Quinn still loves everything Christmas. She still plays with all of her reindeer. She has Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Oh, and she also has "Clairy" (Clarice) but she isn't quite to scale. Yes, and she has 2 Rudolphs too. One in this set and one that sings clips from the movie and lights up his nose when you press his ear. Too bad his battery is dead...
I adore my girl and her love of all things Christmas.
Yes, Quinn and Gilbert have a love/hate relationship. Either they are best friends or mortal enemies. It is ironic that Quinn calls Gilbert her brother as I seem to remember the same type of relationship with Rich when we were little.
This winter we got a ridiculous amount of snow. Over 40 inches in about a week from two storms. Since we live at the end of a dead end street, we were not high on the priority list for the city to plow. Dan and some of our neighbors actually shoveled the whole road! It was very impressive. I took many pictures of the snow drifts and banks yet they do not really convey the towering height appropriately. I think that it is because the lack of scale. Anyway... This is our back yard. The picture does not do it justice. It was so pretty with all of the trees covered in snow. That lump that you see in the above picture on the left is actually our old boxwood that didn't make it. It was around 50 years old and over 6 feet tall. (well, at least taller than me at 5ft 7in.) The poor bush has lost all of its shape from the snow weighing the branches down. SO SAD. It did sort of cut the yard in half and we did want to move it somewhere but still... I fell in love with so many different pictures. This girl loves the snow and just looks so happy and relaxed when out in it. I would wager a pretty penny that I will be the only one in the family that doesn't love riding the slopes :) I am ok with that. I wish that I was good, or well at least ok at snowboarding. But, it is just not in the stars for me.
It's too bad that I didn't get a picture of them once the MP dried. You don't see any of the "glue". We threw a red candle in it and there you have a perfect V-day gift! (Although Uncle Rich was scared to use his!)
Quinn has done it. She is officially potty trained. She no longer needs pull ups. She doesn't even wet the bed at night. It took some time and a lot of hard work- but she did it! Quinn had (and still does) quite a few incentives. If she went #1 she would get 1 coin. If she went #2 she would get 4 coins. She got 1 coin for staying dry over the night too. Her coins quickly started adding up. A week or two ago we "changed in" her coins and she had over $16.00! That's a lot of #1 and #2!!So she was able to go to the store and pick something out with her hard earned cash. She knew what she wanted, we all knew. She wanted a BOLT! Luckily for her (and us) the Disney store still had one AND they had a Mittens too! Quinn was able to get both of them for her reward and even got a few coins back for her next savings gift. We are SO PROUD.