Tuesday, September 27, 2011

All about Quinn

I'm sure that you all think that I do this blog for your enjoyment, and for my mom (obviously not for comments... haha...) but it's also a record for me. I thought I'd do a little update on Quinn.

She is an excellent big sister. She LOVES Veda. She is good at holding her and helping me with her. It's awesome to have a helper. She watches her brother and sister like a hawk. Usually the main reason that fights between Quinn and Hendrix occur is because she is trying to make sure he isn't doing something that he shouldn't. Which he, of course, plans on following through with whatever he shouldn't be doing-- which ends up with them fighting. But Quinn means well, and is just trying to watch out for everybody.

She loves to color, cut, glue, make necklaces, or paint. She loves to do Elmer's glue-- but the minute she gets any on her hands, she spends the rest of the time peeling it off her fingers. Keeps her busy for a long time.

Her favorite movie right now is Tangled. Which if you know Quinn-- is a big deal. She doesn't do 'bad guys.' She still has me fast forward through the 'scary' parts, but sometimes she will tell me not to, and tell me that she's not scared. For most of her life she has stuck to PBS shows or Bee Movie which doesn't have a villain in it. She is extremely sensitive to scary things. Not that I want her to be used to being scared, but hopefully this is a step in the right direction of her not freaking out if anything is remotely scary.

She is still REALLY shy. Even with people that we've known for a long time-- she gets really shy and quiet and won't even say 'hi' to them. 

She is definitely a girl. She has an emotional side that is unmistakable. She has mood swings and will change her mind about something for no good reason at all. This past Saturday I was going to take her on a mommy-daughter date. Even though we had been talking about it for a couple of days and she was excited, on Saturday morning she decided that she didn't want to go. And that was it-- there was no talking her into it. She had even said "Just take Hendrix instead." 

She has good imaginary play-- she'll get a collection of 'things' to play with, but it will be totally random: a small stuffed animal, a mini plastic dog, a car or two and a hairbrush that talks. But she'll play contentedly for a while-- and doesn't want me to interrupt or play with her. Other times-- she wants to pretend WITH me, but tells me what/who I am, what my name is, and what my person/animal is saying and doing. 

 We got this little 'grass head' in Portland. I wanted to take a picture of it with her while it grew (to do a cute blog post, of course). but she would have nothing to do with it. I only took 5 or 6 pictures, but all of them were like this:
 or this:
I know that I have damaged her because of all the pictures I've taken of her throughout her life. It can be really hard to get her to cooperate in a picture.
Quinn is an awesome little girl. We love her a lot. I'm so excited for all the years to come of having a little buddy. She loves to shop and craft and loves birthdays -- we couldn't have more in common :)
And yes-- it was sweet of a couple of you to remember that Amber-fest is starting...


kelsey said...

that's because i look forward to amber-fest almost as much as you do. lol. jealousy, of course!

Mom said...

She has a darling smiley face and even a darling pouty face! I love that girl. She is my little buddy too. Woo-hoo- tea parties next week with Quinn-o!! Happy Amberfest Amber! Sorry I didn't do an Amberfest package this year:(