Thursday, September 30, 2010


We've been trying to introduce Quinn to finger foods, but he just hasn't gotten into it yet. His doctor said that he'll let us know when he's ready.
Aunt Jennifer bought him some Puffs and Yogurt Drops when were on vacation and he promptly spit them both out and made the worst faces! Sally sure did like them though!!
Lately I've been trying again with the Puffs after he's eaten. I'll put a few on his tray and let him play with them, in hopes that he'll one day attempt to eat them. Sally patiently waits by his highchair in hopes that he'll drop one ;)
Yesterday he did eat one, and I caught it on video-too funny!!

Well hey, at least he didn't spit it out, so we're making progress!! Stay tuned!

Monday, September 27, 2010


I went to TJ Maxx this weekend and found this adorable tiger costume. Couldn't resist trying it on the little guy ;-) He seemed to like it!
Unfortunately it was 9 Months, so I am sure it will be too small by Halloween considering how fast Quinn grows!! The pictures were too funny-I had to share!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fun Times with Grandma and Uncle Glen!

Uncle Glen and Grandma came to visit last weekend and what a wonderful time we had! They couldn't believe how big Quinn had gotten!! We did a lot of fun things while they were here. We went walking, went to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and to a few yummy restaurants in here Charlotte!
When we went to breakfast on Saturday Quinn couldn't help but notice a pretty blonde girl (I'd guess she was in her 20's) had sat across from us-and BOY did he notice her!! He stared and stared! She noticed and was talking to him and he turned his head to the side and smiled and smiled. The flirting was in full effect :-) We were all laughing, including the girl and her family. We're going to have our hands full indeed!!

Quinn has started making the funniest face. It's like he's saying "Ohh!" He'll do it when he's happy, when he's been caught doing something or when he sees something he thinks is funny. It's hilarious. I was finally able to get a picture of him doing it when we were at the Hall of Fame. He was looking at the cars!

Uncle Glen and Quinn had a great time hanging out!

We had such a great time and the weekend went by too quickly. We can't wait for them to come visit us again!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Beach Baby!!

For our 2nd Anniversary John took me to Myrtle Beach for the weekend!! It was a family affair-Quinn and Sally came too of course :-) We stayed at a resort right on the beach that allowed dogs so we could ALL have fun! We actually stayed in the same place, The Sea Mist, last year. We tried to go on as many trips as possible before the little man arrived, because we knew we wouldn't really have the opportunity again-for awhile at least! Sally LOVED the beach last year and was right back in her element this weekend. She and John ran in and out of the waves when we got there on Friday night. Back and forth, back and forth. She was COVERED in sand! It was really great to see her having such fun! Quinn and I watched from the beach!
Here's Quinn checking out our view when we got there! I took this picture with him on my hip, so please forgive the extreme ear close-up ;-)

The next morning our "little alarm clock" got us up at 6am, so we got up and got going! We of course had to go to Krispy Kreme and have a "Hot Now" doughnut...mmmmmm. There's really nothing better!

Then it was off to the beach! We got back and got Quinn dressed, covered in sunblock and ready to go. Note to self, wait until Quinn is dressed before showing him his toy....

John said perhaps we should just go to the pool, but I wanted to go to the beach
...should've listened to him! Taking an 8-month-old to the beach is A LOT of work-and requires a lot of stuff!! There was sand EVERYWHERE! However, he had a fantastic time! We laid out our towels and set up his Peapod tent, which is a wonderful thing, and enjoyed the weather.

Then we decided to take him down to the water's edge so he could see the waves and play with the sand. He really enjoyed that. He scooped the sand up in his hands and mushed it around. We sat far enough back so the waves just barely got us. Eventually he decided the sand needed a taste test-of course! We stopped him before he could get his whole hand in his mouth though ;-) I forgot how awesome it feels to have sand in your bathing suit....ugh! Oh well, it was worth it to see the fun he was having!
We stayed on the beach for about an hour then we headed to the pool. After all, Quinn was excited to show off his swim class skills to Dada! We stayed in the pool for a long time and he went under water several times-for Mommy and for Daddy! "Ready-Go!!" That's what they say in class to let the little ones know water's coming-he's so great! He knows to shut his eyes and everything! He loves the pool! We went back yesterday morning before we left too-and of course we took Sally back to the beach as well!

All in all it was a great trip and we can't wait to go to the beach again!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

first haircut

Quinn was born with a head full of hair and everyone said, "Oh, it will all fall out!" Well, we waited and waited, but it just kept growing! As the days turned into months an adorable mohawk appeared, which then turned into a sweet comb-over and lately you could almost tuck some of it behind his ears!! So, while we were at the lake we decided it was high time for a little trim!
Great-Aunt Annette did the honors! Aunt Jennifer and Mommy tried to distract Quinn from what was going on and the kitchen scissors and Nonna followed Great-Aunt Annette's cuts around with a plastic baggie to catch every last hair! This was the same day as Aunt Christie's baby shower, so there was an audience, to say the least! Not every kid can say that he had so many witnesses to his first haircut! Here's the video-it's a bit long, but cute!! You can hear everyone cheering him on!

Monday, September 6, 2010

8 months-old...where has time gone?

Can't believe our little man is 8 months old now. I feel like just yesterday I saw his sweet little face for the first time and watched those little fingers wrap around my finger (and my heart!) Quinn is now an expert crawler and motors around the house! He has also become quite good at pulling himself up onto the coffee table, couch, his crib, a suitcase....whatever he can find! He loves to bang on the table and shake his little tush. He enjoys dancing!! He uses the table and the couch to walk from one end to another, and we are quite sure that walking is not far off!!
His 2 little teeth have come in almost completely and we anxiously await the arrival of more!
He is moving right along in swim class and "swam" under water today for a few seconds!!

He loves to say "dada dadadada," all day long. He's said mama twice, and I patiently await him to say it again. Boy did that melt my heart the first time I heard it!
We took the 8 month picture while at the lake and boy, was it fun trying to get the little guy to sit still!! That is NOT something that he likes to do nowadays ;-) Here are some more pictures of our guy, who is growing up way too quickly!