Friday, June 29, 2012


....Little People style. :-)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

9 months

 Wes, you are 9 months old! It is hard to believe that in just a few short months we will be having your first birthday party. Wow! You are at such a fun age. You were so well-behaved during church last night, and sat up in the pew all by yourself. I feel like you are becoming happier and more content with each passing day. Maybe you will even start sleeping in. ;-)

Wes, at 9 months old you...

*love to crawl everywhere, sit up like a big boy, and stand with help!
*have four teeth on top and three on bottom. Your little smile melts this momma's heart!
*wear 9 or 12 month clothes and size 3 diapers.
*take two naps per day.
*are going to bed about 8:00 and sleep until about 5:30. You go back to sleep until 7:30 or so. Some days you just wake up at 6:30 or so and then are up until your morning nap.
*are a fantastic eater! We are still just feeding you whole grains and lots and lots of fruits and vegetables. We will probably introduce protein soon.
*love to play with trucks, your farm animals, and balls. Mom and Dad love reading books to you!

We love you so much! You are becoming such a handsome little man with a sweet personality. You will be walking all over the place in no time!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Zoo trip!

A few weekends ago, my parents treated us to a day at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Quinn is very into animals right now, and it was so special to see the zoo through her eyes. She'd never been before, so she was definitely in awe! Even though it was a hot and crowded day, my kids did wonderfully.  You will notice that all of these pictures are of Quinn from behind. Like I said, I just love watching her learn and observe. We can't wait to go back again!

In the jungle with Daddy, checking out some crocodiles!
LIONS! What she'd been waiting for all day. :-)
Gotta wear shades
Papa pointing out some aquatic life

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Quinn - 27 months

So with all of the monthly updates on Wes, I realized that I haven't said much about my #1 girl lately! At 27 months old, Quinn is certainly a spunky, entertaining, sweet girl.

Quinn, at 27 months old you...
*know most of your letters! I am amazed at how you can "read" already.
*know colors and shapes.
*count pretty consistently up to 20.
*love to play outside, especially on swings and slides, go swimming, read books (over and over and over...), help Momma cook and bake, build with blocks and Legos, color, and play soccer and basketball and "catching" (catch).
*love animals, especially dogs and cats. You love to play pretend as animals, too, complete with sounds, walking on all fours, etc. I love your imagination!!
*are getting to be an amazing little talker. Some of the little phrases you come up with just crack me up. We were eating popcorn this morning, and you went over to Wes, shook your bowl at him, and said "You can't have this, Wes; you're just a baby!"
*love your little brother...except when he gets handsy with your stuff. You are quite territorial.
*are still in diapers...
*take a great nap every day. I hope that this continues for a long while.
*usually sleep 8 pm-7 am.
*are still a pretty good eater. You are pickier than ever about veggies, but you still have your favorite vegetables, so those make an appearance at every meal! Your favorite foods are corn, waffles with peanut butter, eggs, bananas and apples, yogurt, applesauce, raisins, toast, and graham crackers. Pizza and ice cream are still your favorite treats. :-)
*are pretty outgoing and friendly.
*are getting sassier and sassier by the second!! You have your naughty moments, but you are so sweet that it is hard to stay mad at you for too long.

Baking cookies! You love to use the hand mixer.
Future engineer?
No pictures, please.

Helping Momma make a big mess homemade taco seasoning
Sharing ice cream with Daddy
We love you, Quinn!! You test us, challenge us, and make us smile every day. We are so blessed to have you in our lives!

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

New slide!

Randy recently installed a new swingset with a slide in our backyard. It is a fun addition to our regular backyard stuff. Quinn loves it - especially in her bikini!! We had just been "swimming" in our new green pool.

Anyone remember a certain 15-month old bikini babe?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Week at Grandma and Papa's...

Last week Randy traveled to Detroit for work, so the kids and I seized the opportunity to go to my parents'! Quinn is absolutely crazy about her grandparents and had a wonderful week! Wes and I had fun, too. :-)

One of her favorite chores: feeding Grandma's turtle!!

Watering flowers...
"Hi, Orangey!"
Early-morning turtle chase (yes, around the kitchen floor)
Wesley's turn!
Feeding the horses with Papa
Country girl
So brave!
We had such a great week. I took hardly any pictures because my kids were being so cute and just enjoying small-town life. We took lots of walks, played at the Westside park, went out to eat, and just soaked up the summer.

Thanks for a fun week, Mom and Dad!!