 2010

Imagination Matching Game

We've been playing the matching game (both on the Itouch and in reality)... this morning we had lots of flakes and Quinn was playing the matching game with the cereal. It was a little difficult to play with her, because she kept saying that [that flake] isn't the hat, or that one isn't the watermelon.

February 01, 2010

Swim class progress

Went all the way underwater to blow bubbles.... Swam to the wall and choo choo'd along the way along the wall by herself.


Advice for future

Don't read a rhyming story first thing in the morning. You can't get the stupid thing out of your head all morning.

"Get me down, to Boston town, tomorrow sir, by two"..... out, out