Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quinn is 1!

Believe it or not, Quinn is 1!!!  Where in the world did time go?!?!
We had a wonderful birthday party for him at Aunt Jennifer's house on December 23rd. 

Wow!!  A tag!!  The little things amuse him :-)
This wrapping paper stuff is cool!
Aunt Christie, Uncle Chris, Maggie, Aunt Jennifer, Nonna, Grandma, Great-Aunt Cathey and Great-Aunt Malinda were all in attendance - and of course Mommy & Daddy were there too!
Before the cake...
 Daddy made Quinn's birthday cake - it was apple spice cake.  It had no eggs and no sugar....but it was COVERED in cream cheese icing ;)  So, the sugar rush was in FULL EFFECT for a good hour after the cake was eaten!!
After some initial hesitation, he truly enjoyed smushing the cake and icing between his fingers. 
What is this stuff?!?!
Eventually he did eat some of the cake and seemed to really like it!  He tried to share, but Daddy said no thanks.  He's not a fan of cream cheese :-)
Daddy! It's so yummy!!
 So, he decided to share with me.
Here Mommy, check this out.
  Quinn really wanted Daddy to try the cake!! He tried launching it at him!
 Quinn got some great gifts - lots of clothes and LOTS of toys!  We successfully pulled off a Christmas-free birthday!!!
Now, the challenge begins of finding room for them in our house ;-)
There are tons more pictures on our Shutterfly site if you want to check them out!
Yeah for Quinn!

What a great time we had!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

ho ho no santa

Today we took Quinn to see Santa for the first time. We waited until he got up from his morning nap so he would be well rested. We put him in the cute little outfit that Daddy got for him and made sure he didn't have anything that he could spill on it. Then we set out for the mall. Low and behold we missed Santa by 2 minutes!!! He went to lunch! So, we walked around the mall for an hour and killed some time.
Finally, it was time and the big guy was back!! So we waited patiently in line for it to be our turn. Daddy held Quinn and showed him the trees and pretty decorations while I combed his hair. Then, it was our turn! I walked with Quinn over to Santa and I sat him in Santa's lap....and he SCREAMED in terror and wouldn't let go!! Santa tried to alleviate the situation and had me sit in the chair while he snuck around behind us so we could take a picture, but as you can see below, Quinn's no dummy and he knew the fat man was there!!

So, sufficed to say that Quinn did not like Santa - at least not this year!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


After a long drive home from a very long visit in Maryland for Thanksgiving and the birth of our niece and Quinn's cousin (Yeah Maggie!! We're so happy you're here!), we arrived back in Charlotte this evening and stopped to get some food. John ran in to get it and "The Monster," as John calls him, Sally and I stayed in the car.
Always the happy-camper, Quinn decided to start a game of peek-a-boo. We've played it many many times but this was the first time he ever did it all by himself!! He was laughing and having a ball!
I quickly grabbed my cell phone to capture the moment. Please forgive the quality of the video!

I have a lot of pictures and videos to post from our Thanksgiving adventure, but I wanted to hurry and get this one up so everyone could see it!!