Friday, August 28, 2009


Quinn is doing well. We are all home and she is napping right now. Quinn had her surgery at 7:00 in the morning Wednesday and she did really well. She ate 3 popsicles but wouldn't drink. In the evening, Quinn was refusing to swallow the drainage and was therefore choking a lot. This caused her uvula to enlarge and become extremely irritated. The docs gave her two different types of steroids through her iv and she seemed to be feeling better by the next morning. Quinn was released at noon on Thursday and came home with 2 different prescriptions. Good thing she likes medicine! :) Here she is. She is trying to smile. Even in pain my girl is happy. LOVE her

Thanks for you prayers and calls.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A quick Request

Quinn goes in for her surgery today. It is 4:00 in the morning and I am about to finish packing for our "trip" and get her up. Quinn is being watched for 23 hours after her surgery and this gives me a little bit of peace. Please pray for our baby; that she won't be in too much pain and that she won't be too scared. I have been trying to prepare her for it and well, I don't know how much she understands. Off we go...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Two Favorite Men: Part 1

A few weekends ago the weather was horrible. Dan decided that we should camp out for a while in our den. Quinn thought that it was SO COOL to have the sleeping bags and tent inside!

Dan always knows how to make life a little bit more fun.
He is such a great Daddy and it makes our little girl so happy.

Dan is so kind to Quinn. They have a routine every night. While I am washing the dishes, they build a castle out of blocks and then decorate it with princesses. This night Quinn also decided to decorate Daddy. She was putting "make-up" on him. It was SO CUTE!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fun Things about Quinn

Last night Quinn had her apron on as a cape. She ran around yelling "hokey-ss, pokey-ss" or "abra-dabra" and then thought she was invisible.

She uses her play cell phone to call "her Dan".
She also thinks that the video camera that was used to tape her sleeping is her brother. Yes, she thinks that the tripod is the body and the camera itself is the head. She also calls that Dan.

Quinn finally started naming her stuffed animals. (before now, everything is was just named the type of animal that is was)
She has a cat named Tiggerow
A dog named Pepper
A pig named Olivia

Quinn loves to sit on one foot pedal of our elliptical and push down on the other. She rides up and down and then tells me that she is "doin her exercisin".

Quinn LOVES reading. She would have me read to her every minute of the day. She also is just now starting to pretend to read back to us. She will also make up stories sometimes now too. It is SO Stinkin CUTE! I love her stories.

Quinn loves to dance. She plays her "radio" which is actually a Baby Einstein toy that makes classical music. She will then twirl around and do her "ballet" for the 5 whole seconds while it plays. Then she stops and tells me that she needs to play her radio again and the whole process goes on and on and on.

Quinn won't let Dan cuddle with her anymore. She will only let me rock her when she is pretending to be a baby bird and I am Mommy bird. Apparently baby birds like to have Mommy Birds sing to them and rock them back and forth. I LOVE BEING A MOMMY BIRD.

For Quinn's 3rd Birthday (October 6th!!! :) we are enrolling her in a dance class. I have been looking high and low for the perfect school. (Most of the ones that I like have the requirement of potty training.) When I was telling my Mom about how I wanted her to get Quinn leotards for her birthday, Quinn overheard and started screaming. She was yelling "thank you, thank you Mommy". I wondered why she never reacted like that before when she heard us talking about it or when we asked her if she wanted dance "lessons". Well, Quinn doesn't know the word "lesson". She does know the word dance "class" and that is what I used when I was telling my Mom our plans for Quinn. SO FUNNY.

Quinn's favorite book right now is P.J. FunnyBunny. We have checked it out from the library about 45 times. In the book, P.J. doesn't want to be a bunny so he tries to live with a bunch of different animals. When we get to the new animal, Quinn always "reads" that part. When we get to the beaver she ALWAYS says "chipmunk"??? and then starts to laugh. I say "no Quinn... you know what it is, what is it?" Then she says" is eh a chipmunk??" and giggles again. Finally I look over at her and she says, "oh, ok. issa beaber". I love how she thinks that is it so funny to call a beaver a chipmunk and how she says beaber!

Her favorite activity to do around the house is run. She likes to run around the downstairs in a big lap. She always says "come get me" and we have to chase her around and once we catch her, give her lots of tickles!

Almost every single night Quinn and Dan build a castle together out of blocks. It is their thing. They build it together on the floor and then decorate it with princesses.

The other evening I was in the kitchen cooking dinner. Quinn was being way too quiet in the other room, but I didn't want to burn the fried rice so I yelled out to her to see what she was doing. A second later Quinn ran in the kitchen so excited. She told me that she had a present for me in the den. (GREAT) So I followed her into the den and she showed me the "pretty decorations" that she made for me. Yeah, she colored two fist-sized blue circlish shapes on the wall. She was smiling ear to ear and was so pleased with herself. I couldn't be too upset. I told her that while I LOVE her decorations, they need to be on paper so that we can hang them on the wall or the fridge. So that meant no more coloring on the wall. Just then Dan called. I have a special ringtone for Dan and Quinn knows it. When we heard his ringtone, she got excited and I got stressed. I was thinking about what he was going to say. She must have been able to read my face because she told me "Daddy won't panic". I started laughing so hard and she was right, Daddy didn't panic.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Two Favorite Men: Part 2

Quinn loves her Uncle Richie. They are buddies and that makes me happy. While my Mom was up here we got to see Uncle Rich more. Since the forth of July we have seen Rich 3 times and 2 of the times were slumber parties. Here are a few pictures of Quinn and Uncle Richie's blooming relationship. They are just now starting to really like each other. I think that Quinn might have intimidated Rich when she was younger; but now they are just perfect.
We went to a drugstore and Quinn wouldn't let go of Richie's hand. He let her pick out her own special treat too.

Here she is showing off her special treat from Rich. Tinkerbell ringpops. Can anything be cooler???

Isn't he the best Uncle?? He even plays doll house with Quinn

and enjoys it too

Here are the "silly faces"

Rich is way more into it than Quinn

I hope that they will be buddies forever.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free food from SCHWANS!

So I was reading a blog that I follow and found FREE FOOD FROM SCHWANS!!

I just placed my order. I ordered the Orange Asian-Style Chicken Dinner and already received my email confirmation. At most, I might be charged a $1.00 delivery fee and know what, I am ok with that.

So go here, read the details and follow the link on her blog to schwans.

*please note that you have to be a new customer and that it is not $10. off but something $10 or under for free.*