Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cake for the First Time, Yummy!

For Quentin's birthday I made him a little cake to eat and destroy. He loved it. He wasn't quite sure what to do with it at first, until Sierra showed him. Then there was no holding him back.

Here is a video of the occasion, complete with the Happy Birthday Song. It cut out just before he really dug into the cake, but from the pictures you can tell that he enjoyed it. lol

Saturday, September 17, 2011

First Year Pictures

My friend Erica took pictures of Quentin for his first birthday. They turned out so adorable. He was a grumpy gus the first morning, so we had to re-shot on a different day as well. Even with his grumpiness the pictures turned out too cute. Here are a few of my favorites.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1 Years Old

Quentin is now a big 1 year old boy! He celebrated his birthday at the beginning of the month. At his one year check up he weighed 21 lbs. 13 oz. and had a height of almost 31 inches. Which puts him in the 40th percentile for weight, and 80th percentile for height.

Good morning birthday boy!

At 12 months Quentin...

-Claps when we say "Yay!"
-Finally says "Mamamama"
-Will come to us when we ask
-Waves bye bye
-Will point to things in the books we read to him
-Loves the Popcorn Popping, and Itsy Bitsy Spider songs
-Scrunches up his face, yells, and flexes his arms and legs when he gets really mad
-Drinks whole milk instead of formula without any problem
-Loves to crawl up to us and start bouncing up and down on his knees

So MAD! lol

This past year with Quentin has been such a joy. I really can't believe it has already been a year! It has gone by so quickly. It has been such a blessing to have him in our family. I am very thankful that he decided to finally join us. He adds such happiness to our lives. We love him so much.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Big Fish

A couple months ago, Dan took Dallin camping for a Father & Son campout that our church puts on every year. They had a fishing pond where they were camping, and Dallin caught a huge, and I mean HUGE blue gill. These fish are usually less than a pound and the one Dallin caught was over 2 lbs at least.

Look at the size of that baby! Dallin was very proud! :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

11 Months Old

It is getting very close to Quentin's 1st birthday, so I thought I'd better update the blog with his 11 month stats.

He wouldn't keep his 11 month sticker on long enough to get any good pictures

At 11 months Quentin...
-Walks while holding on to our hands
-Sits up on his own
-Gives big, slobbery, baby kisses
-Has 8 teeth now. 4 on top, 4 on bottom
-Started using the spoon to feed himself
-Eats pretty much everything now. But we have to watch out how much we put on his plate, becauce he will just shove it all in at once, if he can.
-Likes to drum (just like his Daddy)
-Still thinks the kids are hilarious.
-Plays the "game" Go to Sleep...Wake Up!
-Has a smile that melts our hearts.

We love our little buddy.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

10 Months Old

Quentin is so close to being a year old. Only two more months. I can't believe how fast this year has gone! I've loved seeing how much he has grown in this short amount of time. But it is bittersweet. I'm trying to hold onto his babyness as long as I possibly can.

At 10 months Quentin...

-Weighs 20 lbs. 14 oz.
-Says a ton of DaDa, LaLa, GaGa, YaYa's, but still no MaMa's. lol
-Finally will roll tummy, to back, to tummy again. (He's been doing it for a while now in his crib, but just refused to do it outside of the crib)
-Eats, besides his other foods, bite sized pieces of chicken, turkey, and beans. He especially likes the beans.

-Has 7 teeth. 4 on top and 3 on the bottom.
-Still sleeps through the night. (hallelujah!)
-Kicks the ball when we roll it to him. He loves balls!
-Still has the sweetest, most easygoing personality.

Friday, June 3, 2011

9 Months Old

Quentin turned 9 months old last month. At his check up he was 30 inches long, and weighed 20 lbs. 1 oz. Still a big boy.

At 9 months he...
-Says "Da Da Da", and "Ba Ba Ba".
-Eats more solid foods like bread, crackers, small pieces of pasta, etc.
-Uses his fine motor skills to pick up his pieces of food.
-Now has 5 teeth, which he got pretty much all at the same time. 4 on top and one on the bottom.
-Started to clap his hands.
-Plays peekaboo.
-Growls when he is grumpy.
-Is a very happy boy.
-Is very curious about the world around him.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Strolling in Style

It took me about two months to find the "perfect" stroller for Quentin. But I finally decided on one, and I couldn't be happier. It is called the Zooper Twist. It has pretty much everything I wanted. I've had friends ask about it, so I thought I'd post about it on our blog.

I wanted a lightweight stroller, that was good quality and versatile. I didn't want to end up with 3 or 4 different strollers to fit all my needs. I'm not a runner, so I didn't care about jogging capabilities. Just something that was easy to push and turn. It had to have tall handles, and a big (I mean HUGE) canopy. Reclines all the way down and sits up all the way. Has a belly bar, that is removable when the baby gets older. Has a good height and weight capacity. And folds compactly. The Zooper fit the bill, and then some!

My only complaint, and it is a small one, is that even though the fold is compact, it is still pretty long. It will fit in our Toyota Matrix without a problem, because of the trunk space. But in our SUV, if the third row seat is up with the stroller in the back, it doesn't leave much room for groceries, etc. Unless you want to put them on top of the stroller, which I don't like doing. That is the only drawback, in my eyes. And it wasn't something that I felt was a deal breaker, we just need a new SUV. lol

Quentin really loves riding in his new stroller.

The stroller also has a nice sized basket at the bottom (a big sized diaper bag might have trouble fitting in it though), plus two large pockets at the back to hold essentials. It has a 5 point harness safety belt. It has a cup holder. The canopy has built in UV protection and is water proof. It can hold an infant carrier. The leg rest is also adjustable. It comes with an UV netting that goes around the front of the stroller if you are out in the sun a long time. And a foot muff attachment, for when it is really cold outside.

Anyway, I can't say enough good things about the stroller. It is fabulous! Zooper has other models besides the Twist as well. You can check them out here.

By the way, the toy Quentin is chomping on is called Chan Pie Gnon, by Vulli. The makers of Sophie the Giraffe. It is a teething toy, and Quentin adores it. It is his little friend. It works like nothing else has, for his tender gums. Plus he loves to shake it to hear the squeaking noise it makes.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Playing Roll the Ball

Quentin really likes to play ball. We'll roll it to him, and he gets so excited. He shakes his arms up & down, and drums on the ball until it rolls away from him.

Here he is playing with Dallin.

Dallin is such a good big brother. Quentin really loves him.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sierra's Baptism

Sierra turned 8 years old in January, and made the choice to be baptized. We had some of our family and friends come for the special event.

Sierra said the water was cold. After her baptism, she said she felt very proud and good. Her Daddy baptized her, and then Grandpa confirmed her and gave her the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

L-R: Gpa, Gma, Auntie Erin, Quentin, Sierra, Mommy, Dallin, Daddy, Uncle Adam

To celebrate this special step in Sierra's life, we told her we could go to dinner wherever she wanted. And no surprise here, she picked Red Robin. We chowed down on some yummy food, and visited with friends and family.

Sierra, with her friends Brookley and Allie

Marcie, Chad, and little Hadlee

Dallin and Evan

Scott and Jenny with their two youngest kiddos

I'm so proud of Sierra, and the choice she made. She is such a sweet, kind hearted girl. A mother couldn't ask for a better daughter. I love you sweetie.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

8 Months Old

Master Quentin is 8 months old. He weighs 19 lbs. 14 oz.

My poor boy was dealing with a cold during his 8 month bday. So no happy guy in these shots.

At 8 months He....

-Sits completely on his own.

-Seems to have no desire to crawl or creep. He might end up being like his mommy, and just go straight to walking.

-Loves to stand (with mommy or daddy's help).

-Eats all his veggies, and now has started on fruits (still not sure about them yet).

-Got a cold for the first time (I think it's amazing he went 8 whole months with no illness)!

-Says "Ba ba ba ba".

-Likes to be tickled on his ribs and armpits.

-Has the most adorable giggles and belly laughs.

-Really likes the ABC Song. Especially when mommy does sign language with it.