Monday, March 31, 2008


When my mom was here, she was pretty grossed out that I would let Quinn eat her oatmeal with her fingers. When she was here, she would feed her everyday--but now she's gone so we are back to our old ways. She's developing her autonomy, right mom?

See--look at how good she is at getting a whole bunch in her mouth without a spoon...

...and so happy about it.

Quinn being cute

This is a bib I made last week...not bad, huh?

We didn't get a good picture yesterday, but i love photos taken in this chair. I love how the colors here's some so-so pictures with great color.

New dress and 'apples.'

Mom and Quinn.

Dad and Quinn.

Look at this cute dress!! I have had this forever and have been waiting for it to fit her. Hey April, remember this dress?? You helped me pick it out!! We couldn't get her to smile in any of these pictures, she was too busy eating cheese.

She is saying 'apple' if you can't tell.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Good combo

All it takes lately is the Bumbo seat and this book and she is content for a LONG time.


haha..even as I did this post, she crawled back into the seat with that same book..what a nut

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Shirt I made

When my mom was here we started making a couple shirts for Quinn. I finally finished one today!! Here it is! (sorry, this was the best shot of the front--and she happened to have a monkey in her mouth)

Here's the back

Quinn LOVES cheese. She can even kind of say it. It doesn't have quite the effect I'm looking for when I ask her to say 'cheese' for the camera.

Monday, March 24, 2008

yes, that's a raw potato

Quinn found a potato in the pantry this morning. I walked in to find her sitting on the floor and the potato in her mouth. She must have liked it though because she carried it around for a good hour today!

Quinn has been slightly fascinated by this 'doll' in the closet but has never gotten a good look at it.

She wasn't so sure once she saw it.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Here's our cute girl looking cute this morning. She sure loves to climb in and out of her Bumbo seat.

Quinn-O got her shots yesterday. It was a very sad day for Quinn and me both. She got an extra poke too since the doctor thinks she's too tiny and wanted to run a test on her blood. She 'fell off' the growth chart, so we need to try and fatten her up. Hopefully our baby is healthy, just petite!

Hey mom--here is Quinn looking and smiling at the picture of you on my sweet is that??

Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Today is my birthday."

I can hardly believe my baby girl is a year old today! We have been blessed with such an amazing girl. She is sweet, loving, happy and funny. I love her more than I ever thought possible. Last night Dave and I were reminiscing about what we had been doing a year ago at that time. Having a HORRIBLE night, that's for sure. Even though it was so hard to get her here, I would do it a million times over again. She has enriched our lives more than we could imagine. When I was a little girl, I would enter my parents room every morning and say "Today is my birthday." But every day....I guess I was spoiled even from the beginning. Anyway, today is my daughter's special day and hope she knows and can feel how much her daddy and I love her.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Her favorite thing...

Quinn LOVES her bike right now. Any time we are upstairs she goes right to it. She is FAST too. Sometimes she can barely keep up with herself. She goes back and forth for a long time and is even learning to steer it a little!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quinn's new kitchen

Aunt Julie got Quinn a kitchen for her birthday. Here we are putting it together.

You can tell by her face that she was SO excited.

This picture shows how tiny Quinn is compared to the kitchen--she can barely reach up into the sink

Here she is cooking....probably cheerios.

Monday, March 17, 2008


We had Quinn's birthday party early so we could have it while Grandma was here. It was so much fun! Thanks to everyone who could come!!
My mom and I made her these lady bug cakes...I think they turned out adorable!

Quinn was very excited about her present from Grandma and Grandpa Keller. It was a piggy bank. As you can tell by her face, she is saying "oooooh."

Allison got her this little ducky. She immediately gave it at big hug and kiss and pat on the back. So cute.

Here we are singing "Happy Birthday." I can't believe my sweet little girl is going to be ONE!!!

New dress

Here's Quinn and Grandma all dressed up.

Us girls

My mom has been here this week and it has been SO fun! Here are the girls sitting on the couch.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Quinn's baby

Grandma and Grandpa Stevens got Quinn a baby for her birthday! We let her have it already, even though her birthday isn't until next week. She LOVES it. She can barely lift it since it is almost as big as her, but every time she sees it she gives it a kiss. It is the sweetest thing ever.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dave's Birthday!!!

It was Dave's birthday yesterday! We had a fun day. My mom got here in the morning too.

Dave was really excited about his cake...

Quinn being an angel at the restaurant

I think we tuckered her out with all the excitement...this is what happened on our walk! (check out the cute new coat and socks from Grandma and Grandpa Stevens)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

our stylin' girl

This is not a great shot, but it shows off her cute new haircut that she got today.

I have been waiting for a long time for this skirt to fit. It was a little big on her, but never fell off. It has a cute bow in front, but you'll just have to believe me since you can't see it in this picture.