September 27, 2011

Fantastic Reasoning skills

So, often times we double up stacking chairs instead of using a booster to get Quinn to the correct height at dinner. Tonight, we were at Rice, and Matt, on of our first years, was teasing Quinn about sitting on two chairs. Quinn's retort was "I'm not sitting on two chairs, I'm sitting on one chair - the 2nd chair is under the one I'm sitting on".

Well you can't beat that logic, now can you.

September 23, 2011

Role Model

"Sometimes I wish I didn't have a brother, so I could do whatever I wanted and didn't have to be a rule [sic] model all the time." -- Quinn

Life is good :)

September 21, 2011

Sinus Infection

For the record, Quinn just got a sinus infection. She has been congested all week, but last night it switched to a fever and Dr. confirmed the infection. On a lighter note, there are once a day antibiotics which must be super strong, as the retail price lists them at $600!

September 18, 2011

Suspected allergic reaction

We have a suspicion that Quinn might have a mild allergic reaction to canned sloppy joe mix.

September 14, 2011

Nighttime milestone

So part of Quinn's earning stars for gum requirements are either to fall asleep during songs, or to say goodnight and allow mommy or daddy to leave the room. Last night she wasn't asleep during the songs, so I asked her if she was going to say good night to me. She said that she was thinking about it.

She said that she couldn't decide.

I said, Let's try. I'll stand in the hallway.

She agreed, and so for the first time with a parent, Quinn while still actively awake, went to sleep alone in her room.


And just for the record, she has had 17 days in a row of earning stars, and 33 stars earned since Aug 1st.

September 05, 2011

Graffiti mitzvah

While at the playground, we discovered that some inconsiderate person wrote lots of graffiti on the playground equipment. Instead of swinging and playing, Quinn on her own, decided that she wanted to help clean it up (Daddy was already working on it). We spend some time with the baby wipes that we had, getting some of it off. Then after lunch, Quinn and Mommy went back with cleaning supplies. She, mommy, and other playground friends removed all of the graffiti from the playground!

Star Charts and gum

Quinn has been earning gum nearly every third day. She gets a star for falling asleep during songs (as opposed to trying to stay awake and keep mommy/daddy hostage until she settles down) and staying in her bed until morning. The she gets two consecutive stars, they double. 5 stars = gum. After nearly a year of trying this, it is finally taking hold and she is able to do it 5-6 days a week.


September 03, 2011


Even though she watched it at Adrienne's during her last sleepover, we watched Tangled today as a family.