Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fun to be One

We went on a mini family vacation last weekend. Michael's company celebrated it's 50th year in business. They paid for us to stay in a hotel in Wilsonville and provided childcare so we could go to the party. We got the pool to ourselves in the morning and then went out to breakfast together.

Quin loves strollers, carts, really any large pushable plastic object. He also really enjoys kitchen utensils and tupperware, especially in the bathtub. He has a magnetic affinity to the fridge. Whenever we open it he makes a b-line for it and tries to get in before we close it. His favorite refridgerated object is the lemon juice. He always pulls it out when he manages to get in the fridge.
He also likes the dishwasher.

He adores books and doesn't tear the pages anymore. Sometimes after I read him a story he goes back through the book and points and babbles like he's reading the book back to me.

This morning Quin and I waved at the cars that passed us at the bus stop. Most of the people smiled and waved back. Made my day :)
We got him a new coat with his birthday money. He spat up on the tag right after we tried it on him, so we figured we couldn't take it back. It's a little too big but way cute and keeps him super toasty. He likes it!

Sometimes it sounds like he's saying "murder!" when he's really upset.
Sounds like he's saying "tickle tickle" sometimes. One of my favorite things about him is he walks over to us and gives us hugs. He does it on his own initiative to other kids too, and that makes me feel happy. Quin is growing up to be an affectionate boy.
Quin came over to check on us tonight as we were talking and laughing together. He peeked over the couch and then turned around and headed back to his room. Glad he's keeping an eye on his parents. Wouldn't want us to get into trouble :P

I love having a 1 year old! So much fun.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

One Year Older and Cuter Too!

Happy birthday Quin! His latest trick is clapping. He learned how to do it on his birthday when all his happy party guests were clapping for him. His favorite times to clap are while he walks and when he is happy.
The gluten free cupcakes

Quin's minion birthday cake

 He wasn't so sure about the cupcake at first. It took him a while to eat any of it.

He has an interesting way of sitting. One foot sticks out, with the other folded in.
Rockin' the boy leggings

Now he has 10.5 teeth and still loves to use them on anything he can get his mouth on!
He took his first steps the beginning of December at a playgroup cookie exchange. He was holding an extended green lightsaber and used the force to toddle a few steps before crashing into someone.

He loves the dishwasher and his cousins.


He also loves to sweep. We got him his own mini broom for his birthday.

He has grown so much in one year!