Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas

This is Quinn's first outfit of the day- her nighties


This is Quinn's Christmas outfit- my favorite sweater of her.
Yes, she is playing with a UFC DVD. haha
Here she is climbing


Quinn playing with her Great Grandpa!
(in her 3rd outfit of the day and hair pulled out and I am sure with food in it.
She likes to pull her hair when she is feeding herself. nice) Quinn and her Aunt Tracy
This was Quinn's 2nd Christmas and boy oh boy she loved it. Last Christmas she was pretty out of it and had no idea what was going on, but this Christmas she had so much fun. We watched Christmas movies and opened gifts. My Mom came up to visit so Quinn had a living play toy for the week too :) Quinn opened her gifts and got all toys... all toys that light up and make lots of noise... yippy for her but not so great for me. She likes to sit with all of her toys in a circle and play them all at the same time. Then she dances to the lovely collection of sound and claps a few times. Very cute (the first few times anyway) :) She is now SO VERY active. She loves to crawl everywhere and pull herself up to stand. She is also cruising on the couches which is so great. For PT we now have to work on squating. ok, do you know how hard it is to make a little kid squat??? yeah, not so easy but we are working on it. Squating will help Quinn build muscle so that she will be strong enough to walk. She has low muscle tone and well, likes to be balled up or cuddling with people but not exercising. Her therapist is VERY PLEASED with how Quinn is developing and well, I couldn't be happier.

Anyway, back to Christmas...

Dan, Quinn, my Mom and myself went to Dover and ate dinner with my Grandpa, Tracy, Lisa, Rachel, Rich and a bunch of other family. Sally has accepted Dan into the family too. She smacked him a few times and while he was a little scared, that just means that she likes you. (For those that don't know, Sally is my Aunt that is mentally handicapped and deaf.) Sally also remembered Quinn and her name. She signed it Q-u-n-n but that is close enough!!! Then we went over to visit with Dad and Annette for a little bit. It was a lot of fun but a rather short visit. We are going back to their house this weekend to do the "real Christmas". It is hard to be with everyone that you love on such a special day. Oh, and Quinn LOVES all of the toys that her Uncle Rich got her. He is the connoisseur of toddler toys. HA


So my Mom will kill me for posting this picture but it is so cute, I couldn't resist!
Nap time for the young and old! ha

She LOVES this phone!

Anyway, I will post more pictures after this weekend with Dad and Annette!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Dan is on CNN

Ok so Dan is involved with the American Red Cross and the Cards for Wounded Soldiers. Dan screens ALL of the cards for biohazards (through his job at Pitney Bowes) and then sends them to the Red Cross to be opened and then screened for appropriateness. Well he has been volunteering on weekends to help open and screen the cards. CNN did a story on it and you can see Dan a few times.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2007/12/22/nurenberg.cards.for.injured.troops.cnn

Here is a link. I am very proud of my Husband!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hair hair hair

So I noticed that I didn't put up a picture of my new haircut (bangs) on here. (and that the only pictures that you could see it in was with me frozen and soggy from my snowboarding attempt) So here is a picture of the new reddish hair with bangs. fun fun ... I love changing my hairstyle. It seems like just as soon as Dan gets used to something, I change it :)

This other picture is one of Dan when he HAD hair. He now does the buzz cut because it is so easy and quick. But he used to have hair. Plus, I just love this picture of him. It is from late 2005 I think.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

My Silly Girl

She thinks that she is so funny!

video

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

14 month visit


Quinn just went in to the Dr for her 14 month visit and to check up on her head size. Quinn's head circumference-for-age is in the 93 percentile and it is steadily growing. We have to go back in 3 weeks to get it checked out again. Hopefully it will stop growing so she doesn't have to get a CAT scan :(

Quinn is now 29 inches and in the 20th percentile for length for age.

Quinn weighs 21lbs and is in the 28th percentile for weight for age. Her weight for length around the 65th percentile.


Quinn has another ear infection. I just don't know how she is getting them. Even with the infection though, she is a happy little girl. She is still getting physical therapy and going to yoga. She can now pull herself up to a stand and she can walk with assistance! GOOOOO QUINNY!

Snowboarding Vacation

These two pictures were on the way to the resort.
Dan and I took a mini vacation to West Virginia. (Snowshoe) I tried to learn how to snowboard. It was a little difficult since it was raining and foggy the whole time that we were there. That is why there aren't any pictures of us on the mountain. We still had a lot of fun and it was such a nice get away. Quinn went and stayed with her MomMom and PopPop. She also had a lot of fun. While I didn't quite get the hang of snowboarding, I only have a few bruises so I think that it was successful!

This was our favorite place to hang out and have our morning coffee. It was so nice and warm and the rain couldn't get to us!


HA, in this picture Dan is looking a little crazy from driving 6 hours, up and down tiny little twisting roads in the rain and fog! heheMy little ham! Can you see her three new teeth on the top??? Love her!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Visit with Grandma and Grandpa VS!

Quinn, Dan and I went to visit Grandma and Grandpa VS!! Quinn had a blast even though she was/is teething and 3 new teeth are cutting in!!! I just love the sequence with the dogs. Zana and Zelda just needed to be in on the action and well, Quinn wasn't having it!