October 30, 2011

Theater Movie Failure

Took Quinn to her first theater based movie today( Lion King 3d). We lasted about 30 seconds (not even one full preview). She complained that it was too loud and she didn't want to stay.... bummer

October 29, 2011

Eye Quivers

I hope that she never loses it, because it is the coolest thing to see. When Quinn is tired, her eyes will occasionally quiver, especially as she is fighting sleep. It is not something that she can do consciously, but literally back and forth about 6x per second, usually lasting only a second or so.

I'm remarking on it tonight, because usually it is expected (to us) and don't remember to blog about it... but tonight / today Quinn isn't feeling well. She had a temperature since mid day and ended up taking 2 naps. (She normally doesn't take any). The last nap ended at 6. So by 9 (the time she is normally asleep (bedtime starts around 8:30), my expectation was that should wouldn't be tired. And she was meeting my expectation, was awake, not wired, as I still think that she felt off, even after the medicine, but singing and reading and otherwise fully engaged.

And that is when I noticed the quiver. I started singing some bedtime songs, which she sung along with me. Then the next thing I new she was sleeping. It kind of reminded me of the scene from "A Princess Bride" where he says laughing, "Never mess with a Sicilian when death is on the line", then keels over. (BTW I don't look at her while singing as it makes the bedtime songs less engaging, so when I did look back she was asleep - but moments before, she was singing with me).

October 17, 2011

Active Alphabet book

Quinn seemed to love the Active Alphabet Book that Popo and Tia Mandy wrote and illustrated (with Daddy's motto - "work to completion".) She read/sang it four times!!! It made all of us involved smile hugely. :-)

October 15, 2011

Ren fest

Even though we only got 5 hrs of sleep the night before, because of a sleep over, Quinn dud an amazing job of not crying or whining at Ren Fest. She traded dragon tears with all of the prettiest fairies (great idea Pam!), saw lots of shows, rode some rides... And of course got our face painted. She even did a good job of sharing the wagon with Brock and Adrianne.

October 09, 2011


Quinn was talking about fire safety at school and asked us what our fireplan is. So we talked to her about what we would do in case of a fire. It is interesting to watch a really good problem solver grapple with these ideas. We told Quinn, if she couldn't get to mommy and daddy safely, it would be okay to go out her window. Then she said, she doesn't know how to open the window, and we said that in a fire, she could break her window if she couldn't get it open, even if we showed her how to open it. We gave her permission to break the rules, if it meant keeping her safe. She seemed to agree.... and after she got to our neighbors house and made sure that 911 was called, she would call Abbycadaby from Sesame Street to come and fix the broken window.  I love the partial real world that she can live in :)

October 07, 2011

Ballgown entracement

Mommy tried on her old ballgown for the kids this morning. They were completely entranced. Quinn said that she wanted to grow big so that she could have a ballgown too.

October 01, 2011

Insightful little girl

So the day that I leave for a 5 day conference, Quinn asks how long will I be gone. I tell her I'll be back Thursday. She says that's a really long time, you are going to be really tired when you get back. :)

So true