Sunday, May 23, 2010

8 Weeks old!

I'm eight weeks old! Mama is slightly obsessed with taking my picture. She keeps talking about how much time is flying by and kisses me all over. Today she was really fixated on what she calls the cutest belly button she has ever seen.

























Swirly belly button.




























Lounging in the chair.








Q and G hanging in bed


Quinn woke up from his nap today. G came in and crawled up in the bed with him. He got the biggest smile on his face when he saw her.















Glitter Dog

Georgia is in love with her glitter. So much so that she believes everyone, including Rocky looks better with a little glitter on them. We now call him glitter dog.

Green swimsuit

G lived in her swimsuits this weekend. Here she is being silly in her green one.


Hi Mama!



















You wanna take my picture?



O.K.....













Monday, May 17, 2010

Swans

A family of swans has settled down in our town pond. Georgia loves to go look at them. The other days we saw that they had two babies and five more eggs in their nest! We came back to take some pics. We have to drag Georgia away every time we come visit them. Boy is she an animal lover (although she told me yesterday she doesn't like flies, bugs, or bees).

Georgia admiring the swans from the sidewalk. There is usually a crowd of 20 people looking at the sweet family.













Here is the family from afar. One of the birds is swimming next to the nest with the two babies (according to G this is the Mama). The other (G says it is the Daddy) is sitting on the eggs in the nest.










Here is a close up of the two babies already hatched.














If you look closely at this pic, you can see one of the greenish/brownish eggs as the swan resettles on the nest. Quite a nest!












The babies got cold and climbed up the nest to snuggle under the "Daddy" swan with their unhatched brothers and sisters.











One of the babies peeked their head out from under the Daddy after warming up.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quinn 6 Weeks Old

Quinn will be 7 weeks old tomorrow. Time is flying by! Here some pics from his 6th week. He can hold his head up steady and likes looking at himself in the mirror. He also bats away at the toys in his little gym. He loves to cuddle and still sleeps like a champ.


Quinn looking in his crib mirror.














Who is that in the mirror?













He loves to look out the window when swinging in his swing.











Do you think those eyes are gonna be blue?













He sleeps in the "touchdown" position just like his big sister.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Glitter Art!

Georgia and I worked up a new art activity called Glitter Art. Basically one trickles glue on paper, pours glitter over it, and then shakes off the extra glitter. Georgia added her own flair to this original activity by spreading the glitter and glue around with her hand. It turned out to be a very sticky and sparkly affair.





























Mothers Day

We had a nice relaxing Mother's Day puttering around the house and running various errands as a family. I learned a few things as well. First, I braved my first attempt at making Ebelskivers (a round Danish pancake) with my new pan (thanks for the early b-day gift Grandma Sandy!). They turned out to be easy to make (I'm not so sure it would have been easy without the sticks) and super delicious (pic below). Second, I learned that most moms don't shop for diapers on Mothers Day. I've never seen Babies R Us so deserted on a weekend!


Georgia gave me a paper flower she made at school. It was beautiful and she was so proud to give it to me (although she wasn't as thrilled about taking a picture with it).

Quinn gave me a good nights sleep (8 hours!)









Here is a pic of the maiden batch of Ebelskivers. Rasberry filled and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Georgia thought they were doughnuts. Yum Yum.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hiccups and Fish

Hiccups and fish. Ah, the little things in life.

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Quinn gets hiccups all the time. Here are some on video.

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Georgia and her new fish "Sock" (she named him). She loves to feed Sock every night. As you can see on the video, she also likes to try and catch him. She has also started helping us feed Rocky.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

G the Artist

G loves, loves, loves, and I mean LOVES to paint. She would do it every day and night if we would let her. Lately it has been a common after school activity. Problem is Georgia loves to paint not only the paper, but herself, the floors, and furniture. So we have to watch her pretty closely. Last week I came across a whole set of blue handprints on the floor by the dining room table. Good thing for washable paint!




Painting. Very serious business.











Ambidextrous brushing.















See me paint?










G and Q

Here is G holding her brother this morning. She loves how "wiggly" he is and gets very concerned when he cries. She says, "He hungry, feed him Mama."


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Quinn 1 Month Stats

Quinn had his 1 month appointment yesterday. He is doing really well. We are particularly blown away by his length. He grew2.5 inches from 19.25 inches at birth (9th percentile) to 21.75 inches (49th percentile). He is still a little skinny though, at 8lbs 5oz (11 percentile). We are working on fattening him up a bit.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

We visited Bella's new lake house this past weekend. Bella, Emma and Georgia had a blast as usual. We went on a boat ride and ate out on the deck overlooking the water. It felt like vacation!


The girls had party hats, sock puppets, and dress up clothes.













The girls gave us a little show, singing ABC's and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.












Snacking and chatting it up.