July 19, 2013

Quinn's 6th Sea Creature birthday party

Quinn's 6th Sea Creature pool party was a huge success... personally I think it was all of the details that we went to

  • Poseidon's obstacle course
  • Sea creature splash bowling
    • recycled bottles, filled with a little bit of sand, with cute sea creatures adhered to the front and back with packing tape
    • Knock them over with splash bombs
  • Splash buckets with sponges
  • Paint a fence with water
  • Soak a ship, using melting corn starch peanuts
  • Kiddie pool
  • Water table
  • Bubbles
  • Mermaid and sharkfin towels as favors
  • Food
    • octopus hot dogs
    • dolphin banana's (split the stem end, add a grape and draw an eye)
    • Oysters (jumbo pasta shells, with meatballs )
    • Cake
      • 2 dozen cupcakes painted to look like water
      • Octopus cupcake - dum dum + gummy worms
      • Jellyfish cupcake - smushed gum drop + gummy worms
      • Small fish cupcake - swedish fish
      • shark cupcake - gum drop crescents
      • large fish cupcake - skittles for scales, Rips for tales

July 17, 2013

Quote about brothers

While Quinn had some alone time with Popo, they were playing with Bebe (her dog) and Quinn said "It's not as much fun without Brock"

July 10, 2013

All that you say is true....

I had a very important conversation with Quinn this morning. I told her a secret that most adults don't even know. I told her everything that she says is or will be true. This came about, because yesterday that she said that "she wasn't good talking to people". I told her that because she said it, it is true. I told her that it didn't have to be, but she has to say it. I told her that she is a good helper and a good problem solver, only because she has declared that herself. If she wan't to not be good at talking to people, it was okay, but if she didn't like that quality, then all she has to do is declare it differently, and it will happen.

She was listening intently and asked several questions. I think that she got it.
One of the questions that she asked went like this.

"My friend is always mean to me".

I said, "yes, by you saying that, it is a true statement. You won't be able to see any of the times that he is nice to you, or even not mean to you. If there is a rare case that you do discover that he is nice to you, you will think that something is wrong or unusal, as you have declared the truth that he is always mean."

Quinn then revised her statement to be "he is usually mean to me, but sometimes he is not"

By Jove, I think she's got it!

P.S. She hasn't yet declared that she is good at talking to people.

July 03, 2013

Movie kiss

Last night for her goodnight kiss, Quinn closed her eyes and cocked her head, like a movie type kiss. Uh......... kinda lost on that one.